Encouraging Language Development in Children Through Play


About the Course
In this course, learners will review developmental milestones of typically developing children 0-36 months of age. This course will provide early intervention (EI) therapists caregivers across multiple disciplines with a variety of approaches and techniques that will help them engage kids in play activities, manage their behaviors, as well as promote language development and encourage vocabulary growth.

Learning Outcomes
Upon the completion of this course, the learner will be able to:

  • Identify the developmental milestones of typically developing children. 
  • Identify various strategies and approaches to develop language rich environment for children.
  • Recognize common child-centered naturalistic approach recommendations to encourage learning cooperation.  
  • Recognize strategies to help children grow their vocabulary.

About the Author/Presenter
Marina Shipilova, MS, CCC-SLP, before moving to the United States in 2005 Marina majored in the English and German languages in Russia. While she was working as a children’s tutor for English, a coworker recommend that she study the field of speech-language pathology. In 2014 she saw that dream come to fruition when she graduated from Seton Hall University in New Jersey and started working in a rehabilitation center as a speech-language pathologist. Since 2015, she has had the joy of working in early intervention, predominately with bilingual (Spanish/Portuguese-English) families. Marina, who holds her “More Than Words” certification from Hanen, places significant emphasis on a child-centered naturalistic approach to early intervention.

How to Receive Credit 

  • View the entire recording which requires a 1-hour commitment of time.
  • After completion of the course, complete the final examination. A passing grade of 75% is required. Test questions link content to learning outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention. 
    Provide required personal information and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

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Identification, Mitigation, and Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships 
The planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) of this educational activity have no relevant financial relationship(s) with ineligible companies to disclose. 

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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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Accreditations and Approvals

AOTA logoColibri Healthcare, LLC is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval ID# 9876. This Distance Learning-Independent course is offered at 0.1 CEUs, Introductory, OT Service Delivery, Foundational Knowledge. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.