The Goldstick Family Lecture in the Study of Communication Disorders
Joining the Family's Conversation: Listening to Caregivers to Develop Effective Instructional Practices for Child Development
Juliann Woods, professor, College of Communication and Information, The Florida State University
Explore options and ideas for establishing a relationship that facilitates the caregiver’s engagement in their child’s learning while ensuring high quality instructional and interactional practices for child development. It is not just what we say to family members and caregivers that helps us build our relationship with them as early intervention providers, it is how and when we say it.
Dr. Woods, professor in the School of Communication Science and Disorders at The Florida State University, serves as Associate Dean of Research for the College of Communication and Information and Director of the Communication and Early Childhood Research and Practice Center.
About Phillip C. and Beverly Kramer Goldstick
Acting on their desire to help children and their families in a tangible way, Mr. and Mrs. Goldstick generously endowed a sustainable training and research program in the area of communication disorders in children and youth in the Department of Special Education at the College of Education at Illinois. Each year, the initiative, along with today's Goldstick Family Lecture, continues to provide new methods and practices to families and schools to ensure that children, regardless of disability, have the opportunity to live as independently as possible in their home, neighborhood, and community. Mr. Goldstick holds a bachelors degree from the University of Illinois, and their generous gifts to the university have supported a range of programming including student scholarships, fine arts, athletics, and research.