Having a communication disorder can lead to silence and isolation as well as a wide array of feelings for the individual and family. Through unique and creative strategies, the silence can be broken in order to foster authentic communication skills in real life situations.
Course created on July 6, 2017
- After this course, participants will be able to describe feelings that clients and their families experience, related to a communication disorder.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain basic counseling skills to use with clients and family.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe how to implement strategies for breaking the silence of a communication disorder.
|5-10 Minutes||Examples of silence|
|10-25 Minutes||Feelings related to a communication disorder|
|25-35 Minutes||Counseling skills when listening to clients and families|
|35-55 Minutes||Concrete strategies for breaking the silence|
|55-60 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Marilee Fini, MA, CCC-SLP
Marilee Fini, MA, CCC-SLP, is a practicing Speech Pathologist and has been running her own private practice, MLF Speech Therapy in Cleveland, OH. In addition, she serves as an Adjunct Professor at South University and Lakeland Community College, where she teaches public speaking courses. Furthermore, Marilee has been a professional speaker for over 16 years and has traveled across the U.S., presenting on the subjects of communication and stuttering. She sheds a unique light on the subject of communication disorders because she has spent most of her life dealing with her own stuttering.
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American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)
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Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services
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