Presenter: Martha S. Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP
This course covers the neurology of auditory processing disorders with a specific focus on oral language, reading, and cognitive issues that research has shown can be associated with APD in children and adolescents. A review of Audiological Assessments as well as considerations for Speech-Language and Literacy assessment is followed by a thorough discussion of newer views of APD as it relates to literacy and dyslexia. The course concludes with evidence-based interventions and online, open-access therapeutic and educational resources.
Course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs – 2 Contact Hours.
Course Overview – 2:00:06
– K.L., prior course participant
– M.M., 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.
"The topic most beneficial for me was Evidence-Based Treatment and Interventions. I especially appreciated the holistic approach and the clarification of different aspects of learners, as outlined in the Learner Variability Navigator material. Overall, I appreciated the summary of current research - presented in a way that I could understand and a way that made the information relevant to me and the students I teach." D.D. (Mar. 2023)
"Interventions were beneficial. I liked all of it." S.L. (Mar. 2023)
"Learning relationship between APD and reading difficulties." J.J. (Feb. 2023)
"I love brain science personally. I liked the course organization and detail. Presenter did a good job following and elaborating on slides. I have hypothesized for some time the role of the corpus callosum in processing and responding especially with those with ASD and those with identified slow processing speeds and weaknesses of working memory. I do see some improvements in strategies for reading intervention over my years in schools, but the SLP role is often undervalued related to oral language/reading comprehension." E.W. (Feb. 2023)
"I liked the top down approach to teach reading which would also target/address other skills. Course provided websites to use for therapy." A.M. (Feb. 2023)
"Course provided understanding and methods for intervention." M.K. (Feb. 2023)
"Interventions for APD were beneficial. Liked I could take course at my own pace." L.R. (Feb. 2023)
"Specific info on free materials to suggest to school staff to incorporate in class work. Rather intensive but very well presented and easy to follow. Had my attention throughout." E.H. (Jan. 2023)
"I liked the effective APD interventions. The slides were very helpful." T.L. (Jan. 2023)
"I liked the discussion of neurology and the impact on development and auditory processing and dyslexia." M.D. (Jan. 2023)
"Evidence-based tools. Main ideas help to explain issues to parents." L.D. (Dec. 2022)
"The information about APD and interventions was beneficial. I liked the connection between language therapy and reading treatment." M.A. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked the resources she shared." M.S. (Dec. 2022)
"The whole presentation was very informative." A.V. (Dec. 2022)
"The treatment approaches and online materials were helpful. Great resources and I liked the knowledge of presenter." L.C. (Dec. 2022)
"Good application with resources." J.S. (Dec. 2022)
"The validation that working top-down and bottom-up for my students with dyslexia is efficacious. I liked the pace and the clear handout and the balance amongst interventions as valid, not all about AP." N.G. (Dec. 2022)
"The handout was thorough. I liked the explanation of the correlation between CAPD and reading, and the specific intervention ideas, websites, etc." P.D. (Nov. 2022)
"I enjoyed learning about the different evidence-based practices to implement in therapy. I also liked the anatomy refresher and gaining a better understanding of how the brain is impacted by APD." M.C. (Nov. 2022)
"Enjoyed it all. Provided information I can share with my teachers." G.S. (Nov. 2022)
"The connections to dyslexia and how to better assist those with APD was beneficial. I liked how I was able to take notes alongside the speaker." H.K. (Nov. 2022)
"The explanations of neural plasticity and epigenesis was good. I liked the section on diagnosis of APD with a list of all professionals who should be involved and the best APD assessments for SLPs." H.H. (Oct. 2022)
"I liked the practicality of the course. Evidence based treatment strategies and assessment options." M.D. (Oct. 2022)
"The speaker gave so much information but made it understandable and with ideas for implementation." J.B. (Oct. 2022)
"All was relevant. I liked the links to the current research and the reinforcement of certain concepts for best practices for APD, oral language and literacy!" K.L. (Sept. 2022)
"I enjoyed the intervention portion - apps to aid both pediatrics and adults." B.H. (Sept. 2022)
"This course provided updated research and practical evidence-based strategies." V.S. (Sept. 2022)
"A wealth of information was provided in a short amount of time which can be studied further to provide current, relevant help and information to my clients." M.M. (Sept. 2022)
"Well organized and summarized recent relevant research in assessment and intervention." D.H. (Aug. 2022)
"I liked the information on memory and attention skills as it related to auditory processing and reading skills. Also the information on influence of morphological awareness and competency in comprehension." D.H. (Aug. 2022)
"Appreciated the use of many recent studies that I had not read before!" T.R. (Aug. 2022)
"I liked the content related to science and the practice of speech-language pathology." A.C. (Aug. 2022)
"The self-study content was current." L.W. (Aug. 2022)
"All learning outcomes were addressed in the course." A.M. (Aug. 2022)
1. Describe the neurological processes identified and associated with a diagnosis of Auditory Processing Disorder.
2. Interpret audiological assessments for relevant clinical application.
3. Identify relevant cognitive and literacy issues that may be related to APD.
4. Identify and select evidence-based language and reading interventions for children and adolescents diagnosed with APD.
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 0.2 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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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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