Ain’t Misbehavin’: Nobody Taught Me About That

Presented by Vicki Graham, M.S., CCC-SLP

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Course Description

SLPs face many challenges, including unexpected behaviors and how to deal with them. This course will give information to pediatric SLPs on behaviors you might encounter in your practice and tools for responding well.
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PediatricSLPLanguage DevelopmentPragmatics

Meet Your Presenter

Vicki Graham serves as Lead speech-language pathologist at Dynamic Therapy Center. She has 34 years of experience in the field and has worked in a variety of environments, including schools, early intervention, hospitals, and an alternative school where she received extra training in dealing with unexpected behaviors.


  • This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Introductory Level; Professional Area).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe framework for analysis of behaviors/communication breakdowns.
  2. Identify challenging behaviors presented by both neurotypical and neurodiverse children.
  3. List techniques for responding appropriately to challenging behaviors in the clinical setting.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Introduction: Behavior is communication—we should be good at this
  • 0:10 - Typical challenging behaviors in speech-language therapy practice
  • 0:20 - Challenging behaviors in neurotypical population (dysregulation/sensory)
  • 0:30 - More serious misbehavior, defined
  • 0:40 - Ways to address misbehavior
  • 0:50 - Modeling/tips for parents
  • 0:55 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + exam

Instructional Level

Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Target Audience

This course is designed for speech-language pathologists who work with children.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

The course will be available for CEUs until November 19, 2026.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter is a salaried employee at Dynamic Therapy Center.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

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