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CHLD 2017: Understanding Temperaments To Help Infants and Toddlers Learn And Develop

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This course will define temperament and explain its importance in the development of infants and toddlers.  It will focus on five temperament characteristics - activity level, approach/withdraw, intensity, mood, and persistence.  The construct of "goodness-of-fit" will also be emphasized and strategies for interacting with infant and toddler children who demonstrate a variety of temperaments will be given.  Participants will have the opportunity to explore their own temperaments and to discuss case examples of infants and toddlers with extreme temperaments.
Course Topics:
  • Define temperament and identify the five dimensions of temperament - activity level, approach/withdraw, intensity, mood, and persistence.
  • Explain what "goodness-of-fit" means.
  • Identify temperament characteristics.
  • Identify strategies to adapt the environment to improve "goodness-of-fit" for children with different temperaments.
  • Recognize the importance of language in describing children with different temperaments.
  • Identify strategies for helping children with different temperaments adapt to their environment.

Class Details

31 Sessions
Weekly - Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun, Mon, Tue


Instruction Online  

CEUs : 0.4



Please read:  Online access will be granted at the earliest, Monday, January 6 when CCWA reopens. You will still have 30 days to complete your class.



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, January 28, 2020 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
1/1/2020 - 1/31/2020 Weekly -Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM Richmond, Virtual  Map Instruction Online