This is Part 1 of a two-part series. This course is designed to explain the influences that various types of childhood experiences with trauma and maltreatment have on development. The focus is on language and social-pragmatic communication skills of children.
This course is presented in joint partnership with the American Board of Child Language and Language Disorders (ABCLLD).
Part 2: Course 9738
Course created on June 15, 2021
- After this course, participants will be able to describe the types of trauma experiences that a child may have.
- After this course, participants will be able to identify the consequences of complex trauma on the developing brain.
- After this course, participants will be able to explain the impact that trauma exposure has on language development, particularly in the areas of pragmatic language and social communication.
|5-15 Minutes||Putting the topic into context|
|15-45 Minutes||Defining trauma and its impact on the brain|
|45-75 Minutes||Impact of trauma exposure on language and communication development|
|75-85 Minutes||Putting the topic into context: Revisited|
|85-90 Minutes||Summary, Q&A|
Yvette D. Hyter
PhD CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
Yvette D. Hyter, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo, USA, and a Fellow of the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association. Dr. Hyter’s research focuses on the influences of culture on communication development with particular emphasis in pragmatic language and social communication in children with histories of maltreatment and children who speak African American English. As a founding member of the Children's Trauma Assessment Center of Southwest Michigan, Dr. Hyter’s clinical concentration is twofold: (1) the social pragmatic language of children with histories of maltreatment and prenatal alcohol exposure and (2) transdisciplinary assessments. She developed a social pragmatic communication assessment battery for young children that is currently being tested in Brazil, Cyprus, Greece, and the United States. Recently, Dr. Hyter and a colleague were funded a Resiliency Center grant through Western Michigan University.
Dr. Hyter has expertise in culturally responsive and globally sustainable practices. As Co-Director of a nonprofit, Cultural Connections: Transnational Research and Education Laboratory, she co-teaches study-abroad courses for students and community members in West Africa and in the U.S. Midwest about the causes and consequences of globalization on systems, policies, and practices. She has published articles underscoring the need for conceptual frameworks guiding practice in culturally responsive and globally sustainable ways, a co-authored textbook on culturally responsive practices through Plural Publishing, articles on the impact of childhood trauma on language and communication and served in national and international leadership positions regarding global practice, diversity, inclusion, and equity. Currently, Dr. Hyter is the owner of Language and Literacy Practices, Inc. through which she provides culturally and linguistically responsive, and trauma-informed assessments, interventions, and educational consultations.
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