Webinar – “Focused Social and Emotional Attention for Preschool Children With Challenging Behaviors”
Thursday, April 27, 2023, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
A free webinar for families with children with autism and/or disabilities and educators, family educators and professionals who work with them
Join STAR NET Region II for “Focused Social and Emotional Attention for Preschool Children With Challenging Behaviors” on April 27 from 3:45 to 6 p.m.
Universal practices may work to to promote the development of social competence in the majority of children in the classroom. However, some preschool-age children may lack social and emotional skills or have challenging behavior requiring more focused attention.
Presenter Caroline Maguire will show how modeling and scaffolding for young children with level 1 autism, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and other learning challenges will increase the child’s ability to develop skills to:
- Understand their emotions and the emotions of others
- Handle conflicts
- Develop relationships with peers
She will also provide information on the “Four Steps to Understanding Emotions in Ourselves and Others”:
- Emotional awareness
- Labeling emotions (Name-it-to-tame-it)
- Expressing emotions – How? When?
- Regulating emotions
Caroline’s presentation will also feature using supports such as gestures, visuals, social stories and verbal models in the classroom and one-on-one exercises to help children witness their emotions.
Register for “Focused Social and Emotional Attention for Preschool Children With Challenging Behaviors” online . The deadline to register is April 26 at 4 p.m..