Effective Communication Techniques & Counseling Skills for SLPs, OTs and PTs: Part 1

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Presenter: Adina Soclof, MS CCC-SLP

AUDIENCE: SLPs, SLPAs, PTs, OTs, Educators
Healthy professional and personal relationships rely heavily on effective communication techniques and respectful conversational skills. Clinicians and other professionals who work with children and their families can benefit from adding to their repertoire by learning communication techniques that improve the quality of these relationships. The purpose of this course is to teach clinicians effective and practical communication and conversational skills to use in the classroom and in one-on-one situations with young clients and their families.


Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  •  Identify techniques to improve and enhance counseling skills
  • Describe 6 Active Listening Techniques to use with young clients
  • Describe 6 Benefits to Active Listening Skills
  • Identify the 7 steps to the LAFF Don’t Cry counseling method
About Adina: Adina Soclof is the Director of Parent Outreach for A+ Learning and Development Centers facilitating "How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk" workshops. Adina is the founder of ParentingSimply.com a division of A+ Learning and Development Centers. You can reach her and check out her website at www.parentingsimply.com

Adina, received her master’s degree from Hunter College in New York in Communication Sciences. Adina worked as a Speech Pathologist in preschools for the developmentally disabled in the New York area before staying home full time with her family.

Adina reentered the workforce as a Parent Educator for Bellefaire Jewish Children’s Bureau facilitating “How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk” workshops as well as workshops based on “Siblings Without Rivalry” and “Raising a Spirited Child”. She has been featured at numerous nonprofit organizations and private schools in Cleveland. Adina developed TEAM Communication Ventures and conducts parenting, teacher and clinician workshops via telephone nationwide.
Additional Information

This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level, Professional Area)

Course Timeline: 

10 minutes: Introduction

15 minutes: Common Non-Productive Communication Methods

20 minutes: Benefits of Active Listening

45 minutes: 6 Active Listening Techniques to Use with Young Clients

30 minutes: Counseling Skills to Collaborate with Caregivers

Disclosure Statement: 
Financial: Adina Soclof is a speaker for SpeechTherapyPD.com and receive royalty payments.
Non Financial: No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists 
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