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April 30, 2020 Dr. Mona Delahooke will be with KAIMH!
Mona Delahooke, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist with more than 30 years of experience caring for children and their families. She is a senior faculty member of the Profectum Foundation, an organization dedicated to supporting families of neurodiverse children, adolescents and adults. She is a trainer for the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.
Dr. Delahooke holds the highest level of endorsement in the field of infant and toddler mental health in California, as a Reflective Practice Mentor (RPM). She is a frequent speaker, trainer, and consultant to parents, organizations, schools, and public agencies. Dr. Delahooke has dedicated her career to promoting compassionate, relationship-based neurodevelopmental interventions for children with developmental, behavioral, emotional, and learning differences.
She is the author of Beyond Behaviors: Using Brain Science and Compassion to Understand and Solve Children’s Behavioral Challenges (PESI, 2019), and Social and Emotional Development in Early Intervention: A Skills Guide for Working with Children (PESI, 2017). Her popular blog, at www.monadelahooke.com covers a range of topics useful for caregivers and childhood providers.
May 1, 2020 Dr. Anne Meeker Watson will be with KAIMH!
ANNE MEEKER WATSON, Ph.D, is the founder of the SING.PLAY.LOVE.® program. Through her writing, product development and workshops, she shares information about the benefits of music and play for supporting early learning and kindergarten readiness and gives easy and practical strategies for embedding both into the daily lives of young children. Her program is being used all over the country and across the globe, most recently making its debut in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.
Anne has taught music to students from preschool through college levels. She received the Excellence in Teaching award given by the Learning Exchange, Kansas City Chamber of Commerce, and the Kansas City Star. She was a commission member of the Vision 2020 Housewright Symposium on the Future of Music Education sponsored by the Music Educators National Conference.
Anne’s specific research interest is the use of music for helping with the self-regulation skills of young children. She was invited to share her work at the National Training Institute Addressing Young Children with Challenging Behaviors. She has been a frequent trainer and presenter across the country, including conference presentations for the National Center for Parents as Teachers, National Association for Music Education, and the
American Music Therapy Association. Her research on music to support
early language was published in the International Journal for Research in
Music Education. She is the author of the popular Baby Sing & Sign book series, and will write a new book on this topic for Brookes Publishing in 2020. Her music CDs for
children won NAPPA and Parent’s Choice Honors awards.
Anne lives in Kansas City, Missouri with her husband. When not on the job,
she enjoys kayaking, snacking, and dancing to the song “Uptown Funk” in
her kitchen. She believes the world would be a better place if everyone
would just take an afternoon nap.
KDHE Approved Hours
12 CEU's will be offered for 2 days (6 CEU's for a single day)