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Course # 5489
Improving Social Skills in Children with Psychiatric Disturbances

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Disclosure: This Course is presented by SpeechPathology.com.

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

This course is aimed at increasing the participants’ knowledge regarding the role of SLPs in the treatment of social pragmatic language disorders of school-age children with psychiatric impairments. It will review social pragmatic treatment approaches which can be used for children with psychiatric impairments, explain the functions of common challenging behaviors, as well as list a number of proactive behavioral intervention approaches professionals can implement to decrease challenging behaviors and increase compliance and cooperation in therapy sessions.
Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

This course was recorded on July 6, 2012


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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to identify social pragmatic deficit areas of children with psychiatric impairments.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe components and targets of successful social skills treatments.
  • After this course, participants will be able to list common challenging behavior types and explain proactive behavior strategies used to prevent inappropriate behaviors from occurring.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe social pragmatic treatment approaches that can be used for children with psychiatric impairments.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify materials that can be used to address relevant social pragmatic treatment goals.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Overview of social skills impairments in children with psychiatric diagnoses
5-15 Minutes Social skills components and intervention targets
15-25 Minutes Behavior functions and management strategies
25-45 Minutes Social skills intervention approaches
45-55 Minutes useful therapy materials targeting various social pragmatic areas
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q & A

Average Rating

(220 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 93 most recent comments out of 220 reviews

