Reframing Behavior Management into Self-Regulation Teaching

· January 20, 2022

Course Number: ABIO2207

When: Available February 21, 2022 – February 21, 2027

This course will be offered again starting June 1, 2022-December 31, 2022.

Where: Video available under “materials & requirements” once you register. Audio available on the Speechie Side Up podcast

Description: In this session, we discussed basic understandings of co-regulation and self-regulation. We also discussed the difference between behaviors and dysregulation or stress behaviors. In addition, we explored various strategies and approaches to co-regulation and how to integrate them into therapy.

Who This Course Is Good For:

  • Any ASHA member, CCC holder, or other professional that is licensed or credentialed to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology or preparing to earn ASHA CEUs.
  • Any professional who works with pediatric clients.
  • Any professional who is seeking to learn more about co-regulation and self-regulation strategies.
  • Any professional who is seeking to learn more about teaching social communication

Who This Course Isn’t Good For:

  • Any professional who is not familiar with the terms Executive Function Skills or Self-Regulation
  • Any professional that does not currently work with any pediatric clients that teach social strategies and do not plan to in the near future.



Venita is an Assistive Technology (AT) Consultant in south Florida. She has a passion for using AAC, AT, and literacy to support individuals with complex communication needs, autism, and other disabilities. Venita has delivered poster presentations on several topics related to AAC at ASHA and co-presented several ASHA CEU accredited courses. Venita co-authored two articles published in ASHA Leader’s online publication, as well as the Lou Knows What to Do book series published by Boys Town Press. Recently, Venita started utilizing the power of social media to empower and motivate educators across the country through the Speechie Side Up podcast, blog, Instagram account, and YouTube channel.


Danielle Kent is a speech-language pathologist in Vermont. She runs and owns Piece of Mind Therapy and Consulting, LLC. She provides short-term and long-term SLP contracts for school districts in the state of Vermont as well as providing workshops and courses on regulation, problem-solving, and organization. She is passionate about supporting therapists and educators to seek alignment and become leaders in their field. She loves to workout and spends time with her husband Adam, Two kids (Maddy& Troy), and their golden retriever Harley.

Disclosure Statements

Venita Litvack has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: ownership interest in Speechie Side Up, LLC and Tassel Learning, LLC; royalties from the Lou Knows What to Do book series.

Venita Litvack has the following relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose: member of the ASHA Special Interest Group 12.

Danielle Kent has the following relevant financial relationships to disclose: Danielle is the owner/operator of Piece of Mind Therapy and Consulting, LLC as well as the author of Max Learns to Pause. She also runs the Brainy SLP Podcast and YouTube Channel, as well as The Aligned Professional Podcast.

Danielle Kent has no nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

In-Kind Support was provided by the following companies through product offerings, services, and/or discounts to giveaway to attendees at no charge: Vooks, The Speech Chick, The Digital SLP, Swivel Scheduler, Creative Speech Lab, What Should Danny Do?, SLP Now, Bridges, The Speech Tree Co, SLP Toolkit, Northern Speech Services, Speech Time Fun, Peachie Speechie, SLP Nerdcast, and Tassel Learning.

Learning Outcomes

As a result of this activity, participants will:
  • Define co-regulation and discuss an overview of approaches
  • Describe at least three reasons how co-regulation connects to self-regulation
  • Define and describe misbehaviors and stress behaviors
  • Describe at least two differences between behavior and dysregulation
  • Describe a strategy that can be used in therapy sessions


10 minIntroductions and Backgrounds
10 minDefinition of co-regulation and overview of approaches
10 minDiscussion of how co-regulation connects to self-regulation
10 minDefinition of misbehavior and stress behavior
15 minDiscussion of differences between behavior and dysregulation & application to treatment
5 minClosing, Discussion, and Questions

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Course Includes

  • 1 Lesson
  • 2 Requirements
  • Course Certificate