Presenter: Martha S. Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP
– C.P., prior course participant
This course reviews and updates clinical research on speech sound disorders, language and reading disorders, and cognitive disorders in children. By briefly looking back at the views of significant contributors to our field, the course provides historical perspective for understanding some of the differences in treatment methodologies advocated by current leaders in speech-language pathology.
With an understanding of diverse viewpoints, each section of the course concludes with a practical summary of the newest evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches. Includes discussion of new ‘hot topics’ for clinicians in school and clinical settings.
Course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs – 3 Contact Hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 3:15:42
– E.V., 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 enjoyed understanding the background on Autism (ASD) and its movement from an externally-caused disorder (e.g. caused by "refrigerator parents") to a heterogeneous-caused disorder involving both external/environmental factors to genetically-based factors. It was most beneficial to understand dyslexia from a multisensory angle and the importance of building oral language skills, morphology and executive function as combative resilience factors." M.D. (Mar. 2023)
"I liked that the course delved into the history of developmental disabilities and it gave perspective on language impairment and provided increased understanding of dyslexia as a language-based disorder. I enjoyed how the historical perspective of change in views of speech disabilities tied into different approaches, i.e. moving away from the singleton Van Riper approach towards moving to the pattern-based, cycles approach hailed by Hodson." M.D. (Mar. 2023)
"I would recommend this course." A.H. (Feb. 2023)
"I liked the discussion of Autism and information on tests." D.B. (Jan. 2023)
"The many approaches addressed throughout the presentation were beneficial. A nice refresher about information learned from being in college." A.N. (Jan. 2023)
"I liked the information regarding dyslexia and the overview of updated research." J.P. (Nov. 2022)
"I felt the discussion on ASD and background information was helpful. I enjoyed the history that was reviewed during this course." S.B. (Nov. 2022)
"I did find it interesting to learn how these impairments have been thought of over time. I enjoyed learning about the history of speech-language studies and thoughts from the 1920s to the present day, and how it has evolved during that time." A.L. (Oct. 2022)
"Research is presented to back up the information provided. I liked the information on standardized assessments to support the gathering of information for students with autism, dyslexia, or phonological processing needs." L.C. (Aug. 2022)
"The review of the history of our field and autism was very helpful! I have never heard a presentation like this before. I love listening to Marty Burns. I chose this course because she was the speaker." C.P. (Aug. 2022)
"I found the brain research fascinating. Connecting predisposing and precipitating factors in dyslexia and autism." A.P. (Aug. 2022)
"I liked the information on ASD. I enjoyed the information on the history of the profession." A.M. (Aug. 2022)
"The historical perspective was great." L.N. (Aug. 2022)
"The history of dyslexia and the evidence that it can also be related to auditory processing disorders was interesting. Liked the historical perspective of speech and language disorders." M.M. (July 2022)
"Learning history of autism. I liked the historical information about speech and language." R.H. (July 2022)
"Good course. I liked the discussions of dyslexia and autism." C.R. (July 2022)
"Loved the historical perspective and how it influences what we know today." L.D. (June 2022)
"Martha Burns is incredibly knowledgeable and provides cutting edge research in understandable terms." A.K. (June 2022)
"Each topic was beneficial for daily practice." D.B. (June 2022)
"Very informative and interesting refresher on the history of our practice and disorders we treat." L.F. (June 2022)
"I liked the perspective presented. Good level of complexity." J.H. (June 2022)
"Interesting learning how our field has changed and grown." L.W. (June 2022)
"I liked learning background details regarding therapy approaches and how they have evolved throughout time." C.M. (May 2022)
"The information was thoroughly researched and fascinating. The new tests and historical perspective to emphasize need for individually selected treatments cross disorders." E.T. (May 2022)
"Detailed research explanations re: autism to help better inform parents." J.L. (May 2022)
"The information on dyslexia was helpful. In general, the course was a good summary of the history of speech-language pathology." C.C. (Apr. 2022)
"I appreciated hearing the specifics of the history of language/articulation, dyslexia and ASD. Very interesting!! I will use this background information to support the fact that SLPs have the expertise to diagnose and treat reading difficulties." B.S. (Apr. 2022)
"I will use Dr. Burns suggestions for diagnosis and therapy on all topics she covered. I also found the information about genetic predispositions for various language-based difficulties fascinating and the details about end-phenotypes for genetic effects on reading and language, too." B.S. (Apr. 2022)
"Speaker walked us through neuroscience research in a easy to understand way. I liked the report of best assessment options." A.B. (Mar. 2022)
"It helped knowing some of the science behind why my students are exhibiting the difficulties they are and how to treat the underlying difficulties first in order to help improve their skills globally. I liked the thorough explanations and use of intervention and assessment strategies as examples." C.S. (Mar. 2022)
"The assessments and treatment practices to incorporate into therapy were beneficial." K.K. (Mar. 2022)
"I found the discussion regarding testing for children with ASD to be informative. I appreciated how technical the discussions regarding dyslexia and ASD were." J.W. (Dec. 2021)
"Review of past researchers to current research to understand how we got to today's approaches towards intellectual disabilities and how they originated will be helpful in my daily practice. The course was presented at a good pace and use of examples and charts." C.F. (Aug. 2021)
"It was a great refresher on the history of each disorder." S.C. (Jul. 2021)
"I have a better understanding of ASDs. The education covering multiple disorders and the histories behind them was good." K.G. (Jul. 2021)
“I achieved a greater understanding of childhood apraxia. The history of dyslexia was interesting and gave me a deeper understanding of the evolution of the therapies we now employ. The review of tests available was also helpful.” E.C. (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 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).
ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of 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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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.
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.
Most of our online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout as a PDF file.
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.
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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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