The U.S. Census Bureau reports an ever-increasing linguistic and cultural diversity in the U.S. population. Speech-language pathologists are faced with challenging issues as the many variables that impact communication are intensified. SLPs can no longer use the English language and America’s cultural standards to assess the communication competency of those from other language and cultural backgrounds. This course is designed to enable SLPs to incorporate a new working knowledge as it relates to bilingualism in the assessment and treatment of CLD populations. The material presented will allow participants to make appropriate decisions with greater confidence and expertise when working with toddlers and preschool and school-age children. Offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs – 1.5 Contact Hours.
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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.
List three universal language development milestones regardless of native language.
Describe two components of training interpreters/translators for assisting with speech-language assessments.
Explain what signals a disorder when assessing CLD children using appropriate measures.
Identify two language facilitation strategies that parents and teachers can utilize to foster language growth at home and in the classroom.
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 0.15 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 our online courses. You may log off and log on as often as you’d like to in order to complete all sections of a course.
However, completion dates are based on Eastern Standard Time. Therefore, if you need your CEUs by a certain date, be sure to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on that date. For example, if you need CEUs before January 1st, you will need to complete the course test before 11:59pm EST on December 31st.
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.
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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.
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. Please note that courses offered for university students are not applicable for CEUs.
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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.
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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 would 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.
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.
Our course formats include: text, audio, video, and PowerPoint with author narration. Each course will note the format on the course description page. Most courses include closed captioning.
Most of our online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout as a PDF file.
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.
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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 enjoyed the resources for a universal language and the development milestone examples of parent coaching.” – P.C. (Jul. 2020)
"This course was so easy to follow, used good case study information, and gave a lot of useful information for both assessment and intervention." – L.K. (Apr. 2020)
"I enjoyed the general parent tips which can be used for their children. I liked the considerations that you must have when you start a bilingual evaluation." – R.D.C.P.R. (Mar. 2020)
"The Bilingual assessment and the idea of conceptual scoring were the most beneficial parts. The case studies were helpful." – K.K. (Feb. 2020)
"I liked the organization and presentation of multiple case studies. I most enjoyed the use of standardized tests for bilingual students." – E.F. (Feb. 2020)
"I appreciated the discussion on encouraging a bilingual environment." – V.B. (Dec. 2019)
"I liked gaining more knowledge about bilingual children, even though I have none on my caseload, nor do I anticipate any." – K.Q. (Nov. 2019)
"Going over the Disorder or Difference was a huge take away for me and also learning that languages are not equivalent. I never would have thought that." – J.P. (Oct. 2019)
"The discussion on coaching caregivers using the home language consistently, while their child gains exposure to the second language in school, was most beneficial. I liked the resources listed within the presentation for later use (e.g., parent handouts)." – C.S. (Oct. 2019)
"I enjoyed the information about atypical development being same in both languages. I like that the course re-affirmed what I did know regarding bilingually diverse populations." – C.I. (Sept. 2019)
"The resources the presenter provided to help with assessment and intervention for children who speak more than 1 language was really helpful. The course was much more in-depth than other courses I've taken on this topic." – L.G. (Aug. 2019)
"I liked the case studies and the discussion on the development in other languages." – K.A. (June 2019)
"I appreciate the topic of culturally linguistic diverse populations - especially with courses like this which offer so many resources." – D.C. (June 2019)
"The information was helpful and practical. Although I am recently retired, this information would have been very beneficial in the multilingual population in which I worked." – S.B. (May 2019)
"I liked the relevance of this material to what we are seeing today and how we can be a part of this clinically, with the families and as advocates. The presenter's data and descriptions of her daughter's actual experience and how it related with the research was very useful in seeing the patterns of acquisition, loss, and terminologies related to the dynamics of sequential and simultaneous bilingualism." – A.H. (May 2019)
"I liked that the course was well organized and the presenter had first-hand knowledge of the subject matter. The guidelines for assessment were of particular interest." – G.M. (Mar. 2019)
"The discussion on understanding the importance of maintaining Native Language was most beneficial. I liked the parent resources and clear discussion." – D.R. (Feb. 2019)
"I liked that she kept to the main point, as well as including case studies. I have some students who popped up in my head as I listened. I especially appreciated the assessment of bilingual children." – C.H. (Dec. 2018)
"It was very informative and interesting to re-hear about the differences between learning one language than another and how it can interfere with speech and learning." – R.K. (Nov. 2018)
"The discussion with regard to developmental norms for both English and second language learners was very informative. The recommendations for therapy and the resources provided at the end of the presentation was helpful and well-explained. I enjoyed hearing about the case studies which helped to demonstrate the observation and evaluation of children who are second language learners." – L.T. (Oct. 2018)
"I really liked how the presenter provided so many resources, including websites and books, to connect us with more information and materials. I will definitely share these resources with my families. I liked how the course integrated research with case studies so that I could see real-world application of the strategies we learned about." – U.P. (Apr. 2018)
"The discussion on ways in which to assess bilingual children and how to interpret findings was most beneficial. I enjoyed the clarity and concise manner in which information was presented within the course." – S.B. (Apr. 2018)