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Course Type: Video – 1 hour

ASHA Course Code: Social-Emotional-Behavioral Issues Impacting Speech, Language, Hearing and Related Disorders – 7040

Challenging behaviors can impede progress in speech therapy. We will discuss the evaluation of behaviors that impact communication development and provide research-based intervention strategies to guide speech-language pathologists in developing effective treatment plans. We will include case studies of clinical interventions that improve communication in children with behavioral needs.

Level, Authors, and Disclosures

Financial Disclosure: Ellen Kester, Ph.D., CCC-SLP. Dr. Ellen Kester is the owner of Bilinguistics and receives a salary. Bilinguistics receives royalty payments for online courses.

Non-Financial Disclosure: Ellen Kester does not have any non-financial relationships to disclose.

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Challenging behaviors can impede progress in during intervention and can have a negative impact on a child’s academic progress. Understanding the function of the behaviors is a critical part of setting the course to change the behaviors. In this workshop, we used videos to practice identifying the function of behaviors. We shared research-based intervention strategies to help you effectively manage

Participants will:

  • Compare and contrast the role of punishments and reinforcement in the management of behavior
  • Describe the relationship between behavior and communication
  • Effectively evaluate behaviors that negatively impact learning
  • List effective research-based intervention strategies for managing behavior
  • Develop a plan to address communication and behavior in intervention sessions

Time-ordered agenda:

10 minutes Introduction to the topic
10 minutes Socio-emotional elements involved in addressing undesired behaviors
10 minutes How we identify the functions of behavior and considering the behavior chain
10 minutes Approaches to analyzing behaviors
10 minutes Intervention approaches
10 minutes Case studies and wrap-up

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