October 25, 2014  

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Children’s Center at Southern Miss to Host Professional Development Workshop

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The Children’s Center for Communication and Development will host the second workshop in its professional development series, “Exceptional Learners, Exceptional Instruction” on Friday, Oct. 4 at The University of Southern Mississippi.

This upcoming workshop titled, “The 5 Senses of Learning,” will be held from 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. at the Thad Cochran Center on the Hattiesburg campus.

Each year early interventionists, special instructors, speech language pathologists, physical therapists, and occupational therapists benefit from the experience of specialists who cover, through a dynamic format, best practices for providing special services for children ages birth through five with disabilities. 

This year’s workshop, “The 5 Senses of Learning,” will examine learning processes related to each of the five senses.   Presenters will speak about:

  • The characteristics of cortical vision impairment and strategies for teaching young children diagnosed with CVI;
  • Strategies for teaching young students with hearing loss and dual sensory impairment (deaf-blind);
  • Strategies for obtaining optimal positioning and tactile input for increasing participation;
  • Factors to address before and during feeding therapy.

The workshop will feature a working lunch and a Q & A Forum with presenters available to discuss specific issues that may arise when teaching young children with a variety of sensory impairments and needs.

For more information, or to register, visit http://www.usm.edu/early-intervention-childrens/opportunities-professionals