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Discover the program that teaches early care and education providers as well as parents how to foster early literacy skills in children ages five and under.


A Model for Managing Anxiety and Improving Self Regulation

DateThursday, December 7th, 2017
Time 8:30am to 3:30pm
Course Number1093
LocationStern Center for Language and Learning
183 Talcott Road
Suite 101
United States
Course Description

This module will focus on managing anxiety and improving self-regulation using techniques for increasing self-awareness and modifying one’s own behaviors. The Incredible 5-Point Scale (Dunn-Buron & Curtis) is demonstrated as a springboard for developing individualized plans for relaxation, organization and emotional attunement.

This 6-hour workshop is part of a two-part Social Cognition Learning Module that takes an in-depth look at current specific strategies and activities designed to improve interpersonal communication and self-management skills. These workshops are designed to provide additional concentrated exploration of an individual methodology associated with social and emotional learning. The other workshop in the module is Visual Methods for Improving Social Understanding, which is taking place on  January 11, 2018.


Online registration is now closed, however there are still spots available in the workshop! Please call or email Caitlin at (802)878-2332 or cniland@sterncenter.org.




Julie Erdelyi, M.A., Autism Specialist

Program Manager for Communication Services & Professional Learning

 Julie provides consultation and instruction. She has a Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from the University of Vermont and a Master’s degree in special education – developmental disabilities from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  She has extensive experience as a Special Educator and Autism Specialist designing and implementing academic instruction, proactive behavior intervention plans, and social thinking instruction for elementary school students who have Autism Spectrum Disorders. She has presented at local and national conferences and was published in the Autism Asperger’s Digest Magazine.

Required MaterialsNone
AudienceClassroom teachers, special education teachers, reading specialists and content area teachers
Grade LevelK-12
Additional Information

Participants will leave this class with 6 CEUs.

Participants may attend virtually via GoToWebinar. Select “yes” when you are asked if you would like to participate via webinar at checkout.

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