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Practical Assessment & Therapy Strategies for Social Communication Deficits

1.0 Hours
40
Audio

Course Description

In this course, Ms. Hamaguchi focuses on understanding elementary age children with Social Communication Disorder (SCD), as well as effective ways to assess it, and how to put together targeted individual and group intervention strategies to improve social language, including greetings, etc., and conversational skill development across settings, and more.


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Objective

By the end of this course, participants will be able to:

1
List at least 5 characteristics of a child with Social Communication Disorder (SCD).
2
Describe how and what to observe regarding a child’s communication skills in informal settings. 
3
Explain at least 2 tests to use and how to interpret the results.
4
Provide at least 3 therapy strategies for developing social language abilities.
About Presenters

Char Boshart

MA, CCC-SLP

Char Boshart is a speech-language pathologist, author, seminar presenter, and president and co-founder of Speech Dynamics, Inc. She graduated with her Master’s degree from Western Michigan University under the extraordinary tutelage of Dr. Charles Van Riper, the “father” of articulation therapy during the final years of his illustrious career. Char began her career in the public schools in the early 70’s with a caseload of over 110 children. Since then, she has worked many years in the public schools, developed and ran her own private practice, and, for seven years was an Assistant Professor and Department Chair of the Speech Pathology and Audiology Department at Loma Linda University in southern California. Her interest in creating effective therapy techniques has evolved into the development of several practical articulation publications, videos (articulation and language), and articles.

Patti Hamaguchi

MA, CCC-SLP

Patti Hamaguchi is a seminar presenter, author, writer and creator of diagnostic tools, and owner of a thriving private practice. She earned her M.A. degree in Speech-Language Pathology from The College of New Jersey and worked in the public schools (all grades) for over 15 years. She is the author of Childhood Speech, Language, and Listening Problems: What Every Parent Should Know, and the TAPS-4 (Test of Auditory Processing Skills--4th Edition (2018). Most recently Patti co-authored a standardized test the RESCA-E (Receptive-Expressive-Social Communication Assessment--Elementary). She will soon publish the RESCA-A (for adolescents), the RESCA-ELD (early language development), and the Early Language Communication Inventory (ELCI).

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEU (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline
Timeline
3 min: Introduction
6 min: The complexities and characteristics of children with SCD; and, SCD awareness in the schools
6 min: ASHA’s view on SCD; shared responsibilities; additional characteristics
17 min: The formal and informal evaluation of social communication abilities
5 min: Implementing meaningful observations; talking with parents
15 min: Interventions and ideas for SCD children
8 min: Questions & Answers
Course Disclosure
The content of this course is based on the research and experience of the presenter. You are responsible to do your own research to determine if the information and skills taught are appropriate for your clients/students/patients.
Disclosure Statement for Char Boshart
Financial Char Boshart is a speaker for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receive royalty payments. She also owns and operates Speech Dynamics.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationship exists.
Disclosure Statement for Patti Hamaguchi
Financial Patti Hamaguchi received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com. She is the founder and director of her private practice, Hamaguchi & Associates in northern California and is the founder and CEO of Hamaguchi Apps for Speech, Language & Auditory Development.
Nonfinancial No relevant non-financial relationships exist.

Char Boshart

MA, CCC-SLP

Patti Hamaguchi

MA, CCC-SLP

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