Financial: Bonnie Brinton & Martin Fujiki receive compensation from MedBridge for this course. They have no financial interest beyond the production of this course.
Non-Financial: Bonnie Brinton & Martin Fujiki have no competing non-financial interests with MedBridge.
Satisfactory completion requirements: All disciplines must complete learning assessments to be awarded credit, no minimum score required unless otherwise specified within the course.
Bonnie Brinton, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Bonnie Brinton, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at Brigham Young University (BYU), Provo, UT. Dr. Brinton has worked as a practicing speech language pathologist in school, clinic, and hospital settings. She has also worked as a research scientist at the University of Kansas, and an associate professor of speech language…Read full bio
Martin Fujiki, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Martin Fujiki, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, is professor and chair of the Department of Communication Disorders at Brigham Young University (BYU), Provo, Utah. He has practiced in the school setting as well as working as a research scientist at the University of Kansas and an associate professor at the University of Nevada, Reno. Dr. Fujiki has served…Read full bio
1. Employing Conversational Games
Children with disabilities often have difficulty understanding the emotions of others and cooperating with others in conversation. Interactive conversational games can be designed to help children interpret emotion cues and respond appropriately to conversational partners.
2. Using Scripts to Enhance Social Communication
Children with disabilities often struggle in a variety of social and academic contexts because they lack structural language skills, pragmatic ability, or social and emotional knowledge. Enacting scripts in treatment can enhance language processing, pragmatics, and social and emotional learning within the same activity.
3. Story Sharing to Enhance Social Communication
Social communication difficulties limit a child’s understanding of the social world. In addition, these difficulties often limit their comprehension of stories and literature. Story or literature-based activities can be employed to enhance social communication as well as story comprehension.
Promoting generalization of behaviors facilitated in treatment is a constant challenge. A journaling activity conducted at the conclusion of each session can review concepts presented and encourage generalization of new behaviors.