$39.00 USD

87% rating - reviews

0.15  ASHA CEUs

How To Collaborate With The Classroom Teacher To Improve Students’ Language Skills #e157


Presenter: Jean Blosser, EdD, CCC-SLP

Strategies for the SLP & Teacher partnership to better support children with speech and language disorders.


"The presenter was easy to listen to and gave great examples. I liked the handouts that I could use with teachers right away."

– H.H., prior course participant

This course focuses on improving the partnership between the SLP and teacher. Empowering the teacher encourages them to use techniques that the SLP has identified as most appropriate for helping students. The general methods discussed are based on best practices for service delivery, interprofessional collaboration, and education change.

Course contents address solutions to challenges such as: (1) aligning intervention to curriculum standards; (2) mandates for better accountability and outcomes; (3) the increasing numbers of students with complex disabilities; (4) mandates for alternative approaches to service delivery; and (5) personnel shortages.

Participants will learn 10 strategies that provide a framework for classroom teachers to modify their instruction to better support children with speech and language disorders. Participants will be guided to develop a personalized, customized action plan (CAP).

Course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs – 1.5 Contact Hours.

Course Overview & Included Downloads

Course Overview – Run Time: 1:40:49

  1. Introduction
  2. Learner outcomes
  3. Classroom demands and expectations
  4. Benefits of collaborating with teachers
  5. Four tools for coaching teachers
    • Teacher Chat
    • Classroom Observation Guide
    • Teacher Self Assessment of Instructional Communication
    • Techniques and Strategies for Improving Language and Listening Skills in the Classroom
"The topic of this online course is extremely important. The classroom teacher is with a student for a longer period of time, and therefore will be able to provide important information regarding various aspects of the child's functioning. I was able to relate all aspects of this presentation to my school-based therapy sessions."

– I.G., prior course participant

Course includes FREE downloadable materials
for immediate implementation!

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.

Course Format

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.

Reviews

"The teacher's self-evaluation and ways to discuss methods to help them change their behavior to help the S/L impaired students in their classroom was good information. I like the handouts for talking to teachers, the classroom observations, and teacher assessments." C.B. (Nov. 2022)

"Research presented to support collaboration was helpful in determining the benefit of this in a school setting." M.S. (Oct. 2022)

"Clear and concise with data to back it up."  K.F. (Oct. 2022)

"This was a topic that is relevant to my practice. The teacher questionnaire and self-assessment will be very helpful."  L.K. (July 2022)

"Great strategies to give teachers! I liked all the examples." H.L. (Apr. 2022)

"I liked the teacher self-assessment." M.M. (Mar. 2022)

"I liked the classroom observation and teacher forms." D.N. (Feb. 2022)

"It was very helpful to learn the different strategies the SLP can give a teacher to help improve her instruction to students with impaired abilities." C.L. (Dec. 2021)

"The course was good – I liked all of it – relevant to my interactions with colleagues." J.R. (Dec. 2021)

"The presentation and powerpoint was concise and on point." C.L. (Dec. 2021)

"The strategies to improve teaching techniques for communication-impaired students seem helpful." S.G. (Dec. 2021)

"The topic of this online course is extremely important. The classroom teacher is with a student for a longer period of time, and therefore will be able to provide important information regarding various aspects of the child's functioning. I was able to relate all aspects of this presentation to my school-based therapy sessions." I.G. (Nov. 2021)

“There were so many points! One specific topic I really appreciated, was how you benefit from collaborating with teachers, over 1:1 instruction with students. Also, the point about working with teachers = amount, frequency, intensity.” K.K. (Nov. 2021)

“The presenter provided specific tools and interventions for collaborating with teachers and identifying areas to enhance the success of students.” S.W. (Oct. 2021)

"Interesting course. Relevant to my daily routine." A.G. (Oct. 2021)

"I liked the section on the teacher's self-evaluation of their own communication skills in the classroom." T.L. (Sept. 2021)

“I enjoyed the discussion on how to initiate a conversation with the teacher for collaboration within the classroom setting. I also liked the alignment of the core curriculum. The handouts and examples given for how to implement strategies within the classroom setting were very helpful.”  T.M. (Aug. 2021)

