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Ethics In Telepractice #e311


Presenter: Marissa Rocheleau, MA, CCC-SLP

Legal and ethical guidelines for providing online delivery of SLP services.

This course outlines ethical ramifications of providing online service delivery to clients. Includes a discussion of the legal and ethical guidelines for providing online delivery of services, and a discussion of guidelines for determining if clients are appropriate for telepractice. This course is suited to therapists who are new or returning to telepractice and want to ensure their services are ethically guided. Course content is applicable for both adult and pediatric client populations.

Course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs – 1 Contact Hours.

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Course Overview – Run Time: 1:03:09

  • Introduction 
  • Ethics vs. Legality
  • ASHA Code of Ethics
  • Ethical Considerations
  • Legal and Ethical Guidelines
  • Determining Client Candidacy
  • FAQ
"The range of topics was very applicable. Great tips on practical uses of websites and materials. Pace was great, information pertinent."

– B.H., prior course participant

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Online SLP Ethics Course

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

"It was beneficial knowing that it is okay if an adult is busy as long as you know that the child has the ability and attention to do it on his own. All of the information was useful." C.G. (Mar. 2024)

"The considerations for client candidacy were helpful. Practical course and the speaker was knowledgeable." R.A. (Mar. 2024)

"The Five Theme Framework was beneficial to discuss. I liked the therapy procedures." R.B. (Feb. 2024)

"I enjoyed the amount of useful information!" B.H. (Feb. 2024)

"Liability insurance for telepractice. Nice pacing, good information." A.P. (Feb. 2024)

"The bottom line questions were beneficial. I liked the examples of different teletherapy." M.S. (Feb. 2024)

"Determining if telepractice is appropriate for a client was helpful. I liked that I could read through the handouts easily as it was shared through a pdf, and it will be readily available as a reference in the future." T.C. (Feb. 2024)

"Beneficial application of ethical considerations for adult telehealth." S.D. (Jan. 2024)

"Discussing behavior concerns with students was beneficial." L.B. (Jan. 2024)

"I enjoyed the presenter's knowledge and material accessibility. Discussing ethical vs. legal issues was beneficial." R.L. (Jan. 2024)

"The use of the material was helpful. The instructor was clear and concise." A.K. (Jan. 2024)

"Discussing questions and considerations were beneficial. I liked the visual supports on how to find things online, pitfalls." M.P. (Jan. 2024)

"Licensure, billing, assessments, and the examples presented within the case studies were beneficial. I enjoyed how much new information I learned and can apply to my current job in which I provide teletherapy." E.S. (Jan. 2024)

"The presenter was very knowledgeable & concise. I liked the bottom line questions." R.P. (Jan. 2024)

"I have not conducted telepractice yet however this course provided great information on things to consider prior to starting. I liked the course format and ease of use." C.C. (Dec. 2023)

"The Five Theme Framework presentation was beneficial. The presenter was clear on the topics, provided examples and demonstrations." M.S. (Dec. 2023)

"Beneficial resources for digital therapy. Short and packed with info - nice and lean!" R.F. (Dec. 2023)

"Trial length for determining appropriateness for teletherapy was beneficial. I liked the professional liability info and the ease of understanding/organization of information." J.G. (Dec. 2023)

"This course was very organized and easy to follow." L.K. (Dec. 2023)

"Learning differences between ethical and legal. And learning tests that cannot be used online." L.L. (Dec. 2023)

"Very straightforward course. Covered all the ethical and legal aspects when conducting teletherapy sessions." S.M. (Dec. 2023)

"Beneficial informed consent questions." L.M. (Dec. 2023)

"Straight forward course. Good visuals and voice." K.M. (Dec. 2023)

"I liked the presenter's common sense and additional commenting during topics." P.O. (Dec. 2023)

"It was especially helpful to distinguish between what is ethical and what is legal and to know there are differences between ethical and legal, ethical and illegal, unethical and legal, and unethical and illegal. This course provided good information and a good review on what ASHA's ethical standards are and how to apply them to the telepractice setting." J.M. (Dec. 2023)

"Learning the depth of resources, materials, and experience needed for telepractice was beneficial." S.C. (Dec. 2023)

"I especially appreciated being made aware of all the free digital resources." J.H. (Dec. 2023)

"The telepractice guidelines were helpful. I enjoyed the clarity of the information presented." P.T. (Dec. 2023)

"All of the presented information was beneficial." A.G. (Dec. 2023)

"It was very helpful to hear about what is ethical to do in terms of telepractice. The course was practical and very easy to understand." A.H. (Dec. 2023)

"All of the course was beneficial. I am not currently a Telehealth clinician, but I am considering it. Concise, specific information, and outline." W.R. (Dec. 2023)

