In this course, Heidi shares her vast experience of how to work effectively and efficiently with school-aged children with social language differences. She discusses the referral process, assessments, and explains how to develop and support a school-based therapy plan with the child, teachers, and parents. She covers the specifics of collecting data as well as therapy materials and resources.
By the end of this course, participants will be able to:
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.
Heidi Britz graduated with her Masters in Communicative Disorders from the University of Central Florida and has been a practicing Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) since 1991 in Florida, California and Georgia. She has done therapy in private practice, pediatric hospitals, and the public schools. Her experience ranges from serving babies in the NICU unit to young adults with developmental disabilities. Currently, Heidi is a Speech-Language Pathologist in the Forsyth County Schools and the owner of her private practice, Shine Speech Language Therapy. She is the creator of social language materials for the SLP and has an online store, SmartmouthSLP, on TeachersPayTeachers.
This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEU (Introductory Level, Professional Area)
|2 min: Introduction; characteristics of child with social learning difficulties|
|2 min: Comparisons of a child with social language impairments with a child with “typical” receptive and expressive language impairments|
|5 min: The initial process; teacher referrals; generate a “team” mentality|
|3 min: Collaboration and support for and with teachers; specific visual ideas|
|3 min: Formal and informal assessment tools|
|5 min: Pull-out, grouping kids in the schools, push-in, and less structured environments|
|2 min: Therapy: Ideas to generate interaction|
|12 min: Therapy: Social language and core competencies in the classroom; Materials, resources, techniques|
|5 min: The impact of social media on social language|
|3 min: Collecting data; rubrics|
|3 min: Communicating with parents|
|5 min: Wrap up and Final Question….|
|25 min: Questions & Answers|
|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. |
|Financial||Heidi Britz received compensation for this presentation from SpeechTherapyPD.com. |
|Nonfinancial||No relevant non-financial relationships exist. |