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0.2  ASHA CEUs

Auditory Processing And Cognitive Neuroscience: Applications For Intervention From Preschool Through Adolescence #e270


Presenter: Martha S. Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP

Learn updated information on APD as it relates to literacy and dyslexia in children and adolescents.

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

  1. Auditory Processing Disorders
    • a. Definition
    • b. Neurology
    • c. Oral Language Deficits
  2. Assessment
    • a. General Guidelines
    • b. Adolescents
    • c. Language and Literacy
  3. Auditory Processing and Literacy
    • a. Simple View of Reading
    • b. Active View of Reading
    • c. Associated Memory and Cognitive Issues
    • d. APD and Dyslexia
  4. Intervention and Instruction
    • a. Therapists Change Brains
    • b. Evidence-Based Interventions
    • c. Online Open-Access Resources
"Lots of great resources for immediate use. I am a literacy specialist (SLP), and understanding the integrated nature of auditory processing with language as it applies to reading is very valuable information."

– R.P., prior course participant

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"I would highly recommend this speaker! Really liked how enthusiastic the speaker was throughout the presentation. I found all of the information she provided extremely useful and evidence-based."

– S.S., prior course participant

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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.

Reviews

"The link between APD and reading, all of the available open-access articles and the website with EBP strategies for children with literacy difficulties were beneficial. I liked the review of brain anatomy and processing and how anatomy is related to intervention." M.R. (May. 2024)

"The Active Reading Model was beneficial. I enjoyed the presentation of recent evidence-based studies and findings. The presenter was clear and knowledgeable. The relationship between APD and Literacy Development and Dyslexia was well outlined." S.G. (Apr. 2024)

"The information on infants and adolescents was helpful. The course kept my attention." M.S. (Apr. 2024)

"Auditory processing recap was beneficial. I liked the review of neurology." J.G. (Apr. 2024)

"A helpful neurology review." M.C. (Apr. 2024)

"I thought the info about students in adolescence showing up with APD/reading challenges was very interesting and important. For my daily practice, I will use some of the tools (online and free!) recommended. Thanks for the online resources that were free -- excellent! Loved "Clusive" that lets students personalize the tools to aid with comprehension!" P.B. (Mar. 2024)

"Review of integrated approaches was beneficial. I enjoyed the review of processing and interventions / resources provided." P.M. (Mar. 2024)

"The specific interventions for the classroom were helpful. Very in-depth descriptions and explanations of APD." A.P. (Mar. 2024)

"Free resources to help students. Martha Burns is an excellent speaker and very knowledgeable. So happy she is willing to share what she knows." J.M. (Feb. 2024)

"I liked the reference to adolescents and adults. I was able to complete this course flexibly." S.J. (Feb. 2024)

"Everything was research-based and very current research. All of the reading intervention connections to APD and research were beneficial." S.S. (Dec. 2023)

"Relevant neurology and recent research presented very clearly. Anatomical and physiological review of auditory processing." R.F. (Dec. 2023)

"Learning about the different assessments and intervention approaches will be helpful to implement in my practice and also share with parents. I liked being able to rewind parts that I did not understand fully." X.C. (Nov. 2023)

"Assessment and Treatment. Course was concise." A.V. (Nov. 2023)

"I liked the interventions and the recent research." S.Y. (Nov. 2023)

"Extensive research shared by the presenter to increase literacy outcomes in clients with (C)APD. And using a combination of assessments and interventions for clients with Auditory Processing Disorders." S.C. (Nov. 2023)

"Approaches and interventions for adolescents were beneficial. I liked the different program recommendations." R.A. (Nov. 2023)

"Lots of great resources for immediate use. I am a literacy specialist (SLP), and understanding the integrated nature of auditory processing with language as it applies to reading is very valuable information to me. Good visuals for neurological information." R.P. (Oct. 2023)

"The different evidence-based treatments and interventions were helpful. The material was straightforward." G.Z. (Sep. 2023)

"Interventions for Auditory Processing. Thorough coverage of this information." S.Y. (Sep. 2023)

"I really appreciated all of the research findings that provided more insight into the different learning/brain aspects of auditory processing and what could go wrong. Also loved the interventions offered." S.S. (Aug. 2023)

"I would highly recommend this speaker! Really liked how enthusiastic the speaker was throughout the presentation. Her energy was passed on to me, the listener, and I found all of the information she provided extremely useful and evidence-based." S.S. (Aug. 2023)

"I liked the neurobiological explanation and the specific interventions." A.C. (Jul. 2023)

"I gained knowledge from each section. I always like visuals I can reference and material that I can adapt to my students. I enjoyed the logical order that was built on the previous section." E.D. (Jul. 2023)

"Therapy resources were helpful. I appreciate the clear linking of brain function research to impact on skills in speech, language, and reading in the individual. A review of recent research and a review of neurology is always helpful to me. The research was well-linked to practical implications for treating individuals. The course was challenging but not overwhelming." S.P. (Jul. 2023)

"Fantastic and knowledgeable speaker." L.P. (Jul. 2023)

"Thorough investigation of auditory processing’s links to other domains. I liked the research supported." J.D. (Jul. 2023)

"Research studies and the resources for strategies were beneficial." K.T. (May 2023)

"Learning how reading benefits therapy. I liked the neurology and evidence-based interventions presented." C.G. (May 2023)

"I liked the assessment and treatment and specific apps and websites. All information was supported by reliable references." A.Z. (May 2023)

"How auditory processing impacts literacy and early indicators of dyslexia and how they affect a child's learning. The section on dyslexia and language learning and how it correlates with learning how to read was new to me. This course gave me quite a bit of insight into one of my clients." E.V. (Apr. 2023)

"I especially appreciated the holistic approach and the clarification of different aspects of learners. Overall, I appreciated the summary of current research - presented in a way that I could understand, and in a way that made the information relevant to me and the students I teach." D.D. (Mar. 2023)

"The course outline was clear and evenly paced. One section led logically to the next. With this outline, it will be easy for me to review and locate specific information I might need in the future." 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. 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)

Course Objectives

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.

Presenter & Disclosures

Martha S. Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a renowned author and clinician specializing in language and brain development. Dr. Burns is an ASHA Fellow, serves on the faculty of Northwestern University in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, and has been a consultant to Chicago area school districts for over 30 years. She has authored three books, a test, and over 100 book chapters and articles on language and brain development, language disorders, and interventions for autism, and auditory processing disorders.

Speaker Disclosures:

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.

Intended Audience / Accreditation

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This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • Speech-Language Pathologists

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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.
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  • 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 master's 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.
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  • 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.

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