Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior for People With Disabilities - SLPA1617

Understanding and Addressing Challenging Behavior for People With Disabilities

by Tracy Gershwin, PhD, BCBA-D
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This course is credentialed for:
Audiology/SLP (0.10 CEU)

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


People with disabilities who exhibit behavioral difficulties can present unique challenges when attempting to implement interventions in schools and clinics. Direct services are often interrupted when behaviors such as aggression, noncompliance, temper tantrums, and self-injury occur. Chronic problem behaviors can lead to low academic achievement, poor social skills, juvenile delinquency, and limited employment opportunities. Effective behavioral approaches to challenging behaviors can provide speech-language pathologists, occupational therapists, and physical therapists direction for the improvement of services and behavioral support.
The content in this course is applicable to speech language pathology professionals.


After taking this course, you should be able to:
  • Define and describe the science of applied behavior analysis as it relates to challenging behaviors and behavior change.
  • Identify the steps required to assess challenging behavior so that the function of the behavior can be identified.
  • Describe the process of creating a behavior intervention plan using the principles of applied behavior analysis and based on the functional behavior assessment results and evidence-based strategies to increase positive behaviors and decrease challenging behaviors.
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Remember, ASHA CEUs cannot be awarded retroactively, so it is very important that you follow the instructions for earning ASHA CEUs. If you have any questions, contact ce@oncourselearning.com or 800-866-0919. Only those participants who follow the instructions for earning ASHA CEUs will have their course information submitted to the ASHA CE Registry.
This course is offered for 0.10 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Related area).
Tracy Gershwin Mueller, PhD, BCBA-D is a professor at the University of Northern Colorado, where she teaches undergraduate/graduate behavior courses in special education and applied behavior analysis.
Disclosure: Ms. Mueller has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that related to this education activity.

Course Originally Released on: 12/23/2019
Date of Most Recent Review: 12/23/2019
Course Termination/Update Date: 2/28/2023

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. Relias LLC guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00