Presenters: Karin Johnson, MA, CCC-SLP & Catherine Curran, PhD, CCC-SLP
– T.D., prior course participant
This course presents strategies to teach students in comprehending and expressing expository text. Components grounded in evidence-based practice are incorporated into project-based interventions designed to enhance the experiential knowledge of students in grades 4 through 12.
This program, which uses students' curricula, provides an intervention designed to help students comprehend and express themselves using exposition while participating in unique, creative, and motivating experiences that they can share with significant others on completion. Specific procedures for four projects will be presented. Pre and post assessments and project forms will be provided.
This program has excellent potential for use with whole-classrooms, small groups, as well as individuals. This course includes downloadable, reproducible therapy resources.
Course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs – 3 Contact Hours.
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 do not currently serve a population that would benefit from this course, but will be in the near future, I am hoping to use the knowledge from this course in my future practice. It was a fairly academic course, I really appreciate how all of the materials are provided so you could really walk into a group and jump right into intervention without a lot of planning, because planning and prep time is so hard to come by!" S.R.B. (Aug. 2022)
"I would recommend this course." L.D. (June 2022)
"The graphic organizers with sample text and how to use with organizers will be beneficial for my daily practice. I liked the strategies provided and how to connect them to texts read as well as how to use them to write." B.R. (Nov. 2021)
"Provides instructional strategies that students can use in any subject. I also liked the metacognitive mechanisms built in so that the students have opportunities to evaluate their own understanding and growth." C.Y. (Nov. 2021)
"I liked how the speakers presented information and then embedded it in a functional layout." M.H. (Nov. 2021)
"I liked introducing younger children to expository texts instead of only narrative texts – can be applied to my own children too!" M.S. (Oct. 2021)
"Very organized with specific examples. And I liked that I can complete it at home!" A.M. (Oct. 2021)
"Breaking down the projects into steps was most helpful." L.S. (Sept. 2021)
"The strategy introduction, modeling and examples will help define and highlight strategy use – highly informative and complete with supplemental materials, bibliography and specific process steps." D.H. (Aug. 2021)
"I liked the forms that detailed the various text types." A.M. (Aug. 2021)
"I appreciate the evidence-based practice and real-life examples." L.M. (Aug. 2021)
"I appreciated the forms, the book and the explanations. This course explained step by step actions to strategies, paraphrasing, summarizing and projects. Thank you so much!" T.D. (May 2021)
"I liked everything in this course! And I can use this information also with my children." J.F. (Mar. 2021)
"The breakdown of each activity that relates to the writing project was good. I liked the very specific goals and procedures." D.S. (Mar. 2021)
"I appreciated the strategies and how well organized the course was." M.S. (Feb. 2021)
"I love the idea of students picking their own topics based on their interest." J.S. (Jan. 2021)
Karin Johnson, MA, CCC-SLP, professor emerita, Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois, is currently an adjunct professor at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Prior to working in higher education, Karin worked at a non-profit agency and in public schools. After joining the professoriate, she continued to provide intervention services to children and adults with communication differences and disorders. Areas of research, writing, and teaching have included the areas of fluency, literacy, early intervention, and speech sound disorders.
Financial — Karin Johnson is the author of online CEU courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Nonfinancial — Karin Johnson has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
Financial — Catherine Curran is the author of online CEU courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Nonfinancial — Catherine Curran has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.3 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.
Purchase orders are currently not accepted for online orders, if you wish to submit a purchase order please do so at email@example.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.
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.
Please click here for any special needs requests, and we will do our best to accommodate them.
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