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Speech-Language Pathology
Virtual: Facilitating Ready-to-Learn Behavior in School Therapy

ESC-20 provides training, technical support, resources and information about speech therapy for students who have communication disorders.

Use of Quality Data to Drive Instruction

Important Session Information:

This session will focus on critical principles of behavior that may be implemented in speech therapy, physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other related service sessions to manage challenging student behaviors.  Topics will include the increasing motivation strategies by using observation of social engagement and pairing strategies, the three functions of behavior, de-escalation techniques, and alternatives to escape extinction to develop ready-to-learn skills in students.  Role playing and case studies will be incorporated to demonstrate applications of these principles.

Learning Objectives:  

The participants will

  1. Describe strategies for increasing motivation strategies by building relationships
  2. Discuss the Social Engagement Ladder and its applications to planning intervention
  3. Identify the three functions of behavior and describe how they impact the therapist’s response to a challenging behavior
  4. Describe de-escalation techniques and alternatives to escape extinction practices in the context of case studies.

Presenters: Cindi Bowling, M.Ed., Jessica Kelley, CCC-SLP

This program has been submitted for approval for 5.5 clock hours of continuing education credit by the Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA). TSHA approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products, or clinical procedures. 

This program has been submitted for approval of 5.5 CCUs from the Texas Physical Therapy Association (TPTA).

Registration ends at 12:00 AM on Friday, September 27, 2024

Session ID:
Credits Available:
(5.5) CEU
(5.5) CPE - TEA Provider #015950
Seats Available:
Contact Person:
Jessica Kelley
Cindi Bowling
Jessica Kelley
Date Time Location
10/1/2024 8:30 AM - 3:30 PM Education Service Center Region 20 - Virtual 12
1314 Hines, San Antonio, 78208

1314 Hines San Antonio, TX 78208 | Phone: 210-370-5200 | Map

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