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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.

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

Telepractice at one point was an emerging practice; however, with the advent of COVID-19, it is an essential practice. 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 pilot program will be five months in length beginning Monday, January 25, 2021 and ending Monday, May 24, 2021, from 45:30 p.m. There are 10 sessions in total.

These online sessions are free and led by an expert in their field. Each 90-minute session will start with a short lesson followed by a case presentation and case recommendations. Through these Zoom sessions and follow-up activities, professionals will learn how to serve their clients and families through telepractice. These trainings can 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/Respite Providers 
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physical Therapists
  • Social Workers
  • Speech Language Pathologists

Meet Our Team

  • Jean C. Brown, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
  • Dawn Cosgrove-Greer, MA. CCC-SLP
  • Shereen Thomas, M. S. 
  • Lauren Drake, M. Ed.
  • Rachel B. Diamant, PhD, OTR/L, BCP

Program Schedule

January 25, 2021
4—5:30 p.m.
The Ethics of Tele-practice: Why it is important before you start
February 8, 2021
4—5:30 p.m.
Health Disparities and Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Populations
February 22, 2021
4—5:30 p.m
The Nuts and Bolts of Telepractice Implementation
March 8, 2021
4—5:30 p.m.
The Nuts and Bolts of Telepractice Implementation
March 22, 2021
4—5:30 p.m
Telepractice: Parent Coaching: Speech and Language Cognitive Skills
March 29, 2021
4—5:30 p.m.
Telepractice: Parent Coaching: Adaptive skills
April 12, 2021
4—5:30 p.m.
Telepractice: Social Emotional Development
April 26, 2021
4—5:30 p.m.
Telepractice: Behavior Management
May 10, 2021
4—5:30 p.m
Telepractice: Assessment and Client Data Collection
May 24, 2021
4—5:30 p.m.
Telepractice: Program Evaluation and Client Outcome Data

Program Contacts:
Maria Hanlin, Program Coordinator

Jean Brown, Program Director

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