Fine Motor, Sensory Play, and Social Skills, Oh My!


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We’re seeing more and more special needs in our early childhood classrooms. This session will cover many practical strategies that help ALL classrooms run a little more smoothly, but we focus specifically on meeting the needs of kids with developmental delays and/or learning & neuro differences. Licensing Standard 746.1309 f.1,9 (Care of Children with Special Needs, Planning Developmentally Appropriate Learning Activities) Core Competencies: 2.4; 5.2 (Scaffolding & Communication-Based Strategies, Supporting Children with Special Needs)

Jennifer Holt – Jennifer coordinates the Sapphire Special Needs Ministry at Forest Hills Baptist Church.  Her passion for this ministry is inspired by her spunky teenaged son, Sam, who was diagnosed with autism at age three.  Jennifer is also a writer for LifeWay Christian Resources where she has written various articles about this topic, as well as Special Friends Sunday School and VBS Curriculum.  For the past 18 years, she has been a Gifted Education Teacher at Edmondson Elementary where she was named both EES and Williamson County Tennessee Teacher of the Year for 2016.

(Trainer Criteria (a.5) of Minimum Standard 746.1317)