The Resistant and Uncooperative Child

On Demand

The Resistant and Uncooperative Child

Practical strategies to manage challenging and uncooperative behavior in young children. (For clinicians and parents!)


About this Course

Course Description

This course is a 5-hour online continuing education (CE) course that teaches clinicians and parents effective and practical strategies to manage challenging and uncooperative behavior in their young clients. The course will also focus on how clinicians can educate parents on how to manage difficult behavior and avoid power struggles at home. 

The dynamics and techniques described in this course are intended for use with typically functioning children and those with developmental or language delays. They are not generally adequate or even appropriate for children with serious behavior conditions like oppositional defiant disorder or conduct disorders.

(Note: Although ASHA is not listed in the Educational Credits section below, ASHA credits can be arranged with advance request. If you would like to receive ASHA credits for this course, contact us before course purchase at


  • When: On Demand
  • Time: 5 hour
  • Where: On Demand
  • Speaker: Adina Soclof, MS., CCC-SLP
  • Course Level: Introductory
  • Target Audience: OTs, PTs, SLPs, COTAs, PTAs, parents, behavioral therapists, educators, administrators and psychologists working with children

Meet the Presenter

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Adina Soclof, MS., CCC-SLP

Parent Educator, Adina Soclof teaches parents and professionals the art of effective communication at home and in school. She offers strategies that support character development, confidence, and resilience in children of all ages and abilities.

Adina’s professional development workshops guide teachers and other professionals to create safe spaces where children learn and grow.

Her live and online parenting classes give moms and dads the language and strategies to create a nurturing and structured home environment. Find her blog at

A Certified Speech Pathologist, Adina received her BA in History at Queens College and her MS in Communication Sciences at Hunter College.

Disclosure: Adina Soclof receives a speaking fee for her presentation. She has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.

Learning Objectives

Identify various forms of defiant or challenging behavior.

List reasons why children might engage in defiant behavior.

Explain how executive function skill deficits can lead to challenging behavior

Identify strategies clinicians and parents can use to prevent difficult behavior.

Identify strategies for freeing children from their defiant roles.

Identify interventions that can be used to help manage executive function deficit.

List ways clinicians and parents can avoid and defuse power struggle.

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Educational Credits

Hands on Approaches, Inc. is an AOTA Approved Provider of continuing education. AOTA does not endorse specific course content, products, or clinical procedures.

Approved by AOTA for 0.5 CEUs.

Learning Objectives will be assessed via a post-test given at the end of the webinar. A passing grade of 70% is necessary to receive a certificate of completion.

Recognized by NYSED State Board for PT as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education. Approved for 0.5 contact hours.

Approved for 5 CTLE contact hours.

Learning Objectives will be assessed via a post-test given at the end of the webinar. A passing grade of 70% is necessary to receive a certificate of completion.

Time Ordered Agenda

Introduction: The What and the Why Behind Defiant and Challenging Behavior

60 Minutes

Strategies to Prevent Resistant and Uncooperative Behavior

Setting yourself up for successful interactions with children; strategies to prevent difficult behavior in the home or clinic
60 Minutes

Strategies to Manage Resistant and Uncooperative Behavior

Avoiding and defusing power struggles; using active listening skills to manage outbursts; how to free children from their defiant roles
120 Minutes

In the Moment: Step by Step Management

Reviewing step by step strategies to manage resistant and uncooperative behavior during incidents of resistance.
60 Minutes

Frequently Asked Questions


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