Speech Language Pathologist Sherri Cawn will review what every day things parents can play, say and do with their children in order to optimize their communication and literacy skills.
Sherri Cawn, M.A., CCC-SLP, clinical director of Cawn-Krantz and Associates Developmental Therapies (with locations in Chicago and Northbrook, IL) has over 40 years of clinical pediatric experience specializing in the assessment and treatment of infants, toddlers, and school-age children. She is a leading practitioner of the DIR/Floortime model in speech and language development and trains other professionals throughout the US and overseas on the concepts of this model. Sherri is the author of the self study DVD/Manual on the Assessment and Intervention of the DIR/Floortime produced by the American Speech and Hearing Association in 2011 and the self study DVD on the Assessment/Intervention of the Developmental Language(2013). In addition, she is the co-author of Language Disorders chapter in the Diagnostic Manual for Infancy and Early Childhood. Her most recent publication is a free webinar based training program for parents and clinicians to learn and practice relationship based interventions: Profectum Parent Toolkit (www.profectum.org). Sherri is a senior faculty member of the ICDL DIR FT; the Profectum (DIR/FT) Academy Online Training Program and adjunct faculty at the Erikson Institute. She received her graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Illinois.