Sonoma County Office of Education

Diagnostic Center North (DCN) - Social Communication and the SLP

Virtual Training Format: Two 90-minute sessions on different days. George is having a hard time making friends. In conversations, he sometimes interrupts or changes the topic abruptly. He doesn’t pick up on nonverbal cues and often misinterprets his classmates’ intentions or feelings. In the classroom, he struggles to follow the rules. He always seems to be in trouble. His classmates sometimes tease him. More and more SLPs are being asked to evaluate and intervene with students who, like George, struggle with social communication. This training will address what social communication is, how we assess it and evidence-based strategies for intervening. Suggestions for providing services through an online format will be provided throughout the presentation. Second training date: Monday, January 31, 2022 from 2:00-3:30 PM.

Participants Will:

  • Define social communication and its disorders.
  • Assess students’ social communication.
  • Implement evidence-based interventions for students who struggle with social communication.
  • A Certificate of Completion is available to participants. This may be used to document professional development hours or applied towards the credential requirements for Education Specialist Level II non-university activities. The Diagnostic Center is also a California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board approved continuing professional development provider.

    When Monday, January 31, 2022
    2:00pm - 3:30pm
    Location Virtual
    Presenter Janet McClellan, Ph.D., M.A., CCC-SLP-L, Speech-Language Pathologist
    Cost Free
    Audience Speech Language Pathologists
    Registration closes 01/30/2022
    Registration Norma Leiva-Fernandez, 7075242750, Amy Ahlstrom, 707-524-2756,
    Questions Andrea Wells, 707 524 2764,

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