Neurology And Neuroscience: Review And Update For Your Clinical Practice

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0.1 ASHA CEUs

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With the recent explosion in neuroscience research now being applied to clinical populations like autism spectrum disorders, auditory processing disorders, motor speech disorders, language disorders in children, aphasia in adults, and neurocognitive disorders, knowledge of basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology is essential. This online CEU course is for practicing clinicians who would like a quick review of neuroanatomy and an overview of newer approaches to neurophysiology for better understanding of the latest research applications to the world of the clinician.

The course covers basic components of the human nervous system with emphasis on the central nervous system and cerebrum as well as the physiology of neuronal connections. It then reviews neurodevelopment from the basics of prenatal development to the maturation of major fiber tracts and cortex. Finally it introduces the 3 C's — neuroscience principles of circuitry, coordination and chemistry — the new aspects of neuroscience that apply to understanding the disorders we work with clinically. Offered for 0.1 ASHA CEU – 1 contact hour.

 Run Time: 1:19:08

Course Outline:

*Basic Components of  Human Nervous System (emphasis on central and cerebrum)

*Physiology of Neuronal Connections

*Review of Neurodevelopment - (from basics of prenatal development to maturation of major fiber tracts and cortex)

*The 3 C's - Neuroscience Principles of Circuitry, Coordination and Chemistry

*The New Aspects of Neuroscience That Apply to Understanding the Disorders

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. Apply fundamentals of neurology and neuroanatomy of the central nervous system to neurobehavioral assessment and intervention in speech-language pathology, psychology, occupational therapy, or physical therapy.
  2. Apply research on neurodevelopment — from the basics of prenatal development to the maturation of major fiber tracts and cortex — to assessment of neurobehavioral disorders in children and adolescents.
  3. Utilize neurology and neuroanatomy fundamentals to understand evolving neuroscience research on autism spectrum disorders, auditory processing disorders, motor speech disorders, language disorders in children, aphasia in adults, and neurocognitive disorders.

AOTA

Domain of OT: Client Factors

Presenter & Disclosures

Martha S. Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a renowned author and clinician specializing in language and brain development. Dr. Burns is an ASHA Fellow, serves on the faculty of Northwestern University in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and has been a consultant to Chicago area school districts for over 30 years. She has authored three books, a test, and over 100 book chapters and articles on language and brain development, language disorders, and interventions for autism, auditory processing disorders and language disorders.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Martha Burns is presenter of online CEU courses sponsored by Northern Speech; receives royalty payments.

Financial — Martha Burns is a paid consultant for Scientific Learning Corporation.

Nonfinancial — Martha Burns has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Intended Audience/Accreditation

This program is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • SLP
  • OT

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:
  • 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.

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.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Customer Support: Please phone 888.337.3866 or email info@northernspeech.com.

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.

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.

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What is an Online Course? Our Online Courses include text, audio, or video formats and are offered for ASHA CEUs. Unlike a webinar, which requires participants to be logged on and at a computer at specific times, our Online Courses are available to you at any time, from any computer, via your Northern Speech account. You may work at your own pace and start and stop your course as you wish. Your course will conclude with a short post test. On successful completion of the post test (>80%) a printable certificate of completion is presented to you.

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.

Registering for an online course: You may browse all online courses by clicking the Continuing Education tab above, then Online Courses. Once you find a course, click Enroll Now, and you will be asked to either log into your existing Northern Speech account or create a new online account. Once you’ve entered your account information and provided your credit card payment, your course will be immediately available to you.

Accessing your purchased course or returning to a purchased course: You will be able to access your online course by logging into your Northern Speech account and then clicking the Online Courses tab on your profile screen. Click View next to the course you’d like to start or to resume. From there, proceed through the course sections until you are ready to complete the post test. You do not have to complete your course all at once. You may log on and off as you wish.

Course completion timeframes: Nearly all our courses provide for unlimited time to complete your course. You may work at your own pace and start and stop your course as you wish. Any access limitations will be clearly noted on the individual course description page.

Course content expiration: Nearly all our courses provide for continued access to course content and materials, even after completion of the post test. Any access limitations will be clearly noted on the individual course description page.

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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Reviews

"I have been seeking for exactly this course for years. But the other neuro classes available were always a rehash of what I knew from grad achool. There has been so much neuroscience development, and this course focuses on that, providing me with the neuro updates that I knew were "out there" but wasn't equipped, on my own, to tease out of the volumes of recent research. Dr Burns draws on her expertise to pull the new findings together and deliver that to the experienced clinician in a way that obviously respects experienced clinicians but also knows exactly what we need to know to come up to date in neuro. THE BEST CEU COURSE I HAVE HAD IN A LOOOOOOONNNNNNG TIME!! " - P.V. (Sept. 2018)

"The course was well organized; I specifically liked the topic of the foundation of brain functions." – A.S.(May 2018)

"The overview of anatomy and function and the handouts/visuals were helpful." – T.C. (May 2018)

"Good overview of basic neurology. I liked the use of many diagrams." – S.D.A. (Dec. 2017)

"Appreciated the review of anatomy and neuroscience as well as new research. I liked the graphics and knowledge of presenter." – T.B. (Nov. 2017)

"Good review of material not often reviewed at courses. Some of the new information about RH and theory of mind reviewing UMN and LMN were most beneficial." – M.W.P. (Nov. 2017)

"I liked that the presenter related the info to practice issues." – E.W. (Nov. 2017)

"I enjoyed the review of cortical areas, UMN/LMN's, neuron development as well as the mix of cortical and neuronal anatomy." – S.C. (Apr. 2017)

"A nice update to neurology that is important to do every few years." – A.S. (Mar. 2017)

"I appreciated the overall review of neuroanatomy and references to neuroplasticity." – L.L. (Jan. 2017)

"The discussion on changes in the brain's white matter due to practice of skill was very helpful. I liked the information on 4 optimal divisions of neurological development." – M.E. (Jan. 2017)

"I liked the updated information on neurology. So much has changed." – S.P. (Dec. 2016)

"The new information about the right temporal parietal junction was really helpful." – B.M. (Dec. 2016)

"It was concise and to the point - I liked that. However, I expected more therapy-related information." – A.M. (Dec. 2016)

"I love Martha Burns. I feel so much more competent in my understanding. This is a course that I should take annually." – L.H. (Nov. 2016)

"I found the portion on the location of the brain activity by behaviors most insightful. I liked being able to determine activity of damaged areas of the brain." – D.M. (Oct. 2016)

"The section on upper and lower motor neuron fx was very good." – M.M. (Aug. 2016)

"I appreciated the basic overview of neurology. I liked the presenter's clear explanations." – K.D. (July 2016)

"Going over the recent findings regarding theory of mind was most beneficial. I liked that this course had a general review of anatomy - nice refresher." – J.A. (June 2016)

"I liked the anatomy review, but I wish there would have been more detail regarding brain development." – A.J. (May 2016)

"The review of neurology and neurological development was the best part. I liked the audio and visual aids." – L.F. (Mar. 2016)

"I appreciated the newer research on possible causes of autism." – S.P. (Feb. 2016)