ASHA CEU Course #390 Prelinguistic Skill #5 Joint Attention

#390 Prelinguistic Skill #5 Joint Attention

This course reviewed the eleven prelinguistic skills toddlers master before language emerges and reviewed in detail the fifth skill, Joint Attention. This course explained the connection between joint attention and early communication skills. Strategies for teaching parents how to strengthen joint attention in toddlers during everyday routines and play were recommended.

THIS COURSE IS OFFERED FOR .10 ASHA CEU CREDITS

After enrolling in this course, you'll be redirected to complete additional information online required to award a Certificate of Completion.

Overview

Brief Review of 11 Prelinguistic Skills (0 – 4:50)

  1. Reacts to events in the environment
  2. Responds to people
  3. Begins turn taking
  4. Develops a longer attention span
  5. Shifts and shares joint attention
  6. Plays with a variety of toys appropriately
  7. Understands early words and follows simple directions
  8. Vocalizes purposefully
  9. Imitates actions, gestures, sounds, and words
  10. Uses early gestures
  11. Initiates interaction with others

Explaining Joint Attention to Parents (4:50 – 21:00) BEST STRATEGIES FOR HELPING A YOUNG CHILD DEVELOP JOINT ATTENTION (21:00 – 50:20)

  • Determine what part of joint attention is missing or when the breakdown occurs and address that specific skill. You may need to strengthen a child’s ability to look at objects, to respond to people, to recognize his/her name, to include you as he plays with objects and toys, or to stick with an activity.
  • To begin, be sure that a child looks at you frequently. The best way to teach this is with social games.
  • Teach a child to “find you” with his/her eyes.
  • Help a child learn to look at you, come to you, and stay with you by being the “giver of good things.”
  • Teach a child how to share objects with you by trading.
  • Incorporate opportunities for showing, holding, and giving in every day routines.
  • Help a child begin to show you the objects she’s holding.
  • Direct her attention to other interesting items during the day. Pointing to what you’re talking about is the cornerstone for establishing joint attention.

WHEN SHARING ATTENTION WITH OBJECTS DOESN’T GO WELL… (50:20 – 1 hour, 5 minutes)

  • Maintain control of toys or objects as you play together and complete everyday routines.
  • Do not dictate what a child does with the toy, as long as you play together.
  • Change activities to change the mood.

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#390 Prelinguistic Skill #5 Joint Attention Course Description

Join pediatric speech-language pathologist Laura Mize, M.S., CCC-SLP as she explains the 11 prelinguistic skills all toddlers master before words emerge. This is show #6 in this series.  In this show, ASHA CEU Course #390 Prelinguistic Skill #5 Joint Attention, we’re explaining in detail Skill #5 Joint Attention. Joint attention means that a child can shift his attention between something that he is paying attention to and share that experience with someone else who is also participating. I love this explanation… joint attention is a “triad” made up of three components: the child, you, and an object of your attention and focus. Both of you understand that you are looking at and talking about the same thing. The key is a child’s ability to shift her focus between you and the object or event and then share what’s happening with you. Joint attention is very important for language development. If a child does not include another person in a sustained interaction, then he is likely not listening and absorbing what others say. A tuned out, disconnected child misses vital opportunities to learn language. Decreased joint attention usually means that a child has a more serious development issue such as autism. Don’t be fooled into thinking that a child has mastered joint attention when he has not! Learn how to identify joint attention in this course.

Learning Objectives
  1. Explain how joint attention is linked with early communication skill development.
  2. Identify at least 5 strategies parents can use at home with babies and toddlers to strengthen joint attention skills.

Therapists…get continuing education credit for this 1-hour course!

Course Director

Laura Mize, M. S., CCC-SLP, is a pediatric speech-language pathologist specializing in young children ages birth to four with communication delays and disorders in her private practice in Stanford, Kentucky. She earned a B.S. from Mississippi University for Women and an M.S. in Speech-Language Pathology from The University of Southern Mississippi. Laura holds her Certificate of Clinical Competence from ASHA. She authors the website teachmetotalk.com hosts her popular YouTube channel and publishes weekly audio and video weekly podcast Teach Me To Talk: The Podcast. Laura produced a series of training DVDs for parents and professionals who work with children with developmental speech-language delays and disorders. Her best-selling DVDs and therapy manuals are used by pediatric therapists and speech-language pathologists in private practice, early intervention programs, grad schools, preschool programs, and continuing education conferences throughout the USA, Canada, South Africa, The Philippines, Hong Kong, Singapore, Israel, Australia, India, Zambia, Greece, and the UK.

SPEAKER DISCLOSURE

Financial - Laura Mize owns teachmetotalk.com and The Laura Mize Group and therefore receives a salary, compensation for speaking, and royalties from teachmetotalk.com product sales and also receives revenue from the YouTube Partners Program.

Nonfinancial - Laura Mize has no other financial or nonfinancial relationships with any author, publisher, or SLP whose work she recommends in this course.

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This course is offered for .10 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

ASHA credit available after 12/10/19.

Satisfactory Course Completion Requirements

Participants must have watched the video and paid the $5 processing fee to obtain a certificate of completion and/or to have your participation submitted to the ASHA CE Registry. Once the $5 fee is paid, you will be redirected to complete additional information online required to award a Certificate of Completion which includes completion of the Verification Statement that you watched the video, Self Assessment of Learning Outcomes, a Program Evaluation, Request for Certificate, and an ASHA CEU participant form or your ASHA number for filing ASHA CEUs (if applicable).  Once all required sections are completed and submitted, you will receive access to generate your certificate which will be emailed to you upon final review of your submission. No credit will be awarded without completion of this entire process. ASHA CEU information is submitted monthly and will appear on your ASHA CEU Registry shortly thereafter. Partial credit is not available.

For Other Professionals: Upon completion and return of the forms and receipt of your $5 registration fee, a Certificate of Completion will be provided so that you may file for continuing education with your own organization or licensing agency.

For Non-Professionals and Parents: All course content is offered at an Introductory, Professional Level and may not be suitable for all parents or non-professionals. If you’d like a Certificate of Completion, you may also register for credit.

Participants who are dissatisfied should notify us by email at customerservice@teachmetotalk.com so that your issue can be resolved. We want you to be 100% satisfied with your purchase. 

Questions? Email me! Laura@teachmetotalk.com.

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ASHA CEU Course #390 Prelinguistic Skill #5 Joint Attention

ASHA CEU Credits

This course is offered for .10 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

ASHA credit available after 12/10/19.

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