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Webinar: Relationship Between Language Acquisition And Theory Of Mind
September 18, 2019 @ 2:00 PM - 3:00 PMFree
The webinar provides valuable information for parents and caregivers of children with special needs, SLPs, and Behavioral Analysts, and anyone who works with the ASD population. This webinar and workshop series is provided free of charge by the New York City Department of Mental Health & Hygiene.
Overview: There is strong evidence to connect language acquisition and the development of Theory of Mind (ToM). Both language and ToM development quickly evolve from infancy through five years of age, and have an effect on one another. While few studies have have been conducted, there is research to support some intervention strategies to assist in the development of ToM in individuals with ASD. This webinar will discuss false-beliefs, and the interrelationship between language acquisition and ToM development.
Presenter: Jan Downey, MA, CCC_SLP, TSHH, Director of Speech Services- Eden II’s Genesis Programs.