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WKU Communication Sciences & Disorders Department presents

Barren River Region Speech Language Pathologists
Regions 14/16


  • October 17, 2019 (registration deadline is Oct. 10)

  • Behavior Management Strategies(morning session)

    This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Introductory area).

  • Ethics: In a Flash (afternoon session)

    This course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

  • Regency Room 130
    Knicely Conference Center
    2355 Nashville Rd., Bowling Green, KY

Morning Session - Ethics: In a Flash:

Learners will be able to:

  1. Identify the six pillars of character
  2. Share how the six pillars of character impact their practice as SLPs
  3. Identify and discuss problem situations and how that could impact their practice as SLPs
  4. Identify how social media could impact their practice as SLPs

Afternoon Session - Behaior Management Strategies:

  1. Provide examples of the three levels of behavior
  2. The antecedents, behaviors, and consequences of behavior
  3. List five reinforcement strategies.

Morning Session | Behavior Management
3 Hours (.3 CEUs)

8:30 AM Welcome, Introductions, Disclosures
8:35 AM The SLP's Role in Behavior Management
9:00 AM Understanding the Behavior Needs of Clients
9:30 AM Levels of Behavior
9:45 AM Break
10 AM Understand Behaviors (Identifying Antecedents, Behaviors, Consequences of Behaviors)
10:45 AM Reinforcement Strategies

Afternoon Session | Ethics
2 Hours (.2 CEUs)

12:30 PM Introduction & Disclosures
12:35 PM Outline of Sessions for Participants
12:40 PM ASHA Code of Ethics
12:45 PM Kentucky Code of Ethics
12:50 PM Six Pillars of Character
1:10 PM Break & Hand Out Ethical Situations
1:25 PM Groups read through ethical situations and spend time discussing which pillar it represents. Participants discuss how the situation could have been changed and how they would handle it in their ethical practice.
1:55 PM Share Out Situations & Discuss
2:15 PM Discuss Social Media & Impact on Professionalism
2:25 PM Wrap-up Session & Questions


Morning Session:

Leigh Anne Roden-Carrier is a Clinical Associate Professor at Western Kentucky University (WKU).  She spent five years in the schools and works part-time for Medical Center-Bowling Green and First Steps.  At WKU, she supervises, teaches, and advises undergraduates.  She developed a behavior management course taught at the graduate level and has given presentations at the local and state levels covering the topic.  She is also frequently consulted by speech-language pathologists in the region regarding difficult behaviors in clients.  She is a member of the Kentucky Speech-Language-Hearing Association Executive Council serving as the Scholarship and Grants Chair.

Afternoon Session:

Christie LaCharite is a licensed SLP in the states of Kentucky and Ohio. Currently, she works for Boone County Schools, First Steps of Kentucky, and as an adjunct instructor for the University of Cincinnati. Christie also participates on the Kentucky SLP licensure board and on the complaint committee.

Registration Information

Registration: $50 (includes lunch)

Payment by credit/debit card via online registration. Payment by Purchase Order subject to additional $10 fee. We cannot accept cash or payment of any type at the door.

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 Last Modified 10/7/19