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Assessing Social Skills in Children with Psychiatric Disturbances

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The number of children who present with non-spectrum emotional, behavioral, and psychiatric disturbances (oppositional defiant disorder, mood disorder, etc) has been steadily increasing in recent years. Many of these children attend district schools as well as receive services through private providers. Due to high incidence of communication issues associated with these conditions, speech language pathologists are frequently among the professionals who assess them. This presentation is aimed at increasing the participants’ knowledge regarding the role of speech language pathologists in the assessment of social pragmatic language abilities of school-age children with psychiatric impairments.

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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the impact of psychiatric disturbances on language development of children.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list common pediatric psychiatric (non-autistic) diagnoses affecting language abilities.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe the role of SLP in assessment of pragmatic language and social cognitive abilities of school-age children.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list formal assessment instruments used to assess pragmatic language and social cognitive abilities of school age children.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe informal assessment procedures used to assess pragmatic language and social cognitive abilities of school age children.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Overview of Psychiatric Diagnoses and Language Disorders
5-10 Minutes Role of SLP in Assessment of Pragmatic Language Disorders
10-20 Minutes Overview of social pragmatic skills
20-25 Minutes Overview of Relevant Assessment Areas
25-35 Minutes Overview of Standardized Testing
35-50 Minutes Overview of Informal Assessment Procedures
50-55 Minutes Case Examples
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q & A
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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