Wednesday, May 29, 2019 from 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT
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CPRI Education
519-858-2774 x5552

Infant Development: Prelinguistic Communication

Presented by

Mandy Harloff, Speech-Language Pathologist
Alicia Romanson, Speech-Language Pathologist
Child & Parent Resource Institute


"Communication is an essential part of life. Through communication we connect with others, make our wants known, share ideas, and let other people know how we feel.”  Fern Sussman, Hanen – More Than Words.

This webinar was designed for professionals and caregivers to review the building blocks of communication (e.g., imitation, joint attention, cause and effect, turn taking, functional play, etc.) For most children the ability to communicate emerges naturally and starts long before the use of first words. However, for children with autism spectrum disorder or identified social communication deficits, intervention may be necessary to foster the growth of these foundational skills. In addition to a theoretical review, participants will learn practical strategies and leave with a variety of resources to encourage the development of prelinguistic communication skills. 


  • Identify that communication starts before words
  • List prelinguistic communication skills
  • Understand how to develop client-specific strategies for therapy
  • Have available resources for further professional learning
Target Audience:  caregivers and professionals.



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CPRI webinars have limited capacity and are expected to fill quickly. Webinars that are in high demand may be offered again in the future. If you have registered and for any reason you cannot attend, please contact CPRI's Education & Learning Services CPRI.Educate@ontario.ca to cancel your registration.

Your reservation may not guarantee admission. As our events are free, it’s our policy to overbook. So we strongly recommend that you join the webinar early to access the meeting room before we reach the limit of users our system can support. As a courtesy for those who could not register, please contact cpri.educate@ontario.ca if you cannot attend the session.

**All of our webinars will take place from 10:30am-12:00pm Eastern Standard Time (EST) Unless otherwise specified.