Presenter: Nancy Horowitz Bertsch, MA, CCC-SLP
– K.K., prior course participant
This course brings to light the signs and symptoms associated with recurrent concussion. It demonstrates specific executive function treatment strategies – utilizing a therapist and patient-centered team approach – aimed at modifying behaviors and reducing symptoms to allow a return to daily function with an increase in positive communicative and social interactions.
Featured is a comprehensive case study of a former NFL player. It will examine his case history and his treatment goals along with treatment plans and methodology. The presentation follows his treatment sessions and the changes which occurred during treatment. Includes a review of his treatment outcomes and the successful tools utilized during therapy which appeared to make a positive impact in his success.
Course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs – 2 Contact Hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 2:00:00
– L.D., prior course participant
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. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
"The demonstration of a true, real-life case was very informative and helpful to understand." R.M. (Jun. 2023)
"I liked the treatment ideas for executive functioning deficits. And the many examples of strategies and toolkit ideas." D.H. (Jun. 2023)
"Seeing the therapy toolbox was beneficial. Pleased that course was broken up and not 2 straight hours. That made it easier to process and focus." L.G. (Mar. 2023)
"I liked the case study message to therapists to maintain "encouragement" despite lack of rapid benefit/results during initial stages of treatment. Liked the specifics included re: concussion grades, treatment plan - LTG's and STG's, and pt interviews." J.A. (Feb. 2023)
"I liked that this course focused on a particular population. And the need to note fatigue when working with these patients." G.S. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked the treatment strategies and the personal story and application of the therapy." K.P. (Dec. 2022)
"Well-organized course. Learning the second impact syndrome was helpful." J.Z. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked the actual videos of patient input and his struggles in his own words." A.J. (Dec. 2022)
"I enjoyed listening to the client's story." K.B. (Nov. 2022)
"The tool kit and how the client was able to self-assess was most beneficial for my daily practice. This course was well laid out and easy to follow." A.F. (Oct. 2022)
"Great outline and case study!" M.V. (Oct. 2022)
"The personal account of the patient and the progression of treatment pros and cons and need to modify based on patient's needs were good." J.S. (Sept. 2022)
"I enjoyed the case study and input from an actual patient. Learning what goals to set, long term and short term, and how to plan therapy were benefits I gained from the course." I.S. (Aug. 2022)
"The course is clear in its impact. Liked the use of s/s to impart to others for ongoing casual assessment." L.L. (Aug. 2022)
"Liked the detail of the therapeutic intervention and seeing patient's personalized tool kit." H.C. (Aug. 2022)
"It was helpful to see goals to focus on for this particular type of patient and tools that were implemented." C.P. (Jun. 2022)
"Seeing the strategies and tools for treatment as aligned with prior symptoms were beneficial for my practice. I liked the personal presentation/videos and patient supporting need and use of techniques." M.C. (Jun. 2022)
"I liked the info on executive functioning and the case study presentation." M.P. (Jun. 2022)
"All of it....I loved this course from start to finish. Wonderfully presented. Liked the speaker's style and using videos so we relate to a real person, and how it was all presented. Well done on bringing his tragedy to more light!!" K.K. (Apr. 2022)
"I help facilitate a TBI group and I thought the testimony on sharing tools in the group was insightful. The testimonies from the football player - that his sessions were up and down at first in successes and so as a SLP we need to be patient and work the plan and wait for results." C.M. (Nov. 2021)
"I liked the discussion of strategies proposed, strategies invented by the patient and strategies that were tried, didn't work and subsequently rejected. The actual case study with video clips by the patient was beneficial." A.A. (Nov. 2021)
"Considering and helping patients to manage other factors that may influence patient's functioning was beneficial. I liked the specific treatment examples." J.B. (Oct. 2021)
"I liked the strategies/tools to use for management of cognitive linguistic deficits. Hearing Bill's interpretation of what has helped him and to know that he has made progress toward being more pain free and has 'tools' that help him throughout the day." C.P. (Sept. 2021)
"I loved the football player therapy role." C.H. (Sept. 2021)
"I liked the strategies the patient used and whether they were successful for him or not, and I liked the videos of the patient talking." M.H. (Jul. 2021)
"Hearing the patient's perspective was great. This course shows the benefit of a multi-disciplinary approach." H.H. (Jun. 2021)
"Understanding the levels of concussions. Presentation of the material was very good." J.H. (Jun. 2021)
"The specific toolkit utilized with daily logs and use of buzzers for recall to take brain breaks was helpful. The case study was excellent." S.E. (Jun. 2021)
"Liked the patient developing own tools for coping and prevention resources. I liked the patient's testimonial on the psychosocial impact." T.S. (Jun. 2021)
"I liked the bullseye image & designing tools with client. Clear presentation with patient interactions." C.P. (May 2021)
"Engaging the patient in goal setting and individualizing treatment. I enjoyed the case study format and tracking progress through Mr. Staley's videos and the clinician's notes. To be able to watch the videos of Mr. Staley at baseline and after therapy was remarkable and validating that we are making a difference through our intervention." L.D. (Apr. 2021)
"I liked the personal story / evaluation / treatment of a NFL football player." A.C. (Feb. 2021)
"Going over the explanation of stages and what to expect as well as the specific case example were most beneficial." J.M. (Feb. 2021)
"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. 2021)
Northern Speech Services is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course
approval #21326. This eCourse is
offered at 0.2 CEUs, educational level
Intermediate, 1. Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation, Performance Skills
2. OT Process: Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not
imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Northern Speech Services is an AOTA Approved Provider of professional development. Course approval #21326. This eCourse is offered at 0.2 CEUs, educational level Intermediate, 1. Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation, Performance Skills 2. OT Process: Intervention. The assignment of AOTA CEUs does not imply endorsement of specific course content, products, or clinical procedures by AOTA.
Nancy Horowitz Bertsch, 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 disclos
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 currently not accepted for online orders, if you wish to submit a purchase order please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 888-696-9655.
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. Please note that courses offered for university students are not applicable for 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 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.
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.
Please click here for any special needs requests, and we will do our best to accommodate them.
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