Friday, October 19, 2018
The Hearing and Speech Agency
5900 Metro Drive
21215 Baltimore , MD
Contact: Lisa Oriolo, 410-239-7770

MSHA is pleased to announce a brand-new topic for our annual Clinical Connections Conference in 2018!  We are proud to announce that Tatyana Elleseff will present a full-day workshop for us.  We are grateful to The Hearing and Speech Agency for allowing us to use their beautiful auditorium to hold this conference.   The conference is sponsored in part by a grant from the Maryland State Department of Education.

Seating is very limited!    

MSHA Members  $125.00  
 Non-Members  $150.00

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This course is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology.  This program is offered for .6 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional area) and 6.0 Maryland Contact Hours.  Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, special products, or clinical procedures. 

 Behavior Management Strategies for Speech-Language Pathologists

 In recent years more and more school-based speech-language pathologists have encountered children on their caseloads who present with behavioral deficits in conjunction with speech-language delays/impairments. A significant portion of work with these children in therapy sessions involves successful management of inappropriate behaviors such as excessive inattention, hyperactivity, aggression, opposition/non-compliance and/or apathy, which interferes with successful objective completion and goal attainment. This workshop will describe how speech-language pathologists can effectively address challenging behaviors in therapy sessions as well as become valuable members of behaviorally oriented treatment teams.

 Learning objectives

 By the end of this presentation participants will be able to:  Explain what type of common challenging behaviors can manifest in children with genetic, psychiatric, and neurological disorders; Describe the role of speech-language pathologist (SLP) in the management of challenging behaviors; Differentiate treatment objectives for internalizing vs. externalizing behaviors; List behavior management hierarchy from least to most intrusive methods for students with differing levels of cognitive functioning (high-average IQ to varying levels of Intellectual Impairment) ; Describe positive proactive strategies used to prevent inappropriate behaviors from occurring;  Explain the effect maintaining factors possess on the student’s functioning and goal attainment in therapy sessions.

 Tatyana Elleseff MA CCC-SLP is a bilingual speech-language pathologist who specializes in working with multicultural, internationally & domestically adopted as well as at-risk children with complex communication disorders in a hospital, school, and private practice settings. She has been published in several magazines including Adoption Today, Adoption Advocate, Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists as well as ASHA Perspectives on School-Based and Global Issues.

 She has also presented for a number of medical, academic and non-profit organizations as well as speech language hearing associations including; American Academy of Pediatrics,; Council on Foster Care, Adoption and Kinship, New Jersey Taskforce on Child Abuse and Neglect, New Jersey, Long Island, Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Wayne County, and Illinois Speech-Language-Hearing Associations, New York City Department of Education, Greenwich Public Schools, Butler County Educational Service Center, Los Angeles Unified School District, Speech-Language & Audiology Canada, North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC) as well as American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.

Disclosures:  (1) Employed by Rutgers University Behavioral Healthcare (2) Receives salary from Smart Speech, LLC (3) Receives speaking salary from MSHA for this presentation (4) No relevant non-financial relationships.

Workshop Agenda

8 to 8:30           Registration Open
8:30 to 10:15    Types of Challening Behaviors and the Role of the SLP in Management
10:15 to 10:30  Break
10:30 to 12:15  Differentiation of Treatment Objectives/Heirachy of Behaviors
12:15 to 1:30    Lunch
1:30 - 2:45       Proactive Strategies to Prevent Inappropriate Behaviors
2:45 - 3:00       Break
3:00 - 4:15       Effects of Maintaining Positive Behaviors on Students' Function
                         and Progress in Treatment Sessions