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Addressing Postsecondary Social-Emotional Communication Needs (On Demand Webinar) (PD102690)

Presenter(s): Phyllis R Scott, PhD, CCC-SLP
Course Description

Many young adults with mild-to-moderate communication disorders struggle to achieve their postsecondary goals. This webinar will equip SLPs working in private practice, health care, or school settings to utilize language-based social-emotional coping strategies to help young adults with language impairments improve their self-efficacy, career readiness, and employability. The presenter will address how SLPs can use their expertise and existing evidence-based strategies to help mitigate the adverse effects of young adults' disabilities in the workplace and other postsecondary settings. The webinar will include simple, practical, time-efficient, transferable, and billable strategies that SLPs can teach to help young adults function in predictable but challenging situations on the job and in other educational or community settings.

Learning Outcomes
You will be able to:

  • List at least three risk factors associated with social-emotional communication disorders that predict difficulties for young adults in the workplace or other postsecondary settings 
  • Identify at least three social-emotional communication skill deficits and match appropriate intervention techniques to help prepare young adults to cope effectively with daily workplace stressors 
  • Draft a treatment goal that complies with your state’s Medicaid guidelines


  • Introduction to the Problem, Research, and SLP Expertise/Skill Set (20 min.)
  • Poll (5 min.)
  • Employer Reports, Risk Factors, Assessments, and Case Studies (30 min.) 
  • Caseload Reflection (5 min.)
  • Common Challenges and Strategies (45 min.)
  • Draft Treatment Goal and Q&A (15 min.)

Presenter Information

Phyllis R. Scott, PhD, CCC-SLP (she/her/hers) is an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist with a doctorate in social psychology. Phyllis has 33 years of experience working in the field. She served as the state coordinator/supervisor for Speech-Language, Dyslexia, and Section 504 services at the Louisiana Department of Education, where she also monitored Section 504 and IDEA services statewide. She served several years on the ASHA School Finance Committee, ASHA Schools Issues Ad Hoc Committee and Advisory Board, and State Education Agencies Communication Disabilities Council. Phyllis recently retired from Louisiana Schools and is employed in Texas as the SLP at a Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District high school. Phyllis's research and current passion are focused on the SLP's role in teaching social and emotional communication (SEC) skills to improve college/career readiness and employability for students with mild-to-moderate disabilities. Phyllis is the CEO of Thrival Communication Plus, LLC, a business focused on speech-language and social-emotional communication strategies to improve quality-of-life outcomes for adults with neurodiversity, hidden illnesses, disabilities, and other conditions that impose barriers in the workplace.

Financial Disclosures:

  • Financial compensation from ASHA for this presentation

Nonfinancial Disclosures:

  • ASHA member

Assessment Type

Self-assessment—Think about what you learned and report on the Completion Form how you will use your new knowledge.

To earn continuing education credit, you must complete and submit the learning assessment by the end date below.

Program History and CE Information

Live webinar date: September 28, 2023
End date: September 30, 2028

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

Subscribers Ratings
PDH: 2
ASHA CEU*: 0.2
Item #(s): PD102690
Available Through: September 30, 2028