Supporting Students with Co-occurring Language and Behavioral Deficits
This session provides a review of literature detailing the role of language in students' academic, social, emotional, and behavioral development. The presenter will provide established and novel strategies for supporting students with problem behavior and low language skills, including ways to improve communication and decrease negative interactions.
5 mins - Disclosures, Introduction
25 mins - Review of current research
50 mins - Objectives
Summarize current research documenting interrelations of language, learning, and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents.
Describe evidence-based and theory-based models of intervention for children with co-morbid language and behavioral disorders.
Implement strategies to prevent problem behavior during therapy sessions.
30 mins - Results and Recommendations
10 mins - Q&A
ASHA: 0.2 ASHA CEUs,
CA SLPAHB: 2 hrs
CMH: 2 hrs
About the Presenter
Bio and Disclosures
Bio: Dr. Alexandra Hollo is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at West Virginia University. She completed an MEd at Vanderbilt University in 1996, then taught in residential treatment centers until 2008. In that time, she recognized that students’ language deficits often led to preventable conflicts and coercive interactions with relevant adults who often mistook miscommunication for misbehavior. Since obtaining a PhD in Special Education and becoming a Board Certified Behavior Analyst in 2013, Dr. Hollo has established a line of research focusing on comorbidity of language and behavioral disorders in school-age children and adolescents. Her goals are to promote successful communication between adults and children by validating child-focused prevention and intervention strategies as well as improving adults’ ability to recognize and support children with these co-occurring conditions.
Financial— Dr. Hollo received a speaking fee from the Lavi Institute/Power Up Conference
Nonfinancial— No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
- Summarize current research documenting interrelations of language, learning, and behavioral disorders in children and adolescents.
- Describe evidence-based and theory-based models of intervention for children with co-morbid language and behavioral disorders.
- Implement strategies to prevent problem behavior during therapy sessions.
Satisfactory Course Completion Requirements
This course must be watched in its entirety. In order to receive the CMH or the CEU certificate, a quiz is required to be completed with 80% success.
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