Nurturing Quality Parent-Child Interactions

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About the Event

We're all aware of the expansive language gap between low-income children and their higher income peers. This gap exists before children even begin school.

Dr. Alison Sparks, from Amherst College, will share her internationally recognized research on how family conversations about everyday past events can promote children's language development. She will highlight case studies based on her work with families in Dallas, Texas, Costa Rica, and New Zealand.

Want to know what this means right here in Dallas County? Our panel, Alison Sparks, Jill Scigliano (United Way), Daisy Cano (Avance), Alan Cohen (DISD) , Elizabeth Francis (UTD), Monica Arellano (Momentous Institute), and Karen Thierry (Momentous Institute) will talk with you about application of strategies on TALK that works with families locally.

Participants will:

  • Become familiar with research on the role of family reminiscing and its impact on children's development.
  • Understand how elaborative conversations interventions can be used to enhance children's learning across developmental domains.
  • Adapt strategies from elaborative conversations interventions to support children's development in other contexts.

This event has something you can personally take away that will impact how you work with professionals and families.

Join us!

Coming Up

2015-12-05 8:30 AM 2014-12-05 12:30 PM America/Chicago Nurturing Quality Parent-Child Interactions Momentous Institute bj@johnsonandsekin.com

Momentous Institute
106 E. 10th St., Dallas, TX 75203

Event Details

  • Audience: Anyone interested in building stronger families in Dallas County! Foundations, researchers, early educators, home visitors, social workers, SLP's, and clinicians from health professions.
  • Attendance Hours Provided: 4.0 Credit Hours
  • Individual: $45.00
  • Student: $35.00
  • Group: $40.00