Working with Children with Both Behavioral Health and Speech/Language Challenges

Working with Children with Both Behavioral Health and Speech/Language Challenges

This on-line course provides an overview of traumatic brain injury—its prevalence, signs and symptoms, and the effects on the child’s development and their family.   Through videos, participants will hear from experts in the field as well as from young people and their families. The course will also provide information on resources to support families when a child or adult caregiver has experienced a traumatic brain injury.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how children need expressive, receptive, and pragmatic language to master the tasks of childhood.
  • Learn practical strategies when working with children with behavioral/emotional and speech/language problems.

Target Audience:

This course is designed for child and adolescent behavioral health clinicians including social workers, addictions counselors and other mental health professionals.  The course was developed for social workers and other mental health professionals at all the beginning and intermediate practice levels.  

Agenda: Self-paced on-line course of 1.5 hours

Part 1:

  • Intersection of Speech and Language Disorders and Behavioral Disorders
  • Five Subsystems of Language
  • Practical Strategies Using the Child’s Strengths

Part 2:

  • Resources
  • Post Test
  • Course Evaluation

Continuing Education:

 The UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work has been approved by NBCC as an Approved Continuing Education Provider, ACEP No. 6642. Programs that do not qualify for NBCC credit are clearly identified. The UNC Chapel Hill School of Social Work is solely responsible for all aspects of the programs. 1.5 contact hours

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work, #1406, is approved as a provider for social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) www.aswb.org, through the Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Social Work maintains responsibility for the program. ASWB Approval Period: 8/10/2016 to 8/10/2019. Social workers should contact their regulatory board to determine course approval for continuing education credits.

Social workers participating in this course will receive 1.5 clinical continuing education clock hours.

Funded wholly or in part by the federal Community Mental Health Services Block Grant Fund (CFDA #93.958) as a project of the NC Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities & Substance Abuse Services

Contact Hrs: 
1.50
Continuing Education: 
ASWB ACE
NBCC ACEP
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