This is possibly the most comprehensive online training program for speech-language pathologists on the types, causes and management of Mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) in children and adolescents. Participants will increase their knowledge base regarding 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 speech-language pathologists 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 speech-language pathologist’s perspectives. Also, the role of the speech-language pathologist 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 Run Time: 4:25:03
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.
Domain of OT: Areas of Occupation: ADL, IADL, Rest/Sleep, Education, Play; Client Factors: Body Functions, Body Structures; Performance Skills: Cognitive Skills
OT Process: Evaluation; Intervention
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.
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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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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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"The thoroughness of the information is very valuable, and I will keep the handout as a reference." – B.A.M. (May 2020)
"It has a wealth of resources and statistics to support recommendations and education. I liked the examples of assessments and statistics with support from peer reviewed articles. I expcted more examples and real life application for the SLP." – C.N. (Apr. 2020)
"I found the discussion on the role of the speech-language pathologist on a child's education team very helpful." – L.S. (Mar. 2020)
"Going over the steps in the treatment process for children with TBI was most beneficial. I liked the course's pace, amount of info covered, and the examples." – S.S. (Jan. 2020)
"Great general information about concussion. The portion on sports related concussions was helpful. I was hoping for more specifics about treatment." – J.S. (Jan. 2020)
"The evaluation materials for assessing children initially prior to seeing the doctor was useful. I liked that the course provided specific examples of cases." – B.B. (Dec. 2019)
"I thought the discussion on sub concussions was helpful as well as shaken baby syndrome. I liked the use of photos to show various injuries to the brain." – J.A. (Nov. 2019)
"I enjoyed going over the stages for rest/return to school after concussion. I would have liked to see more information on best practices/cognitive retraining for those with concussions including adults." – S.R. (Nov. 2019)
"I liked the signs and symptoms and information that can be given to parents - research and statistics." – K.C. (Oct. 2019)
"I found the age related and gender related topics very interesting. This will be beneficial as I work with pediatric patients aged birth to 18. I liked that Dr. Fogle was knowledgeable and organized. I appreciated the course materials he provided (i.e., slides, extra handouts). I found the course to be detailed and well thought out." – K.L. (Sept. 2019)
"I like all the journal evidence to support the information provided. I especially enjoyed listing the steps for how to slowly return to the school setting in incremental steps; steadily increasing the cognitive load." – S.R. (Aug. 2019)
"I appreciated the completeness of the course. Specifically, I found the discussions on shaken baby syndrome, subconcussions, gender differences, signs and symptoms of concussions, second impact syndrome, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy most beneficial." – P.F. (July 2019)
"The information and stats about head injury in peds population was helpful. I would have liked more discussion about types of therapy that could help these kids with regards to SLP." – W.E. (June 2019)
"Differentiating between types of TBIs was insightful. I liked the access to both presentation and powerpoint." – E.H. (June 2019)
"It was EXCELLENT! It was very thorough, covering many aspects of head injury. Outstanding course!!!" – D.S. (May 2019)
"Going over the symptoms of sub-concussions and their effect on long-term was most beneficial. I liked being able to watch it at my own pace, for as long or as short as I had time." – R.G. (Apr. 2019)
"Speaker could have had a little more energy when presenting the info. Maybe not read the slides word for word. We can do that on our own. Overall, very good info, though. Well researched and documented." – L.V. (Apr. 2019)
"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 my daily practice. I thought the information was good, but the format was a little dull." – A.M. (Mar. 2019)
"The discussion on Shaken Baby syndrome and the return to school protocol were very helpful. I appreciated the additional research material and testing protocols to be administered by the SLPs. I liked the presentation style with resources." – M.B. (Feb. 2019)
"I really liked the treatment protocol and the educational Q and A for teachers. I found that going over the stages at which to move my students through the program and how much cognitive load to have them complete during therapy was most beneficial." – K.G. (Feb. 2019)
"The specific recommendations for SLPs working with students returning to school after a mild TBI were most helpful." – S.L. (Jan. 2019)
"The entire presentation was beneficial! Knowing what to look for and how to work with parents and school personnel is key." – S.M. (Dec. 2018)
"I felt the course was very thorough. I found the "Back to School Guidelines" to be the most helpful. I work at a rehab but have minimal exposure to pediatric mTBI/TBI, however, I think that this is a good educational resource to add to our parent education packet, to help them better visualize the timeline of recovery." – I.C.V. (Dec. 2018)
"The discussion on signs/symptoms of shaken baby syndrome was very beneficial. However, the course is very text and stat heavy, making it cumbersome to view." – H.H. (Nov. 2018)
"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.(Aug. 2018)