03.20.23 Understanding Trauma: Connections with Social Pragmatic Communication

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 CE's will be issued for them.

Keynote Speaker: Yvette D. Hyter, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

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.

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: $60.00. WMU faculty, staff, and current year instructors can apply a 25% fee adjustment before checkout and 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 yvette.hyter@wmich.edu

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