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Webinar – Helping Children with Communication Disorders Minimize Bullying

This event is on February 25, 2015 10:00am


About this Event

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Overview of Webinar

Bullying is a significant problem for many children with communication disorders. It can not only lead to an increase in the severity of the communication difficulty; it can also intensify the adverse impact of the disorder. Heightened negative reactions, greater difficulties communicating, and a growing sense of isolation are all potential consequences of bullying. Fortunately, there is much that can be done by therapists, parents, and others to reduce these outcomes. This presentation will review research on bullying that can be adapted for use with children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech and other communication disorders, with an emphasis on growing the evidence base in support of intervention to minimize the effects of bullying.

Learning Objectives

As a result of this Webinar, participants will be able to:

1) define terms relevant to minimizing bullying (bullying, teasing, bystander, etc.)
2) explain 2 reasons that it is important for SLPs to work to minimize bullying
3) describe 2 treatment activities that help to insulate children from bullying
4) describe 2 activities that both therapist and parents can use that help to educate others about communication disorders

Timed Agenda

Minutes 1 – 15    What is Bullying and Who Bullies?
Minutes 16 – 30    Why Bullying and Communication Disorders?
Minutes 31 – 50    Insulating the Child
Minutes 51 – 70    Educating the Environment/ How parents can help
Minutes 71 – 90    Specific cases, Resources, Q&A, Discussion

Registration Information

This course is offered for .15 ASHA CEU’s (Intermediate Level, Professional Area)

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Featured Speaker

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J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA, is an Associate Professor and Director of the Master’s Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of Pittsburgh and Coordinator of Clinical Research in the Department of   Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. His research examines the development of stuttering and factors associated with treatment outcomes. Dr. Yaruss frequently presents continuing education workshops to help speech-language pathologists feel more confident in their ability to help people who  stutter and experience other communication disorders. He has authored or coauthored than 130 papers, articles, chapters, or booklets on stuttering. He is also co-author of the Overall Assessment of the Speaker’s Experience of Stuttering (OASES), published by Pearson Assessments, as well as School-age Stuttering Therapy: A Practical Guide and Minimizing Bullying in Children Who Stutter: A Practical Guide for SLPs, published by Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc.

Dr. Yaruss is an Associate Professor and Director of the Master’s Degree Program in Speech-Language Pathology at the University of  Pittsburgh and Coordinator of Clinical Research in the Department of Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology at Children’s  Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.

Disclosure: Dr Yaruss will receive compensation from CASANA for his role as a speaker for this lecture. He also receives ongoing compensation from Pearson Assessments (Royalties);  and  Stuttering Therapy Resources (Royalties and Ownership).

Dr. Yaruss is a volunteer for the National Stuttering Association and a Volunteer Advisory Board Member for StutterTalk. There are no other financial or non-financial relationships to disclose.