"I found the technology-based suggestions to be helpful/informative, specifically regarding resolution, frame rate, and use of tools such as document cameras, etc. The subject matter is relevant to modern practice. The speaker was very thorough." D.D. (Dec. 2023)

"I enjoyed learning more about assessments on teletherapy." J.D. (Nov. 2023)

"The speed test and the smart book information were beneficial. I liked the practical use and specific references." L.R. (Nov. 2023)

"I liked how the course applies to Medicare. Good practical examples." A.L. (Nov. 2023)

"The examples showing how to check internet speed and use of the Smart NoteBook were helpful. The length of the course was just enough." S.S. (Nov. 2023)

"The resources for digital materials and tests were beneficial. I enjoyed having examples to compare and contrast." T.J. (Nov. 2023)

"I enjoyed the factors to consider for telepractice services. All the criteria to select if the case is for telepractice was helpful." R.E. (Nov. 2023)

"The range of topics was very applicable. Great tips on practical uses of websites and materials. Pace was great, information pertinent." B.H. (Nov. 2023)

"I enjoyed learning about new materials to implement. This course was precise and helpful." J.H. (Nov. 2023)

"The use of the Smart Notebook and other resources provided was beneficial. I liked the fact that the presenter provided quality information within a reasonable timeframe." A.H. (Nov. 2023)

"Organized presentation." J.R. (Nov. 2023)

"I enjoyed the variety of options for online activities. The presenter was clear and concise." D.B. (Nov. 2023)

"I liked the information about tests and client needs." T.K. (Oct. 2023)

"The information about technologies I wasn't familiar with for interactive sessions was beneficial. I liked the information on billing and licensing." K.S. (Oct. 2023)

"I liked the discussion of the specific legalities of telepractice. This course was easy to listen to and interesting." C.B. (Oct. 2023)

"Very informative course. How to develop materials was beneficial." S.C. (Oct. 2023)

"Very well presented and logical course. The presenter obviously has lots of experience. I liked the examples of how to use the SMARTboard and games for reinforcement." G.S. (Oct. 2023)

"Smooth presentation and very informative." B.G. (Oct. 2023)

"Easy to understand, great presenter, excellent information. The specifics of how to do ethical therapy with clients was beneficial." L.K. (Oct. 2023)

"All of this material was beneficial. The course was short and to the point." M.O. (Oct. 2023)

"I liked the demonstration of accessing digital assessments and using the Smart Notebook." B.M. (Oct. 2023)

"I found the aspect related to technology very beneficial, how to resolve problems with the computer, and what recommendations could be given to the parents. The whole course was interesting." R.P. (Oct. 2023)

"Informative course. The factors to consider when providing virtual therapy were beneficial." J.B. (Oct. 2023)

"Discussing AV factors and how to correct them was helpful. I liked the review of ethics and how it applied to telepractice." S.M. (Oct. 2023)

"The ethical considerations were beneficial. I liked the informative content and the pdf that was available." R.L. (Oct. 2023)

"Gave practical advice and technical solutions." S.G. (Oct. 2023)

"Very informative course. I liked the available free activities for telepractice online." V.F. (Oct. 2023)

"Practical considerations were introduced, and problem-solving suggestions were made in this course. Good information to consider for a new service delivery option." A.R. (Sep. 2023)

"Internet speed testing and general things to consider like liability/copyrights were beneficial topics. I liked the length of content and the presenter's experience." L.W. (Sep. 2023)

Course Objectives

  1. Describe the ethical ramifications of providing online delivery of SLP services to clients.
  2. Describe the legal and ethical guidelines for providing online delivery of SLP services.
  3. Summarize the guidelines for determining if a client is appropriate for telepractice.

Presenter & Disclosures

Marissa Rocheleau, MA, CCC-SLP, is the owner of Linguabilities, a private practice based out of Florida that provides telepractice, job coaching, and staffing contracts for online speech therapy, as well as Telepractice Connect, a membership site dedicated to all things telepractice. Marissa received her Bachelor's degree from Indiana University, double majoring in Psychology and Speech and Hearing Sciences. She then completed a Master's degree in Speech Pathology, earning licensure in seven states and her ASHA CCCs. Marissa has extensive experience working in the schools, in evaluations, and in teletherapy settings. When not working, Marissa enjoys spending time with her husband Gabriel and dogs, Petri and Bunsen.

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Marissa Rocheleau is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Financial — Marissa Rocheleau is the owner of Linguabilities and Telepractice Connect; ownership interests.

Nonfinancial — Marissa Rocheleau has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Intended Audience / Accreditation

asha ce approved provider

This program is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory Level; Related Area).

Intended Audience

  • Speech-Language Pathologists

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 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.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.

Frequently Asked Questions



Customer Support: Please phone 888.337.3866 or email info@northernspeech.com.

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.

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 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. 

Special Needs:

Please click here for any special needs requests, and we will do our best to accommodate them. 

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