The purpose of this course is to bring to light the signs/symptoms associated with recurrent concussion. The course demonstrates specific Speech-Language Pathology executive function treatment strategies, utilizing a therapist and patient-centered team approach aimed at modifying behaviors and reducing symptoms; thus allowing return to daily function with an increase in positive communicative/social interactions. Offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs – 2 contact hours.
Course Run Time: 2:00:00
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.
Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation, Performance Skills
OT Process: Intervention
Nancy Moilanen, MA, CCC-SLP, is a leader in the practice of Speech-Language Pathology, having founded and established departments in medical facilities and educational institutions for more than 36 years. She continues to share her expertise and clinical experiences with other medical providers through writing, oral presentations, and online continuing education courses.
Nancy's signature, evidence-based Well Together Neuro Rehab™ program has been developed through her extensive research, insights, clinical expertise and personal commitment to understanding the needs of persons with neurogenic disorders. Nancy wants to inspire a forward-looking vision for those who dedicate their lives to improving patients’ communication well-being, social well-being, and quality-of-life through Speech-Language Pathology therapy.
Financial — Nancy Moilanen is the author of online CEU courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Nonfinancial — Nancy Moilanen has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.2 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.
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.
Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:
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.
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.
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 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 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.
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 the personal story / evaluation / treatment of NFL football player." – A.C. (Feb. 2020)
"Going over the explanation of stages and what to expect as well as the specific case example were most beneficial." – J.M. (Feb. 2020)
"I appreciated the confirmation that some treatment approaches I use that are 'outside the box' are helpful to other therapists and their patients." – A.T. (Jan. 2020)
"I found it interesting all the signs/symptoms people with concussions can have and the long term effects it can have on people's brains. The course was very informative about all areas." – L.W. (Dec. 2019)
"I found the discussion on types of treatment utilized and what was actually successful for the patient to be most helpful." – M.H. (Nov. 2019)
"I liked the amazing insightful and heartfelt contribution of Mr. Staley as well as the bulls eye model and the toolkit. This was hands down the most inspiring as well as educational course I have ever had the pleasure to take. It was a gift!" – S.E. (Oct. 2019)
"Good case study of functional treatment goals and intervention." – V.J.D. (Sept. 2019)
"I liked the case study and personal accounts by Bill." – B.A. (Aug. 2019)
"I appreciated going over how to structure the content of daily sessions to meet a variety of short-term goals. I liked the case history and first-person interviews." – C.H. (July 2019)
"In actuality, the approach presented is almost exactly the approach I have been using with my concussion patients so it was reassuring to know I was not missing anything." – L.K. (May 2019)
"Great presentations! It was very convenient! It had everything!" – L.F. (Apr. 2019)
"It was beneficial to learn how the pt. took an active role in his goal planning, as well as which strategies worked the best for him and which did not. Learning ideas for what the pt. may have in his/her "tool kit" which helped him/her succeed was also very helpful. I also thought it was very interesting that the pt. did his own research on CTE." – A.R. (Mar. 2019)
"I enjoyed the client interviews and examples of his treatment plan and weekly "notes" as well as the overview of CTE. I liked all of the information provided." – S.E. (Feb. 2019)
"The case study was extremely interesting. The discussion on the prevention of concussion in student athletes was most helpful." – D.G. (Dec. 2018)
"The coping toolkit was especially helpful. I liked the personal input from the man who suffers from the condition." – L.M. (Nov. 2018)
"It was so encouraging to see a case where the patient learned to accept his disability and find strategies to improve his daily living. This course gives hope." – A.C. (Oct. 2018)
"This online course is excellent as is. I liked the combination of speaker and patient in videos." – M.S. (Sept. 2018)
"Going over the tools and strategies to cope with barriers in normal functioning daily living was most beneficial." – S.K. (June 2018)
"I liked the current information and guidelines on concussions - especially the ST goals and LT goals." – J.K. (May 2018)
"I loved the video clips of the client self-reflecting upon his situation. His intermittent pearls of insight and initiations of self-help were highly enlightening. I would love to have seen the facilitation of such initiations." – M.S. (Feb. 2018)
"I appreciated the 'bullseye' tool to implement with my clients for treatment planning as well as working on overall insight. I also like the idea of the pocket buzzer." – A.G. (Feb. 2018)
"Good rate of presentation. Good use of visuals/videos (i.e. illustration of CTE at neuron level; normal function bulls eye before and after treatment; client interviews)." – A.B. (Nov. 2017)
