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$149.00 USD



0.35  ASHA CEUs

Babble Boot Camp© Basic Training #e321


Presenters: Nancy Potter, PhD, CCC-SLP & Victoria Heinlen, MS, CCC-SLP

Very early intervention to prevent or minimize speech disorders in at-risk babies and toddlers.

Babble Boot Camp Training

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Learn to implement Babble Boot Camp (BBC), a parent-conducted evidence-based approach designed to accelerate speech and language development in very young children at risk for disorders.

Course Coming June 2024

Babble Boot Camp© (BBC) is an evidence-based and proactive intervention strategy designed to improve speech and language outcomes through targeting precursor and early speech and language skills. BBC is intended for infants at predictable risk for speech and/or language difficulties. A clinical trial of BBC in a group of infants at risk for severe speech and language difficulties due to a newborn diagnosis of classic galactosemia has shown substantial and sustained benefits.

BBC’s proactive approach is designed to build resilience against speech and language difficulties that are predictable at birth based on known risk factors. This approach uses a parent-coaching model focusing on increasing communication and participation in family routines via weekly 15-20-minute therapy sessions. The intervention activities cover ages birth through 24 months. Each child progresses through the skill levels at her/his own pace; there are no age-defined milestones that must be reached. BBC can be delivered through telepractice or in person.

This training offers a review of early communication skills, real-life examples of BBC implementation, and hands-on practice. Early intervention SLPs and early childhood specialists will be equipped to implement BBC in any therapy environment including a virtual one. On successful completion of this course, participants earn a certificate of competency and can begin implementing BBC in their professional practice. Parents and other interested individuals are welcome to enroll in this course for their own information.

Course is offered for ASHA CEUs. Course focus is ages birth through 24 months.

The BBC training includes an introductory module and the following six component modules.

  1. Intentional eye contact to support bonding.
  2. Responding to infant vocalizations to increase vocalization behaviors and to build dyadic interactions.
  3. Eliciting and reinforcing babble to increase babble complexity.
  4. Labeling objects to expand the child’s vocabulary.
  5. Modeling word productions to increase the child’s phonemic inventory.
  6. Recasting and expanding simple sentences slightly to build syntactic complexity within the child’s developmental reach.

Learners can stop and resume the course at any point. They retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.

This course focuses exclusively on the BBC treatment approach. Other therapy programs will not be covered during this course. All materials needed for implementing BBC are included with this course. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.

Course Format

Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration, downloadable handouts, and interactive observations and questions. This course includes all materials needed for implementing the BBC program. Learners can stop and resume the course at any point. They retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.

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Course Objectives

  1. Identify and discuss typical developmental progression.
  2. Describe in detail babies' present communicative actions.
  3. Determine babies' personalized next steps for treatment planning.

Presenter & Disclosures

Nancy Potter, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a professor of Speech & Hearing Sciences at Washington State University and a speech-language pathologist with 40+ years in the field.

Presenter Disclosures:

Financial — Nancy Potter is presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Financial — Nancy Potter received salary for work on Babble Boot Camp© development.

Nonfinancial — Nancy Potter has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Victoria Heinlen, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist in Colorado.

Claire Schrock, CF-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist in Washington.

Presenters' Disclosures:

Financial — Victoria Heinlen and Claire Schrock received salary for work on Babble Boot Camp© development.

Nonfinancial — Victoria Heinlen and Claire Schrock have no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Intended Audience / Accreditation

asha ce approved provider

This program is offered for 0.35 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • Speech-Language Pathologists
  • Early Childhood Specialists
  • Parent

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.
  • Florida: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Provider #SPA-026.
  • New Jersey: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the New Jersey Department of Education. Provider #1654.

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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