According to surveys, speech-language pathologists have identified generalization as a major clinical challenge. This fun, interactive, and evidence-based course was designed by a speech-language pathologist seeking to help her school-age caseload internalize lessons taught in therapy and generalize them to real-life communication situations. By utilizing experiential learning, she saw children improve their speech and language skills through active participation in meaningful learning experiences.
This course provides an overview of experiential learning, the scientific evidence behind it, and its role in helping school-age children achieve generalization of skills targeted in speech-language therapy. Presented in detail will be over forty (40) highly engaging and easy-to-implement experiential, Speech-Language therapy lessons incorporating elements of:
To make these lessons even more impactful, the presenter also includes specific suggestions for how to implement these lessons in order to target a variety of goals. You will end this course inspired and equipped to try out some new activities in your speech therapy sessions! Offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs – 3 contact hours.
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 and downloadable handout, ebook and project forms.
Claudia Doan, MS, CCC-SLP, has worked in the field of Speech-Language Pathology since 2008 after receiving Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science Degrees in Communication Disorders from Southern Connecticut State University. She is the author of the blog Creative Speech Lab and has several years of experience working for school systems and in pediatric clinic settings. Claudia is the recipient of the American Speech-Language Hearing Association's Mentoring Pair Award for original research in the field of Speech-Language Pathology and is a Sertoma International Scholar in Communication Disorders. She is the author of Articulation Theatre Books published by Northern Speech Services.
Financial — Claudia Doan is presenter of online CEU courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Financial — Claudia Doan is the author of Articulation Theatre Books published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Nonfinancial — Claudia Doan has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 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 this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.
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 E-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 the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).
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 NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.
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What is an Online Course? Our Online Courses include text, audio, or video formats 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 computer, via your Northern Speech 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 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 online 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 Online Courses tab on your profile screen. Click View next to the course you’d 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.
Course completion timeframes: Nearly all our courses provide for unlimited time to complete your course. You may work at your own pace and start and stop your course as you wish. Any access limitations will be clearly noted on the individual course description page.
Course content expiration: Nearly all our courses provide for continued access to course content and materials, even after completion of the post test. Any access limitations will be clearly noted on the individual course description page.
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.
Certificate of completion: A certificate displaying participant name, date of course completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and the number of contact hours earned is presented to participants once a score of 80% or greater is earned on the post test. 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: Northern Speech will provide CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry for you. At the time of course enrollment if you select that you are taking the course for ASHA Credit and if you provide your ASHA Member Number, Northern Speech will automatically submit your hours to the CE Registry after you successfully complete the post test. Please allow 45-60 days from the date of course completion for your hours to appear on your CE transcript. Note that ASHA will record your CEUs as earned on the last day of the month in which you completed your course. For example, if you completed your course on Nov 7, the CE Registry will reflect course completion as Nov 30.
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 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.
Course handouts: Most of our non-text online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout.
Purchase orders: 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.
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, Internet Explorer, etc) and newest version of Flash Player. 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 enjoyed the discussion on how to make changes from my clinician-directed tasks so they become child-directed tasks with simple techniques and changes in my mindset. I liked the emphasis on making therapy meaningful for the student for increased generalization. I would like to have seen some video examples of the therapy actually being used with students." – P.M. (Dec. 2017)
"Going over how to increase child-centered therapy approach was most beneficial. I love that the course was easy to follow and attend and had many examples of how to child-centered therapy. It was a great course!" – K.A. (Nov. 2017)
"I liked that the SLP provided different examples for each subject and explained each one of them." – H.C. (Nov. 2017)
"I appreciated the three M's and the variety of real-life examples." – T.B. (Nov. 2017)
"It was a great course - especially the generalization of therapy practices!" – A.O. (Nov. 2017)
"I think it was valuable to not only engage your student but let them have time to reflect. I like the examples. It helps us know how to integrate activities into our therapy." – H.C. (Oct. 2017)
"Loved the specific experiential learning activities." – H.B. (Oct. 2017)
"I appreciated the discussion on incorporating more narratives in lesson plans. The therapy ideas were well presented." – M.A. (Oct. 2017)
"The section on the use of Dramatic Play and Debate was most beneficial as it could be used for middle school students. I liked the ideas for innovative interventions." – C.S. (Oct. 2017)
"It was good. I watched this online course with other SLPs from my district, which was helpful for discussing the content after we finished." – T.S. (Oct. 2017)
"I enjoyed the lesson plans and ideas as well as the hands on examples. I was hoping for more examples for lower developmental level." – K.D. (Oct. 2017)
"The handouts were excellent, and the course was detailed and easy to follow." – M.D. (Sept. 2017)
"I love the discussion on the three M's (motivating, meaningful and memorable). As SLPs we don't always keep this in mind. I like the examples that the presenter gave us. She is very creative." – K.R. (Aug. 2017)
"VERY applicable to pediatric SLPs, with lots of practical, easily implemented activities. I wish parents and administrators "in the real world" understood the value of "play"." – R.G. (July 2017)
"This course offers many ideas for generalization that can be easily incorporated into therapy sessions. I especially appreciate the suggestions for activities that include both speech and language goals; our time with students is limited and precious. The lessons are well thought out and provide approaches for learners at different levels. The voiceover is the best I have ever experienced. The speaker is well-spoken, yet, very natural sounding - as if she was speaking to me personally. I found her voice to be very soothing and easy to listen to." – A.F. (July 2017)
"This course presents well put organized strategies and suggestions for the School Based SLP to use to aid in generalization and carryover. The author gave many specific techniques that were helpful and useful. I specifically enjoyed how she presented a fresh perspective on this approach and also showed the listener how to adapt and change strategies." – D.K. (June 2017)