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Parent Coaching to Support Social-Emotional and Communication Development in Early Intervention (On Demand Webinar) (PD102590)

Presenter(s): Naomi Grinney, LCSW, IMH-E
Course Description

Speech-language pathologists in early intervention who support families of children with both language and social-emotional delays face questions like: How do I help parents to recognize their child's needs? How do I understand the impact of parent mental health on child development? What are some of the ways that speech and language skills and social-emotional development overlap? This webinar addresses these types of questions by exploring evidence-based strategies for supporting social-emotional skill development, examining the impact of grief and trauma on parent engagement and language, explaining attachment styles, and sharing strategies for building parent capacity.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • Identify when a child's interprofessional team needs additional supports 
  • List three potential barriers to successful implementation of a coaching model of intervention
  • Support caregivers who have experienced grief or trauma by identifying signs and symptoms, providing interventions, and connecting them to community resources

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Conversations on Parent Coaching in Early Intervention, a follow-up to this webinar


  • The Pyramid Model (10 minutes)
  • Social-Emotional Milestones (30 minutes)
  • Language and Behavior (40 Minutes)
  • Grief and Trauma (20 minutes)
  • Communication and Parent Capacity (20 minutes)

Rated a 4.8/5

Course Reviews

"I absolutely loved this course. I really appreciated the deep dive into temperament and attachment styles and their relation to communication. I feel inspired and more prepared to start conversations with families around this topic in order to promote their child's communication."

"I loved seeing how some aspects of your work as a social worker relate directly to communication and the work of SLPs. I also found there to be a lot of theoretical information that relates to issues we encounter every day as professionals. It felt like a good refresher on many aspects, while also still including some new information or a different perspective on previous knowledge."

"Naomi Grinney clearly explained all concepts. She explained all definitions in great details. She gave very meaningful and pragmatic suggestions for how a speech pathologist can facilitate social-emotional and communication development. All graphs were very informative. I especially liked how Naomi Grinney spoke about the temperament characteristics of her four children. Her personal examples were really helpful and interesting."

Presenter Information

Naomi Grinney, LCSW, IMH-E, has worked in early intervention for the past 9 years and has 20 years of experience working with children, youth, and adults in both private and community organizations. Naomi holds a certification in Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health Consultation from Georgetown University. She is an infant mental health specialist, uniquely trained to support parent and child relationships and address challenges in social-emotional development. In her current role with Infant and Toddler Connection, Naomi supervises clinical staff members, serves as an infant mental health liaison with community agencies and providers, develops and implements training, and uses her expertise to support competency of early interventionists. Naomi has an extensive background in reflective practice, clinical supervision, trauma-informed principles, temperament, relationship-based interventions, and attachment. Naomi is passionate about supporting the social-emotional development of children, developing effective interventions, and building family capacity. As the parent of a child who received Early Intervention services, Naomi brings a shared experience to her role in providing tools and resources to empower parents in supporting their child’s development.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • None

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete and submit the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Live webinar date: August 24, 2023
End date: August 26, 2028

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): PD102590
Available Through: August 26, 2028