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Motivating the Unmotivated Child (SC28)

Saturday, July 21
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Room 307
CE: 0.15 ASHA CEUs/1.5 PDHs

This session is eligible for Pennsylvania Act 48 professional education hours.

This session will explore how to recognize the signs and causes of lack of motivation in children and provide a framework for decision-making about “next steps” in intervention. The presenter will discuss procedures for interviewing students to identify stages of motivation and use case examples to illustrate how to tailor treatment objectives to the motivational stage of an individual student.

Learning Objectives:

Ellen M. Kelly, PhD, CCC-SLP

Associate Professor
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Ellen M. Kelly, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor in the Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences and director of the Stuttering Foundation Program at Vanderbilt and executive director of Camp T.A.L.K.S. (Talking And Learning with Kids who Stutter) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC). She evaluates and treats those who stutter of all ages and their families, conducts research with the Developmental Stuttering Project team at the VUMC, and teaches, supervises, presents, and publishes in the areas of stuttering and counseling.

Financial Disclosures: Funds for the Stuttering Foundation Program at Vanderbilt that Kelly directs are provided, in part, by a gift of the Malcolm Fraser Foundation to Vanderbilt University Medical Center; financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation.

Nonfinancial Disclosures: None

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