Podcast: Inclusion Matters

Inclusion Matters is a podcast produced by CICC. Early childhood experts discuss a wide array of important topics for early childhood professionals.

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Weighted Objects and Deep Touch Input

Weighted Objects and Deep Touch Input

In this podcast, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel talk with Gina Gibson, Occupational Therapist, Fraser, Minnesota, about guidelines for using weighted objects and other sensory interventions with young children.

(Length: 9:33 minutes)
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How Does Occupational Therapy Help Children?

How Does Occupational Therapy Help Children?

In this podcast, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel talk with Gina Gibson, Occupational Therapist, Fraser, Minnesota, about what occupational therapy is and how an OT works with children around self care skills, sensory needs, and fine motor development. 

(Length: 9:28 minutes)
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Infants and Language Development

Infants and Language Development

Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel continue their conversation with CICC’s Beth Menninga. The focus of this podcast is on language development in our youngest learners. Beth shares about essential ways we all can support a healthy foundation of communication by cueing in to the very simplest interactions and body language of infants. Joint Attention, parallel talk and self-talk are discussed.

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Introducing the Infant Toddler Specialist Network Manager

Introducing the Infant Toddler Specialist Network Manager

Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel welcome the Center for Inclusive Child Care’s new team member Beth Menninga, Infant Toddler Specialist Network program manager and manager of our Relationship Based Professional Development supports. Beth shares about the way our coaches can enhance quality infant and toddler care in family child care settings as well as center based environments.

(Length: 12:21 minutes)
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Using Visual Supports in Early Childhood Programs (Part 2)

Using Visual Supports in Early Childhood Programs (Part 2)

In part 2 of this series on effective use of  visual supports in the child care setting, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel share simple ways to develop and use visual supports for infants and toddlers. They discuss the way these tools support language and learning for our youngest children.

 

(Length: 9:46)
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Using Visual Supports in Early Childhood Programs (Part 1)

Using Visual Supports in Early Childhood Programs (Part 1)

In this two part series on effective use of  visual supports, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel discuss the importance of using visuals when creating a positive social emotional and cognitive learning environment for young children. Examples and strategies for introducing and implementing a visual schedule and other visual supports in the early childhood setting are given.

(Length: 12:31)