This course is primarily for clinicians, students and clinical educators interested in apraxia of speech in adults. The emphasis throughout is on practice. The first section covers evaluation with a focus on the perceptual and is bolstered with multiple speech samples. The second section is entitled, The Plan of Care. Its content comprises all the components of a modern treatment plan. These components include clinician knowledge, clinician and patient roles and expectations, stimulus selection, treatment’s cognitive components, and scheduling. The third section describes the specifics of treatment with an emphasis on treatment’s active components and on eight specific treatment approaches. Discussion includes Sound Production Therapy, Constraint-Induced Language Therapy and Communication Partners. Offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs – 4 contact hours.
Run Time: 4:04:10
Section One: Evaluation
Section Two: Plan of Care
Section Three: Selecting a “Treatment”
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.
John (Jay) Rosenbek, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD, is a Professor in the Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at the University of Florida at Gainesville. His clinical specialties include neurologic abnormalities of language, speech, and swallowing. He is board certified in the area of neurogenic communication disorders. His research has concentrated on developing behavioral treatments and measures for determining their effectiveness. He is presently investigating treatments for deficits in emotional communication and for swallowing disorders following neurologic disease. Dr. Rosenbek is an ASHA Fellow and received both the Honors of ASHA and the Kleffner Career Clinical Award for 25 years of outstanding clinical service.
Financial — Jay Rosenbek is a presenter of CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Jay Rosenbek has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.4 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.
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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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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.
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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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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.
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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.
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“This presenter is always one of the best; extremely proficient and provides functional information.” – H.D. (Feb. 2021)
“I liked the specific examples of ways therapy might be conducted. I also liked listening to the recordings of apraxic clients along with the narrative. It helped the material make more sense. I felt like I understood some of my patients better by listening to the tapes and the narrative. I liked the variety of treatment methods that were discussed.” – S.B. (Dec. 2020)
“I appreciated that the speaker regularly reinforced the idea that the clinician will not always have a clear path, but will benefit from asking good questions.” – E.H. (Oct. 2020)
“The course was well-paced and provided good practical examples of applications. Along with clinical outlines for treatment and relevant repetition of specific pertinent details.” N.M. (Sep. 2020)
“I have patients who are Apraxic, therefore this would benefit me in my everyday practice. The breakdown of the lecture and lecture notes were helpful.” – A.D. (Aug. 2020)
"I appreciated going over methods and therapeutic approaches. I liked the course was easy to follow along with, had excellent handouts, the knowledge of the speaker, and the giving of examples as he went along." – N.H. (July 2020)
"Going over the characteristics of AOS was most helpful." – B.D. (June 2020)
"It was helpful going over specifics such as SCRIPT programs as well as the advice tidbits from a master speech therapist on views to working with patients. I liked the personal approach and functional advice." – K.F. (May 2020)
“The various treatment models and ways to vary treatment will be beneficial. The speaker’s passion for speech therapy and his wealth of knowledge and experience are what I liked best.” – A.K. (Apr. 2020)
“I liked the depth of knowledge apparent from the speaker. Going over the clinical manipulations of stimuli regarding generalization/retention and acquisition was most helpful.” – S.R. (Mar. 2020)
"I liked the multiple treatment descriptions - especially the discussion on treating apraxia with an aphasia information." – J.S. (Feb. 2020)
"Going over the current treatment approaches was most helpful. I appreciated the covered continuum of care from dx to planning rx to implementation. More speech samples would have been helpful." – S.F. (Dec. 2019)
"Very well organized and the handouts were closely adhered to, which allowed for easy note taking. The discussion on how to move away from drill practice and make therapy more cognitive for better carryover was most beneficial. I thought it was a great course." – C.W. (Dec. 2019)
"I greatly appreciated the support and encouragement that differential dx is difficult and you don't always have to "know" but be "thoughtful". I will greatly use the therapy suggestions to randomize presentation, length of utterance, complexity, and placement instead of always working from easy to complex. The course was very realistic to modern day practice as a medical SLP. It helped me function on function, especially for my aphasic apraxia patients. The slides were well organized and I will use a reference. They will also be a great reference for my graduate students." – K.K. (Nov. 2019)
"I found the whole 4 hours valuable. The review of info, to the plan of care, and the methods/treatments. I have used the self-analysis and comparing scores from SLP to client. I find this very valuable. I plan to use the scripts and video matching for practice. I also appreciate the evidence citations and resources. I plan to use the apraxia/aphasia part when discussing realistic goals with my clients." – K.H. (Sept. 2019)
"I enjoyed the very specific treatment suggestions yet adaptable to individual patient needs." – C.J. (Aug. 2019)
"Good review of info - especially the different treatment approaches." – L.S. (Aug. 2019)
"Thank you, Jay Rosenbek! I appreciated the historical perspective, the thoughtful explanations, and the reminders to attend to ALL the ingredients of good treatment. Discerning AOS from dysarthria can sometimes be a challenge - especially in the absence of a clear lesion - and this really helped me with a systematic approach to differential diagnosis." – K.C. (July 2019)
"So many of the discussions were beneficial. I am interested in reading the book mentioned, and I'm excited to try Script Training and Speech Entrainment. I liked the copious amount of knowledge that the speaker shared." – T.C. (June 2019)
"Incredibly informative, excellent examples, helpful diagnostic information, etc." – C.P. (June 2019)
"Rosenbek speaks very clearly and provides very good examples to compliment his slide presentation." – N.S. (May 2019)
"I found the different treatment options and the differential diagnosis explanations most beneficial." – E.M. (Apr. 2019)
"I enjoyed the therapy technique review and principles, and I liked being able to refer back to the information and stop the course at any time to review." – K.S. (Apr. 2019)
"I appreciated the treatment models, speaker, and course content." – A.G.M. (Apr. 2019)
"Going over the prognosis and review of therapy for AoS as I really don't think I have been effectively treating it. This course filled in gaps re some knowledge I had either forgotten or not addressed in a while. However, I would have liked to see sample treatment sessions...a hat to hang it on!" – A.R. (Apr. 2019)