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Live Coffee Chat: Supporting Children’s Language and Preventing Challenging Behaviors at Home

Dr. Justin Lane

Parents home with young children during the COVID-19 pandemic have an opportunity to connect with experts for practical advice.

Dr. Justin Lane, a University of Kentucky College of Education associate professor of special education, will be part of a live chat to offer practical strategies for parents to use at home.

“These are stressful times for everyone, and parents of young children exhibiting challenging behaviors need support,” Lane said. “We want to offer practical advice to help parents manage challenging behavior and teach their child how to successfully communicate their wants and interests. Supporting young children’s communication skills can help prevent challenging behaviors.”

He will offer practical tips, along with his colleague, Dr. Erin Barton, associate professor of special education at Vanderbilt University.

The 30-minute chat (registration required) begins at 2 p.m. Friday, April 24. It is hosted by Brookes Publishing, a book publisher offering talks with education professionals.

Lane and Barton collaborate on research and work related to early childhood and special education. They co-authored the textbook Methods for Teaching in Early Education, along with Dr. Jennifer Ledford, who is also on Vanderbilt’s faculty.

After registering for the coffee chat, participants will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. Lane is a faculty member in the UK College of Education’s Department of Early Childhood, Special Education, and Counselor Education.