Presenter: Paul Fogle, PhD, CCC-SLP
– S.S., prior course participant
This comprehensive course discusses the types, causes, and management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) in children and adolescents. Participants will learn the signs and symptoms of mTBI and will become more keenly aware about who is at risk for this disorder. A strong case will be made why SLPs need to be actively involved in the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents diagnosed with mTBI, specifically, their role in identifying subtle changes in cognitive and language behavior after suspected or diagnosed concussion.
The issues of subconcussions and differences in gender and concussions are discussed and the latest brain imaging technique (diffuse tensor imaging) used to visualize mTBI is explained. In addition, evaluation and management of concussion are presented, both from the medical and the SLP's perspectives. Also, the role of the SLP in helping children and adolescents reintegrate back into the school environment following mTBI is discussed. Finally, best practice is examined for many types of mTBI including shaken baby syndrome and sport-related concussions.
Offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs – 4 Contact Hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 4:25:03
– R.N., prior course participant
– J.W., 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.
"I would highly recommend this course." K.B. (Nov. 2022)
"The flow of the course is excellent." K.C. (Oct. 2022)
"I will benefit from this course daily." R.W. (Sept. 2022)
"I would recommend this course." S.G.P. (Sept. 2022)
"Recognizing symptoms post-concussion and understanding how these will affect a child in their daily life is beneficial for my daily practice." S.L. (May 2022)
"I enjoyed the real-life case examples. These helped to put all the information into context." S.L. (May 2022)
"The information surrounding the younger demographic was helpful – I liked the straightforward nature of course." C.O. (Apr. 2022)
"The topic itself was interesting. I didn't realize how long it could take to recover from a concussion. I also thought it was interesting to learn the most common causes of concussions based on age. Being knowledgeable about the impairments that could possibly occur will be helpful for me to know in daily practice." K.B. (Mar. 2022)
"Practical advice for clinicians. I liked the specific evaluations recommended (we only use the PTBI right now), and recommendations for return to school guidelines." F.A. (Oct. 2021)
"Very informative, well-done, clear, concise, interesting, and interactive…A must take for all professionals working with kids through college in any capacity!" S.S. (Sept. 2021)
"All topics were beneficial. Practical information for everyday practice." K.E. (Sept. 2021)
"Liked the discussion about younger children who sustained head injuries and need for ongoing monitoring/observation." H.N. (Sept. 2021)
"The suggested assessment tools for SLPs were good." M.R. (Aug. 2021)
"I like that it discussed signs and symptoms of concussions and treatment for all ages of children." K.B. (Jun. 2021)
"Learning questions to include in case history forms to identify if child is at risk or has deficits associated with undiagnosed concussions." S.L. (May 2021)
"The suggestions for school based SLPs were the most helpful." J.R. (May 2021)
"The thoroughness of the information is very valuable, and I will keep the handout as a reference. Liked the detailed research that went into providing current research data." B.M. (May 2021)
“I like that this course provided evidenced-based support with citations.” T.M. (Apr. 2021)
"Everything! As a pediatric SLP working acute care, rehab and outpatient with children with concussion/TBI, the entire presentation was beneficial. I hope to create a more collaborative concussion clinic to assist acute discharges in return to home/school. I also hope to help further educate the school employees, including teachers and SLPs, regarding concussion. Thank you." R.N. (Mar. 2021)
"It was EXCELLENT! It was very thorough, covering many aspects of head injury. Outstanding course!" J.W. (Mar. 2021)
“Liked the discussion regarding myths about concussions. And information to help us work with concussions.” C.R. (Mar. 2021)
"Going over how to help treat students with concussions was most beneficial." S.B. (Dec. 2020)
Paul T. Fogle, PhD, CCC-SLP, has been a speech-language pathologist since 1971 specializing in neurological disorders in adults and children, stuttering, and voice disorders. He is a Professor Emeritus and for 35 years taught courses on Anatomy and Physiology of Speech, Neurological Disorders in Adults and Children, Motor Speech Disorders, Dysphagia/Swallowing Disorders, Gerontology, Cleft Palate, and Oral-Facial Anomalies, Voice Disorders, and Counseling Skills for Speech-Language Pathologists.
Dr. Fogle has worked extensively in hospitals, including Veteran Administration Hospitals, university hospitals, and acute, subacute, and convalescent hospitals, and has maintained a private practice since 1981. He has presented numerous seminars, workshops, and short courses on a variety of topics at the state, national, and international conventions and conferences, and all-day workshops in cities throughout the U.S. and in countries around the world on Counseling Skills for Rehabilitation Specialists (SLPs, PTs, and OTs). He has worked as an expert witness on numerous medical-legal cases and has published and presented on this topic. Dr. Fogle's primary publishing has been textbooks and clinical materials.
He is a veteran and served as an Army combat medic in Vietnam in 1969. Dr. Fogle and his wife live in a Del Webb community in Elk Grove, CA. His website is www.PaulFoglePhD.com.
Financial — Paul Fogle is the presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Paul Fogle 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.
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.
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.
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