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Building Play Skills After an Era of Social Distancing (virtual)

Friday, January 14, 2022
1:30 pm2:00 pm

On Friday, January 14th, Hear to Learn will be hosting the webinar: “Building Play Skills After an Era of Social Distancing”

Presented by: Nicole Jacobson, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVEd.

Learning Objectives:
1. Participants will explore the hierarchy of play skill development in young children.
2. Participants will strategize how to implement the three core principles stated by the Center on the Developing Child in play-based activities.
3. Participants will empower parents to use the above knowledge and skills in home-based play activities.

Description of Presentation:

It’s Play Time! Out of public health concern during 2020-2021, families adjusted their social interactions with other households to prevent potential exposures to COVID-19. At the same time, communities shut down public events for children and families or substituted remote interactions, which often kept our young children from directly playing with each other. This social separation of young children has understandably contributed to a delayed development of play skills for many children, as commonly observed by parents and educators.

For many children who are deaf/hard of hearing (DHH), the absence or limitation of these experiences has been particularly impactful as they were often stripped of opportunities for incidental language learning from their peers during play. We can do something about that! And we’ll have great fun while doing it!

Join this webinar for ideas on how to help parents of young children who are DHH to implement intentional play-based interactions at home that promote language and pragmatic skill development.

Presenter’s Bio:
Nicole Jacobson is the Director of Sound Beginnings, a Listening and Spoken Language Specialist, and a Speech-Language Pathologist. She received a Bachelor’s Degree at Brigham Young University in Special Education, with a minor in music. She also received her second Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees at Utah State University in Speech-Language Pathology. Nicole’s favorite roles have come from her family as a wife, mother, and now venturting into grandmotherhood. This love of family drives her passion to serve the amazing children and their families at Sound Beginnings. Nicole strives to offer services that are not only child-focused but are truly family-centered. Another joyful role comes to her through working as a clinical supervisor with the Utah State University graduate students from the Listening and Spoken Language Graduate Studies Program.

This presentation is most relevant to parents of children who are deaf or hard of hearing who use listening and spoken language and the professionals that serve them. All are invited to join us for this discussion.

This webinar will be recorded. Please see the website for access to this and other webinar recordings:

A certificate of completion is offered for participants of the live webinar broadcast.

CEUs are not offered for this webinar presentation.

Webinar start times (by time zone)
10:30 am – 11:00 am PT
11:30 am – 12:00 pm MT
12:30 pm – 1:00 pm CT
1:30 pm – 2:00 pm ET

Live captioning will be provided

Once you have submitted the registration information, a confirmation email will be sent to your email address with additional webinar participation/login information. Please contact Nicole Jacobson if you have not received a confirmation email two days prior to the webinar.

This webinar platform will be via a Zoom link. Once you have registered for the webinar, a Zoom link will be emailed to you. Please make sure the Zoom account you will be using is up to date. More information on how to update your account can be found here: Updating Zoom

Register here:

There are no CEU’s offered for the webinar.

This webinar is being provided by the Early Hearing Detection and Intervention, National Technical Resource Center (EHDI NTRC) housed within the National Center for Hearing Assessment and Management at Utah State University. The work of the NTRC is funded in part by a cooperative agreement (U52MC04391) from the Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB) of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) at the United States Department of Health and Human Services.

  • The Caroline Bass Fund
    The Caroline Bass Fund

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