Presenter: Shari Robertson, PhD, CCC-SLP
– S.Q., prior course participant
Remediation for a child with only a few sounds in error is a fairly straightforward undertaking in which error sounds are identified and targeted using motor-based intervention. However, using this approach, children with complex disorders and/or multiple errors may spend years in therapy before there is a substantial change in their overall intelligibility.
This course will assist participants in analyzing the entire phonological system as the basis for effective and efficient intervention. Participants will be guided through a case study using reusable templates with immediate feedback provided after each section. Following this, multiple strategies to address the resulting therapy targets will be demonstrated, including the use of children's literature to address phonological deficits. Participants will gain a wealth of new information that can be immediately applied to children on their caseload. The material presented is for participants working with age groups 24 months to 6 years.
Course is offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs – 4 Contact Hours.
– K.N., prior course participant
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.
"All was beneficial. I liked the providing of a case study to implement what was learned in the course." B.T. (Feb. 2024)
"Informal assessment was helpful. I liked that the course was self-paced." H.B. (Jan. 2024)
"I liked the clear description of a comprehensive speech assessment with students with highly unintelligible speech. The case study was helpful." M.M. (Dec. 2023)
"Discussing phonemic awareness was helpful. I liked that the content was relatable." M.D. (Dec. 2023)
"Loved the books and scoring sheets for assessment. I can apply this to many children with phonological disorders. Excellent examples to evaluate and therapy tools." A.C. (Nov. 2023)
"The use of the comprehensive assessment to analyze the patterns within a child's speech was helpful. I appreciated the hands-on approach to completing the assessment as well as the resources available." E.M. (Nov. 2023)
"This course was very relevant to my everyday practice. I liked the case study." T.W. (Sep. 2023)
"I found this course very practical and will be using the ideas and documents in my daily practice. I found the breakdown of independent analysis with the accompanying documents very helpful. I will be using those documents to conduct independent analyses. They will be useful for analyzing the speech of more severely disordered students." C.W. (Aug. 2023)
"I liked the form for analysis of speech patterns and focus on what the child has and uses rather than the errors." D.B. (Jul. 2023)
"The phonemic analysis will come in handy for my many articulation/phonological disorder kids." C.M. (Jun. 2023)
"I liked this different approach to assess and treat my severe phono kiddos. Self-paced, I liked that I could go back and review." N.B. (Jun. 2023)
"Most beneficial takeaway item was: To concern myself with getting students to increase phonemes produced as opposed to always focusing on an accurate production of just a few phonemes. What I liked best: This presentation allowed for practicing the methods discussed by the speaker." M.C. (Apr. 2023)
"The use of an assessment tool was beneficial. The practical application was very concrete." D.G. (Mar. 2023)
"I liked the specific details on completion of a comprehensive analysis." C.W. (Mar. 2023)
"I liked the assessment." S.L. (Mar. 2023)
"Learning how to do independent analysis to help pick efficient therapy targets. I liked the handouts for completing inventories and developing a plan." A.B. (Feb. 2023)
"I liked the assessment portion and the therapy ideas." K.G. (Dec. 2022)
"The phonotactic and independent analyses was beneficial. And I liked the convenience of this course." J.L. (Dec 2022)
"I liked that the course is self-paced." M.F. (Nov. 2022)
"Comprehensive approach. I liked the hands on practice." S.W. (Oct. 2022)
"Very easy to follow course. I liked the breakdown of the explanation of how to do a Functional Analysis. I liked how course was presented in order of what steps to take to achieve what you want to do with the child in therapy." R.M. (Oct. 2022)
"I agree that this type of assessment and therapy will build intelligible language faster than traditional articulation therapy." C.E. (Sept. 2022)
"I liked the on-demand nature of this course." C.R. (Sept. 2022)
"The assessment portion was very beneficial." M.A. (July 2022)
"Liked the practicality of the information and the analysis portion." L.D. (July 2022)
"Assessing and analyzing phonology cases was beneficial. I liked the recommendation of testing and therapy tasks." R.K. (May 2022)
"I liked the hands on practice." C.H. (Mar. 2022)
"Practicing w/ the speech sample provided - I liked the hands on examples." R.S. (Mar. 2022)
