Presenter: Martha S. Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP
– G.J., prior course participant
This course will review new research on Social Emotional Learning (SEL), self-regulation, motivation and academic confidence. The content will include brain research on how regulatory skills mature in children and adolescents to enable purposeful, goal-oriented behavior for academic success.
Learn research on best practices for building cognitive control. Also covered is a methodology shown to increase confidence through academic success and decrease behavioral problems like impulsivity and aggression.
Course is offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs – 1.5 Contact Hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 1:39:46
– B.S., 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.
"I've always used motivation in sessions and sometimes felt like it was impractical for a child's day-to-day school experience. I really appreciate the science behind the benefit and just how important it is! I liked the science behind the principles, and specific examples of why and how." K.P. (Aug. 2023)
"Excellent, relevant, useful knowledge. New research on working memory. Ideas and resources on incorporating cognitive training into my therapy sessions." A.R. (Jul. 2023)
"New research on cingulate cortex, limbic system, and emotion and learning. I liked the varying tools of knowledge and therapy practices." D.K. (Jul. 2023)
"It was beneficial discussing working memory - role and intervention. I liked the neurological discussion and specific strategies." K.M. (Jun. 2023)
"The many, MANY resources cited are most beneficial to my daily practice. I have already shared about 4 of them! Fantastic resources." A.W. (Jun. 2023)
"Practical information to incorporate into therapy materials." T.D. (Jun. 2023)
"Presenter provided intervention approaches and ideas. I liked the three-tiered approach to intervention for academic confidence and teaching social competencies." M.J. (May 2023)
"I really liked the way the presenter explained that we modulate the difficulty level to a manageable level so that the balance between the expected reward outweighs the anticipated effort, therefore, maintaining motivation and student follow through. I can’t wait to help teachers problem-solve ways to do this within their classrooms! I liked the variety of research and reference materials that we can refer to for additional information." J.D. (Apr. 2023)
"I liked the amount of information and research support provided. Learning to include work on executive functions of attention, working memory and goal management to help my students to be more confident that they can learn and therefore more motivated to try and work at their speech and language goals and academics." L.M. (Mar. 2023)
"Therapy ideas were beneficial. I liked the review of neuroanatomy." A.W. (Mar. 2023)
"Top-down approach to helping my students and making sure therapy is challenging as well as novel to motivate them. I liked the ideas speaker gave to motivate students and how important it is to understand what is behind that motivation or lack of." M.E. (Mar. 2023)
"I particularly liked the discussion about instilling belief in clients and using scaffolding to manage difficulty to increase confidence and, ultimately, the cost-benefit ratio of school performance. I also liked how much information was packed into the amount of time we had for the course!" A.L. (Jan. 2023)
"I liked the neuroscience discussion and how it applies to daily behaviors." D.W. (Jan. 2023)
"I liked the information related to adolescence." L.M. (Jan. 2023)
"The intervention training was beneficial. Course was well paced." S.B. (Jan. 2023)
"This was a very applicable course that I can use in my therapy sessions. Learning different treatments that can strengthen areas of weakness. I also liked the visual supports to help understand the content." J.P. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked the research studies and discussion of specific therapeutic strategies based on these studies. The organization and presentation of material was easy to follow." K.F. (Dec. 2022)
"Concise and clearly presented. I liked the 3-tiered approach to intervention for academic confidence." A.L. (Dec. 2022)
"Learning about the research on mindfulness and the impact on EF, and the importance of self-esteem. I liked the updated research and intervention ideas." P.M. (Dec. 2022)
"I found all aspects of this course helpful, including the neurological data, current research, clinical relevance, and treatment suggestions to address the difficulties. Dr. Burns is one of the outstanding lecturers on these topics and she is extremely skilled at synthesizing relevant information into clinical suggestions that are extremely helpful." B.S. (Nov. 2022)
"I appreciate how Dr. Burns covers current research and neurological data relevant to clinical treatment. She pulls all that information together in a cohesive and understandable lecture with clear suggestions for the next clinical steps in diagnosis and treatment." B.S. (Nov. 2022)
"I liked the information on motivation and neuroscience rationale." S.S. (Sept. 2022)
"Learning how motivation and self-regulation are connected, as well as how the limbic system can affect learning. I also appreciated the practical therapy ideas for working memory, etc. The instructor was really engaging, and the content was challenging." C.M. (July 2022)
