A Child With Multiple Significant Needs

A Child With Multiple Significant Needs 

The goal of this educational program is to help professionals realize families’ needs for personal-adjustment counseling and informational counseling when they have a child born with significant health, sensory, and cognitive needs. This course will provide detailed information about the communication needs of children who have atypical speech and language development.


Hours: 2.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association


Relias LLC

Introductory Level

0.20 ASHA CEUs

Kansas Health Department of Aging and Disability Services (Speech)


Approved for 2.00 continuing education clock hours for Kansas Speech Pathologists and Audiologists by the Kansas Department of Aging and Disability. Long Term Sponsorship number LTS-S1057. This activity is approved for 2.00 contact hours.

Course Details

Course Code: REL-ACU-0-SLPA0019
Hours: 2
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 3/31/2023
Learning Objectives:
State ways that families’ day-to-day lives are affected when a disabling condition is diagnosed in a child
Describe differences between informational counseling and personal-adjustment counseling
Describe intentional behaviors, prelinguistic communicative intent, and lingustic communication in a child with multiple significant needs


Section 1: Introduction

About This Course

Learning Objectives

Section 2: Ella Arrives

Unexpected News

Audiological Assessment

Referral for Early Intervention

Personal Adjustment Counseling


Section 3: Intervention Experience

Ella’s Early Intervention Begins

Intervention and Research Programs

Additional Areas of Concern

Increased Seizure Activity

Auditory Behavior

Family Support

Section 4: Bittersweet Intervention Results

First Signs of Intentional Behaviors

Increasing Intentionality

Sources of Family Stress

End of Early Intervention

Update at 8 Years of Age

Section 5: Conclusion


Course Contributors


Exam and BrainSparks

Instructor: Jean E. Lundy, EdD, CCC-A
Jean Lundy, EdD, CCC-A, teaches audiology coursework at Metropolitan State University of Denver. For more than 20 years, she also provided early-intervention services to newborns to 3-year-olds with hearing loss. Disclosure: Jean E. Lundy, EdD, CCC-A has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: Introductory level Speech and Language Pathologists; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
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