"I liked the syllable shapes and homonymy." C.G. (Mar. 2022)
"Practical information to use in therapy sessions – how to complete an independent analysis." S.C. (Feb. 2022)
"I liked the step by step method for analyzing the sound system of the student. Well-paced lecture with a chance to stop and try the methods the presenter was talking about." K.N. (Feb. 2022)
"The understanding between traditional and independent analysis was very helpful in viewing what is best for our most unintelligible children. Considering the comprehensive evaluation to include phonemic inventory, phonotactic profile, and phonologic processes along with a traditional approach opens the door for more complete programming." A.H. (Dec. 2021)
"This approach brings greater consideration for the child as we see insurance plans restrict service delivery. 'Putting it all together' was very helpful for the application of concepts being presented in this course. I appreciated the 'hands-on' use of the forms to organize the assessment." A.H. (Dec. 2021)
"I liked everything. Presenter was great!" E.B. (Dec. 2021)
"Getting the inventory sheets/handouts/assessments is helpful." A.S. (Dec. 2021)
"Tips for helping a specific student with final consonant deletion was beneficial to my practice." E.G. (Dec. 2021)
"The presenter was very knowledgeable! This course gave a whole new way to think about speech sound disorders!" G.H. (Nov. 2021)
"I like that we look at what the child has versus NOT HAVE. I enjoyed the practice to evaluate phonological problems." N.G. (Nov. 2021)
"This course provided a different way to look at evaluating a sound system. Right now, I have a little one that appears to understand and use a variety of language, but so many of her utterances are only CV. This course gave me a different way to think about adding word forms. The forms provided will be a great tool." S.Q. (Oct. 2021)
"I enjoyed the practical tips and ideas to use with my students and how to analyze a child's phonological system." J.T. (Sept. 2021)
"The presenter was easy to listen to and presented the material in an interactive manner for maintaining attention." M.S. (Aug. 2021)
"I really enjoyed the step-by-step approach to independent analysis." K.V. (Jul. 2021)
"I enjoyed the case study in this presentation and the information on evaluating patients correctly in the samples. I also enjoyed the information provided on interventions. It was a nice refreshment in these areas!” H.B. (Jun. 2021)
"This course thoroughly explained the process from eval to treatment." S.M. (May 2021)
"The case study and handouts were most beneficial to my daily practice. The presenter was extremely detailed and explained each analysis clearly and effectively." K.B. (May 2021)
"The discussion on evaluation and selection of the treatment targets was most beneficial. It was a very well organized course. I liked the evaluation forms and the books used in therapy." A.B. (Apr. 2021)
"I liked the actual practice analyzing the case study." L.D. (Apr. 2021)
"Shari has a nice voice, and her presentation was clear. I actually listened to the course twice!" B.B. (Feb. 2021)
"I appreciated the treatment options and ideas at the end of the lecture. The course was very detailed and interactive." C.L. (Feb. 2021)
Shari Robertson, PhD, CCC-SLP, is a Professor of Speech-Language Pathology and Dean's Associate for Graduate Studies at the Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Robertson spent 18 years as a school-based SLP and special education administrator prior to obtaining her PhD at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She recently served on the ASHA Board of Directors as Vice President of Academic Affairs in Speech-Language Pathology. She owns several companies, including a publishing and a consulting business. Dr. Robertson has published numerous articles, book chapters, and clinical materials and presented hundreds of workshops at state, national, and international venues. She is dedicated to bridging the gap between practicing professionals and research through providing evidence-based, functional strategies with immediate clinical applications.
Financial — Shari Robertson is the presenter of an online CE course sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Financial — Shari Robertson is the owner of Dynamic Resources; receives a salary.
Nonfinancial — Shari Robertson 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.
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.
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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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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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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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