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Active Listening: Techniques that Work for Children and Parents

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

Course Abstract

Active Listening: Techniques that Work for Children and Parents is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE) course that offers strategies for achieving more effective communication.

This course offers a valuable compilation of practical and ready-to-use strategies and techniques for building children’s confidence and success by using active listening, one of the key components in developing and maintaining healthy professional and personal relationships. Without this set of skills, clinicians are likely to miss essential pieces of information their clients are trying to communicate to them, whether with words or with behavior. When the word “active” is added to “listening” it alters and amplifies the communication process to include a dynamic feedback loop in which the speaker and the listener validate that each party has been accurately heard.

Appropriate use of listening skills by a clinician can increase self-esteem in young clients and motivate them to learn. Using active listening skills, clinicians become more confident and manage their therapy and counseling sessions with a broader and mutually respectful dialogue. This course is about the application of active listening techniques to a wide variety of clinical, classroom, and home situations, including sections on positive thinking and resilience, problem-solving skills, and the communication of emotion.

Course #31-23 | 2020 | 77 pages | 20 posttest questions

Learning Objectives

1. Identify the benefits and challenges of using active listening in work with children
2. List ways in which active listening can foster collaboration among professionals and their clients
3. Identify active listening strategies that can foster positive thinking and resilience
4. Identify active listening techniques that can help teach problem-solving skills
5. List strategies that teach children to use active listening to understand their emotions
6. Apply active listening skills and techniques to solution-focused brief therapy
CE INFORMATION

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This course is offered for .3 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area). 

ASHA credit is available until 05/31/2025. ASHA CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the monthly completion report from the ASHA Approved CE Provider (#AAUM5162). 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 the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. 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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