This course will aid SLPs in developing home articulation programs for children. It outlines how to utilize parents in order to increase weekly therapy time in an effort to decrease the overall time children spend in speech therapy before articulation goals are met and carryover is evident. It highlights simple home activities for parents when working on articulation and identifies 3 things parents should know so they can facilitate the proper articulation of sounds at home. Plus, includes web links and other resources which contain good sources for therapy materials. Offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs – 2 contact hours.
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This online CE course details articulation therapy ideas. The presenter of this e-course is also author of the therapy/activity manual, "Articulation Strategies That Work!" Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint Presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.
Ana Paula G. Mumy, MS, CCC-SLP, is a trilingual speech-language pathologist and a clinical assistant professor in the field of speech-language pathology. She has extensive experience working with individuals with communication disorders, particularly bilingual children. She has authored numerous courses, webinars, articles as well as intervention materials and guides for diverse populations. Her specialized interests include articulation disorders, stuttering, language-literacy, and bilingualism. Many of her resources for SLPs, educators, and parents can be found on her personal website The Speech Stop (www.thespeechstop.com). Ana Paula is the author of GROW! ¡CREZCA! Language Building Storybooks.
Financial — Ana Paula Mumy is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Financial — Ana Paula Mumy is the author of treatment materials, including the GROW! ¡CREZCA! Language Building Storybooks, published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Nonfinancial — Ana Paula Mumy has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclosure.
This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).
Offered for 2 CEEs. Northern Speech Services' continuing education activities are eligible for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs) in speech-language pathology. An activity's eligibility for CEEs does not imply SAC's endorsement of its content or any associated products or procedures.
Content Disclosure: This online CE course details articulation therapy ideas. The presenter of this e-course is also author of the therapy/activity manual, "Articulation Strategies That Work!" Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures 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.
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.
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.
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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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“I like that this course affirmed what I already practice and the discussion regarding advocating for services.” – A.F. (Apr. 2020)
“The presenter, Mumy, was informative and provided wonderful resources that can be easily accessed and used in therapy. The presenter was concise and informative, so the information shared was applicable.” – A.G. (Mar. 2020)
"I enjoyed all of the resources provided in this course. It was practical information that can be easily implemented into a work setting." – H.S. (Feb. 2020)
"I appreciated the discussion on routine and resources to help parents incorporate practice daily, along with the reasons why practice might not be occurring at home." – R.J. (Dec. 2019)
"I liked that the course was informative and realistic. Discussing the hierarchy of speech sounds was especially beneficial." – M.W. (Dec. 2019)
"I like the practical ways to implement strategies at home for generalized articulation skills." – S.S. (Nov. 2019)
"Nothing really new here - but good to have the links for free resources since funds are always a challenge in the schools! This course would be excellent for a new clinician." – N.B. (Oct. 2019)
"I appreciated all of the resources and examples provided for immediate use in therapy. The specific examples of activities and how to educate parents when building a home program were excellent." – D.O. (Oct. 2019)
"All of it was beneficial. Fantastic course." – P.L. (Oct. 2019)
"It was helpful going over the development of the progression of activities to share with the parents and how to incorporate them into the home carryover once the child has accurately and consistently produced the sound. I liked the descriptions of how to establish confidence with the parents as well as the resources for materials." – M.W. (Sept. 2019)
"I enjoyed the course. The presenter was knowledgable and engaging. Her presentation style was easy, organized, and pleasant to listen to." – E.C. (Aug. 2019)
"I liked the First things First topic on establishing accuracy and consistency in the therapy room first before sending an articulation program home. Parents should learn the speech sound development norms, the articulators, and specific articulation strategies." – P.L. (Aug. 2019)
"Going over how to successfully incorporate practice into the home setting with parents was most beneficial." – J.S. (June 2019)
"The resources that were provided were most helpful. The topics and areas covered were not necessarily new topics. It was simply helpful to be reminded and get a few more resources." – H.T. (June 2019)
"I appreciated learning what to send home to parents to work and how to set them up without overwhelming them. The free resources were good." – C.W. (May 2019)
"I felt the additional resources and suggestions will be helpful to encourage parents to feel confident to practice at home. I liked that the course was easy to understand with clear examples." – K.C. (Apr. 2019)
"The bilingual therapy resources and practical suggestions for parent involvement were the best part." – L.H. (Mar. 2019)
"The course included terrific, practical suggestions that should appeal to families and optimize articulation practice at home." – A.M. (Mar. 2019)
"So much wonderful information on teaching the parents about the process so they can see where we are going! I liked her points about why we should wait to send work home for active practice if we haven't established consistency in production at a given level. I also appreciated her section on Advocacy!!" – K.S. (Mar. 2019)
"All of the information, suggestions, and activities were very helpful. Very parent friendly and manageable for SLPs." – K.S. (Jan. 2019)
"This information alone, could reduce the overall workload of an SLP who provides articulation therapy by reducing a child's stay in a therapy program. I also see this type of program very useful in providing materials to children who are not yet qualified for speech therapy but who may be part of a school district's response to intervention process. The child may progress during this process to a point where therapy is not required, thus saving the SLP from having to produce an eligibility, IEP, scheduling and attending meetings, etc." – K.R. (Dec. 2018)
