EE Live Webinar - Red Flags in the Development of Young Children
November 5, 2015 2:00 (EST)–November 5, 2015 3:00 (EST)
Attention!! What are the developmental "Red Flags" that appear to affect the young child in their learning? Let's discover, with Miriam Jordan, how these red flags hinder the learning process through "real life scenarios". Age appropriate activities and strategies for young children ages 2-4 addressing these challenges will be incorporated throughout this session.
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Miriam Jordan M.S.Ed.,PCET has been an educator for 25 years working as a preschool and primary elementary classroom teacher, mentor, and certified educational therapist for the last 17 years. She received her Bachelor's degree from Nova Southeastern University and her Master's degree from the University of Miami in early childhood special education. She established a Discovery program at a Christian school and in 2006 founded the non-profit organization 1 Child At A Time, Inc., which meets the needs of students of varying exceptionalities by providing educational therapy for children ages four through high school. Faith, trust, integrity, and building relationships comprise the very essence of her educational approach, which is defined by a teachable spirit. She has been married to her sweetheart for 32 years and has four children between the ages of 15-29.
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