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Mental Health Struggles in Adolescence and the SLP

How SLP’s Can Identify Signs, Take Necessary Action, and Administer Therapy Effectively

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Course title: Mental Health Struggles in Adolescence: 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 Deparment 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 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.

Learner Outcomes:

    1. Participants will be able to identify a mental health crisis.
    2. Participants will be able to identify 3 signs of a mental illness.
    3. Participants will be able to describe 3 strategies that can be utilized when administering speech-language therapy to students with mental illness

Course Agenda

0-10 minutes Background of mental health challenges in adolescence, including differentiation

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

55-60 Quiz


Login and logout times will be recorded and documented.To meet all of the requirements you must fill out the required fields on the google registration form, watch the webinar and answer the questions included on the quiz. You must view the entire webinar and answer the quiz questions within 30 days of course registration.

ABA SPEECH is committed to providing equal opportunities in accordance with all applicable laws. If you are in need of a disability-related accommodation, please contact rose@abaspeech.org. We will review your request and respond in a timely manner. Please note that we will require a minimum of 4 weeks to provide a reasonable accommodation for your request.

Visit https://abaspeech.org/course or give us a call at 330-954-0170 if you have questions.



This course is offered for .10 ASHA CEUS

(Introductory Level, Professional Area)



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Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
You will have access to the course for the life of the course! Courses offered through ABA SPEECH will be updated every 3-5 years, so you will have access to this course for the life of the course.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 3 days and we will give you a full refund.
Who is this course intended for?
This course is intended for SLPs, special education teachers, paraprofessionals, BCBAs, RBTs and SLPAs. If you are a professional who is working with students who are struggling with mental health issues, this is the course for you.
What are the requirements of the course?
Login and logout times will be recorded and documented.To meet all of the requirements you must fill out the required fields on the google registration form, watch the webinar and answer the questions included on the quiz. You must view the entire webinar and answer the quiz questions within 30 days of course registration.

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