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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Ten Guidelines for Effective Discipline of Young Children Part 1

Ten Guidelines for Effective Discipline of Young Children Part 1

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)
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Therapeutic Language: Language that Regulates Part 2

Therapeutic Language: Language that Regulates Part 2

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)
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Therapeutic Language: Language that Regulates Part 1

Therapeutic Language: Language that Regulates Part 1

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)
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He likes to play alone.(Part 2)

He likes to play alone.(Part 2)

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)
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He likes to play alone.( Part 1)

He likes to play alone.( Part 1)

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)
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Are the Words We Use Really Teaching?

Are the Words We Use Really Teaching?

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)