Understanding Trauma: Connections with Social Pragmatic Communication
Children with trauma histories have difficulty in all language domains, but particularly in social pragmatic communication, which consists of interdependent relationships among social cognition, executive functions, emotional and sensory regulation and pragmatics. The presenter will define trauma and explain its various causes, talk about the impact that trauma has on brain functioning, as well as its impact on language learning and social pragmatic communication. Culturally responsive and trauma-Informed assessment and intervention practices from the perspective of speech, language and hearing sciences will be introduced.
Join us March 20-27 for an asynchronous virtual self-study course.
Offered for .2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level, Professional Area), 2.0 CEs for social work, or 2 contact hours for nurses. Educators are also encouraged to attend; however, no CEs will be issued for educators.
Keynote Speaker: Yvette D. Hyter, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow
Learning Objectives: After completing this course, participants will be able to: define trauma and name various causes of trauma, explain the impact that trauma has on brain functions, explain the impact that trauma has on language and social pragmatic communication development, and explain the components of culturally responsive and trauma-informed assessment and intervention practices.
Cost: $60. (WMU faculty, staff and current year instructors can apply a 25% fee adjustment before checkout. WMU students can apply a 75% fee adjustment.)
Schedule of Events:
- 30 min: Introduction to trauma and its impact on the brain, communication &. stories
- 30 min: Assessing communication & stories
- 30 min: Supporting stories in culturally responsive and trauma informed ways
- 30 min: Questions - Please submit questions two weeks prior to this course to email@example.com
WMU faculty, staff and current year instructors can apply a 25% fee adjustment before checkout. WMU students can apply a 75% fee adjustment.
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