Presented by Lucy Hart Paulson, Ed.D., CCC-SLP, and Judi Dodson, M.A.


Young students often are emotionally vulnerable. Choosing the right activities and approaches can enhance the emotional climate of a classroom, creating safe havens where children will grow emotionally and academically.

Lucy Hart Paulson and Judi Dodson discuss the interrelated developmental sequences of social communication skills and ways to create nurturing classrooms that foster social emotional learning. Learn about:

  • The connections between language, cognitive, and social emotional learning
  • The developmental stages and age expectations for social communication skills
  • Factors that create a climate and culture that supports positive language and communication skills
  • Activities that will make your classroom a safe space for children, preparing them for social and academic growth