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Early Childhood Services (Pre-K)
TRIAD Early Childhood Training Workshop (East TN), Mar. 11-12, 2014

Date: March 11, 2014

Time: 8:30AM to 3:30PM

Location: Chattanooga -- location will be sent by e-mail to accepted applicants.


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TRIAD Early Childhood Training Workshop (East Tennessee): Increasing Positive Social-Communication Skills for Early Childhood Students with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Related Disabilities and Other Diverse Learning Styles

Tuesday-Wednesday,Mar. 11-12, 2014

Social-Communication skills are an essential component of educational performance, curriculum standards, and positive integration into community settings for all students.

This two-day workshop sponsored by the Tennessee Department of Education (TDOE) in collaboration with Vanderbilt’s Treatment and Research Institute for Autism Spectrum Disorders (TRIAD) is specifically designed for early childhood educators, including teachers and other professionals who are responsible for evaluating and developing goals and providing intervention services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD), related disabilities, and other diverse learning styles enrolled in Local Education Agency early childhood programs.

Participants will learn how:

  • To assess the core social-communication deficits
  • To write measureable and observable goals that address the core deficits in social-communication seen in young children
  • To integrate effective methodologies to address social-communication goals
  • To embed strategies to improve social-communication during play activities, with peers and during other opportunities throughout the day
  • To collaborate with other professionals who address social-communication goals

This workshop will take place in each region of the state and will be open to forty (40) participants.

*Participants must attend both days in order to receive a certificate of completion. Admission will be by application only. Deadline for registration is Feb. 28, 2014, two weeks prior to Day 1 of the workshop, or until full.

For questions regarding Early Childhood Services TRIAD workshops, contact LaTamara Garrett.


LaTamara Jackson Garrett, (615) 343-2226

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