Saturday, October 7, 2017 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM CDT
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First Church of the Nazarene 
11811 State Line Road
Kansas City, MO 64114

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Professional Development Group 

CECA October 2017 Seminar 

"The Power of Play in a High-Tech World"

Cari Ebert, MS, CCC - SLP

Join Cari as she discusses the power of play by examining the following topics:
  • the developmental benefits of play
  • how high-tech toys are changing the dynamics of play
  • how to effectively prepare young learners for school
  • the importance of relationship-based learning


Schedule and Fees

8:00am - Registration Opens
9:00am - 12:00pm - Seminar

Member: $30
Non-Member: $50


*Please note that all times listed are Central Standard Time.


Cari's Bio

Cari Ebert, M.S., CCC-SLP is a Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist in private practice in the Kansas City, Missouri area.  She received her Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Iowa in 1993 (Go Hawkeyes!) and her Master of Science degree from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale in 1995 (Go Salukis!).

She has found her niche working exclusively with young children ages birth to five and their families.  Cari firmly believes that early intervention is the key to future success and she has dedicated her professional career to helping young children achieve their maximum potential by partnering with parents and caregivers throughout the therapy process.  Cari is a therapist, a consultant and a nationally recognized speaker who gets paid to do what she loves most...TALK!

Whether you are an early childhood educator or a pediatric therapist, you will benefit from the information provided in Cari's seminars.  She has a unique perspective that sets her apart from other presenters: she has a son with autism and apraxia, which allows her to see things not only as a professional, but also as a parent of a child with special needs.

In direct therapy, Cari embraces the coaching model of service delivery and partners with parents to empower them to help their own child develop.  When consulting with professionals, Cari provides individualized recommendations to support instructional programming for specific children. When presenting, Cari delivers evidence-based, clinically relevant information regarding the assessment and treatment of young children.

Join Cari as she explores important issues for enhancing the development of infants, toddlers and preschool age children...you'll be glad you took the time!