2023 Annual Conference

Conference Speakers

Maria Gianfilippo

2023 INA Nanny Speaker - Maria Gianfilippo

Maria Gianfilippo is a Speech-Language Pathologist and founder of Organic Speech Therapy, a private practice located in Clearwater, FL. Maria specializes in treating young children, ages birth to three, with communication delays and disorders. She is especially passionate about empowering little ones’ parents as key helpers in their child’s language development and founded the programs Talkative Babies and the Parent’s Guide to Talkative Toddlers to further support parents. She is a speaker on the topics of baby/toddler language development and has presented to many organizations that support parents and child care workers. Maria is extremely passionate about sharing her knowledge with her community to set children up for success now and in their future!
Watch the Meet the Speakers Feature with Maria.

How to be Proactive in Speech Development

How to be Proactive in Speech Development educates nannies regarding language development in children birth to three years of age. Covered are the developmental progress of receptive and expressive language, milestones at each age, how to promote language development in everyday routines for those working with this age group (improve communication, reduce communication related frustration & meet milestones), how to tell if there is a delay and the appropriate action to take if there is a delay. This presentation also focuses on the importance of spotting signs of a delay early and early intervention as nannies play a vital role in helping children with a delay as they are with them so often. Pacifier use and screen time effects on language development will also be addressed.

Meet your 2023 INA Conference Speakers!

Nash Fung

Keynote Speaker

Fuel Your Curiosity. The magic behind innovative thinking

The message is simple yet powerful: “Curiosity Matters”! Because being innovative is born from having the curiosity to: Explore what ifs, welcome new ideas, and take action. In this entertaining keynote weaving magic, engaging stories and interactive exercises, Nash will teach your team how to harness their curiosity to enhance their innovative thinking so they can create more impactful ideas together.

Pauline Thimas

Lindsey Taggart

Annie Duguid

Takita Tunstall

Brooke Weglarz

Lauren Holgate

Tassecia Simpson Little

Angela Johnson

Ryan Jordan

Jennifer Hassett

Franny Wood

Stefanie Hudgins

Wendy Sjaardema

Christine Lasser

Jacqueline Sutton

Chelsea Klassen

Shenandoah Davis

Cynthia Wilkinson

Tamara C. Gardner

Kenda Horst

Rachel Lawrence

Rachael Lubin

Karen Sheean

Elizabeth Agrapidis

Stephanie Bauchum

Danielle Bunjak

Diamond Knights

Janet Rose

Cortney Gibson

Ali Klika

Kim Brown

Courtnee Jones

Carrie Bland

Greta Schraer

Maria Gianfilippo

Kavita Sawh

Sarah Salisbury

Heidi Joline

Aakash Goel

Jill Getto Lee

Sheryl Mays

Reagan Fulton

Alicia Amerson

Danielle Sadler

Michelle LaRowe