Getting Smart Using Technology: Evidence-Based Application Selection Criteria Methods

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0.2 ASHA CEUs

$39.00


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Description

Within the past few decades, technological advancements have demonstrated a significant influence in a broad range of contexts, including the therapeutic setting. Speech-language pathologists have been inundated with a myriad of technological choices to incorporate into their daily routines with young clients. However, there has been a lack of professional guidance in identifying technological applications that fall within the guidelines of developmentally appropriate practices, thus leaving SLPs at a disadvantage as they attempt to navigate the challenges of providing fun, meaningful, and engaging online activities for clients that are considered within the scope of best practices. The purpose of this presentation will be to deliver research-based information about technological tools that will assist students with speech and language disorders. Offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs – 2 Contact Hours.

Course Run Time: 2:18:12

Course Overview:

  • Overview of Communication
  • Discussion of New Opportunities for Effectively Integrating Technology into Therapy
  • Theoretical Framework
  • Becoming Critical Consumers
  • Moving Students from Passive Consumers to Knowledge Producers
  • Review of Apps

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.

Course Format

Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.

Course Objectives

  1. Explain current research concerning technology use in speech-language pathology.
  2. Outline Activity Theory as a framework for speech-language therapy.
  3. Identify apps for speech and language disorders.
  4. Select apps based on specific client needs.
  5. Describe the searching process for the Bridging Apps database.

Presenter & Disclosures

Dr. Nikosi Darnell, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist and developmental specialist with over 16-years of experience working with individuals across the lifespan in clinical, non-clinical, and hospital settings. She is a qualified and proven clinician with expertise in the evaluation and treatment of speech, language, and swallowing disorders, clinical supervision, virtual learning, telepractice, child growth and development, executive function skills, educational technology, parent and caregiver education, and professional development. Nikosi has enjoyed teaching online and blended courses for university level students, and continues to instruct parents, caregivers, teachers, and therapists through seminars, webinars, and conferences. 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Nikosi Darnell is a presenter of online CEU courses by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Nikosi Darnell has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Dr. Rebekah McPherson, PhD, is an educational technology specialist with over 16-years of experience at the collegiate and non-collegiate level. Her teaching axiom is, teach teachers the way that you want teachers to teach their students; it's all about modeling best practices. Rebekah specializes in the areas of blended and online education, career and technology education, change agents in schools, digital tools for the K-12 educator, and mobile device integration into teaching and learning. 

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Rebekah McPherson is the presenter of online CEU courses by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.

NonfinancialRebekah McPherson has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Intended Audience/Accreditation

This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • SLP

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ASHA CEUs: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

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.

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Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Florida: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Provider #SPA-026.
  • New Jersey: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the New Jersey Department of Education. Provider #1654.

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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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Reviews

"This was an excellent course. I liked the demonstrations of how to use apps that are not specifically speech and language-focused but more open-ended to target a variety of speech and language skills. Seeing the use of the apps demonstrated empowers me to do the same with other apps as well." – L.C. (July 2019)

"The actual usage of each app was most helpful." – W.S. (June 2019)

"I liked the links for apps/resources." – L.E. (May 2019)

"The specific apps that were recommended were most beneficial. I liked how they explained how to determine which apps would be most useful." – A.B. (May 2019)

"The apps were really good. I like that it showed apps I will be able to use in therapy." – J.N. (May 2019)

"I am planning to return to work in the near future, and the whole area of using technology in therapy is new to me. This was extremely enlightening and practical." – A.Q. (Apr. 2019)

"I liked the pace and ability to stop and take notes and go at our own pace. The discussion on Activity Theory as basis for integration of activity into learning was most helpful." – S.M. (Apr. 2019)

"I enjoyed the research findings, AAP Media Use, and seeing the Apps." – M.S. (Mar. 2019)

"I do not incorporate enough technology into my sessions. I have shied away from it because I didn't know where or how to begin. This course has given me the tools I need. I like that the presenters shared their favorite apps." – K.R. (Dec. 2018)

"Going over how to utilize evidence-based decision making to select app was most beneficial." – L.G. (Dec. 2018)

"I appreciated the practical application of how to select apps and specific apps to use for each deficiency area." – J.J. (Nov. 2018)