Conference Agenda

8:00AM – 9:00AM

Petit Dejeuner with Coffee in the SOCCO Ballroom Foyer


Registration & Pre-Conference Reception

9:00AM – 10:30AM

Late Talking or Something More? - Profiles of Late Talking Toddlers

Imitation Matters! - in Typical & Atypical Development

10:30AM – 10:45AM


Coffee and Refreshments

10:45AM – 12:15PM

What if a Toddler Isn't Ready to Imitate? What to Work on FIRST

Social Skills: Help a Toddler Learn to Interact

 Developmental Milestones: The "BIG 3" that Emerge Before First Words

 Disciplinary Strategies: Understand Words to be able to Listen and Obey

12:15PM – 1:15PM


Recharge - Health inspired lunch - Delta style

1:15PM – 2:45PM

Imitation Skills in Toddlers During Play 

Building Imitation with Gestures and Early Body Movements

Teaching Signing Strategies for Success

Developing Mouth Movements

2:45PM – 3:00PM


Coffee and Refreshments

3:00PM – 4:30PM

Imitation with: Early Vocalizations, Play Sounds & Exclamatory Words

Building Imitation in Verbal Routines

Laura's Secrets to Eliciting First Words, Phrases & Boost Spontaneous Speech

 Troubleshoot Motor-Planning & Sequencing Problems

Address Early Patterns & Work Towards Conversational Skills

4:30PM – 5:00PM

Q & A with Laura Mize


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