Building Self-Regulation Through Communication

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Presenter: Chris Wing, PhD, CCC-SLP
Language and communication skills play an important and unique role in the development of self-regulation. Words that describe the internal state of self and others predict the development of self-regulatory skills and should be fostered as part of education and intervention. Children with emotional/behavioral disorders may have undetected language delays/disorders. Strategies to foster self-regulation for these children include building strong relationships, emphasizing words to describe emotions, providing appropriately assertive language, and positive role model identification. Children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, language impairment, autism, and traumatized children also benefit from an approach to building self-regulation that focuses on language skills. These include strengthening pragmatic language, using a language framework to organize and complete tasks, and building personal narratives. Dr. Wing’s presentation combines evidence-based techniques that combine her research and the research of others with her extensive clinical experience as a speech and language pathologist. This workshop provides strategies that are appropriate for working with children and adolescents.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
  • Provide 3 ways that the development of strong communication skills promotes the development of self-regulation. 
  • Identify 4 key elements of reflective function (relationship-based learning). 
  • Define internal state words and provide 6 categories of internal state words. 
  • Designate communication-based strategies that are appropriate to clinicians’ caseload.
About Chris: Chris Wing, CCC, SLP, Ph.D., is an experienced speech and language pathologist who has helped both children and adolescents to build communication skills and self-regulation. She has worked closely with educators, mental health professionals, and therapists in both educational and health care settings. 

Dr. Wing is an advocate for children and families. In addition to a Ph.D. in the area of language development, she holds a master’s degree in public policy. She has served on the board of directors and as the chairperson of the Minnesota Association for Infant and Early Childhood Mental Health.  Other leadership positions include Manager of Developmental and Rehabilitation Services, Children’s Hospital, Minneapolis; school board vice president, River Falls, Wisconsin; Public Policy Chair, AAUW-Wisconsin; and national public policy board member, AAUW. 

Dr. Wing currently provides consultation to organizations providing services to children and families.  

Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area)

Course Timeline:

60 minutes: Relationship between language and self-regulation.  Fostering self-regulation in early language development.

60 minutes: Attachment and relationship-based learning.  Fostering self-regulation for children with emotional/behavioral problems. 

60 minutes: Communication-based strategies to foster self-regulation in children and adolescents with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Language impairment and self-regulation.

60 minutes: Language impairment, continued. Strategies for individuals with autism.

60 minutes: Strategies for individuals with autism, continued. Providing speech and language services to individuals who have been abused, traumatized, and/or neglected.  

60 minutes: Mindfulness and internal state language. Discussion.  Conclusion

Disclosure statement: 

Financial: Chris Wing is a speaker for and receives royalties. 
Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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