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Illinois STAR NET provides a variety of opportunities for personal and professional growth for those who touch the lives of young children, ages birth through eight, with an emphasis on children with special needs. STAR NET supports family-centered, researched and effective practices in early childhood education and care.In this podcast series, produced by STAR NET Regions I&III, we provide various informational episodes focused on our workshops, current topics, and other concepts focused on working with young children with special needs.

STAR NET Regions I&III Podcast Illinois STAR NET Regions I&III

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Illinois STAR NET provides a variety of opportunities for personal and professional growth for those who touch the lives of young children, ages birth through eight, with an emphasis on children with special needs. STAR NET supports family-centered, researched and effective practices in early childhood education and care.In this podcast series, produced by STAR NET Regions I&III, we provide various informational episodes focused on our workshops, current topics, and other concepts focused on working with young children with special needs.

    CU Early, A Prevention Initiative Program

    CU Early, A Prevention Initiative Program

    In this episode, we talk with Kelly Russell from the CU Early Prevention Initiative Program in Champaign County. We discuss the importance of Early Intervention, the transition process from Early Intervention to Early Childhood Special Education, extended services, and resources for families.ResourcesChildren and Family Connections of Central IllinoisIllinois Early Intervention Clearing HouseChampaign County home visiting Consortium Crisis NurseryCU EarlyBottom Line Diaper ...

    • 15 min
    Book Study Review: Emotionally Responsive Teaching by Travis Wright

    Book Study Review: Emotionally Responsive Teaching by Travis Wright

    This podcast is a review of the book study series completed in the Spring of 2024 on Emotionally Responsive Teaching by Travis Wright. Marc Baxter and Sheila Yates review some of the key points from the book and discussions with the group. Some of the key points include: what is "trauma" and how it might have come to mean many things, how the skills children in trauma develop might not serve them well at school, the stress response system, how traditional behavioral approaches mig...

    • 37 min
    Visual Supports at Snack Time

    Visual Supports at Snack Time

    Nikki Pehlke is a WIU Student and currently serves as lead teacher in an Early Childhood Special Education classroom at PH Miller in Plano, IL. In this podcast, Nikki describes the power of student choice and voice, as well as how to use visuals authentically to support accessible communication. She also discusses how relationship-building with students helps teachers understand how to best support IEP growth goals.

    • 17 min
    Screening, Evaluation, and Referrals. Oh, My!

    Screening, Evaluation, and Referrals. Oh, My!

    In this episode, we talk with Katie Madigan from the Urbana Early Childhood School about their process for screening, evaluation, and referrals for identifying children with IEPs. Resource - you are welcome to visit the Urbana Early Childhood School.https://uecs.usd116.org/about/

    • 40 min
    The Lesser Known Senses: The Proprioceptive System

    The Lesser Known Senses: The Proprioceptive System

    Welcome to the third and final episode in this three part series on the lesser known senses! In this episode, Kirsten Amundson and Joanna Pasheluk Schimek join us as we discuss in the proprioceptive system. We will talk about what it is, what to look for in children, and what strategies can be used to support the development of this sense. Resources: Chicago Pediatric Therapy and Wellness https://www.chicagopediatrictherapyandwellness.com/

    • 23 min
    The Lesser Known Senses: The Vestibular System

    The Lesser Known Senses: The Vestibular System

    Welcome to the second episode in this three part series on the lesser known senses! In this episode, Kirsten Amundson and Joanna Pasheluk Schimek join us as we discuss in the vestibular system. We will talk about what it is, what to look for in children, and what strategies can be used to support the development of this sense. Resources: Kelly Mahler https://www.kelly-mahler.com/Chicago Pediatric Therapy and Wellness https://www.chicagopediatrictherapyandwellness...

    • 24 min

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