31st EI and Preschool Conference ‘knocks it out of the park’

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The 31st Early Intervention and Preschool Conference is being held this week in Montgomery. The two-and-a-half day conference includes sessions on positioning equipment for children with special needs, promoting positive behavior, child-guided assessment, transition to preschool, strategies for improving social-pragmatic communication skills, EI in child-care settings, assistive technology for children with complex communication needs, maternal depression, working with Hispanic families, developing functional family-centered outcomes, becoming an advocate, and strengthening support services using national standards. Some 500 parents and early intervention and preschool professionals are expected to attend the conference, which is sponsored by ADRS, the Alabama Department of Education, the Alabama Institute for Deaf and Blind, Head Start, Therap Services, and United Cerebral Palsy.

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