Presenter: Claudia Doan, MS, CCC-SLP
– C.R., prior course participant
According to surveys, SLPs have identified generalization as a major clinical challenge. This fun, interactive, and evidence-based course was designed by a SLP seeking to help her school-age caseload internalize lessons taught in therapy and generalize them to real-life communication situations. By utilizing experiential learning, she saw children improve their speech and language skills through active participation in meaningful learning experiences.
This course provides an overview of experiential learning, the scientific evidence behind it, and its role in helping school-age children achieve generalization of skills targeted in speech-language therapy. Presented in detail will be highly engaging and easy-to-implement experiential, speech-language therapy lessons.
Course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs – 3 Contact Hours.
Includes over 40 therapy lessons incorporating elements of:
To make these lessons even more impactful, the presenter also includes specific suggestions for how to implement these lessons to target a variety of goals. You will end this course inspired and equipped to try out some new activities in your speech therapy sessions!
The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter is the author of, "Articulation Theatre Books" and "Language Theatre Books" published by Northern Speech Services; she receives royalties on their sale. 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.
"The examples given in the presentation were beneficial. The course was very informative and relevant." S.F. (Oct. 2023)
"Strategies and suggestions to help generalization of different speech/language skills." L.U. (Sep. 2023)
"Useful examples that can be used immediately. Simple and realistic suggestions (no special program to buy, can use everyday items). Examples and detailed explanations were client-centered vs SLP-centered." D.G. (Jul. 2023)
"Multiple examples and ideas of experiential learning strategies. Examples of how to implement different innovative interventions were beneficial." A.S. (Jun. 2023)
"I liked all the real-life examples provided." A.B. (Jun. 2023)
"Ideas for generalization activities were helpful. Examples were good." M.C. (Jan. 2023)
"I liked the articulation examples of creating activities that are in the student's daily lives. The speaker was so organized and presented in a smooth and thoughtful way. This was a very enjoyable course." K.J. (Jan. 2023)
"This was a very informative course. It is something you can immediately use the next day for your therapy sessions. No need to buy expensive things/programs." C.R. (Jan 2023)
"Ways to target multiple speech goals into one therapy session without a ton of preparation." C.R. (Jan. 2023)
"This course had plenty of examples and detailed information on how to do the activities with students. Also, learning how each activity can be used for multiple articulation and language goals was helpful." D.R. (Dec. 2022)
"The whole presentation gave great ideas! I like the ideas for therapy and how to better promote generalization." K.D. (Nov. 2022)
"All of the examples of how therapists can engage learners through child-centered activities were both helpful and amazing. The theory behind child-centered learning was very helpful in allowing me to understand how I can still accomplish goals through more engaging activities." D.B. (Oct. 2022)
"Reinforced what I have always believed, that experiential learning is best for children to learn. It was a good presentation." J.D. (Oct. 2022)
"There are many, many tx ideas provided." R.L. (Sept. 2022)
"I really enjoyed this course! There were so many great examples provided to help with the generalization phase of therapy. I loved how structured each task was. I sometimes find it difficult to incorporate structured activities at the generalization level. I loved how it was organized. There were specific ways to incorporate material learned from this course in all areas of education." M.B. (July 2022)
"I thought the activities and examples provided for specials was really innovative. This will greatly help with creating a schedule each year." M.B. (July 2022)
"Concrete examples of ways to incorporate generalization of skills beyond the therapy room." J.T. (June 2022)
"I liked the multitude of examples of how to use activities creatively to offer experiential learning opportunities for students." J.T. (June 2022)
"Some new ideas, different approaches to delivering service. I liked the interviews, drama club, debates, skype, virtual field trips, and other ideas for experiential learning." C.A. (June 2022)
"I really liked the variety of ideas geared toward having a student focus on play while also listening for generalization. I loved the variety of students this can cover and the amount of play-based ideas she came up with and gave us." A.D. (Apr. 2022)
"I liked the variety of ideas - examples given - well explained." A.B. (Mar. 2022)
"Liked the ideas for making therapy meaningful, motivating, and memorable through experiential learning. All of the examples and ideas provided were great!" H.Z. (Mar. 2022)
"I liked the use of drill based activities that are fun and motivational – LOVED all the examples of using different activities." J.U. (Mar. 2022)
"This presenter was very knowledgeable and presented the information in a format that could be understood. The multitude of examples of not only how experiential play is more effective but also how drill-like therapy is not memorable or as effective. " A.S. (Mar. 2022)
"I liked all of the examples and ideas provided." H.Z. (Mar. 2022)
"I liked the real-life and functional examples of therapy." J.C. (Jan. 2022)
"Clear examples provided in presentation & in handout for later reference." M.D. (Jan. 2022)
"All of the practical therapy ideas/examples were great! Love the idea of improving generalization. Definitely an issue that needs more discussion/ideas." A.Y. (Dec. 2021)
"I liked the ideas presented that I could immediately use in therapy." A.D. (Dec. 2021)
"All of the information was very helpful for school based therapy." J.C. (Sept. 2021)
"I loved all the examples of activities that can easily be carried out in multiple settings." R.T. (Sept. 2021)
"As a school-based SLP doing teletherapy, I will be able to implement some of the suggestions effectively. I found the information about experiential learning very compelling." J.C. (Sept. 2021)
"The specific topic of discussion that was most beneficial to me was moving away from drill-play to activities that are child-led." J.L. (Jul. 2021)
"The instructor spoke at a clear pace, gave useful examples." R.E. (May 2021)
"Course provided a variety of activities to use with students, that can be easily carried out in the school setting." K.R. (May 2021)
"It was wonderful to be reminded of the importance of making experiences in therapy relevant and memorable. I found this course outlined an inspiring framework for therapy and offered many suggestions relevant to school based practice." P.M. (Apr. 2021)
"The course was well-organized and research-based, and provided many ideas for child-centered therapy activities. The presenter's voice was well-modulated and calm, making it easy to listen to for three hours!" J.B. (Mar. 2021)
“I liked that there were suggestions on actual therapy activities.” B.S. (Feb. 2021)
"The topic of experiential learning and reflection of what one is doing was so helpful and will be beneficial on a daily basis. Students are more likely to create and store memories when therapy is motivating and engaging." A.G. (Feb. 2021)
“I liked the distinction between experiential learning vs. drill work. Many activities I considered to be experiential were proven to not be! This course has been so helpful and useful.” W.D, (Jan. 2021)
"I loved all of the ideas that I could start using tomorrow. Everything was explained in detail, and the instructor was easy to listen to. She provided excellent ideas and activities." H.H. (Jan. 2021)
Claudia Doan, MS, CCC-SLP, has worked in the field of Speech-Language Pathology since 2008 after receiving Bachelor of Arts and Master of Science Degrees in Communication Disorders from Southern Connecticut State University. She is the author of the blog Creative Speech Lab and has several years of experience working for school systems and in pediatric clinic settings. Claudia is the recipient of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association's Mentoring Pair Award for original research in the field of Speech-Language Pathology and is a Sertoma International Scholar in Communication Disorders. She is the author of Articulation Theatre Books and Language Theatre Books published by Northern Speech Services.
Financial — Claudia Doan is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Financial — Claudia Doan is the author of Articulation Theatre Books and Language Theatre Books published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Claudia Doan 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 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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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.
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.
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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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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