This Course is a case study of an autistic male teen's communication treatment program and his treatment outcomes. This case study demonstrates the progressive changes occurring in communication skills with the use of video-feedback using audio-video technology, digital photography, and a speech generating device with the output capacity of digitized recordings. The triad of evidence-based treatment in this case study is presented through an overview of historical research, best practice decisions, and sensitivity to, and incorporation of, the patient's values and interests. Offered for 0.25 SLP CEUs – 2.5 Contact Hours.
The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.
Nancy Moilanen, MA, CCC-SLP, is a leader in the practice of Speech-Language Pathology, having founded and established departments in medical facilities and educational institutions for more than 36 years. She continues to share her expertise and clinical experiences with other medical providers through writing, oral presentations, and online continuing education courses.
Nancy's signature, evidence-based Well Together Neuro Rehab™ program has been developed through her extensive research, insights, clinical expertise and personal commitment to understanding the needs of persons with neurogenic disorders. Nancy wants to inspire a forward-looking vision for those who dedicate their lives to improving patients’ communication well-being, social well-being, and quality-of-life through Speech-Language Pathology therapy.
Financial — Nancy Moilanen is the author of online CEU courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Nonfinancial — Nancy Moilanen has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.25 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.
ASHA CE Registry: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
ASHA CEUs: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:
If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.
Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.
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Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.
Content Access: Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the E-Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.
Certificate of Completion: On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).
ASHA CE Registry Submission: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.
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Receiving CEUs: Northern Speech is an ASHA CE Provider and our online courses are registered with ASHA and offered for CEUs. Please note that successful completion of the online post test is required prior to the awarding of CEUs. Please contact your state licensing board for acceptance policies related to online CEUs.
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Testing requirements: Each online course concludes with a post test consisting of multiple choice or true & false questions. Scores of 80% or greater are required for successful course completion and awarding of CEUs. You may revisit course materials and retest as needed to achieve a passing score.
Certificate of completion: A certificate displaying participant name, date of course completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and the number of contact hours earned is presented to participants once a score of 80% or greater is earned on the post test. Please note that CEUs are awarded on the date of successful test completion, not the date of course enrollment. Please ensure that you successfully complete the post test prior to any licensure renewal dates.
ASHA CE Registry: Northern Speech will provide CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry for you. At the time of course enrollment if you select that you are taking the course for ASHA Credit and if you provide your ASHA Member Number, Northern Speech will automatically submit your hours to the CE Registry after you successfully complete the post test. Please allow 45-60 days from the date of course completion for your hours to appear on your CE transcript. Note that ASHA will record your CEUs as earned on the last day of the month in which you completed your course. For example, if you completed your course on Nov 7, the CE Registry will reflect course completion as Nov 30.
Number of CEUs offered: We offer courses from 1 to 21 contact hours. Each course will note the number of CEUs offered. Please note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = 1 CEE.
State licensing boards and online CEUs: NSS is an ASHA CE Provider and most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some boards do, however, place a limit to the number of CEUs that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any CEU limits related to home-study courses prior to enrolling in an online course.
Course formats: Our course formats include: text, audio, video, and PowerPoint with author narration. Each course will note the format on the course description page.
Course handouts: Most of our non-text online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout.
Purchase orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.
Group discounts: Groups of 3 or more are eligible for a 20% discount on each registration on most of our online courses. To receive this discount, registrations need to be processed together via the "Group Rates" tab on the Online Course of your choice.
Computer requirements: For our online courses to function best, we recommend that you update your computer to include the newest version of your Internet browser (Safari, Chrome, Internet Explorer, etc) and newest version of Flash Player. Also a high-speed Internet connection is recommended (cable or DSL). Speakers or headphones will be required for many of our courses as many contain audio components.
Course Cancellation Policy: A purchased online course can be exchanged, refunded, or transferred to another individual if contact is made with NSS (via phone or email) within 30 days of purchase and the course materials have not been viewed or downloaded.
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"I liked the video examples and being able to take the course on my own time. I believe my students will benefit from making different "stories" to practice and review to improve their functional communication skills." –– K.B. (May. 2018)
"I liked the simple slides, they weren't busy and the delivery of the presentation was nice as well. The Video-Based Modeling for the generation of spontaneous speech is where it's at!" –– M.Z. (May. 2018)
"Seeing the specific topics practiced in therapy was really helpful. The listing of apps which could be used for video modeling with an iPad was beneficial." – J.M. (Feb. 2018)
"The clear explanations of the use of video modeling were great. The presentation of videos over course of treatment was excellent. I liked the clarity of the speaker's presentation personality of Justin." – P.B. (Oct. 2017)
"I think this one case study has good value. We are only going to be talking about video modeling more and more in the field." – A.Y. (Oct. 2017)
"The use of videoing the client producing sentences was most beneficial." – J.M. (Sept. 2017)
"I really liked seeing the strategy used over time with a specific client. The use of the technology and treatment strategies could be presented with clips of a variety of clients, but seems one client's progress over time was powerful and engaging." – S.P. (July 2017)
"I appreciated how there were plentiful videos to show the progression of language. I liked the videos of the lingraphica set up. Perhaps more videos or description of how frequent/how long J. needed to rehearse in order to achieve the results he did would have been helpful." – I.W. (Apr. 2017)
"I found that all the video clips about his ongoing intervention over the year to be helpful in seeing how his language shaped over time using video modeling. In general, the whole presentation was proven to be highly beneficial as I provide therapy to children with diagnosis of autism on a daily basis. It helps to know some specific programs/SGD that will aid in offering video modeling as a therapy intervention." – A.H. (Dec. 2016)
"I appreciated how the lingraphica was used and other apps that can be used for video modeling. I like that the content can be directly applied in therapy." – S.Y. (Nov. 2016)
"The discussion on generalizing skills outside of therapy was most beneficial. Very thorough presentation of usage of this therapy approach. However, I expected her to use this approach with higher functioning autism spectrum kids." – B.S.G. (Oct. 2016)
"I enjoyed the video modeling." – M.S. (Aug. 2016)
"I loved it! The discussion on the generalization of skills was especially helpful." – M.W. (June 2016)
"I appreciated the materials that can be adapted. I liked the video modeling clips." – H.W. (Apr. 2016)
"I liked the examples and the discussion provided relative to the situations. It was amazing to see the student's progress. However, I thought perhaps more examples would have been included utilizing a greater variety of video modeling devices." – M.B. (Mar. 2016)
"I liked the way the course showed how video modeling could help children with autism. Justin was a higher functioning individual. I would like to see the progress with individuals far less verbal." – D.C.E. (Mar. 2016)
"I liked the video examples of therapy." – D.C. (Mar. 2016)
"Learning about how to set up Lingraphica was most beneficial." – B.K. (Feb. 2016)
"The use of video modeling for autistic children was very helpful. However, I expected different types of language goals that video modeling could target." – J.P. (Feb. 2016)
"I appreciated the discussion on choosing apps/software for effective video modeling." – A.L. (Feb. 2016)
"The use of word-building blocks was really interesting. I liked the changes in Justin's communication abilities. Excellent course." – C.M. (Jan. 2016)