Blackstone, S., Wilkinson, K., Na, J., & Thistle, J. (November 16, 2013). Supporting the Development of Emotional Competencies in Children With Complex Communication Needs (CCN). Seminar at ASHA in Chicago, IL.
Emotional competence is intricately linked to effective social and communication competence. Children with communication challenges face significant barriers in these areas. However, AAC practitioners currently have no evidence-based guidelines to support the emotional development of children with communication challenges. This session offers a framework and preliminary guidelines and strategies.
Learner Outcome 1: Discuss a framework they can use to address the development of emotional competence in children and adolescents with CCN
Learner Outcome 2: Use the draft of an observation/interview tool designed to focus attention on the development of emotional competencies in children with CCN
Learner Outcome 3: List at least four strategies they can use with a child with CCN to systematically support the development of emotional development