ASHA Course Code: Developmental Language Disorders – 3010
Involving caregivers and teachers in the therapeutic process is a major component of successful therapy. However, social, familial, personal, and environmental factors can make caregiver and teacher involvement difficult.
In this course we identify the benefits of family involvement and will then provide five research-based strategies for how to improve our interactions with families and teachers. We refer to the strategies as SMILE (Sign, Model, Imitate, Label, and Expand). These strategies have been found to improve communication skills in young children. We will define the SMILE strategies, provide the rationale behind them, and demonstrate how to implement the strategies when serving an early-childhood population.
Level, Authors, and Disclosures
Financial Disclosure: Scott Prath, M.A., CCC-SLP is a salaried employee of Bilinguistics. Bilinguistics receives royalty payments for online courses.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Scott Prath does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.
Financial Disclosure: Katherine Johnson, M.A., CCC-SLP is a salaried employee of Bilinguistics. Bilinguistics receives royalty payments for online courses.
Non-Financial Disclosure: Katherine Johnson does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.
Participants will be able to:
• Describe why family involvement has a positive impact on therapy outcomes
• List three factors that can reduce parent involvement
• Summarize one theoretical model of social systems
• Assess intervention strategies to identify whether they are designed to increase family involvement
07 minutes: Introduction, Background and Development
10 minutes: Importance of Family Involvement
08 minutes: Empowering Families 5 minutes: Models of Service Delivery
05 minutes: Teacher and Family Perspectives 5 minutes: SLP Perspectives
10 minutes: Case Studies
05 minutes: Demographics
5 minutes: Social Systems Theories
5 minutes: Case Studies
5 minutes: SMILE Components