Review by: Member on January 7, 2016
comprehensive yet specific to social dysfunction
Review by: Member on December 28, 2015
I didn't learn anything new. Although the presenter was well spoken she was very repetitive and didn't have a lot of substance. Very common sense material. Didn't add to my professional knowledge.
Review by: Member on December 18, 2015
Her knowledge... and presentation of information, methods, materials, and experiences. Powerpoint slides very helpful in following along with her presentation.
Review by: Kathryn on December 17, 2015
Practical for me as I work with many behaviorally disordered children.
Review by: Member on December 9, 2015
The information was very easy to follow and was understood
Review by: Member on November 15, 2015
Great content
Review by: Amy on November 4, 2015
Very clear and organized presentation.
Review by: Member on October 24, 2015
Review by: Lisa on August 1, 2015
Review by: Ann on July 26, 2015
It was helpful to get suggestions for available materials.
Review by: Amy on July 15, 2015
Good information
Review by: Marti on July 1, 2015
Clearly presented, well organized, full of information
Review by: Bronwyn on June 28, 2015
Very good organization and presentation of material that is directly applicable to my setting.
Review by: Valerio on June 26, 2015
All the resources the speaker shared are great!
Review by: Callie on May 18, 2015
well put together
Review by: Sarah on April 26, 2015
Review by: Diane on April 25, 2015
The content was superficial and somewhat randomly presented without a clear focus. The test questions reflect that.
Review by: Stefanie on April 17, 2015
Nicely organized and lots of practical suggestions!
Review by: Susan on April 17, 2015
interesting topic
Review by: Alexis on March 25, 2015
Information about possible approaches allowed me to differentiate and conceptualize them all.
Review by: Janie on March 15, 2015
Review by: Linda on February 11, 2015
Speaker stayed within well defined topic.
Review by: Gina on January 30, 2015
She had a lot of knowledge to share and shared a lot of good sources and citations. The only drawback was when I went to take the exam, some of the presenter's answers to the questions did not match the correct answers that were revealed after I had submitted the exam.
Review by: hazell on January 29, 2015
The presenter provided a wealth of information and suggested materials to address social skills. This is a very needed area for several students on my caseload.
Review by: Winifred on January 8, 2015
Excellent overview!!
Review by: Estrella on January 5, 2015
Provided with examples of materials
Review by: Pamela on December 9, 2014
Review by: Paige on November 25, 2014
Provided specific intervention strategies and material suggestions
Review by: Jennifer on October 20, 2014
I appreciated the leads she provided to in depth research by various authors.
Review by: Lynn on August 28, 2014
It was very interesting.
Review by: Tiffani on August 28, 2014
This course was informative.
Review by: Zulemy on August 26, 2014
Continuation of course 5404
Review by: Delores on August 14, 2014
This presentation provided lots of good information - which increased my knowledge related to the topic.
Review by: Delores on August 14, 2014
This presentation provided lots of good information - which increased my knowledge related to the topic.
Review by: Rubi on August 12, 2014
speaker was very detailed and used great examples.
Review by: Gina on July 22, 2014
Great overview of behavior strategies.
Review by: Sara on July 17, 2014
References to research articles, specific examples of curriculum to support students
Review by: LeDeithra on June 29, 2014
Tatyana clearly communicated her course objectives and then systematically fulfilled her course objectives. This course is excellent in that many therapists will service children with psych disorders and she gave many resources and specific hierarchies that will lend themselves to goal creation and distinctive measures of success.
Review by: Meghan on February 11, 2014
Quality of rational explanations of the therapy approach
Review by: Hannah on December 31, 2013
It referred us to excellent social skills resources.
Review by: Chaya on December 29, 2013
Excellent speaker lots of current and useful information on the topic.
Review by: Jana on December 19, 2013
Great research & resources
Review by: Robin on December 11, 2013
There was a significant amount of information made available to assist with students at multiple levels.
Review by: Sandra on December 9, 2013
Lots of useful information
Review by: Jennifer on December 2, 2013
I enjoyed the presenter's style.
Review by: Art on November 6, 2013
The quantity and quality of resources mentioned as well as presenting a topic that doesn´t seem to be discussed much in the SLP literature, etc.
Review by: Claire on October 27, 2013
Provided new information to consider when working with behavior management teams.
Review by: Joe'L on September 21, 2013
knowledge base of the presentor
Review by: Jessica on August 20, 2013
I can use this knowledge TODAY in my setting.
Review by: Katie on May 18, 2013
The presenter packs so much needful and practical information into the presentation. She doesn't waste a word. The handout/slides are like a manual.
Review by: Norma on May 10, 2013
This is a topic that needs to be talked about more often. There are so many children with pragmatic social skill issues other than those on the spectrum and this needs to be made better known.
Review by: Tal on May 6, 2013
Very well organized with a lot of information.
Review by: Perrie on May 1, 2013
lots of good usable material
Review by: Tushanna on March 27, 2013
Review by: Amy on March 26, 2013
I appreciated her specific examples of resources.
Review by: brenda on March 19, 2013
it is extremely applicable to all patients and a very important skill to have if you work with kids, dementia/stroke patients, and individuals with developmental disabilities
Review by: SONYA on March 9, 2013
Went along with the slides and stayed on topic of the slide.
Review by: Penny on March 7, 2013
great examples with practical application
Review by: Helene on March 7, 2013
Points out the importance of providing support for children with a psychiatric diagnosis.Gives clear and concise targets and strategies to use for treatmentProvides a wide range of resources with examples of which population each resource targets; focusing on the whole child-not just teaching a specific skill.
Review by: Kate on March 5, 2013
Application of techniques to cases at end of the course
Review by: coretta on January 19, 2013
It is really organized and informative.
Review by: Jan on January 13, 2013
Well organized and gave so many options of materials
Review by: Caroline on December 29, 2012
I am not sure.
Review by: Terri on December 28, 2012
lots of great info., very well organized
Review by: Michelle on December 27, 2012
Gave relevant resources to use
Review by: V Kathy on December 26, 2012
Specific information
Review by: Edith Suzanne on December 5, 2012
Good general knowledge
Review by: Melissa Page on December 4, 2012
very thorough with good clinical examples
Review by: Yvonne on November 23, 2012
The info. on Cognitive Beh. Therapyand the use of Social Stories in therapy
Review by: Jane on November 18, 2012
clear & concise
Review by: Kelli on November 7, 2012
Review by: Rhonda on October 11, 2012
Pressenter gave a lot of useful info.
Review by: David on September 26, 2012
Clear, to the point and applicable to therapy
Review by: Lorie on September 25, 2012
great material to use TOMORROW!!!!
Review by: Rebecca on September 12, 2012
She did not read the powerpoint to her audience!
Review by: lynn on September 11, 2012
The speaker was obviously excited about her information. The presentation was very organized.
Review by: RondaLynn on September 10, 2012
It was clearly presented; and well organized. The content also explained how to address the social issues of this population in concrete ways.
Review by: Stephen on September 3, 2012
Offered new and unknown information and resources.
Review by: Rhea on August 29, 2012
Review by: Janice on August 26, 2012
Speaker precise and logical flow of information
Review by: James on August 16, 2012
It was well organized and interesting.
Review by: madelyn on July 30, 2012
Very applicable ideas for therapy intervention.
Review by: Laurie on July 29, 2012
Very thorough with the content, given the time constraints.
Review by: Donna on July 28, 2012
I wished it went into more detail on some psychiatric disturbances or differentiated between ASD behaviors and psych behaviors. It was too overlapping and I didn't see too much difference if there is.
Review by: Tariq on July 26, 2012
Really good CEU course!
Review by: Paula on July 25, 2012
very informative, easy to listen to, applicable to school SLPs,
Review by: Nicolle on July 24, 2012
Presenter was very knowledgable and emphasized the need to look at the whole child and not focus so much on specific skills. Addtionally she provided extensive suggested material lists and ideas of ages they would apply to.
Review by: Tio on July 19, 2012
Her research in this area is excellent, and she provided great references for materials.
Review by: Irma on July 17, 2012
clear and organized presentation
Review by: Ronda on July 13, 2012
Information that is very valuable to SLPs presented in a pragmatic and useable manner.At the heart of behavioral difficulties lie processing and social problem solving deficits. The response cannot simply be framed within a behavioral stimulus-response model.
Review by: Paul on July 11, 2012
organization, variety of usable therapy materials presented
Review by: Kathy on July 6, 2012
She made the course very practical to therapy. Her presentation was very clear and understandable. She was willing to connect with students after the fact.
Review by: Julie on July 6, 2012
Clear and organized flow of the course. I utilize a lot of her strategies in my own work and it's nice to have the validation that what I'm doing is on target for my students.

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Course Presenter

tatyana elleseff

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). 

Disclosure: Financial: Tatyana Elleseff was paid an honorarium for this presentation by SpeechPathology.com. She has authored articles and presentations related to this topic. Nonfinancial: She has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Please Note: The exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

To participate in the course, complete the exam, and earn continuing education credit (where applicable), you must be a CEU Total Access member.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

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