Helping Children Develop Social Skills (2 CE)
Course Description: This course reviews treatment interventions and techniques to address social delays. This course describes the role of social skills in a child's healthy development, general categories for social deficits, and the deficits that are associated with different developmental disorders. This course provides therapists with assessment tools and treatment techniques for working with a child who experiences these issues.
Course Level: Beginner, Intermeridate
Course By: Jennifer Kolb, LCSW
Jennifer Kolb, LCSW; Social Work Consultant, reviewed and determined the course meets requirements for continuing education in the field of social work. This course is appropriate for masters and clinical level social workers. Jennifer graduated with a Master’s degree in Social Work with a specialization in Marriage and Family Therapy from the University of Louisville, Kentucky. She specializes in school-based psychotherapy with children and adolescents, as well as licensing exam coaching and preparation.
Authors: Jodi Blackley, M.S., LMFT, Christina Stimman, M.S.W., LCSW, Jazmin Zane, M.S.W., LCSW
Target Audience: Introductory and Intermediate; LMFTs, Social Workers, LPCCs, Nurses, Substance Abuse Counselors, and other mental health clinicians.
Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:
- Describe the factors that impede or encourage the development of social skills in children.
- Identify the particular social skills deficits and interventions for children who have developmental disorders.
- Use effective techniques for assessment and observation.
- Utilize a range of behavioral, group and family modalities to improve a child's social skills.