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Digital Seminar

Kimochis: Social-Emotional Learning Tools for Children & Adolescents

Kimochis® KEY.MO.CHEE means "feeling" in Japanese.

This engaging 90-minute training is designed for professionals who are seeking social-emotional learning tools on the Kimochis® social-emotional program and want to learn how to personalize the tools for their professional site and needs. The Kimochis® characters and feelings lessons will be outlined to demonstrate how to help children learn to understand and regulate their feelings, understand the emotions of others, and establish and maintain healthy social relationships. 

In addition, you will learn about the Kimochis® Keys to Communication. These Keys help children to listen, speak and act in ways that promote positive behavior and social interactions. At the completion of this workshop, you will feel prepared to introduce the Kimochis® program in social skills groups, clinical settings and/or as a safe, strong, and mutually respectful prevention and intervention tool!


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Ellen Pritchard Dodge, MEd, CCC-SLP
1 Hour 33 Minutes
Audio and Video
Nov 19, 2013
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Continuing Professional Development Certificates - PESI Australia, in collaboration with PESI in the USA, offers quality online continuing professional development events from the leaders in the field at a standard recognized by professional associations including psychology, social work, occupational therapy, alcohol and drug professionals, counselling and psychotherapy. On completion of the training, a Professional Development Certificate is issued after the individual has answered and submitted a quiz and course evaluation. This online program is worth 1.5 hours CPD.



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Ellen Pritchard Dodge, M.ED, CCC-SLP, is a recognized leader in character education and communication skills in the classroom. Ellen has published numerous books and articles and has given over 400 workshops for both parents and educators. Ellen’s interactive workshop style and effective communication strategies and passion for raising children’s social and emotional intelligence makes her a sought after speaker. Ellen has extensively taught in public schools in Northern California where her communication curriculum won a National Character Education award. Ellen with Dr. William Pollack, author of Real Boys, collaborated to create classrooms that are academically and socially engaging for boys through Supporting Our Sons. Since 2008, she has been the educational director and curriculum author for Kimochis…Toys with Feelings Inside® and was named to Parenting Magazine’s Editorial Advisory Board for 2013.

Speaker Ellen Prichard Dodge is involved with the Plushy Feeling Cooperation, creators of the Kimochis … Toys with Feelings Inside®. This program has been designed based on Kimochis … Toys with Feelings Inside® curriculum and techniques and will include limited information on similar techniques.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial: Ellen Pritchard Dodge is the Educational Director and curriculum author for the Plushy Feely Cooperation (Kimochis … Toys with Feelings Inside®); she maintains an ownership interest in the company and intellectual property rights to the products. She receives a speaking honorarium from PESI, Inc.

Nonfinancial: Ellen Pritchard Dodge serves on the board of the California Speech and Hearing Association.

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Access for Self-Study (Non-Interactive)

Access never expires for this product.


  • Describe why social-emotional learning is important for ALL children and not just for those with disabilities.
  • Explain the link between feelings, behavior and communication.
  • Identify the Kimochis® Keys to Communication and how children can use them to guide positive social interactions.
  • Identify immediate ways to use the Kimochis® tools in their programming.


Support Social-Emotional Learning (SEL):

  • Specific strategies to support the social-emotional development for ALL children and adolescents, not just those with a diagnosis of social and emotional disabilities

Active Participation:

  • Simple, fun and dynamic activities to work with children and adolescents one on one, in small and large groups to engage, and help them learn to be more socially and emotionally competent

Collaborative Relationships:

  • Learn how to work together with professionals and parents to teach children social-emotional skills, emotional vocabulary and positive communication

Target Audience

Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, Addiction Counselors, Marriage & Family Therapists, Nurses, Teachers/Educators, Occupational Therapists & Occupational Therapy Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, and other Mental Health Professionals



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