Monday, January 27, 2014

Student Presentations - Attachment and its Influence on Behavior - Bibian Ojeda-Hernandez, EC-SEBRIS student 13-14

Our students turn out great research! Here's another poster from the 2013 Poster Presentation night

From Bibiana:

The semester poster project that I completed for CSP 623 allowed me to expand my knowledge about topics relating to children from 0 to 5 years old. Completing the poster project also gave me the opportunity to implement what I have been taught, in regards to research, throughout my undergraduate years and my first semester of the EC-SEBRIS program. I was able to expand my experience in researching a given topic and applying the data I had gathered to support a conclusion. In addition, I was able to see different approaches to areas of development and interests that my peers presented on. Overall, I was able to expand my experience in researching a topic and become more comfortable and confident when presenting.
Thanks, Bibiana!

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Student Presentations- Language Development- Meagan Alleman, 13-14 EC-SEBRIS Student

From Meagan:

Being given the opportunity to do research on topics that correlate directly with developmental assessment, I chose to delve deeper into the development of typical language in single language learners. I have learned that language is a majority of body language and understanding, as well as the verbal aspect. The milestones that we are expecting children to meet are becoming a cause for concern, because parents believe that if their child doesn't have exactly the right amount of words that is expected, they immediately must have a delay. The most interesting fact was that children develop in the same pattern, rather than at the same rate. This knowledge can give parents a general idea of where their child should be, rather than a concrete "your child must be at this level." There isn't enough research done at the childhood level, it's approximately 30 years behind- but the fact that we can now understand that there are patterns in development, it's vital towards the research and use of assessment. Clinical workers are able to utilize assessments to determine what is typical, versus what is atypical. They are slowly realizing the need for early intervention at the 0-5 age, but we still have a long way to go before it reaches the amount of intervention that is available to the adult population.

Thanks, Meagan! 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Student Posters- Social Skills Presentation- Reem Totry, 13-14 EC-SEBRIS Student

Reem Totry's poster presentation December 15, 2013
From Reem:

I had a great time putting together my poster presentation. My project was on social skills between late infancy to toddlers. I learned a great deal on the importance of mastering social skills before the age of five. The most important "Aha!" moment for me was when I found out that children who enter elementary school who are not equipped with social skills sometimes can be labeled as having behavioral problems. These children will likely perform poorly in school, have less friendships, be bullied, and possibly be expelled. This just reinforces everything I have learned in the EC-SEBRIS program, which teaches us the importance of intervention and prevention during the ages of 0 to 5 years old.

Thanks, Reem!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Student Poster Presentations

On December 9, our EC-SEBRIS students shared their poster presentations at our End-of-Semester Event. At the end of each semester, our students showcase their research at an event open to the public. The intent is to share with mental health providers "fact sheets" regarding key strategies to successfully impact the lives of young children and their families.

This semester was the first time our students did individual poster presentations and did a fantastic job showcasing their work! The content focused on the importance of early assessment and intervention related to language development, social-emotional development, sensory motor development, fine motor skills, and parent-child attachment.

Stay tuned for the next presentation event in May!