“Amy is not only a very knowledgeable trainer; she is very entertaining as well. She keeps the training focused on how to utilize the knowledge in your everyday practice and helps you to become more effective.” -MichelleAugoustatos, DT, EI Program Coordinator, Marklund, REST Program Master Trainer
"Amy is an awesome presenter; she always keeps things interesting, has a great sense of humor and is incredibly knowledgeable of child development and the many facets of Early Intervention". -Barb Welmers, MS, DT, Director, Growing MeTherapy, Inc.
“Amy's warm personality shines through in her trainings and fosters a learning environment in which participants feel like family.” -Georgiann Massa, SLP
“Amy is a fantastic trainer that kept my attention, is obviously knowledgeable about the field, and truly cares about the trainees and making a difference. Her trainings brought new light and meaning to my everyday work and helped me to aspire to change my practice for
the better!” -April Leigh, Service Coordinator
“Amy is passionate about early intervention and provides workshops that are interesting and challenging.
She asks open-ended questions, displays expertise in her field, shares great educational resources, and demonstrates ways of bridging one’s experience, philosophy and best practice beyond the written word. As a facilitator, Amy appreciates the struggles and applauds the successes of those in attendance.” -Susan M. Roderick, SLP, Director of Child Therapy Services
What exactly is a “Developmental Therapist” and what is their role in Early Intervention? Early Intervention is a unique field; different from almost any other setting or model of service delivery you may have experienced. As a new practitioner, it can be overwhelming to wade through policies, procedures, the steps needed to become credentialed and how to orient yourself to the system as a whole. At the heart of the matter though, is how well you understand and feel prepared to begin your work with children and families! This three day linked series of face to face workshops and assigned homework is designed to prepare new DTs as they enter the early intervention workforce. Join us for three days of discussion, networking, and problem solving that will utilize reflective videos, group activities and hands on practice with strategies you can use in your day to day work! This series would also be appropriate for DTs who have been in the field less than 5 years. Participants must attend all three sessions of this linked series to receive attendance credit. No partial credit will be awarded. The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved this event for a total of 15 hours of EI credential credit. 2 hours in the area of assessment, 1 hour in the area of atypical development, 4 hours in the area of intervention, 1 in the area of typical development, and 7 hours in the area of working with families.
This series of workshops is presented by premier trainer in the field of Early Intervention, Amy Cocorikis.
Amy Cocorikis Bio:
Amy Cocorikis has been lucky enough to spend her career learning from infants and toddlers with special needs and the families who love them. She has also been fortunate to have worked with and learned from the many talented providers of all disciplines who shared their time and gifts with their team members. Her dedication to the teaming process, desire to grow and keep current in the field, and commitment to learning from and teaching others through professional development and training continues to fuel her passion for early intervention.
Dates of this series are as follows:
09/17/13 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
10/03/13 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
10/15/13 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Sign in begins at 8:30 am each day
Cost: $100 for non members of the IDTA
$75 for Paid members of the IDTA
(Members log in to the IDTA members section to get your discount code for this workshop it can be found in the continuing education section in the member login section of the site) http://www.illinoisdta.org/member_login.php
Registration is limited to 50 attendees so register today!