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Nurturing the Child with Special Needs

Adina Soclof, MS, CCC-SLP; Leo Christie, PhD, LMFT

CE Credit: 4 Hours

Target Audience: Psychology CE | Counseling CE | Speech-Language Pathology CEUs | Social Work CE | Occupational Therapy CEUs | Marriage & Family Therapy CE | School Psychology CE | Teaching CE

Learning Level: Introductory

Course Type: Online

Course Abstract

Nurturing the Child with Special Needs is a 4-hour online continuing education (CE) course that provides strategies for healthcare professionals and parents to support children with special needs to manage behavior, sensory issues, and language challenges.

All children need to feel a sense of belonging and significant in ways that elicit positive responses from those around them. Sometimes, a child with special needs can alienate others when attempting to have their unique requirements met. This results in the child feeling even more isolated and ineffectual.

Clinicians, parents, and teachers are thus required to adapt their interactions and look at the whole child, as they take his or her particular needs into account. This is not an easy undertaking, as it involves staying focused on children’s individual strengths, while helping them understand and manage their challenges.

This course will provide perspectives, strategies, and techniques for helping children with special needs and their parents find competence – and confidence – in managing behavior, sensory issues, speech and language challenges, and frustration by learning calming, supportive ways to build a cooperative and nurturing relationship.

Course #40-48 | 2020 | 83 pages | 25 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. Identify strategies to help parents understand and manage their child’s sensory and motor issues
2. List ways to encourage parent involvement, build competence, and deal with feelings of grief and anger
3. Identify strategies to aid parents in facilitating speech and language skills in their child with SN
4. Identify techniques to help parents reduce their child’s frustration and manage meltdowns
5. Describe nurturing and calming ways to engage a child’s cooperation
6. Identify disciplinary tactics that involve empathy and positive alternatives to punishment
CE INFORMATION

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This course is offered for .4 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area). 

ASHA credit is available until 12/31/2024. ASHA CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the monthly completion report from the ASHA Approved CE Provider (#AAUM5158). Please note that the date that appears on ASHA transcripts is the last day of the month in which the course was completed. 

Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, the South Carolina Board of Examiners in Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and is CE Broker compliant (#50-1635).

COURSE DIRECTIONS

This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. The course is text-based (reading) and the CE test is open-book (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of this course involves passing an online test (80% required, 3 chances to take) and we ask that you also complete a brief course evaluation. Click here to learn more.

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About the Author(s)

Adina Soclof, MS, CCC-SLPis a Parent Educator, Professional Development Instructor and Speech-Language Pathologist working with children in a school setting. She received her B.A. in history from Queens College and her M.S. in communication sciences from Hunter College. Adina is the founder of ParentingSimply.com. She delivers parenting classes as well as professional development workshops for Speech-Language Pathologists, teachers and other health professionals. Adina is available for speaking engagements. You can reach her at asoclof@parentingsimply.com or check out her website at www.parentingsimply.com.

Disclosure:

Financial: Ms. Soclof receives royalty payments from Professional Development Resources on sales of her courses.
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.


Leo Christie, PhD, LMFT, is a Florida-licensed Marriage and Family Therapist with a doctorate in Marriage and Family Therapy from Florida State University. Past President of the Florida Council on Family Relations, Dr. Christie is a past CEO of Professional Development Resources, a nonprofit corporation whose mission is to deliver continuing education credit courses to healthcare professionals throughout the United States. He has more than 20 years' experience in private practice with a specialty in child behavior disorders and as an instructor for over 500 live continuing education seminars for healthcare professionals.

Disclosure:
Financial
: Receives a salary from Professional Development Resources, Inc.
Nonfinancial
: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist. 


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