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Wilderness Inquiry (WI) Wilderness Inquiry is a non- profit organization dedicated to promoting outdoor fun for people of all abilities and walks of life. The outdoor activities are in Minnesota and Wisconsin. Website
Working with Children Who are Exceptionally Bright or Gifted What is meant by the terms exceptionally bright or gifted? Children who are exceptionally bright or gifted have talents, abilities and strengths in one or more domains of development that are more advanced than what is expected for their chronological age. Being exceptionally bright or gifted is more than being academically intelligent. Each child is unique and will differ individually as to the talents and strengths exhibited in their cognitive, speech/language, physical and social emotional development. This self-study course focuses on how to support the growth, development and learning of children who are exceptionally bright or gifted. For ten clock hours on your Learning Record, please register and pay online at Develop. Then, complete a 500 word reflection paper and submit this document with your reflectionPlease note: You have access to this document as view only. To enable editing, download the document. Click "file" then "download as" in the upper left-hand corner of this screen. This will give you the option to open the document as a Word doc on your own computer. Then, you can complete the information and email it to: credit@inclusivechildcare.org. *Disregard any directions regarding a final quiz. The only learning assessment needed is the reflection paper. Course
Working with Families: Rethinking Denial Working with Families: Rethinking Denial is a very thoughtful article that deals with what families go through in processing their understanding what life may be like for their child with a disability. Document
Working with Infants and Toddlers: The Importance of Family Partnerships Tips for building partnerships with family members of infants and toddlers. Tipsheet
Wrightslaw The Wrightslaw website's mission is to help people advocate for children with disabilities. You will find hundreds of articles, cases, and newsletters regarding special education law and advocacy. The site has topics ranging from advocacy, ADD, and autism, to inclusion and section 504. The site also has a bookstore on the topics listed above. The site has two bulletin boards, Special Ed Advocate Forum, and the Discussion Group. Website
Writing Your Own Social Scripts Creating a social script is an easy way to help children understand a new or potentially stressful experience. These visual supports can help your child understand what will happen and what behavior is expected. Document
Yale Developmental Disabilities Clinic The Autism Program at Yale is an interdisciplinary group of clinicians and scholars dedicated to providing comprehensive clinical services to children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. This is also one of the leading research centers in the world and recently recognized as a National Institutes of Health AUTISM CENTER OF EXCELLENCE. Our program involves infants, toddlers, pre-school, and school-age children, as well as young adults (18-21 years) with autism and related disorders and integrates highly experienced professionals from the fields of clinical psychology, neuropsychology and neuroimaging, child psychiatry, speech-language pathology, social work, genetics and the biological sciences, as well as psychopharmacology and psychiatric nursing. Our clinical and research activities are located in the Child Study Center at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. Website
Yellow Pages for Kids This site sorts out services and resources specific to children with disabilities and details about these resources. Website
You Are Not Alone A resource for parents who have recently learned that their child has a disability. It is written from the personal perspective of a parent who has shared this experience and all that goes with it. Document
You Don't Say! Toddler Speech Milestones As your toddler's vocabulary blossoms, it's a special thrill to hear him enunciate and combine new words and express his wants and urgent needs (well, to him everything is an urgent need!) for the first time. Watch (and listen) for these exciting toddler language developments. Website