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Building Expertise with Early Childhood Professionals ECHO

Program Goal

Our goal is to energize entry-level early childhood personnel through the transfer of knowledge and the development of best practices and service delivery models for children, birth to 5, and their families that promote systemic change. The Building Expertise with Early Childhood Professionals ECHO will design modules across professions that include training and case-based problem solving with young children (birth to 6 years) and their families. The topics will include but will not be limited to early intervention parenting strategies, ethical telepractice strategies, nutrition and feeding, language and cognitive development, management of complex medical, developmental and behavioral issues, and multidisciplinary strategies related to child development and family support.

About the Building Expertise with Early Childhood Professionals (BEEP) ECHO

To meet the challenges faced by entry-level professionals, BEEP will focus on best practices and case-based learning with telepractice as a service delivery model. Our BEEP ECHO meets on alternate Mondays from 4 - 5 p.m. MST (Arizona time). There are usually 10 sessions in each curriculum cycle.

These online sessions are free and led by an expert in their field. Each 60-minute session will start with a short didactic followed by a case presentation and case recommendations. Through these Zoom sessions and follow-up activities, professionals will learn how to serve young children and families developing evidence-based intervention skills and best practices. These trainings count toward continuing education credits. We welcome anyone who is interested in the transfer of knowledge and fostering system change in the lives of young children.

Who Should Attend?

  • Audiologists
  • Early childhood teachers
  • Early intervention providers
  • Habilitation and respite providers
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Social workers
  • Speech-language pathologists

Meet Our Team

  • Jean C. Brown, PhD, CCC-SLP
  • Dawn Cosgrove-Greer, MA, CCC-SLP
  • Bryna Cruz, MS, CCC-SLP
  • Rachel B. Diamant, PhD, OTR/L, BCP
  • Jennifer Olsen, EdD, Parent
  • Rebecca L. Wolf, JD, MPH, OTR/L

Program Schedule

DateTopicSession Lead
Aug. 9, 2021
4 - 5 p.m.
What is the ECHO Model?Adrienne Madhavpeddi
MS director
ASU Project ECHO director
Aug. 23, 2021
4 - 5 p.m.
GeneticsBeate Peter, PhD, CCC-SLP
Sept. 13, 2021
4 - 5 p.m.
CommunityLiz Alonso, BS Family and Human Development Implementation Coordinator, Family Check Up 4 Health | Maternal Child Health TRT
Sept. 27, 2021
4 - 5 p.m.
ParentingCady Berkel, PhD
Associate professor, College of Health Solutions
Oct. 11, 2021
4 - 5 p.m.
NutritionMeg Bruening, PhD, MPH, RD
Associate professor of nutrition, College of Health Solutions
Oct. 25, 2021
4 - 5 p.m.
Pediatric Feeding and SwallowingJean E. Ashland, PhD, CCC-SLP
Nov. 8, 2021
4 - 5 p.m.
LactationAngela Lober, PhD, RNC, IBCLC
Nov. 22, 2021
4 - 5 p.m.
Motivational InterviewingAdrienne Lindsey, MA, DBH
Director of research and evaluation, ASU Project ECHO
Dec. 6, 2021
4 - 5 p.m.
Adverse Childhood Experiences Scale (ACES)Shauna Anderson
Education services coordinator, Hush-a-bye Nursery
Dec. 20, 2021
4 - 5 p.m.
Neonatal Substance AbuseTara Sudem, RN, NNP-BC-MS
Hush-a-bye Nursery co-founder

Program Contacts:
Maria Hanlin, Clinic coordinator

Jean Brown, Program director

General ECHO inquiries:

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