Motivating Children to Learn: Growth Mindset

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Presenter: Adina Soclof, MS, CCC-SLP
Motivating Children to Learn is a 3-hour online course that provides strategies and activities to help children overcome their academic and social challenges. This course describes the various challenges that 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.
Following this course participates will be able to:
  • Understand the latest research and science on intelligence
  • Utilize this information to teach children and build their academic skills within a therapeutic setting.
  • Learn strategies to help children develop the character traits they need to persevere and stay motivated despite their learning issues
  • Help children cultivate a life-long love of learning
  • Support parents in helping their children develop the character traits they need to succeed in school, with peers, in the community and life beyond school
About Adina: Adina Soclof is a Parent Educator, Professional Development Instructor and Speech Pathologist working with children in a school setting. She received her BA. in History from Queens College and her MS. in Communication Sciences from Hunter College. Adina is the founder of She delivers parenting classes as well as professional development workshops for Speech Pathologists, Teachers and other health professionals. You can find her text based CEU courses at and video courses at and Adina is the author of Parenting Simply: Preparing Kids For Life.
Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area)

Course Timeline:

20 minute: Introduction
20 minute: Rethinking Academic Success
40 minutes: Teaching Children How Their Brain Works
60 minutes: Praising Children For Success
40 minutes: Teaching Children That Mistakes Are Opportunities to Learn

Disclosure Statement for Adina Soclof:

Financial: Adina Soclof is a presenter for and receives royalties. 

Nonfinancial: No relevant nonfinancial relationships exist.

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