Early Childhood Inclusion: Peer Competence as a Core Element
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3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ET
Major goals of preschool inclusion consist of access, accommodations, developmental progress, and social integration. Emphasized in this webinar is the significance of children's peer-related social competence to the latter two goals. The association between peer-related social competence and children's peer relationships and friendships is discussed along with current research designed to enhance the peer competence of young children with developmental delays. A broad array of family-peer linkages is considered.
A Webinar from AUCD's Early Intervention/Early Childhood Special Interest Group (EIEC SIG)
Presenters: Michael J. Guralnick, Ph.D
Michael J. Guralnick, Ph.D., is Director of the Center on Human Development and Disability (CHDD) and Professor of Psychology and Pediatrics at the University of Washington. Comprised of both a University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities and a Eunice Kennedy Shriver Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, the CHDD is one of the largest interdisciplinary research and training centers in the United States addressing issues directly related to developmental disabilities (CHDD website). Over 600 faculty, staff, and doctoral and post-doctoral students operate within the four CHDD buildings on the campus of the University of Washington and in other university and community sites to conduct basic and translational research, to provide clinical services to individuals and their families, to provide interdisciplinary clinical and research training, and to provide technical assistance and outreach training to practitioners and community agencies.
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