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Play as a Tool of Early Intervention

Focus on: Ages Birth - 8 Years
Course Number: SPED550N

Young children play to express feelings, gain mastery over materials, and find meaning in complex experiences. When an emotional crisis interferes with a young child's development, the disturbance manifests itself in the child's play. If early intervention is required to promote healthy development, play becomes an essential therapeutic tool as well as a diagnostic indicator.

This course will utilize current theoretical perspectives to gain insight into children's play. You will work with these theories to develop play techniques to use in early childhood classrooms and in individual therapy sessions. A basic understanding of early childhood development is required.

July 25 and 26, 2017
Tuesday and Wednesday, 9:00 am – 4:30 pm
1 CEU $405/ 1 credit $1,519
Materials fee $10
Registration Deadline: 7/18


"Information presented was very relevant to my work with young children. I would recommend the course to others. Lesley Koplow is a great resource and one of the best instructors in the Bank Street Community."

"I learned so much! Play in my classroom is going to be so much more responsive to my students and their needs.
   —Participant 2013