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, SLP
  • Rachel B. Diamant, PhD, OTR/L, BCP
  • Rebecca L. Wolf, JD, MPH, OTR/L

Program Contacts:
Maria Hanlin, Clinic coordinator
maria.hanlin@asu.edu

Jean Brown, Program director
Jean.Brown@asu.edu

General ECHO inquiries:
echo@asu.edu

Register

Program schedule

All sessions are offered online via Zoom.

Date Speaker and topic Disclosures
Aug. 15, 2022 
4-5 p.m.
Dawn Cosgrove Greer, MA, CCC SLP
ECHO Information and case study with an emphasis on behavior (*ASHA CEUs are not offered for this first session)
Dawn Cosgrove Greer is a Speech-Language Pathologist and Clinical Professor at Arizona State University in the College of Health Solutions. 
Nonfinancial: none
Aug. 22, 2022 
4-5 p.m.

Colleen Cordes, PhD 

Supporting Children (and Parents!) with Depression and Anxiety, Part I

Colleen Cordes is a Clinical Professor and the Associate Dean of Career Track Faculty at ASU. 
Nonfinancial: President of the Board of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association
Aug. 29, 2022 
4-5 p.m.

Colleen Cordes, PhD 

Supporting Children (and Parents!) with Depression and Anxiety, Part II

Colleen Cordes is a Clinical Professor and the Associate Dean of Career Track Faculty at ASU. 
Nonfinancial: President of the Board of the Collaborative Family Healthcare Association
Sept. 12, 2022 
4-5 p.m.
 

Dr. Briana Bonner, OTD, OTR/L 

First Breathe - Then Do

Briana Bonner is an Assistant Professor at A.T. Still University. 
Nonfinancial: Unpaid Volunteer
Sept. 19, 2022 
4-5 p.m.
Julia Cai, M.S., CCC-SLP
Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Speech and Language Services
Julia Cai is a speech language pathologist with the Chandler Unified School District. She is also employed by LEI Administrative Solutions. 
Nonfinancial: None
Oct. 3, 2022 
4-5 p.m.
Katherine Sterbenz, M.S., CCC-SLP
Pandemic Implications for Communication Development and Family Resources
Katherine Sterbenz is a co-owner of Wee Talkers. 
Nonfinancial: She is a current member of ASHA.
Oct. 17, 2022 
4-5 p.m.
Rachel Diamant, PhD, OTR/L, BCP
Use of Trauma Informed Care Concepts in Early Childhood Education
Dr. Rachel B. Diamant is emeritus professor in Occupational Therapy for A. T. Still University and a member of the BEEP ECHO HUB. A Grant from the Oscar and Elsa Mayer Family Foundation for the Building Expertise with Early Childhood Professionals program (part of Project ECHO sponsored by Arizona State University) helps to fund the core hub of professionals and their presentations. 
Nonfinancial: She is a member of the American Occupational Therapy Association and a volunteer with the Infant Toddler Mental Health Coalition of Arizona.
Oct. 24, 2022 
4-5 p.m.
Molly Bond, D. C.
Pediatric Chiropractic Care
Molly Bond works at Bodywise Chiropractic, a chiropractic medical office providing patient care. 
Nonfinancial: Personal ongoing relationships with friends and family members who have experienced conditions she will present about. Ms. Bond has a professional bias towards Evidence Based Chiropractic care and is associated with a group of other practitioners who practice evidence-based care.

 

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This course is offered for up to .7 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).