Presenter: Natalie Douglas, PhD, CCC-SLP
This course is designed for Speech-Language Pathologists working in Skilled Nursing Facilities. Strategies are provided to support communication with facility leaders and other team members. Solutions are discussed to facilitate buy-in when training staff. Treatment approaches are presented to support cognitive-communicative status in residents with dementia in a SNF. Concepts will be elucidated with case examples.
Course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs – 2 Contact Hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 2:02:12
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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.
"I liked the training program development. Practical application to SNF treatment." V.C. (Jan. 2023)
"The speaker was very practical and knowledgeable. I liked the case studies and examples of treatment plans." J.L. (Sept. 2022)
"I enjoyed learning different techniques to use to collaborate with nursing staff and how to address behavioral issues with a patient with mod to advanced dementia. Good case studies." L.D. (Aug. 2022)
"Liked the collaboration between other SNF staff to implement speech tx." M.S. (Aug. 2022)
"I liked all of the course content and the case studies." Y.C. (June 2022)
"I liked the goal writing examples and recap of important parts of goals. The course was very relevant to my practice." T.O. (Feb. 2022)
"Practical examples of concepts provided by presenter." B.W. (Feb. 2022)
"The different forms of communication in management styles was beneficial. I liked examples of teaching skills for CNAs." M.K. (Oct. 2021)
"This course was very practical and useful for my setting." L.L. (Oct. 2021)
"I enjoyed the resources and diagnostic examples provided. VERY comprehensive course." N.S. (Oct. 2021)
"How to successfully provide training to staff for increased carryover was beneficial. The speaker was easy to listen to and presented the material in a way that flowed." A.V. (Oct. 2021)
"I liked the staff education component. The presenter was organized, clear, and well spoken." R.T. (Sept. 2021)
"Real-life case studies." R.K. (Sept. 2021)
"Great ways to improve communication in a facility in order to harbor change positively. The course was quick, easy, well presented." S.N. (Aug. 2021)
"Good tips on how to engage CNAs with what it is the SLP is trying to use with patients for carryover (memory strategies). The case studies were great." P.P. (Jul. 2021)
"Great immediate takeaways for a SLP! This was one of the best courses that I have participated in relating to treatment options for the SLP in SNF units for language-based intervention." W.M. (Jul. 2021)
"Concrete examples of how to enhance in-service training with CNAs. Additionally, recommendations on ways better communicate with admin staff. I found comfort in the acknowledgment of SLP barriers in the SNF setting. I also appreciated the link supporting SLPs rationale for lower productivity standards compared to that of OTs and PTs." L.I. (Jun. 2021)
"Pertained to my everyday practice." M.M. (Jun. 2021)
"I liked the specific strategies when working with staff and the resource list." W.S. (May 2021)
"Presenter clearly understood the realities of SLP work in the SNF / LTC setting." S.C. (Apr. 2021)
"I liked the suggestions of staff training procedures to promote carryover and generalization – realistic and functional information that can be implemented easily into practice." N.E. (Apr. 2021)
"I liked the examples of implementation of individualized strategies for patients within the facility." E.T. (Mar. 2021)
"The techniques and verbiage that was recommended for training making everything a partnership – a "win win" for all staff and residents was the most beneficial. I work full time in the schools, but regular PRN in an SNF and due to the hours I work, communication is often difficult. This approach was so positive. In fact, I am going to go and in and schedule a collaboration TODAY!" J.M. (Mar. 2021)
"I liked the assessment and implementation of program, and the ideas provided for transfer of training for staff and residents." T.M. (Feb. 2021)
"The benefits of intervention with residents with Dementia was beneficial. The ideas and input from other staff members within the long term facility was considered." A.C. (Feb. 2021)
"I enjoyed the case study samples. The validation/evidence-based perspective was helpful." C.B. (Jan. 2021)
"I liked that the course provided in depth information which I can apply at my SNF. I especially appreciated going over how to get staff on board to better meet the cognitive needs of the pt in order to have improved collaboration and teamwork in the building." L.A. (Jan. 2021)
Natalie F. Douglas, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Disorders at Central Michigan University. She completed her B.S. and M.A. degrees at Ohio University and her Ph.D. at the University of South Florida (USF). At USF she investigated adult neurogenic disorders and the implementation of evidence-based practices in services for individuals with dementia. Her research aims to advance implementation science, communication and quality of life interventions for people with dementia, and life participation approaches to the treatment of aphasia. She is actively involved with the Global Implementation Initiative and serves on an international committee charged with consolidating tools to drive both organizational and individual change as it relates to evidence-based practice implementation.
Financial — Natalie Douglas is the presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Natalie Douglas 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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Course Completion Timeframe:
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.
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 My Online 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 Eastern Time Zone, USA/Canada), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs). 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 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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Our Online Courses consist of video, audio, and/or text content 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 device, via your NorthernSpeech.com online 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.
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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You will be able to access your online course by logging into your Northern Speech account and then clicking the My Online Courses tab on your profile screen. Click the course you would 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.
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.
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, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, etc.) and newest version of your computer's operating system. 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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