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Saturday, February 27 • 2:15pm - 3:30pm
Parallels Between Language, Play and Socio-emotional Development FULL

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Plenty of research has shown that play is essential for all children’s healthy development and learning across all ages, domains, and cultures. Play enables children to make sense of their world. It develops social and cultural understandings; allows children to express their thoughts and feelings; fosters flexible and divergent thinking. It also provides opportunities to reason and solve real problems.

The purpose of this seminar is to present the parallels between language and play development. We will explore the early stages of basic functional play that evolves into pretend/symbolic play and role play just as simple vocalizations and words develop into narratives, and conversation. Implications for assessment and intervention will be covered.

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Shari Rosen

Founder, Director, The Essential Learning Group, Shanghai, China
Dr. Shari Rosen is a founder of The Essential Learning Group (ELG), a social enterprise dedicated to helping children with special needs in Shanghai and the Greater China Area for the past 10 years. Currently, she serves as Program Director for the Innovative Learning Center, ELG’s full-time alternative education program. Since 2003, she has consulted extensively with many of the international schools and families that have children with... Read More →


Saturday February 27, 2016 2:15pm - 3:30pm
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  • Grade Level / Target Audience ES

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