PIFS Education Committee Presents: WHY PLAY?

A Keynote Presentation by Nancy Tarshis, MA, MS, CCC-SLP

Wednesday, October 16th
6:30 pm
PIFS Gymnasium

Please join us for an informative presentation on the importance of play in social emotional development. The natural curiosity of children can be guided to foster deep social relationships, emotional responses and cognitive learning. Nancy Tarshis will discuss typical developmental expectations and supportive strategies for social cognition and social competency.

Nancy Tarshis

Nancy Tarshis is a speech-language pathologist with an extensive background in working with children and their parents. She has a MA in Education of the Deaf and a MS in Speech/Language Pathology – both from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is currently the Director of Early Childhood programs at the Quad Preparatory School and the former Supervisor of Speech and Language Services at Montefiore’s Children’s Evaluation and Rehabilitation Center (CERC) at Einstein College of Medicine. In addition to co-directing Altogether Social, she is an Adjunct Instructor at Teachers College, Columbia University, New York University and Hunter College. Nancy is the co-author of the Social Thinking© early learner curriculum, We Thinkers Volumes 1 and 2 curriculum, storybooks and GPS guide (formally The Incredible Flexible you) and is a member of the Social Thinking Speaker’s Collaborative.

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