This online course introduces SLPs and other healthcare professionals to Spaced Retrieval (SR), a cognitive intervention that has been found to improve retention of information in clients with memory impairments. The focus will be therapeutic application of SR with persons with dementia, based on studies of persons with Alzheimer's disease, CVA, traumatic brain injury, Parkinson's disease and HIV infection.
Therapists sometimes avoid working with clients who have dementia due to the mistaken belief that these persons cannot learn and, therefore, cannot benefit from therapy. As a result of taking this course it is our hope that participants will increase the number of clients with dementia on their caseload and use SR to benefit these clients, as well as other clients with memory impairments. Specifically, this course:
This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs – 3 contact hours.
Note: This eCourse was developed in conjunction with Myers Research Institute (Cleveland, OH) and was federally funded through a grant from the National Institutes of Health.
PowerPoint (slide show) including interactive case studies. This course requires that you have Adobe's Flash Player installed. Click here to download the Flash Player.
Financial — Cameron Camp is author of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Financial — Cameron Camp's research is funded in part by the National Institute on Aging; receives grant funding.
Financial — Cameron Camp's research is funded in part by the National Institute of Mental Health; receives grant funding.
Financial — Cameron Camp's research is funded in part by the Alzheimer's Association; receives grant funding.
Nonfinancial— Cameron Camp 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.
Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:
Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.
Content Access: 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 E-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 the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).
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.
Purchase Orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.
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What is an Online Course? Our Online Courses include text, audio, or video formats 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 computer, via your Northern Speech 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.
Receiving CEUs: Northern Speech is an ASHA CE Provider and our online courses are registered with ASHA and offered for 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 online CEUs.
Registering for an online course: You may browse all online courses by clicking the Continuing Education tab above, then Online Courses. Once you find a course, click Enroll Now, and you will be asked to either log into your existing Northern Speech account or create a new online account. Once you’ve entered your account information and provided your credit card payment, your course will be immediately available to you.
Accessing your purchased course or returning to a purchased course: You will be able to access your online course by logging into your Northern Speech account and then clicking the Online Courses tab on your profile screen. Click View next to the course you’d 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.
Course completion timeframes: Nearly all our courses provide for unlimited time to complete your course. You may work at your own pace and start and stop your course as you wish. Any access limitations will be clearly noted on the individual course description page.
Course content expiration: Nearly all our courses provide for continued access to course content and materials, even after completion of the post test. Any access limitations will be clearly noted on the individual course description page.
Testing requirements: 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.
Certificate of completion: A certificate displaying participant name, date of course completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and the number of contact hours earned is presented to participants once a score of 80% or greater is earned on the post test. 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: Northern Speech will provide CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry for you. At the time of course enrollment if you select that you are taking the course for ASHA Credit and if you provide your ASHA Member Number, Northern Speech will automatically submit your hours to the CE Registry after you successfully complete the post test. Please allow 45-60 days from the date of course completion for your hours to appear on your CE transcript. Note that ASHA will record your CEUs as earned on the last day of the month in which you completed your course. For example, if you completed your course on Nov 7, the CE Registry will reflect course completion as Nov 30.
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 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.
Course formats: Our course formats include: text, audio, video, and PowerPoint with author narration. Each course will note the format on the course description page.
Course handouts: Most of our non-text online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout.
Purchase orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.
Group discounts: 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.
Computer requirements: 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, Internet Explorer, etc) and newest version of Flash Player. 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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"I liked that the case studies provided practical application and the spaced retrieval progression." – K.G. (Apr. 2018)
"I appreciated the accurate completion of SR and the functional application toward specific patients/deficits. I liked the easy access and repetition for increased retention." – M.M. (Mar. 2018)
"I liked that the course was self-paced with lots of opportunities to practice technique. The handouts with SR procedure were excellent." – L.B. (Feb. 2018)
"I loved going over how dementia patients can learn. I liked the detailed specific instructions and case studies." – J.T. (Jan. 2018)
"The overview of Dementia and the idea of how to best teach someone with dementia how to learn using procedural memory was most beneficial. I liked the real-life case studies." – P.N. (Dec. 2017)
"The information was clearly stated and organized. The practice of using written cue versus verbal cues to recall information was very helpful." – J.F. (Nov. 2017)
"It was excellent! I appreciated going over how to perform SR screening." – L.F. (June 2017)
"I liked how the material was taught and then given a case study. SR as a whole is very beneficial - how it can be utilized for different facets (dysphagia, voicing, etc)." – M.T. (May 2017)
"I appreciated the exact training in how to implement SR & the very specific steps to use. It is very applicable to the patients I see and could make a big difference over the long run." – L.C. (Apr. 2017)
"I appreciated how this could apply to my clients in home health settings." – K.S. (Feb. 2017)
"I liked the examples of patient treatments and that the course format was easy." – D.C. (Jan. 2017)
"I liked the use of case studies, checklists, and examples to reinforce learning as well as access to handouts and checklists to be able to use in practice. I really appreciate being able to address behavioral issues/concerns and repetitive questioning." – MJ.W. (Dec. 2016)
"I liked the thorough background and time spent on clinical procedure." – D.N. (Dec. 2016)
"The spaced retrieval checklist and consistency in prompt/response were most beneficial. I liked the step by step breakdown and the PDFs." – T.M. (Nov. 2016)
"Excellent examples with good repetition; handout great. I really appreciated going over the application of SR and the practice of exactly how to implement it." – R.H. (Nov. 2016)
"It was a very complete course with excellent case studies. Going over the clinical applications of the SR was really helpful. All topics were covered. It was excellent!" – M.M. (Oct. 2016)
"I appreciated the look at different definitions of memory: so used to short term, long term, immediate. It helped to look at and understand Declarative and Procedural memory and how to apply this to Dementia patients. I liked that the course stresses the importance of staying right on the system for effective results. I liked that there is a screening tool and the examples of goal writing." – S.D. (Sept. 2016)
"The procedures for spaced retrieval with data sheets and video examples were very useful." – K.M. (Aug. 2016)
"I enjoyed learning about the declarative vs procedural memory. I enjoyed the videos. It was helpful to see the technique put into action. I loved it!" – K.K. (July 2016)
"I am retired, but I will pass this wonderful information on to colleagues. This will benefit my mother in a nursing home setting and others in nursing home facilities. Wonderful strategies and functional tasks for daily needs. Great information!!!" – S.P. (July 2016)
"This is an excellent course, very applicable. I am in SNFs and LTC facilities every day, seeing patients with dementia every day. I will recommend this course to facility therapists." – C.B. (June 2016)
"I appreciated the procedural steps for SR, and I liked that the format was straightforward and easy to follow." – N.R. (Apr. 2016)
"I liked the different sections and quizes within the sections." – C.G. (Mar. 2016)
"I found the step by step teaching of SR most beneficial. I liked the clear and easy to follow instructions. I would have liked the option of an audio track to accompany the print version." – L.D. (Feb. 2016)