Communication Techniques that Work for Therapists and Parents: Building Rapport, Connection and Motivation
Communication skills that enhance, build and motivate!
Adina Soclof, MS., CCC-SLP
On Demand Webinar
(3.5 hours runtime)
Please note: A 70% passing rate on the post test is required to receive full credit.
OTs, PTs, SLPs, COTAs, PTAs, parents, behavioral therapists, educators, administrators and psychologists working with children
This course is a 3.5-hour online continuing education (CE) course that teaches communication
skills for use with young clients and for parents to use with their own children.
Healthy professional and personal relationships rely heavily on effective and respectful
communication skills. Professionals and parents can benefit from enhancing their repertoire of
communication techniques to improve the quality of relationships with families and children
who have communication skills deficits. The competent use of language can increase young
clients’ self-esteem, motivate them to learn, engage their willing cooperation, defuse power
struggles, and teach conflict resolution skills.
The purpose of this course is to teach clinicians and parents effective and practical
communication and conversational skills to use in the classroom, in one-on-one situations, at
home with children and their families. Using these strategies, participants will be better
prepared to manage difficult situations conversations, creating a more peaceful work or home
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 www.ParentingSimply.com.
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.
3.5 contact hours. Certificates will be awarded.
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 0.35 CEUs.
Recognized by NYSED State Board for PT as an approved provider of PT and PTA continuing education. Approved for 0.35 contact hours.
Approved for 3.5 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
Hour 1: Introduction: Managing Children’s Negative Feelings
- Describe barriers to effective communication
- Identify six skills for responding to children to reduce frustration and power struggles
Hour 2: Engaging Children’s Cooperation
- Identify causes of behavioral issues
- Identify 10 techniques that engage children’s cooperation
Hour 3: Improving Motivation and Self-Esteem in Children
- Discriminate between Evaluative and Effective Praise
- Understanding the issues with the Self-Esteem Movement
Last 1/2 Hour:
- Learn 3 techniques to increase a child’s motivation to learn.
- Identify barriers to effective communication
- Identify six skills for responding empathically to children’s negative feelings
- List techniques to help parents reduce their child’s frustration and manage meltdowns
- Describe causes of behavioral issues that impede cooperation
- List ten techniques that help engage children’s cooperation
- Discriminate between evaluative praise and descriptive praise
Seminar Access + Certificate of Completion: $159.00
Please note: The recording will be 3.5 hours viewing long (30 minute lunch break).
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