All speech therapy services are virtual, except those provided to individuals by way of our school contracts in Washington, DC, and Georgia.
Tuesday, August 22, 2023 – 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm est.
*The Zoom link will be sent to you once you have completed the registration process.
A 1-HOUR & 30-MINUTE COURSE FOR $60.00!
Earn 0.15 ASHA CEUs
In this course, you will discover how to leverage materials readily available to you to conduct impactful therapy sessions in all settings. You will learn creative techniques and strategies that utilize everyday objects to enhance the therapeutic process. Additionally, we will address the importance of feeling prepared and discuss strategies for adapting when faced with technological challenges. By the end of this course, you will have practical tools to engage in resourceful therapy sessions and the ability to pivot when unexpected situations arise. You will also explore how to address communication disorders such as articulation, fluency, voice and resonance, receptive and expressive language, cognitive aspects of communication, and social aspects of communication using just one item.
This course is designed to be interactive and practical, incorporating theoretical knowledge with hands-on exercises. Through a combination of lectures, case studies, and discussions, participants will gain the necessary skills to apply therapeutic resourcefulness to various communication disorders. The course encourages active participation and provides opportunities for participants to share their insights and experiences.
As a result of this course, the participant will be able to:
Identify and select appropriate materials readily available in different settings for conducting therapy sessions targeting various communication disorders.
Apply creative techniques and strategies that utilize everyday objects to enhance the therapeutic process for communication disorders, including articulation, fluency, voice and resonance, receptive and expressive language, cognitive aspects of communication, and social aspects of communication.
List strategies to adapt and overcome technological challenges that may arise during therapy sessions, ensuring the continuity and effectiveness of the therapeutic process.
Describe the importance of feeling prepared and equipped with a therapeutic resource toolkit, enabling them to engage in resourceful therapy sessions using minimal materials and improvisation when necessary.
Pivot and adapt their therapy approaches when faced with unexpected situations, leveraging their resourcefulness and creativity to provide effective interventions and achieve therapy goals.
Introduction (5 minutes) a. Welcome and course overview b. Briefly discuss the importance of therapeutic resourcefulness in communication therapy
Understanding Therapeutic Resourcefulness (5 minutes) a. Exploring the concept and benefits of utilizing minimal resources in speech therapy b. Sharing examples of successful resourceful therapy techniques
Selecting the One Item (10 minutes) a. Discussing the criteria for choosing a versatile item that can target multiple communication disorders b. Providing examples of items that can be used
Techniques for Articulation (10 minutes) a. Introducing creative techniques using the chosen item to target articulation skills b. Providing practical examples and demonstrations
Techniques for Fluency & Voice and Resonance (10 minutes) a. Exploring how the chosen item can be utilized to enhance fluency therapy b. Sharing techniques and exercises for promoting fluency c. Discussing how the chosen item can be incorporated to address voice and resonance challenges d. Demonstrating exercises and activities for voice and resonance therapy
Techniques for Receptive and Expressive Language (10 minutes) a. Presenting strategies for using the chosen item to target receptive and expressive language skills b. Providing examples of interactive language activities
Techniques for Cognitive Aspects of Communication (10 minutes) a. Exploring how the chosen item can be employed to address cognitive aspects of communication b. Sharing exercises and tasks targeting attention, memory, sequencing, problem-solving, and executive functioning
Techniques for Social Aspects of Communication (10 minutes) a. Discussing the utilization of the chosen item to improve social skills and communication opportunities b. Sharing techniques to address challenging behavior and promote effective social interactions
Adapting and Modifying Techniques (5 minutes) a. Discussing the importance of adapting therapy techniques to meet individual client needs b. Sharing tips for modifying exercises for optimal effectiveness
Handling Technological Challenges (5 minutes) a. Discussing potential technological issues in therapy sessions and their impact on resourcefulness b. Providing strategies for troubleshooting and overcoming technological challenges
Pivoting and Alternative Interventions (5 minutes) a. Exploring the importance of flexibility and adaptability in therapy b. Sharing techniques for developing alternative interventions on the spot
Conclusion and Q&A (5 minutes) a. Summarizing key takeaways from the course b. Answering participant questions and concerns
Course Sign-Up Form
Darius’ Financial — Darius Thomas is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Dynamic Therapy and earns a regular fee.
Darius’ Nonfinancial — No relevant nonfinancial relationship exists.
Lauren’s Financial — Lauren Hastings earns a regular fee for presentations.
Lauren’s Nonfinancial — Lauren is a member of Special Interest Group 1, Language Learning and Education.
Introductory Level: Instruction at the Introductory Level is generally intended for professionals with novice experience in the content area.
Satisfactory completion for all learners includes attendance and completion of the evaluation form and learning assessment within 24 hours of the program. Partial credit is not given at this time.
Darius Thomas (he/him/his) is the Founder & Chief Executive Officer of Dynamic Therapy, an international speech-language pathologist, instructor, mentor, supervisor, global leader, and motivational speaker.
Lauren Hastings (she/her/hers) is a speech-language pathologist, private practice owner, business coach, podcaster, and Ph.D. student.
In the event that you need to cancel your registration, we kindly request that you provide written notice of cancellation by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For cancellations made at least 24 hours prior to the start of the class, a full refund will be issued.
If you cancel less than 24 hours prior to the class, you will receive a gift certificate to attend a future course.
In the unlikely event that we need to cancel the course, a 100% refund will be issued.