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.
In this Podcast Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel discuss the difference between punishment and discipline. Our hosts share the ways we as caregivers can support learning in children by using positive guidance and discipline techniques. Reasons to focus on positive discipline techniques are discussed.(Length: 11:44)
In the second part of our series on using therapeutic language with young children, Colleen Dockendorf is a guest speaker with Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel. She will discuss specific ways to use therapeutic language as a philosophical framework to help you transform your interactions with children. Please listen for some practical ways to promote emotional literacy in young children, particularly those who need to communicate 'big' feelings.(Length: 13:43)
Cindy Croft, Priscilla Weigel and guest Colleen Dockendorf discuss this positive and intentional tool for calming dysregulation in young children. In the two-part podcast series, we will discuss the definition of therapeutic language and how benefits children in their social emotional development. In particular, we will discuss situations where our words can diffuse a situation for young children and help them feel safe and secure.(Length: 12:19)
In Part 2 of this series Cindy Croft, Dea Anderson, and Priscilla Weigel continue their discussion about play challenges for children on the Autism Spectrum. They discuss some key strategies that assist children in building skills and interest in interactive play. Discussion Question. In the podcast Cindy, Priscilla and Dea discuss the importance of Proximity, Practice, and Partnering. Discuss ways you can implement these tools in your setting.(Length: 13:14)
In this podcast Cindy Croft, Dea Anderson and Priscilla Weigel discuss a common statement heard when caring for children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. A child may choose to play alone often and because of the critical learning that takes place during play, providers need ideas of how to engage the child in more interactive play. Part 1 will discuss some play characteristics of children with play challenges. Discussion Question In the podcast there is discussion of some reasons why a child would choose to play alone. Are there some children in your care who choose solitary/parallel play? Discuss some clues you observe that may be reasons for their independent play. How can you engage a child in longer peer interactions?(Length: 11:43)
In this podcast, Dea Anderson and Priscilla Weigel discuss some of the common phrases heard in child care programs like “bubble in your mouth” and offer alternative guidance strategies for achieving the same goals.(Length: 20:22)