Courtney Wiersum is an autism specialist with the Horizons Developmental Remediation Center. She holds a masterís degree in special education and is a certified teacher with endorsements in cognitive impairments and early childhood education. Courtney is currently a Relationship Development Intervention (RDI) ģ Program Certified Consultant-In-Training, and provides consultation services to families and school professionals throughout Michigan.
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We use 8 different types of nonverbal communication without even thinking about it. What are they and how do these skills affect children with developmental disabilities? Part 1 of 3.†
We use 8 different types of nonverbal communication without even thinking about it. What are they and how do these skills affect children with developmental disabilities? Part 2 of 3.†
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