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Coach2Coach: Supporting Vision Within Everyday Routines
Friday, October 15, 2021, 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM PST
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Coach2Coach: Supporting Vision Within Everyday Routines

Water Can

with Tara Tompai, Early Childhood Vision Consultant and Stacey Landberg, M.S., CCC-SLP
Friday, October 15 | 12:30pm - 2:00pm

For October's event, participants will learn how to help families support their child's vision within the context of everyday moments as we eagerly welcome Tara Tompai, Early Childhood Vision Consultant. Researchers and experts in the field of early intervention repeatedly find that most early interventionists do not have specific training and knowledge related to best practice patterns for the provision of family-centered services as mandated by Part C of IDEA. These monthly workshops describe and present evidence and demonstrations for using best practices in early intervention, more specifically: using everyday activities and routines as a context for family-centered early intervention.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Practice using at least three specific coaching strategies (e.g. feedback, observation, problem-solving, video modeling).
  • Identify ways to support vision during everyday routines
  • Identify at least 2 resources for obtaining additional information related to Cortical Vision Impairment.

Register through IDA
IDA member $30 | Non IDA member $40

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CE Hours: IDA - Nursing/PT/Speech and Language | 1.5 hours $15

Tara Tompai
Early Childhood Vision Consultant

Tara began her journey into the field of visual impairments in 2002 when she graduated from the Intervenor for Deafblind Persons Program in Toronto, Canada. She continued her education and became an orientation and mobility specialist in 2003. Her passion for early intervention grew and she decided to pursue early childhood education. Currently, Tara Tompai is an Early Childhood Vision Consultant at Surrey Place in Toronto, Canada. She provides support and service to parents and caregivers who have children ages birth to school-age who are diagnosed with a visual impairment. Tara also works collaboratively with early childhood educators in the classroom and with other professionals who are supporting children with visual impairments. In addition to Tara’s role as a vision consultant, she supports other vision consultants across the province of Ontario to provide mentorship. You can follow Tara's impressive and informative content on instagram at @vision_earlyintervention.

Stacey Landberg, M.S., CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist

Stacey has devoted her career to supporting communication and connection between young children and their caregivers. She has worked in the homes of hundreds of families across southern California and she has guest lectured across the United State to early childhood specialists. Stacey is in her 16th year of professional practice as a speech-language pathologist.

She is a 2019 graduate of the Leadership Excellence in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Fellowship at USC/CHLA. Currently Stacey's work is primarily focused on interdisciplinary early intervention and dissemination of best practice patterns related to coaching and routines-based intervention.