Title

Puppetry Path to Early Intervention for Children through Partnerships

First Presenter's Institution

Augusta University

Second Presenter's Institution

NA

Third Presenter's Institution

NA

Fourth Presenter's Institution

NA

Fifth Presenter's Institution

NA

Location

Poster Session (Harborside)

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Strand #2

Family & Community

Relevance

In this session, those attending will find the focus to be on using puppets to intervene with at-risk children in an early intervention thrust. The emphasis will be placed on how to develop partnerships with community programs.

Brief Program Description

The objective of this session is to demonstrate how to use early intervention strategies with at-risk children. The topic is how adults can use puppets as a means of early intervention. A book authored by the presenter entitled "Puppetry Paths to Science and Math" will be distributed to attendees at no cost. The target audience includes educators, parents, and individuals from community partnerships.

Summary

"Puppetry Paths to Science and Math" may be described as a practical program for using puppets as an intervention tool for at-risk children. In this session, the presenter will share how she has developed university partnerships with community groups that address needs of at-risk children. Both methods and strategies will be described that demonstrate how puppets are ideal for reaching those at-risk children and communities everywhere. Strategies will be discussed and a question/answer session will be incorporated. "Take home" learning materials in book form will be given at no cost to attendees. Adults will be given a variety of ways to reach at-risk children. Intervention methods will be outlined and discussed with the audience. Supportive evidence will be provided to demonstrate why the puppetry method is successful. Research studies will be noted that parallel the topic of this session. Studies by the presenter will address ways that puppets have been used in programs with unbelievable success. Those noted will address the use of puppets in programs that related to play therapy. Teachers, counselors, and parents should find this session to be helpful as they work with children with special needs, including autism, mental retardation, learning disabilities, and social/emotional issues. Research evidence from studies conducted within the last decade will be provided on a handout to all participants.

Evidence

Evidence demonstrating field-based effectiveness of using puppets to enhance learning will be incorporated. Studies citing known research and promising practices will include questions such as, "Does puppetry play make a difference?" and "How does puppetry play intervention affect the learning of at-risk children?"

Format

Poster Presentation

Biographical Sketch

The presenter is an author of books on the value of using puppets to enhance learning. The presenter is a university professor and director/founder of a major university literacy center.

Keyword Descriptors

At-risk children, puppetry, strategies for at-risk, early intervention

Presentation Year

2019

Start Date

3-5-2019 4:00 PM

End Date

3-5-2019 5:30 PM

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Puppetry Path to Early Intervention for Children through Partnerships

Poster Session (Harborside)

The objective of this session is to demonstrate how to use early intervention strategies with at-risk children. The topic is how adults can use puppets as a means of early intervention. A book authored by the presenter entitled "Puppetry Paths to Science and Math" will be distributed to attendees at no cost. The target audience includes educators, parents, and individuals from community partnerships.