Successful Communication Mastery Class

Successful Communication with Children Mastery Class


Adina Soclof, MS. CCC-SLP

Wednesdays: July 7, 14, 21, 28 and August 4, 11

8PM - 9PM

This special mastery class includes 6 recorded sessions at the times noted above, followed by live Q&A with Adina Soclof. Participants will have access to the recorded sessions for 6 months following the class. Includes free book and 80 page downloadable workbook!

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Target Audience

OTs, SLPs, psychologists, guidance counselors and parents

Course Level


Course Description

This course is a 6 session 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 and conversations, creating a more peaceful work or home life. 


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.

"Adina Soclof's Effective Communication course was full of practical, down to earth strategies that I was able to implement right away in my own home.  The course was fun and engaging, while enlightening as to how much a parent or therapist's choice of words can drastically improve communication outcomes with our own children and clients."
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Educational Credits

6 contact hours. Certificates will be awarded.

This course is offered for 0.6  ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area).

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.


Session Details

Session 1: Introduction: Managing Children’s Negative Feelings (60 minutes)

  • Describe barriers to effective communication
  • Identify six skills for responding to children to reduce frustration and power struggles

Session 2:  Creating Healthy, Confident Limits (60 minutes)

  • Learn 3 effective tools to handle temper tantrums 
  • Identify ways to set limits and develop confident rule setting 

Session 3: Setting Ourselves Up for Success (60 minutes)

  • Learn techniques to set homes up for successful interactions with children
  • Describe foundational organizational strategies to help develop routines

Session 4: Engaging Children’s Cooperation (60 minutes)

  • Identify causes of behavioral issues
  • Identify 10 techniques that engage children’s cooperation

Session 5: Teaching Children to Improve Their Own Behavior (60 minutes)

  • List six skills adults can use to avoid punishment and deliver discipline effectively
  • Describe Problem solving steps to help remedy chronic issues

Session 6: Improving Motivation and Self-Esteem in Children (60 minutes)

  • Discriminate between Evaluative and Effective Praise 
  • Understanding the issues with the Self-Esteem Movement
  • Learn 3 techniques to increase a child’s motivation to learn. 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Identify six skills for responding empathically to children’s negative feelings
  2. Learn 3 effective tools to handle temper tantrums 
  3. Name ten techniques that help engage children’s cooperation
  4. List six skills adults can use to avoid punishment and deliver discipline effectively
  5. Learn to use praise appropriately to motivate and improve children’s self- image


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Pricing Information

Standard Registration: $559 

Registration without CE credits (for parents): $469 

Six hour-long recorded sessions
Live Q & A with Adina after each recorded session: $1800 value
Free book: Parenting Simply: $15 value
Free 80 page downloadable workbook: $40 value
6 month access to the complete program: $1200 value

Contact Information

Hands on Approaches, Inc.

(212) 884-9101

Refund and Cancellation Policy


All cancellations must be received in writing via fax, email, or mail. A full refund, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable), will be provided if cancellation is received up to four weeks prior to the date of the course. Half tuition, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable), will be refunded if cancellation is received up to two weeks prior to the date of the course. No refunds will be made after the two week deadline. Refunds where a coupon was redeemed will result in an adjusted refund amount. Tuition for no-shows or cancellations received after the course has started will be forfeited, no exceptions. Hands On Approaches, Inc. reserves the right to cancel the course for extenuating circumstances. A full refund for the course fee will be provided,less credit card processing fees, where applicable. Hands On Approaches, Inc. is not responsible for any expenses incurred by the participants (ie: non-refundable travel arrangements) if the course is cancelled.

Occasionally, changes are made due to speaker availability, participant demand or unforeseen circumstances. Courses may occasionally be cancelled. You will be notified by email and/or phone at least 24 hours in advance of the class start date. A full refund will be granted,less credit card processing fees, where applicable. While Hands On Approaches, Inc. will do everything possible to ensure participant satisfaction, Hands On Approaches, Inc.'s liability is limited to the tuition fee only.


Full day webinar - a full refund, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable) will be granted up to one week before the training date. No refunds will be issued after that time. 

Mini Webinar (less than 4 hours) -  a full refund, less a $75 administrative fee (plus credit card processing fees, where applicable) will be granted up to 72 hours before the training date. No refunds will be issued after that time. 

No refunds for recordings or “on demand” webinars. 

If you registered for a live webinar and are unable to stay on the platform for the full time allocated, you will not be able to receive a recording without purchasing a new complete course registration.  Be sure to email us prior to the scheduled event to make arrangements for a recorded option (if available) instead.  No refunds on the live webinar registration will be given if you were on the platform for at least 15 minutes.