Presenter: Martha S. Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP
This course reviews and updates the newer neuroscience research on processes of neurodevelopment emphasizing auditory, cognitive, and communication networks. Research on the role of auditory processing, neurotechnology assessment and imaging research is explained and reviewed followed by clinical applications. This course does not discuss specific therapy programs in depth.
Offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs – 1.5 contact hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 1:31:01
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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.
"Learned a lot about brain function that had been forgotten. I liked the way everything is pulled together to justify the usage of auditory processing techniques in children with ASD." D.K. (Apr. 2023)
"I liked seeing another set of research showing the importance of early intervention. This course was easy to access and learn from at my own pace." J.S. (Mar. 2023)
"Martha Burns is superb. I wish I had her brain power." A.K. (Jan. 2023)
"Learning how poorly the brain receives auditory information if a child has ASD. The course was clear and easy to follow." K.J. (Jan. 2023)
"Interesting to learn about the newest brain research." A.K. (Jan. 2023)
"The different types of auditory training programs that can help children with rapid language processing. Course supported by quite a lot of interesting research." B.G. (Jan. 2023)
"The impact of auditory processing issues with children with ASD was beneficial. The course was easy to follow." P.F. (Dec. 2022)
"Learning what age to begin to intervene for ASD - I liked the research and practical recommendations." M.C. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked the multi-deficit approach in dyslexia and how dyslexia can be a sign of auditory processing issues." A.P. (Nov. 2022)
"Very interesting and good for moms. I like that you can do the course at home." K.R. (Nov. 2022)
"Discussion of the need for early intervention because we now have even more proof, through these brain studies, that it works (but I knew that), and WHY it works. I loved to see that it was proven again that parents need to talk to their infants, for many reasons. I learned so much about brain studies which I had not been seeking out in the last few years." M.G. (Nov. 2022)
"The information presented about RAP testing being used on infants or newborns (or within the first year) for identification as well as research from San Diego and emphasis on early detection/intervention was good." C.R. (Nov. 2022)
"All updated research. I like the presenter's knowledge about this topic." S.L. (Nov. 2022)
"The relationship between auditory processing, developmental dyslexia, and phonological problems was great to learn." C.H. (Nov. 2022)
"The link between auditory processing and most disabilities I work with was good to see." C.O. (Sept. 2022)
"This information will benefit my practice daily." J.U. (Aug. 2022)
"I would recommend this course." A.L. (July 2022)
"I liked learning about the important role of white matter tracts, cause and effects, and that new born babies should have a stapedial reflex test." G.G. (June 2022)
"I enjoyed learning about all the new research being done. As someone who is passionate about early intervention and absolutely adores children with ASD, the auditory processing component/connection discussed in this course has given me a new lens. I kept thinking, that makes sense... this is why... I know iPads and iPhones are NOT good for my little bitties, and, yes, now I know why certain therapy techniques and combinations thereof, are working!" M.S. (June 2022)
"I gained more understanding of the underlying causes of ASD, and why these symptoms are present." A.A. (May 2022)
"I liked the in-depth discussion of research and the importance of early identification." A.H. (May 2022)
"I have always believed that early interventions and an enriched language environment are important for children to develop language skills. The research supported my beliefs. I always enjoy Martha Burns' knowledge." C.C. (Apr. 2022)
"I liked the strategies for training auditory processing, and that I could do course at my own pace." T.C. (Apr. 2022)
"I liked the information regarding red flags for differences as early as 1 year, and how therapy can change the brain. The presenter was knowledgeable and there were many references." P.M. (Mar. 2022)
"Supported by research and presented clearly." J.J. (Dec. 2021)
"I liked the explanation on the neurological side of these disorders." M.F. (Dec. 2021)
"Concrete anatomy and current research." J.C. (Dec. 2021)
"It was really helpful to learn all about the brain and research as it relates to autism and auditory processing." K.W. (Dec. 2021)
"Understanding more about the parts of the brain affecting those diagnosed with ASD. The areas of ASD that were covered were good." A.W. (Nov. 2021)
"The part that I would take out of this for my daily practice is the early signs of ASD. I learned how early signs start to show." A.V. (Aug. 2021)
"The course is so informative and practical based." M.K.S. (Aug. 2021)
"I learned about some new research on ASD and APD and liked the information on dyslexia." M.H. (Jul. 2021)
"The discussion on DMRI and tractography I found to be helpful." K.A. (May 2021)
“This course provided a clear summary of the research in this field.” S.S. (Mar. 2021)
“This well-organized presentation highlights recently conducted neuroscientific research. The newly revealed studies indicate support for very early intervention to occur in many cases. Earlier initiation of therapy with supportive parent training especially for infants showing signs of ASD offers favorable results.” A.M. (Jan. 2021)
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.
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.
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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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