Workshop Description

Normal and Atypical Speech and Language Development in the Preschool Years

 The content of this presentation will address: - normal speech-language and communication from ages 0- 5 - communication delays and various challenges (e.g., stuttering, voice, Autism, feeding difficulties) - multilingual considerations - how to access help in BC - strategies to facilitate communication development

Audience: This workshop is geared toward supporting educators who work in child care. 

BONUS: If you can not attend live this session will be recorded and made available for up to 30 days after the live session date!

Note: This workshop will take place ONLINE. If you register for this workshop please keep an eye out for the workshop link. It will be sent in an email.

Meet the Facilitator

We are really grateful to have Shari with us, sharing her expertise!

Speech and Language Pathologist

Shari Linde

Shari is the director of Advantage Speech-Language Pathology, a large group of therapists based out of Richmond, BC. Shari has been a speech-language pathologist since 1994, and has completed advanced training in Oral Myofunctional Disorders, the Hanen programs "More Than Words", "It Takes Two to Talk", and "TalkAbility", and the Meaningful Speech course on Natural Language Acquisition/Gestalt Language Processing. Shari is currently on the Board of Directors for Speech-Language & Audiology Canada (SAC); she was the Chair of the SAC Board of Directors for the 2021-22 term.

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    Workshop Session

    • Territorial Acknowledgment

    • Workshop Zoom Link

    • Get Your Certificate

Cant attend the live?

No problem. This session will be recorded and available for 30 days!


  • Is this a live or self paced workshop?

    This is a live workshop but the recording will be available 1-2 days after the live workshop and participants will be able to take the self-paced option for up to 30 days.

  • How do I log onto the live workshop and access the zoom link?

    Participants will create an account and pay upon registration. Remember to save your password, you will need so sign in again to access the workshop and your certificate. Participants will get a reminder email with the zoom link 1-2 days before the workshop. NOTE: keep an eye out for emails from us, sometimes our emails may end up in your spam/updates/promotions folder.

  • What technology do I need?

    Participants will need a laptop or computer with video, audio and reliable internet connection. Tablets, smartphones, and other small devices can be used but may limit functionality. To confirm attendance and maximize participation, participants are strongly suggested to keep their cameras on during the workshop unless otherwise specified.

  • Can I get a receipt?

    Once you have registered and paid you will see a confirmation page and get an email receipt. If you need a more detailed receipt please contact the instructor directly.

  • What happens if I am late or miss the live zoom?

    Participants who are more than 10 minutes late will not be allowed into the workshop and no refund will be provided.

  • Can I record or will there be a recording?

    Participants are NOT allowed to take photos of slides, record or distribute any portion of live workshops. We will record and make the recording available for up to 30 days for those who register before the date of the live workshop.

  • Will I get a certificate of completion?

    Certificates of completion will be available automatically 1-2 business days after the live workshop. The instructor keeps a record of all who register in this course. For registry purposes, the instructor can verify the progress and completion of each participant in this course. Remember to download your certificate and any resources should this course ever be taken down.

  • Will this workshop be accepted by the ECE registry in my province or state?

    Ultimately it is up to the participant to ensure this workshop would be accepted by the ECE authority in their province or state. Each certificate of completion will include our contact information so that we can support educators to get their professional development hours. PLEASE NOTE: You must complete all the materials in full and answer all questions so that we can ethically verify your certificate with any ECE registry.

Looking for more professional development?

We have a variety of self paced workshops in addition to this live option. Go check out our self paced collection!