Ethics for SLPA Supervision

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0.1 ASHA CEUs

$24.00


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Learn To Navigate Ethical Issues When Working with SLPAs


"I supervise 2 SLPAs currently so this was a great refresher of ethical topics and I love the handouts."

– A.C., prior course participant

Increasingly, SLPs are supervising speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs). While SLPs adhere to the ASHA Code of Ethics, ASHA certified speech-language pathology assistants (C-SLPA), are held to the ASHA Assistants Code of Conduct. It is important for supervising SLPs to know the content of this code and to use it along with the ASHA Code of Ethics to navigate ethical issues when working with SLPAs.

This course will introduce SLPs to the ASHA Assistants Code of Conduct. It will compare the ASHA Assistants Code of Conduct to the ASHA Code of Ethics to identify their similarities and differences. A framework for using the two codes to analyze ethical concerns and to implement solutions to maintain ethical practice when supervising SLPAs will be provided.

Course offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs –1 contact hour.

Course Overview – Run Time: 1:00:07

  1. Introduction
  2. Ethics
    • ASHA Code of Ethics & Supervision
    • Comparison of ASHA Code of Ethics to ASHA Assistants Code of Conduct
    • Ethical Problem Solving
  3. Conclusion

"The comparison of the ASHA Code of Ethics and the ASHA Assistants Code of Conduct was very beneficial. The presenter's presentation was very organized and easy to follow. Excellent!"

– A.B., prior course participant

Over 97% of prior course participants would recommend this course to their SLP colleagues.

"The course was easy to understand. I liked the discussion of the differences in State regulations and ASHA Code of Ethics." A.D. (Apr. 2022)

"I liked all of it! I did not know any of this information as I have not yet dealt with SLPAs. Very helpful and informative! The presenter was engaging and the information was clear." K.M. (Mar. 2022)

"I liked the side by side comparisons of the ASHA SLP Code of Ethics vs the ASHA SLPA Code of Conduct." A.C. (Mar. 2022)

"I liked the discussion of state law vs. ASHA code of ethics. Course was easy to follow and understand." M.D. (Mar. 2022)

"Great explanation of code of conduct - ASHA vs state differences in requirements and roles." K.W. (Feb. 2022)

"Good review for supervising speech assistants. I liked the forms to review information in case something comes up concerning ethics." L.W. (Feb. 2022)

"I really liked how the presenter provided the participants with a handout comparing the ASHA Code of Ethics and the Assistant Code of Conduct and how she also provided a case study of an ethical dilemma that might arise with SLPAs in the future." B.N. (Feb. 2022)

"I found the two handouts on the problem solving map and the conversational script extremely beneficial in guiding ethically sound decision making processes for the SLP/SLPA team." K.B. (Jan. 2022)

"I liked the comparison between the code of ethics and scope of practice." L.K. (Jan. 2022)

"I supervise 2 SLPAs currently so this was a great refresher of ethical topics and I love the handouts." A.C. (Dec. 2021)

"The comparison of the ASHA Code of Ethics and the ASHA Assistants Code of Conduct was very beneficial. The presenter's presentation was very organized and easy to follow. Excellent!" A.B. (Dec. 2021)

"Being able to learn valuable details within both the scope of practice, code of ethics, and code of conduct." C.R. (Dec. 2021)

"The speed of the presenter's speech was wonderfully paced, slow enough to take notes and process all information, especially since this idea of supervision is new to this therapist. Thank you for such a great learning experience! " B.B. (Dec. 2021)

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.

Course Format

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.

Course Objectives

  1. Identify key rules of Ethics that address SLPA supervision.
  2. Compare the ASHA Code of Ethics to the ASHA Assistants Code of Conduct and state the importance of both documents in the SLP/SLPA relationship.
  3. Analyze ethical concerns using the ASHA Code of Ethics and ASHA Assistants Code of Conduct.

Presenter & Disclosures

Jennifer L. Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP, is an instructor for the online Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program at Mitchell Technical Institute in Mitchell, SD. Prior to this, she was a clinical speech-language pathologist, with 9 years of experience in an inpatient rehabilitation setting and 12 years in an education setting, serving children ages 0 – 21. Jennifer has a particular interest in the treatment of language disorders in school-age children. She has presented numerous workshops on vocabulary instruction, using books in therapy, and skill-based language assessment. Jennifer is a past member of the ASHA SLP Advisory Council and past president of the South Dakota Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is the author of the "Skill-Based Assessment of Core Communication Skills."

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Jennifer Schultz is a presenter of online CE courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Nonfinancial — Jennifer Schultz is a past member of the ASHA SLP Advisory Council.

Intended Audience/Accreditation

asha ce approved provider

This program is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • SLP

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:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • 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 masters 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.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

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 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.

Purchase Orders:

Purchase orders are currently not accepted for online orders, if you wish to submit a purchase order please do so at info@northernspeech.com or fax to 888-696-9655.

What is an Online Course?

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.

Receiving CEUs:

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.

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.

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.

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. Most courses include closed captioning.

Course handouts:

Most of our online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout as a PDF file. 

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, 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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Reviews

"The course was easy to understand. I liked the discussion of the differences in State regulations and ASHA Code of Ethics." A.D. (Apr. 2022)

"I liked all of it! I did not know any of this information as I have not yet dealt with SLPAs. Very helpful and informative! The presenter was engaging and the information was clear."  K.M. (March 2022)

"I liked the side by side comparisons of the ASHA SLP Code of Ethics vs the ASHA SLPA Code of Conduct." A.C. (Mar. 2022)

"I liked the discussion of state law vs. ASHA code of ethics. Course was easy to follow and understand." M.D. (Mar. 2022)

"Great explanation of code of conduct - ASHA vs state differences in requirements and roles." K.W. (Feb. 2022)

"Good review for supervising speech assistants. I liked the forms to review information in case something comes up concerning ethics." L.W. (Feb. 2022)

"I really liked how the presenter provided the participants with a handout comparing the ASHA Code of Ethics and the Assistant Code of Conduct and how she also provided a case study of an ethical dilemma that might arise with SLPAs in the future."  B.N. (Feb. 2022)

"I found the two handouts on the problem solving map and the conversational script extremely beneficial in guiding ethically sound decision making processes for the SLP/SLPA team." K.B. (Jan. 2022)

"I liked the comparison between the code of ethics and scope of practice." L.K. (Jan. 2022)

"I supervise 2 SLPAs currently so this was a great refresher of ethical topics and I love the handouts." A.C. (Dec. 2021)

"The comparison of the ASHA Code of Ethics and the ASHA Assistants Code of Conduct was very beneficial.  The presenter's presentation was very organized and easy to follow. Excellent!" A.B. (Dec. 2021)

"Being able to learn valuable details within both the scope of practice, code of ethics, and code of conduct." C.R. (Dec. 2021)

"The speed of the presenter's speech was wonderfully paced, slow enough to take notes and process all information, especially since this idea of supervision is new to this therapist. Thank you for such a great learning experience! " B.B. (Dec. 2021)