"I liked all of it. especially the collaboration topic/discussion tool for teachers" N.Y. (Aug. 2021)

"The visuals of classroom communication demands and expectations will be helpful to share with teammates. The review of best teaching/communication strategies for supporting language comprehension was good." A.F. (Jul. 2021)

"The teacher chat and classroom observation sections were helpful. I did not realize that it was possible to obtain that much information from those two areas. This course was very informative and I liked the example of the success story with collaboration being used through the coaching of 4 reading teachers. I also liked the teacher forms." D.E. (May 2021)

“I appreciated learning what is and is not within the scope of practice of a school-based SLP regarding teacher collaboration. The course was very straightforward.” K.J. (Mar. 2021)

"I liked the list of functional classroom communication skills. The teacher self evaluation was the most helpful."  K.P. (Feb. 2021)

"The presenter was easy to listen to and gave great examples. I liked the handouts that I could use with teachers right away." H.H. (Jan. 2021)

Course Objectives

  1. Identify classroom communication demands and expectations that are difficult for children with language impairments.
  2. Coach teachers to recognize the influence their own instructional communication has on student performance.
  3. Motivate teachers to incorporate 10 simple language intervention strategies into their daily instruction.
  4. Use practical tools designed for coaching teachers.

Presenter & Disclosures

Jean Blosser, EdD, CCC-SLP, is passionate about creating systems in our schools that ensure therapists and educators provide high-quality, outcomes-based services for children with disabilities. To Jean, collaboration is essential! Jean is an entrepreneur, professor, innovator, author, teacher, researcher, and leader in school-based services. She has held leadership positions in schools, universities, professional organizations, and business. Throughout her career, she has mentored hundreds of aspiring school-based therapists, encouraging them to be innovative, to coach, and to collaborate with their education partners and families, to make services educationally relevant and meaningful to children so they can participate and succeed in their classrooms.

As President of Creative Strategies for Special Education, she provides consulting services nationally to K-12 schools, universities, health care agencies, state departments of education, and professional associations. She loves engaging in training activities, strategic planning, program design/development/management, strategies for mentoring new professionals, and innovative instruction and intervention services for children with learning and communication disabilities.

Much of her work has focused on developing a unique, systematic approach for planning and delivering collaborative therapy services and improving student outcomes. Jean’s publications include numerous books, chapters, articles, clinical products, and resources for related services professionals, teachers, and parents including School Programs in Speech-Language Pathology: Organization and Service Delivery; Outcomes Matter in School Service Delivery; Speech Remediation: A Parents’ Guide to Understanding and Helping; Let’s Talk Today! A Calendar of 365 Daily Activities For Teaching Language Skills At Home; and Integrating the Core Curriculum into Service Delivery. She has been named a Fellow of The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, the American Council on Education, and The Ohio Speech and Hearing Association.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Jean Blosser is presenter of online CE courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Financial — Jean Blosser is creator of the "Let’s Talk Today! A Calendar of 365 Daily Activities For Teaching Language Skills At Home"; receives royalties.

Financial — Jean Blosser is the President of Creative Strategies for Special Education; ownership interests.

Financial — Jean Blosser is the author of School Programs in Speech-Language Pathology: Organization and Service Delivery published by Plural Publishing; receives royalties.

Nonfinancial — Jean Blosser has no relevant nonfinancial disclosures.

Intended Audience/Accreditation

asha ce approved provider

This program is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • SLP
  • Educ/Teach

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:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

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:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Florida: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Provider #SPA-026.
  • New Jersey: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the New Jersey Department of Education. Provider #1654.

Frequently Asked Questions

Customer Support: Please phone 888.337.3866 or email info@northernspeech.com.

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.

Content Access:

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:

Purchase orders are currently not accepted for online orders, if you wish to submit a purchase order please do so at info@northernspeech.com 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.

Receiving CEUs:

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.

Testing requirements:

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.

Course formats:

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.

Course handouts:

Most of our online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout as a PDF file. 

Group discounts:

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.

Computer requirements:

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. 

Special Needs:

Please click here for any special needs requests, and we will do our best to accommodate them. 

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