Quality Interactions Between Professionals and Families to Enhance Child Learning

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Young children learn through the interactions they have within their environments. These interactions include all of the people who support them (parents, family members, interventionists, therapists, childcare providers, and other practitioners). This session will focus on how practitioners can help parents, families, and other adult caregivers develop the types of interactions needed to have a lasting positive impact on the learning of their young children with disabilities.


  1. Explore strategies for helping families understand early communication attempts of children before language is developed or in the presence of a delay or disability
  2. Explore how adult-child interactions change to promote children’s learning
  3. Explore the role of the environment in the interaction between parent and child

How to obtain CEUs:

  • FD Early Intervention webinars offer CE credits through the Early Intervention Training Program at the University of Illinois for providers in Illinois.
  • The following states have agreed to recognize the CE credits we offer:  Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Ohio, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia

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Presenter Info

Carol Trivette, PhD earned her degree from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in Child Development and Family Relations.  Her research interests focus on identifying evidence-based practices for working with children and families in the areas of responsive parental interactions with their children with disabilities, family-centered practices and family support, and the development of tools and scales to support the implementation of evidence-based practices with fidelity. She is currently an Associate Professor at East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, TN.

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