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Full-Day Workshop

Seminar: Teacher Talk™ – Training C - Fostering Peer Interaction in Early Childhood Settings

A Hanen training series based on Learning Language and Loving It – The Hanen Programme for early childhood educators/teachers

The Teacher Talk series is a well-researched programme for early childhood educators working with children from birth through kindergarten (0-6years). Each training module offers information and strategies that will help participants provide a rich and inclusive learning environment for young children in classroom and early childhood settings. The training is based on principles of adult learning – that is through interaction, discussion, small group activities and the use of video and other interactive methods.

Playing with peers is a wonderful part of childhood. Moreover, what children learn by playing with others has an enormous impact on their social and language development. Children with limited language and social skills may have trouble initiating and maintaining interactions with peers and may find themselves left out and socially isolated. This training will help participants to support these children as well as to promote interaction among all children.

Dates:24 Nov 2017 (Fri)
Time:9.00am - 5.00pm
Venue:Furama Riverfront Hotel, 405 Havelock Road, Singapore 169633
Speaker: Manoj Pathnapuram

Manoj Pathnapuram is a speech-language therapist and a practitioner-trainer who has worn many hats in his career spanning more than two decades in the field of early intervention and special education. A speech language pathologist and audiologist by training, Manoj’s therapy interests saw him specialize in the holistic approach to assessment and intervention of children with special needs by working in multidisciplinary teams. Manoj’s training methods are aimed at helping learners understand the inter-connectedness in developmental domains and their contribution to behavior, communication and learning. His training workshops for parents and professionals bring to focus the different learning styles of adults and children and approach learning from a sensory, emotional and cognitive perspective. Manoj has had extensive post-graduate certification in the Neurodevelopment Treatment (NDT) approach, Treatment & Education of Autistic Children & other Communication Handicaps (TEACCH), Orton Gillingham Approach for children with Dyslexia and Hanen programmes for educators and parents (Learning Language & Loving It, More Than Words, It Takes Two To Talk). He is also a certified administrator of the MBTI suite of instruments and Extended DISC for personal and team development. Manoj has successfully led numerous Hanen programmes for parents and educators of children with Autism and speech-language delays.

Course Outline

Training A lays the foundation for the Teacher Talk series. It is a pre-requisite for Training B and Training C.

This one day training addresses how educators can provide a physical and social environment that encourages peer interaction and creates many opportunities for successful interactions with other children. It includes strategies to encourage socially isolated children to get involved.

Course Objectives

Participants will learn how to:

  1. Make the most effective use of space in the classroom.
  2. Encourage a variety of groupings for interaction.
  3. Provide appropriate materials and activities.
  4. Direct conversations away, create reasons for interaction and provide specific coaching.
  5. Develop a practical action plan that they can implement with a child who has a communication delay or who is challenging to interact with.
Who Can Benefit?

Early childhood educators who want to learn practical strategies to promote peer interaction in everyday activities. The content is geared toward children from birth to 6 years, including typically developing children, those with language delays and those who are second language learners.

Course Fees & Closing Dates

PACKAGE OFFER (Any 2 Teachers’ Talk seminars)

Early bird: S$530/pax and Normal: S$600/pax

Registration Type Closing Date Fees (S$)
15 Jul 2017 290
Normal Till Full 320