Mental Health Struggles in Adolescence
This course teaches how SLP’s Can Identify Signs, Take Necessary Action, and Administer Therapy Effectively
Presented by: Sharon Baum CCC/SLP
Instructor Bio: Sharon Baum, MA, CCC-SLP, is a speech language pathologist in the NYC Department of Education and provides services in the ASD Nest Program, as well as privately in the clinic setting and homes. She is also a freelance writer, and has published for the ASHA Leader. She supervises students in graduate school, and loves sharing ideas with colleagues and students. Her interest and understanding of students struggling with mental health is supported by her undergraduate degree in Psychology at CUNY Brooklyn College. She completed her MA in Speech Language Pathology at CUNY Lehman College. Sharon is currently a member of ASHA Sig 17, Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, with a high interest in mentoring and collaboration.
Presenter Financial Disclosure: Sharon Baum is paid a percentage of each sale of this course. Non financial: None to report.
Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.
Course Description: This audio course is geared towards helping SLP’s develop a better understanding of how to identify, treat and provide a supportive treatment plan for students on their caseload who are struggling with mental health concerns.
- Participants will be able to identify a mental health crisis.
- Participants will be able to identify 3 signs of a mental illness.
- Participants will be able to describe 3 strategies that can be utilized when administering speech-language therapy to students with mental illness
Course Agenda ( This is an audio course, with powerpoint slides available for you to print and follow along with if desired)
10-25 minutes SLP strategies for Identification of a mental health crisis or challenge
25-40 minutes Collaborative services with other professionals and referrals
40-55 minutes Strategies to incorporate into speech therapy for students with mental health challenges
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This course is offered for .10 ASHA CEUS
(Introductory Level, Professional Area)