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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This course was recorded on May 11, 2012
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I treat middle school students with social skill deficiencies and she hits the nail on the head. I see all the time exactly what she describes as the high functioning student who does very well on a standardized measure yet fails to be a good social thinker. Excellent presentation....especially with the point on the need of a Narrative.
Tatyana presented very useful information, particularly regarding her experience with varying assessments. Her rate of speech was fast at times which made it difficult to understand parts of her presentation.
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Tatyana Elleseff, M.A., CCC-SLP
Tatyana Elleseff MA CCC-SLP is a bilingual speech language pathologist who specializes in working with multicultural, internationally and domestically adopted as well as at-risk children with complex communication disorders. She received her MA from NYU, her Bilingual Extension Certification from Columbia University as well as several ACE awards for continuing education from ASHA. She is a member of NY and NJ, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) multidisciplinary teams, the aim of which is to provide specialized services including speech language assessment and intervention to children identified or presenting with features of FASD. Tatyana’s articles have been published in several magazines including Adoption Today, Adoption Australia, and Advance for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists. In addition to previously presenting on Speechpathology.com, Tatyana has presented for a number of medical, academic and non-profit organizations including New York University, New Jersey Speech Language and Hearing Convention, American Academy of Pediatrics: Council on Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship , New Jersey Taskforce on Child Abuse and Neglect as well as North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC).
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This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)
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