The end goal of communication intervention is to have individuals be able to participate effectively in conversational interactions. The conversational moves and their underlying foundational skills that are critical to social communication are addressed in this textbook course. Techniques and activities for targeting conversational skills in adolescents and young adults are also discussed.
To complete this course, you will need to read Conversations Framework: A Program for Adolescents and Young Adults. If you do not already have a copy of the textbook, you can you can purchase it at The Cognitive Press.
Course created on January 17, 2023
- After this course, participants will be able to list six conversational moves that result in effective conversations.
- After this course, participants will be able to describe four key foundational skills required for effectively participating in each conversational move
- After this course, participants will be able to identify key elements of “facilitating” effective conversational interactions in adolescents and young adults.
Barbara Hoskins, CCC-SLP, PhD, is a speech-language pathologist with a doctorate in learning disabilities from Northwestern University. She has worked as an educational consultant and speech-language pathologist in public and private schools, clinics, psychiatric hospitals, hospitals, and juvenile justice facilities. She has published and presented workshops in the areas of conversational interaction, collaborative consultation, inclusion, attention deficits, learning and motivation, and organizational change. Her passion is to create ways to have the teaching-learning process be engaging, relevant, and motivating for a diverse group of learners.
Kristine Noel, CCC-SLP, PhD, is a speech-language pathologist, with a PhD in Education Specialties from the University of New Mexico. She has worked as a Coordinator of Special Education, Education Consultant, and as a clinician in public schools, clinics, hospitals, early intervention, and juvenile justice settings. She has collaborated extensively with teachers, learning communities, administrators, and related service staff to increase students’ academic achievement and behavioral competence, and to create safe, caring, and positive learning environments. Currently, she is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii, at Manoa and a Speech Language Pathologist at Malama Pono Autism Center, Ohau, Hawaii.
Kristine Noel - Financial: Kristine Noel co-authored and receives royalties for Conversations Framework: A Program for Adolescents and Young Adults, the textbook that comprises the content of this course. Nonfinancial: No relevant relationships to disclose.
Sponsor Disclosure: This course is presented in cooperation with The Cognitive Press, which publishes Conversations Framework: A Program for Adolescents and Young Adults.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
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