Two FREE preconference sessions at the SCCEC Conference!
February 27, 2020
SCPI is offering 2 FREE preconference sessions at the 2020 Annual SCCEC Conference on Thursday, February 27, 2020. Sessions will be held at the Embassy Suites Myrtle Beach Ocean Front Resort at 9800 Queensway Boulevard in Myrtle Beach. Child care training credit will be available for both sessions.
The Meta-Play Method & Dynamic Behavior Theory of Autism
By creating meaningful & purposeful play for young learners with disabilities, the Meta-Play Method provides educators, practitioners, and families with a comprehensive play-based curriculum that systematically fosters the development of imaginative thinking, pretend play, and age-appropriate social skills.
Pyramid Model Practices to Support Young Learners Who are Deaf-Blind
Come explore the use of the Pyramid Model to support young learners who are deaf-blind. You’ll learn about the Pyramid Model, a framework of evidence-based practices for promoting young children’s social and emotional development, and how Statewide Deaf-Blind Projects are involved in this work. You’ll hear from various local partners supporting the implementation of Pyramid Model practices—Dr. Jenny May, SC Department of Education; Kerri Kannengieser, SC Partnerships for Inclusion; and Robert Hill, SC School for the Deaf and the Blind. You’ll also hear from Dr. Jennifer Grisham-Brown, Professor in the Interdisciplinary Early Childhood Education program and faculty director of the Early Childhood Laboratory School at the University of Kentucky, a strong advocate for blended programs in early childhood education and the inclusion of children with significant disabilities. Additionally, you'll learn about how Dr. Donna Carpenter, Project Coordinator for the Kentucky Deaf-Blind Project, has infused web-coaching to provide intensive TA for young learners who are deaf-blind. You’ll leave with a toolbox of strategies to enhance the social and emotional competencies, and meet the unique needs, of young children who have combined vision and hearing losses.