In this webinar Dr. Ann Epstein shares basic language milestones first and then goes over the pros and cons of using sign language with little ones. Sign language can be fun for both babies and parents. AND it promotes developmentally appropriate interactions between parents and babies which is super important. Unfortunately, we had some technical […]
Ann Epstein Ph.DAnn is currently an associate professor and director of the Early Childhood – Middle Childhood program at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse in the Department of Educational Studies. She teaches courses addressing early childhood language and literacy, and Kindergarten curriculum and assessment. She also coordinates a Professional Development School field experience and supervises student teachers. Ann’s research interests include teacher perceptions of family priorities, accommodations for young children with exceptionalities, and the use of video self-modeling to assist young children with autism. Ann’s holds a BS in Communicative Disorders from Northwestern University, a Masters in Early Childhood Education from Xavier University, and a doctorate in Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Maryland. Ann was a Montessori teacher with 3 through 6 year-olds before completing her doctoral studies in early childhood special education. After forty years as an early childhood professional, she still truly believes the best way to make the world a better place is to provide ALL young children and their families with the highest quality early learning experiences possible.