Section 1: Introduction A. About This Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Communication Basics A. Meet Samuel B. Defining Communication C. Stages of Development as a Construct for Communication D. Some Examples E. Remember Samuel? F. Section Summary Section 3: Children’s Communication Capacities A. Infancy and Toddlerhood B. Early and Middle Childhood C. Adolescence D. Meet Renova E. Section Summary Section 4: Obstacles and Solutions to Effective Communication A. Remember Samuel? B. Anger C. Conflict D. Defensiveness E. Remember Renova? F. Section Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. References C. Fundamental Resources
Katharine Leslie has a doctorate in developmental psychology, and is a nationally certified family life educator, a trauma and loss specialist, an NC certified parent educator, family mediator, and embodiYoga teacher. She owns and operates a successful consulting business which includes researching and designing programs, seminars and curricula, and conducting on-site and on-line training sessions for parents, and family and child welfare professionals in social services, mental health, education, and juvenile justice. Her seminars, webinars, and curricula are approved for CEUs across the US by multiple boards and organizations/agencies. Her areas of expertise include child development, parenting education, parent-child relationships, communication and conflict resolution. She has particular expertise of the effects of abuse and neglect on the brain and subsequent developmental trajectories. She is a highly sought after national speaker and an expert witness on attachment and trauma, and best interest of child issues. Her model of in-home parent coaching has helped hundreds of stressed out families and her publications expand our understanding of parent-child relationships and introduce novel approaches to activating the social engagement circuitry of traumatized children. Disclosure: Katharine Leslie PhD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.