Presenter: Adina Soclof, MS, CCC-SLP
– R.G., prior course participant
This course describes the various challenges that can sidetrack children in their developmental and educational processes, leaving them with a sense of discouragement and helplessness. Such challenges include learning disabilities, autism spectrum disorder, ADHD, behavior disorders, and executive functioning deficits. Left unchecked, these difficulties can cause children to develop the idea that they are not capable of success in school, precipitating a downward spiral of poor self-esteem and – eventually – school failure.
The good news is that much better outcomes can result when parents, teachers, and therapists engage children in strategies and activities that help them overcome their discouragement and develop their innate intelligence and strengths, resulting in a growth mindset and a love of learning. Detailed in this course are multiple strategies and techniques that can lead to these positive outcomes.
Offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs – 3 contact hours.
Course Content (2:46:04)
Supplemental YouTube Content (23:00)
Total Course Run Time: 3:09:15
– R.W., prior course participant
The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review
"The examples of evaluative praise were helpful. I liked the video examples." J.F. (Nov. 2023)
"Moving away from evaluative praise and instead describing the effort, describing what I see was beneficial. I liked the video examples of therapists and classrooms teaching with a growth mindset." S.B. (Nov. 2023)
"I enjoyed the examples of growth mindset techniques. I liked the Stroop video test." A.F. (Nov. 2023)
"Every bit of this course was beneficial. The clients I see present with all of the characteristics Ms. Soclof mentioned, with the older kids often afraid to make a social mistake. I liked the broadening of examples given in the slides." P.H. (Oct. 2023)
"Behavior management techniques were beneficial. I liked the specific examples given." E.D. (Aug. 2023)
"Presenter is engaging and practical." M.A. (Jul. 2023)
"All of it was beneficial. The sections on mistakes and emotional regulation were most pertinent to my work and home-life. I liked all of the examples, strategies, and additional resources provided." L.W. (Jun. 2023)
"Very practical and ready to use information. Section on praise and growth mindset was beneficial." J.D. (Feb. 2023)
"The ideas for shifting language and self-talk from a negative attitude to positive action were helpful. And to be very specific and descriptive with praise." S.P. (Feb. 2023)
"I loved all of this!" R.J. (Feb. 2023)
"I liked the approaches to praise. The course was easy to follow." H.M. (Dec. 2022)
"The instructor provided excellent examples and offered simple activities that can be used in the therapy setting. Learning strategies to help discouraged students to view their "mistakes" as opportunities to learn and grow their brains was beneficial." A.C. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked all of it, especially how to appropriately praise." O.D. (Dec. 2022)
"Liked the instructor’s enthusiasm regarding the topic. Appreciated the real world examples." L.M. (Dec. 2022)
"Understanding what mindset I bring to therapy sessions and how to use the growth mindset during therapy sessions was beneficial." L.M. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked the examples provided and ease of understanding presenter. And activities and books I can use to teach about the brain." M.E. (Nov. 2022)
"How to encourage a growth mindset and learning effective ways to praise are beneficial to my daily practice." M.M. (Nov. 2022)
"Course provided a nice selection of strategies to promote executive functioning skills, praising effectively, and I enjoyed the videos used in the session." S.D. (Nov. 2022)
"I like the convenience to study and review at my own leisure." H.L. (Nov. 2022)
"The strategies in this course are helpful for speech therapy, and also for parenting and life in general. I liked all the specific examples provided." R.W. (Oct. 2022)
"I liked that the course information was paired with the online presentation. And learning to give more specific praise, and not evaluative." K.F. (Oct. 2022)
"It was interesting, applicable, and easy to follow along! Good use of expressions to promote a Growth Mindset." S.D. (Sept. 2022)
"I liked the videos by Carol Dweck showing how Growth Mindset is used within the classroom. I also liked the books on how the brain is like a muscle." E.P. (Sept. 2022)
"Learning Growth Mindset statements to use with my students every day rather than general statements such as "good job," which are non-specific." E.P. (Sept. 2022)
"I liked the examples of feedback." A.T. (Aug. 2022)
"Easy to follow and liked that I could complete it on my own schedule. Learning growth mindset and how it affects children’s view in learning. Also, how important descriptive praise is and the outcomes it has on children." C.T. (Aug. 2022)
"The use of language to reinforce the idea that mistakes are an important part of the learning process was beneficial to my practice. The approach was friendly and not so technical that I couldn't absorb it. Lots of examples to reinforce course objectives." A.H. (July 2022)
"Easy to follow with lots of examples. The Growth Mindset tools were great!" C.P. (July 2022)
"The examples of analogies to help students understand the process of learning and how new learning can challenge and grow our brains was good." M.H. (May 2022)
"I liked the hands-on activities that were shown and described in detail, and the books listed to help children learn about the brain." A.A. (May 2022)
"I always like ideas I can use immediately. The script to problem solving during a reading comprehension task is something I can use right away when working on inferencing." K.C. (Apr. 2022)
"I often work on problem solving with students, so I found a lot of the information helpful for solving social problems as well as ways to target negative thoughts and teaching students how emotional regulation helps them learn more easily." K.C. (Apr. 2022)
"This course is so timely and relevant to meeting the needs of today's youth, particularly after all the time spent in eLearning these past couple of years. I appreciate the specific examples given throughout the presentation, as growth mindset feedback is so different than what many of us automatically use." R.G. (Jan. 2022)
List ways therapists can help children develop executive functioning skills.
Adina Soclof, MS, CCC-SLP, is a Parent Educator, Professional Development Instructor and Speech-Language Pathologist working with children in a school setting. She received her B.A. in history from Queens College and her M.S. in communication sciences from Hunter College. Adina is the founder of ParentingSimply.com. She delivers parenting classes as well as professional development workshops for Speech-Language Pathologists, teachers and other health professionals. Adina is available for speaking engagements. You can reach her at firstname.lastname@example.org or check out her website at www.parentingsimply.com.
Financial — Adina Soclof is the presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Adina Soclof has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
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During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
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