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This course will explore key components and stages of social emotional learning (SEL), related brain anatomy and function, and factors that may impact SEL development. Additionally, participants will be able to demonstrate an understanding of factors that may impact a child’s use of social emotional skills across the school day and techniques and strategies that will assist children in making use of these skills.
Leslie Rogers, M.S., CCC-SLP, has a variety of experience in speech therapy, occupational therapy and working with children with autism. She graduated from the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2000 with a Bachelor of Science in Education and the University of Nebraska at Lincoln in 2002 with a Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology. After graduating, she worked for Omaha Public Schools for five years as a SLP. Leslie currently works at ChildServe, a non-profit specialty healthcare organization focusing on pediatric rehabilitation. Leslie is the Autism Clinical Manager for the ChildServe Autism Program, which focuses on serving children with Autism up to 21 years old. In 2019, she became a board member of the Autism Society of Iowa.
Kirsten Smith, M.A., CCC-SLP, has a variety of experience in providing speech therapy and co-treating with occupational therapy. She graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with her Bachelor of Arts in Communication Disorders in 1997 and From Indiana University with her Master of Arts in Speech-Language Pathology in 1999. After graduating, she worked for the public schools in Indiana and California from 1999-2003 as a Speech-Language Pathologist. Leslie then moved to Des Moines, IA, where she started work at ChildServe, a non-profit specialty healthcare organization focusing on pediatric rehabilitation. Kirsten is the Clinical Manager for Speech and Occupational Therapies at ChildServe. In her current role, Kirsten enjoys developing specialty services and educating staff members at all levels. Recently she has become a co-leader of ChildServe’s Trauma Informed Care team which is focusing on helping the organization develop trauma informed care practices.