Presenter: Kimberly Sanzo, MS, CCC-SLP
This course is intended for speech-language pathologists who work with children who may have adverse childhood experiences (ACEs). It will address the effects of negative childhood experiences, such as abuse and neglect, on language and cognitive development.
Course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs – 1 Contact Hour.
Course Overview – Run Time: 1:00:10
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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. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
"Thank you for consolidating so much current research on the topic of maltreatment effects on children. I have long seen its effects in the population that I've served, and now I have scientific studies to support my therapy findings. I currently work at a private outpatient pediatric clinic where I am a big proponent of parent involvement in their child's therapy and having the parents actively participate in the therapy sessions, carryover at home, etc. Now, I have lots of resources to cite to show the significance of parent involvement, early intervention, etc. Thank you! Wonderful presenter! I very much enjoyed listening to her speak." A.H. (Nov. 2023)
"All of this course was beneficial. I liked the studies and specific references." C.S. (Nov. 2023)
"I liked the entire course. Discussing caregiver neglect was beneficial." R.S. (Nov. 2023)
"I now have a better understanding of what neglect is and how it affects children. This course was not judgmental and only presented facts which makes it easier for me to view families in this way to support them." J.Y. (Sep. 2023)
"The difference between maltreatment, abuse, and neglect was very informational. I liked the pace that the presenter was speaking and that she did not read right off the slides, making me more engaged in the content and in writing my notes." N.P. (Aug. 2023)
"Discussion of brain changes in children who are in abusive situations was beneficial. Affirmation of the need for developing rapport." A.S. (Jul. 2023)
"Informative course. Easy to follow." J.H. (Jun. 2023)
"Very straightforward information. The topic on neurological differences in children who experience maltreatment was beneficial." L.G. (Apr. 2023)
"With the seemingly increased causes of neglect and abuse of our students, it's helpful to have more fundamental knowledge as to what to consider and to take into account while working with these students. Also, keeping in mind that these children are experiencing STRUCTURAL effects from the experienced maltreatment." M.B. (Mar. 2023)
"I liked the organization and clarity of this course." S.G. (Mar. 2023)
"Learning the impact of neglect on language development was beneficial." P.F. (Feb. 2023)
"This course was very beneficial and in my opinion imperative for any SLP working with children. Laying out specifically how a child's home life and/or background can so significantly affect their brain development is something that all SLPs should know and be cognizant of." A.D. (Feb. 2023)
"The entire course was beneficial. I liked the speaker." G.B. (Feb. 2023)
"The presenter was easy to understand and laid out the information in a way that made it easy to understand and retain." A.D. (Feb. 2023)
"I liked the topic. This whole course was beneficial." W.F. (Feb. 2023)
"Understanding the effects on specific areas of language was beneficial. I liked the specific information on what is affected in language areas due to maltreatment and how I can plan my intervention." M.E. (Dec. 2022)
"Learning how neglect and mistreatment impacts cognitive development was beneficial." A.M. (Oct. 2022)
"Very informative with specific details on neurological, cognitive, linguistic, social emotional effects particularly of neglect. Interesting relationship between play, all of the above factors, and potential for criminal violence in young adults." J.B. (Sept. 2022)
"I liked learning the specific impacts trauma had on language skills." L.S. (Sept. 2022)
"Well paced, informative, well researched. Learning ways to support neglected clients." E.B. (July 2022)
"I liked the comprehensiveness of the course in the one-hour time span. And learning areas of language development to observe to help a child who may have experienced maltreatment." H.W. (July 2022)
"Good pace and the information was presented clearly. It was beneficial learning how early intervention can help these students as well as the areas of language primarily affected." K.C. (May 2022)
"I liked the importance of play, early intervention, and positive supportive relationships." J.P. (Feb. 2022)
"All the content was great. Learning how neglect affects the child's neurological development and defining the importance of play in intervention was beneficial." J.G. (Dec. 2021)
"Course was very detailed. I'm now considering how maltreatment could contribute to language deficits I've observed with my patients." S.S. (Dec. 2021)
"Lots of new information I was unaware of, particularly on brain development." L.M. (Dec. 2021)
"So informative and really eye opening how ACEs impact the brain. The direct connection/impact between ACEs and language development makes sense with the students I work with." H.A. (Dec. 2021)
"The course was very easy to listen to. The pace of her speaking was perfect." J.M. (Dec. 2021)
"The entire course is beneficial to understanding what many of out clients may be facing and how it impacts their language and development. It was very succinct and nicely organized." J.W. (Dec. 2021)
“I liked the way it placed maltreatment into categories which were something I had not specifically considered. It was just all under the umbrella of 'abuse' in my mind.” F.G. (Dec. 2021)
"I really liked that the presenter shared her experiences about having to change treatment sessions to meet the needs of her students." J.M. (Nov. 2021)
"The implications presented in this course were useful to me in my daily work. Not only will it help me with intervention, but also with the strategies that I can provide to families and caregivers. It was all very informative. The course had a nice balance of research, brain development, and useful strategies." G.E. (Oct. 2021)
“Well organized presentation that was concise and to the point. The speaker was excellent with a thorough presentation that was very much appreciated.” J.T. (Sept. 2021)
“The research studies helped me understand the impact of ACE in overall language development. It was short and to the point. Easy to understand and relevant references to research.” M.O. (Aug. 2021)
"I enjoyed the discussion on the evidence behind forming positive relationships with our students. As an SLP, we genuinely care about our clients and want to make them feel safe and supported, but I have not given much thought as to the evidence that supports why our rapport with our clients is so important to the client’s development and even therapy goals." E.G. (Jul. 2021)
"I found the importance of simply talking to our children & the neurological structural information interesting. It had a lot of information and used a lot of studies to emphasize how harmful maltreatment can be." J.R. (Jul. 2021)
"The information regarding the effect of neglect versus physical abuse was most beneficial. I liked the good information that was supported by several studies. It was a very good course!" S.D. (Jun. 2021)
"Going over the importance of play in working with children with ACEs was most beneficial. I liked the content related to areas of the brain impacted by maltreatment." T.V. (May 2021)
"Easy to follow course filled with practical and useful information!" G.J. (May 2021)
"I was so pleased to gain such a volume of information about how to address the language/cognitive/social effects of neglect on young children. Although much of the content did not surprise me, it provided me with a more organized way to prioritize goals in my work with at-risk communication impaired children and their parents in the clinical setting. I most appreciated the pace of presentation, published studies to back up treatment plans, and a positive spin on treatment. I was especially pleased to see that so much detail and practical recommendation could fit into a one-hour presentation. Well done!" P.H. (Apr. 2021)
"Presentation was well-paced, and the presenter had a pleasant, calming voice. The topic is an issue that I have seen increase over the years, and one relevant to today's practice." R.G. (Mar. 2021)
Kimberly Sanzo, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist at a residential school for the deaf. She has presented at schools and conferences on the topic of language deprivation and puts together a yearly summit for SLPs who utilize American Sign Language (ASL) with students who are DHH.
Financial — Kimberly Sanzo is a presenter of online CEU courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Nonfinancial — Kimberly Sanzo has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.1 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.
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.
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