"All of it was beneficial. Super helpful as I serve birth-21 and not a specific population. Quick, efficient, and great info. Also, I LOVED the specific treatment techniques that I can further investigate and utilize with my clients. Very tangible and helpful." R.C. (June 2022)
"Very current research/clinical info, practical strategies. Liked the new info and strategies for attention and executive function." S.D. (June 2022)
"I liked the therapeutic approach of taking a major project and working backward to break the task into small, manageable parts." T.D. (June 2022)
"The executive function targets related to ADHD were helpful." T.K. (June 2022)
"Beneficial to learn therapy activities and systems within therapy that help promote confidence, engagement, etc. at a biological and physiological level. I liked that this course offered some concrete activities and strategies to implement that are backed by research about best practice." K.G. (Apr. 2022)
"Practical therapy ideas for students to work on executive functioning skills, including information on adolescents." R.O. (Apr. 2022)
"I liked the activity ideas for working memory, and suggested word recall exercises for younger children. Course was well organized, with many links and resources to refer back to." J.W. (Apr. 2022)
"I enjoyed how the presenter reiterated the level of difficulty tasks are for the clients we work with, and how there needs to be a balance." S.W. (Apr. 2022)
"I enjoyed learning more about executive functioning. I thought that the information was well organized." J.B. (Mar. 2022)
"I liked the explanation of social competency skills and the relationship of SEL to Executive Function skills." K.L. (Mar. 2022)
"What staff reaction should be for bad behaviors – the top-down, bottom up foundations. Course was straightforward." M.H. (Mar. 2022)
"Understanding the connection between emotion and memory – I liked the background information and resources." J.J. (Mar. 2022)
"It was a good review about the importance of bottom up and top down. Also, all children can learn when we individualize and balance "expected" rewards versus anticipated effort. I liked her interactive activities and the demonstrations." K.H. (Mar. 2022)
"I learned how to better facilitate motivation. I liked the topic and content." S.J. (Feb. 2022)
"Excellent course! Easy to follow and SO relevant to my job as a school-based SLP! Brain information was fascinating! Great course!!! Take it!" G.J. (Dec. 2021)
"I liked the incredibly valuable information about EF and the emotional aspect of learning. The discussion on terminology, the why, the science behind the why and what was most beneficial. The course was excellent." A.H. (Dec. 2021)
"I liked the motivation breakdown balance of incentive and effort. And info concerning stress on brain and learning." T.S. (Dec. 2021)
"I liked the focus on motivation and confidence – functional use for my clients!" K.G. (Nov. 2021)
"I liked the executive function strategies, science underpinnings, and practical examples." L.N. (Nov. 2021)
"I liked the practical activities listed – the course was thorough." M.B. (Nov. 2021)
"I liked the discussion of all of the brain research in relation to memory & emotion. So much important information." C.K. (Oct. 2021)
"The examples of $10 words and warm ups and the very end ideas for sustaining a therapy session were good." C.M. (Sept. 2021)
“I am extremely excited about the idea that adolescence is the age of opportunity. So many educators today just give up on the adolescent. I also liked that it was positive, and it stressed the point that anyone can learn.” C.D. (Aug. 2021)
"I appreciated going over the relation to brain structures. I liked the visuals and examples." A.B. (Jul. 2021)
"I liked the current research examples cited. The examples of therapy tasks for attention, working memory, goal-setting, etc. were very helpful." S.O. (Jul. 2021)
"The overall content was extremely helpful. I think the suggestions for activities near the end of the lecture were helpful and can easily be put into practice. I liked the pace of the speaker, explaining the material, and the visuals." K.H. (Jul. 2021)
"The references to young children was beneficial since that is my caseload. The material was presented in an interesting manner." L.K. (Jun. 2021)
"The information was interesting and applicable." S.M. (May 2021)
“I like courses by this author. She challenges me to understand new research, but in a very organized way translates it to connect with my prior knowledge and experience. Just like good therapy.” S.P. (Feb. 2021)
“I found it very helpful to hear the ideas for how to build the skills necessary to improve executive functioning skills. Particularly for school-aged clients. I appreciated that before we got to the teaching of how to target growth of executive functioning skills, we were taught the information about and research on executive function skills and why we target what we do to strengthen these skills.” M.W. (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.
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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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