"I found the entire presentation very enlightening. I especially liked the patient/case study videos. The treatment information was presented such that a therapist could use their own critical thinking skills in different cases with unlimited possibilities. The presenter nailed it with this course." – B.A. (Oct. 2017)
"I appreciated the executive function strategies. The course was very well organized, and I enjoyed the case study." – M.M. (Aug. 2017)
"The treatment goals and how each was addressed was most beneficial. However, the course was too slow; I could have gotten the same information in less time." – X.T. (July 2017)
"I liked the real life situation and application of tools for this individual. The idea of using tools to overcome barriers was helpful." – K.L. (June 2017)
"I enjoyed the differing strategies or tools to use to manage CTE. The accompanying videos were excellent and very insightful." – L.K. (Apr. 2017)
"Going over the signs and symptoms of CTE was most beneficial. I liked the visual journal of the patient's progress and his report of progress." – C.H. (Mar. 2017)
"The emotional regulation strategies for adults with CTE were excellent. I liked the inclusion of patient videos." – K.J. (Feb. 2017)
"I appreciated the ideas for working with a TBI patient in need of help with executive functioning. It was very interesting to hear the patient's perspective." – M.R. (Jan. 2017)
"The use of the bull's eye graphic to help clients identify barriers and generate solutions was most beneficial. I really liked the focus on helpful tools and strategies for clients." – S.G. (Dec. 2016)
"All of the discussions were helpful!!! The presenter is excellent!" – V.V. (Dec. 2016)
"Bill's "Tool Kit" with all of its details and trials of strategies that worked and did not work was most beneficial. I enjoyed the background information about CTE stages, the definitions of concussion and the information about the claims against the NFL re: second impact syndrome." – L.H. (Nov. 2016)
"I liked the discussion on the therapist's role of shaping pt's ability to take ownership of his care." – J.F. (Nov. 2016)
"I really appreciated the incorporation of big picture life-style changes and impact on pain, anger and fatigue. I loved the combination of slides, audio and video of patient. Very nicely integrated between patient and therapist viewpoint." – J.L. (Oct. 2016)
"I enjoyed learning more about concussions (signs, symptoms, grades 1-3) and the damaging effect of them. The case history was interesting as was hearing the patient's perspective on things." – M.W. (Oct. 2016)
"I enjoyed the facts about head injuries and the case study." – L.W. (Sept. 2016)
"The discussions on successful tools and how it feels to live with a brain injury were really helpful. I liked the comments of Mr. Staley." – K.E. (Sept. 2016)
"I found the therapy techniques especially beneficial." – G.C. (Aug. 2016)
"I really appreciated the use of the tool kit and Pt's abilities to verbalize his emotions of the difficulty just managing his life each day. I liked the video tapes and how the patient evolved in taking back control of his life – self-initiated strategies." – J.P. (July 2016)
"The case study was most effective in gaining understanding of CTE. I liked the "toolkit" idea and the explanation of executive function tasks." – K.P. (July 2016)
"I liked that the presentation was easy to follow and interesting. Loved the way the sections were summarized." – R.T. (June 2016)
"Well done course. The findings on the effect of sports injuries was really useful. I liked the information to provide to parents on effects of tbi." – M.M. (May 2016)
"It is a well organized and informative course. The toolkit used by the patient was most helpful." – W.N. (Apr. 2016)
"I appreciated the treatment strategies and the seriousness of CTE." – D.G. (Apr. 2016)
"The concussion grades and CTE stages were very beneficial. I liked the real life treatment with someone experiencing difficulties managing their day. I expected further research based treatment approaches." – B.S. (Apr. 2016)
"The suggestions for formatting treatment of executive function skills with TBI were great. I liked the videos and all of the references provided. I would like to have seen the video of an actual session with the SLP." – S.L. (Apr. 2016)
"I liked the case study and the bulls-eye visual." – S.D. (Mar. 2016)
"I especially enjoyed the treatment strategies, the summary of topics covered at the end of each section, and the patient's personal perspective." – K.S. (Mar. 2016)
"I loved the patient interviews!!! His honesty and willingness to share his experience to help us therapists better understand a pt POV was great." – K.W. (Mar. 2016)
"The discussion on allowing pt more opportunity to come up with strategies was very good." – R.A. (Feb. 2016)
"Learning how to utilize specific txt guidelines for assisting these clients was really useful." – K.S. (Feb. 2016)
"I liked the personal story of Mr. Staley." – M.P. (Feb. 2016)
"The toolbox of strategies was helpful. I liked the video clips to support the data and to hear and feel the client's angst as he moved through the program." – C.C. (Feb. 2016)
"The introduction of CTE portion was most beneficial. I liked that you could complete the course when you had time." – C.B. (Feb. 2016)
"I appreciated the treatment approaches covered, although I expected more treatment for patients who have severe symptoms." – O.N. (Feb. 2016)
"I liked the patient interviews that demonstrated the effectiveness of specific strategies." – C.B. (Jan. 2016)
"Interesting topic, great information and videos." – A.H. (Jan. 2016)
"The discussion of the use of specific tools to help with pain, memory, refocusing negative was most beneficial. I expected general review of current evaluation and treatment of concussion in addition to specific case presentation." – J.W. (Jan. 2016)