Social Communication Development in Infants and Toddlers

Children learn to talk at an amazing rate but what does it take to learn to talk? Social communication milestones offer a critical window into the wellbeing of infants and toddlers and are the earliest signs of healthy development and school readiness. This online Knowledge and Skills level course is designed as a stand-alone course for continuing education units or a module within a university course for undergraduates or beginning graduate students. It is geared for any discipline that works with young children and families, including child development, communication science and disorders, psychology, social work, early childhood education and special education, nursing, pediatrics, family medicine, or other related fields. This self-paced course has an Explore function with side-by-side video players to illustrate 80 social communication milestones that develop from 9 to 24 months of age organized into two threads for each of 5 domains—language, play, social interaction, emotional regulation, and self-directed learning. The Study Guide function of the course has self-guided Lessons to provide opportunities to study how the social communication milestones shift and change over time from 9 to 24 months, how reaching milestones in these 5 developmental domains culminate in school readiness indicators by 24 months, and how the developmental interaction of reaching these milestones across domains has a cumulative impact that leads to 5 critical paths to learning.

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
SC•DIT - D1 2 Contact Hours from January 01, 2021
SC•DIT - D2 2 Contact Hours from January 01, 2021
SC•DIT - D3 2 Contact Hours from January 01, 2021
SC•DIT - D4 2 Contact Hours from January 01, 2021
SC•DIT - D5 2 Contact Hours from January 01, 2021