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from: liff.cafa.edu.cn time: 2019.3.31
15:40-16:10 31/03/19 CM
Dora Acosta
Infants and Toddlers who have challenges
with interaction and communication



ImPACT (Improving Parents As Communication Teachers)项目已经由SoCal BRIDGE Collaborative与创立者Ingerstoll和Dvortcsak合作进行了调整。我们用的手册是被称为《社会交流教学》(Ingerstoll和Dvortcsak 2010年著;由Guilford Press出版)的ImPACT项目原版手册的改编版本。书中的活动专为婴儿和幼儿量身定制,可以促进儿童与护理人员之间有趣而有效的互动,增强他们的沟通和社会情感健康。在此感谢花费时间配合我们的家长于儿童,他们的付出让我们的老师能够熟练地开展ImPACT项目。


This talk will address infants and toddlers with socio-emotional and communication delays, why parents and teachers should pay attention to these concerns, and what services I have found to bring the most positive results for these young children.

Problems in communication, self- regulation, and early attachment place infants and toddlers at risk for developmental delays, social-emotional and behavioral challenges. These delays often put children at risk for an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Project ImPACT for Toddlers is an evidence-based, parent-implemented intervention, especially adapted to support very young children and their families.

Project ImPACT (Improving Parents As Communication Teachers) has been adapted by the SoCal BRIDGE Collaborative, in cooperation with the authors Ingerstoll and Dvortcsak. The manual we use is an adaptation from the original Project ImPACT manual, known as Teaching Social Communication (Ingerstoll and Dvortcsak 2010; published by Guilford Press). The activities are tailored to infants and toddlers which result in fun and effective interactions between the children and their caregivers, strengthening their communication and socio-emotional wellbeing. We are extremely grateful for the parents and children who volunteered their time and knowledge with us allowing our teachers to become proficient in the implementation of Project ImPACT for toddlers.

What is special about this program is how it is created to be used on an every-day basis. It has many suggestions on how a parent can use opportunities during feeding, bathing, or playing time with their child, and how to use those moments for teaching a toddler lessons on communication and social-emotional behavior. It not only connects the parent with their child, but it includes the entire family. What is important about this is that the opportunities for learning and enhancing a child’s development never ends when the whole family is involved.