"This course reminded me that as therapists, we need to slow down in our expectations of what the parents should work on at home... taking it one step at a time. Good presentation skills, and I enjoyed the examples at the end." – J.C. (Nov. 2018)
"I loved the online resources she shared and the ways she uses them. It was well organized and she communicated the material well and in an easy manner to listen to." – K.H. (Oct. 2018)
"Love the printable handouts! I have limited access to parents in my work setting, so it was a GREAT reminder of things to send home with my students that are EASILY understood by all!" – J.P. (Sept. 2018)
"Honestly, what struck me the most was the discussion on advocacy. I'm grateful that I now have the facts I need when explaining that a child who has a disability cannot be denied related services because his educational performance is not impacted by the disability as stated in the guidelines and confirmed by ASHA. The two case scenarios provided a good opportunity to practice some of the strategies and suggestions outlined in this course." – J.D. (Aug. 2018)
"All topics were important. Resource section was highly beneficial for me. I liked everything! The two cases described were very interesting and helpful." – Y.Y. (July 2018)
"The resources for material for home programs as well as teaching parents about the normal development and strategies were helpful. Overall, the course was excellent, it was organized and provided wonderful resources." – E.H. (May 2018)
"I liked the specific ideas to give to parents including breaking down and explicitly explaining to parents the steps of articulation and how to practice at home. The course was easy to follow along with and was broken down into different segments, which were helpful!" – E.C. (May 2018)
"I appreciated the discussion of advocating for students who have speech errors but are not having academic issues (grades)." – N.S. (Apr. 2018)
"The handouts and resources for therapy and home practice were most beneficial." – K.J. (Mar. 2018)
"The syllable production to facilitate correct tongue placement was very helpful. The websites were exceptional resources." – K.S. (Feb. 2018)
"Love all of the resources!! Very informative!!" – L.E. (Jan. 2018)
"I liked that some resource ideas could be used in therapy. However, some things were over-explained for an SLP audience and the advocacy section seemed off-topic and too long." – L.S. (Jan. 2018)
"I enjoyed the course and felt nothing is needed to improve. I especially liked the advocacy section as I have found this issue in my own practice where the administration has told me a child does not need the services since academics are not affected. Now I will have better support for my students!" – M.C. (Dec. 2017)
"Knowing when it's appropriate to send homework to parents (accuracy and consistency) was very beneficial. I liked all of the practical and useful resources for SLPs and parents." – L.R. (Nov. 2017)
"The discussion on the effective steps and the case study examples for how to construct a home program for a particular student were all helpful. I felt the course was very well done and met my expectations." – V.G. (Oct. 2017)
"This information was very basic. This was really meant for a new clinician." – M.S. (Sept. 2017)
"Great presentation! I was delighted to learn about so many websites for SLPs and parents to use to facilitate carryover of speech practice at home. Thank you, thank you!" – P.D. (July 2017)
"I enjoyed thinking about how we should involve the parents with the basics of speech therapy and the hierarchy, not just the sounds in words. Lots of valuable resources given." – M.B. (May 2017)
"The portion on becoming involved in parent night newsletters was most helpful. I liked the specific examples of activities to use." – B.P. (Apr. 2017)
"I liked the specific suggestions for home practice and getting parents involved. Great info and covered a lot of important info." – B.F. (Mar. 2017)
"The discussion of the home program was very informative and beneficial. I liked going over how to develop the home program and exactly what parents need to know." – D.G. (Feb. 2017)
"I enjoyed the website resources as well as the pacing and sections broken into chunks." – L.H. (Jan. 2017)
"I most appreciated the idea of integrating homework into the daily routine as well as the graphic depicting how little time is actually required for speech homework. I like having the many resources available in one location." – V.T. (Dec. 2016)
"I work in a diagnostic university clinic, so the therapy ideas for effective home practice and websites were very helpful!" – R.N. (Dec. 2016)
"I appreciated that it gave me some good ideas to incorporate into an upcoming parent workshop we are holding." – T.A.F. (Nov. 2016)
"Lots of great ideas and reminders to use with families. Refreshing. Thanks!" – S.C. (Nov. 2016)
"I liked the techniques and organization broken down in easy to describe terms and easy activities for parents to do." – L.O. (Oct. 2016)
"I appreciated the instructions for parents." – D.S. (Aug. 2016)
"I liked the practical artic therapy ideas and nice resources." – C.R. (July 2016)
"I like the examples of speech sound development norm resources. Very thorough and explanatory." – J.B. (July 2016)
"The discussion on when to involve the parents and what information to give them to help them work with their child at home was most beneficial." – S.T. (July 2016)
"I loved the talk on giving parents ideas on how to incorporate practicing articulation during their daily routine and how it does not take a lot of time to do, 5 minutes a day can be helpful to them." – K.D. (July 2016)
"It's difficult to isolate just one part of the course! Because I have been an SLP for more than 30 years, there was not much of the basic information that I wasn't already aware of, at least to some extent. What I would not have been able to compile on my own is the current summary of parent-friendly resources, and the guidance on how to share them with parents." – P.B. (June 2016)
"I really liked how she talked about how important it is to be a cheerleader for the parent. I never really thought about how articulation homework can be seen as intimidating. The resources found in this course are fantastic!" – M.I. (May 2016)
"I appreciated the syllable practice ideas and resources plus the validation of some of the things I am already doing and encouragement to incorporate other ideas." – N.R. (Apr. 2016)
"The techniques to give to parents and the resources -- these were really helpful for me as a clinician, not only to give to parents but to help me in my therapy as well!" – H.D. (Apr. 2016)
"The websites and different tips were very helpful. I always enjoy new ideas for therapy, including singing to work on syllables." – S.M. (Mar. 2016)
"Thankful for the therapy ideas / suggestions - real / practical suggestions." – M.C. (Mar. 2016)
"The discussion on the importance of explaining to parents the articulators and their role was very useful." – S.P. (Feb. 2016)
"The advocacy section was excellent. Resources provided were helpful." – D.G. (Feb. 2016)
"I liked the ideas of homework for parents, many many choices." – K.W. (Feb. 2016)
"Appreciated all the resources for both parents and SLP's. I liked how it outlined how to be most effective with parents." – B.L. (Jan. 2016)