Providing the latest neuroscience research as it applies to clinical practice, this course focuses on the three C's of neuroscience: Circuitry, Coordination and Chemistry. Discussed will be network connection (Circuitry) patterns that underlie speech fluency, grammatical processing, language skills, auditory processing, and motor programming. Then covered will be the underlying firing rhythms (Coordination) that are necessary for cohesive processing of information. Third, the course will cover the neuromodulators that enable clinical intervention to drive neurological plasticity (Chemistry). Also presented is how these three aspects of neuroscience are evident as probable causes of many developmental and acquired problems seen clinically, and help therapists further their knowledge of the neurochemistry, neurobiology and neurophysiology of the speech systems underlying developmental and acquired problems. Offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs – 1.5 contact hours.
Course Run Time: 1:39:37
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.
Financial — Martha Burns is a 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.
This program is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of ASHA CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 ASHA 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 My Online 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 Eastern Time Zone, USA/Canada), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs). 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 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.
What is an Online Course? Our Online Courses consist of video, audio, and/or text content 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 device, via your NorthernSpeech.com online 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 ASHA 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 CEUs earned online.
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 My Online Courses tab on your profile screen. Click 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.
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.
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 ASHA 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 online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout as a PDF file.
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, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, etc) and newest version of your computer's operating system. 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 learning how the growth and development of specific fiber tracts impact the circuitry, coordination, and neurochemistry of the brain and how developmental delays are caused in relation to fiber tracts within the brain. I really appreciated the visual images of the brain when discussing different components of specific fiber tracts." – R.G. (Nov. 2019)
"Going over how ASD and schizophrenia may have related deficits of temporal coordination was most interesting. I liked the chemistry section. However, I would have liked to hear more of how to apply all of this information to treating adults." – C.H. (Nov. 2019)
"I liked the discussion of how therapy effects changes in the brain and therapy techniques to increase brain firings." – A.O. (Oct. 2019)
"The chemistry section to explain how therapy can encourage and motivate was most beneficial. However, I would have liked to see more direct suggestions for therapy in relation to how to achieve progress." – S.K.C. (Aug. 2019)
"The presenter was clear and concise. She gave excellent examples and was able to demonstrate the connection between cortical research and evidence based treatment." – M.P. (Aug. 2019)
"I liked the practical information about how to change the brain and the information about increasing uptake of chemicals in the brain. I was hoping for more specific reasons why we see certain speech sound development and language delays and where they occur in the brain." – H.B. (Jan. 2019)
"Going over how brains react differently to different stimuli was most helpful." – D.B. (Oct. 2018)
"I liked the focus on neuroscience and neurochemistry." – R.K. (Sept. 2018)
"I found the discussion on autism most beneficial to my daily practice. I liked the ability to access the supporting research and the ability to go back and review portions that are more complex. I expected more on chemistry, but was satisfied with the summary presented. I especially liked the explanation of synchrony and the long/short fiber tracts." – B.P. (July 2018)
"I appreciated the discussion on how it ties into therapy. However, it went really fast. I had to pause multiple times so I could look at the slides and make sense of what was being said." – A.L. (Nov. 2017)
"The instructor was knowledgeable and interesting. The slides were well organized." – D.M. (Oct. 2017)
"Good information, presented well. I especially enjoyed the portion on how the circuitry and chemistry work. Those were easiest to apply to clinical practice." – L.D. (Apr. 2017)
"Going over the chemistry was most beneficial as it validated why I work so hard to keep treatment novel and fun. I expected more for treatment, though." – J.H. (Mar. 2017)
"I enjoyed the clinical applications and up-to-date research and application." – L.K. (Jan. 2017)
"I like how it highlighted the importance of not only knowing about individual fiber tracts but how they work together (e.g. synchronize)." – S.B. (Jan. 2017)
"I liked that the information is applicable to everyday practice. Great presentation style that is easy to follow." – K.A. (Dec. 2016)
"The review of Synchonicity and how it impacts performance was really helpful. I liked the integration of neurology and function." – D.C. (Dec. 2016)
"I found the discussion on the development of cortical tracts and synchony/dys most beneficial." – K.D. (Oct. 2016)
"I liked the chemistry portion." – P.Z. (July 2016)
"The section on pathways of neurodevelopment was very useful." – J.P. (July 2016)
"I would have liked more concrete discussion on the results of a study and how that should affect our therapy." – J.J. (May 2016)
"For me, a clinician vs a researcher, this was very, very dry." – M.W. (May 2016)
"Good content. I especially enjoyed the sections on chemistry and eliciting during therapy." – C.D. (Apr. 2016)
"I liked the discussion of new research in understanding the neurological aspects of therapy's affect on brain development. I really appreciated the portion on aspects of therapy that can affect the production of the neurotransmitters." – D.B. (Mar. 2016)