This course provides an introduction to the philosophy and a brief history of NDT. It includes the problem-solving analysis using the International Classification of Functions that is a hallmark of NDT. It highlights the value that NDT brings to the rehabilitation process for both the adult and pediatric populations. Knowing this information can assist in the new healthcare environment of collaboration among disciplines to reach functional outcomes in a timely manner. It adds to the tool box of strategies used in the field of speech-language pathology. Offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs – 1 contact hour.
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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.
Marybeth Trapani-Hanasewych, MS, CCC-SLP, has been the Director of a 50-member Speech Pathology Department for the past 17 years at the Children's Institute in Pittsburgh, PA. She has been working in the field for the past 28 years. Marybeth primarily evaluates and treats children with a variety of functional feeding disorders. She has been able to translate Neurodevelopmental Treatment (NDT) principles into feeding therapy with children when esophageal stasis is identified. She is an NDT certified speech instructor for both adult and pediatric treatment. Marybeth has authored several publications for parents and clinicians that help to integrate the problem solving and analysis of dysphagia treatment into the whole child and family. She teaches extensively onsite, throughout the country and internationally.
Financial — Marybeth Trapani-Hanasewych is a presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Marybeth Trapani-Hanasewych has no relevant non-financial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory 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.
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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.
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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.
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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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"Information on the nomenclature and Aspiration in Children was helpful." R.J. (July 2021)
"The information on how NDT can be used for ST treatment was very useful. I found the case studies helpful as well." – K.D. (Aug. 2020)
"I enjoyed the information related to swallowing and dysphagia as well as the case studies." – L.R. (May 2020)
"I appreciated the thought-provoking discussion on holistic treatment. I liked the case studies." – R.E. (Apr. 2020)
"I was familiar with NDT from the perspective of motor functions...appreciate slides related to role of NDT with attention, executive function, and memory impairments. I appreciate both child/adult case studies. However, I expected the course to cover the impact on reimbursement expanded." – M.C. (Feb. 2020)
"I liked the clarity of descriptions." – K.B. (Oct. 2019)
"I appreciated the example of 2 specific patients/videos. However, I appreciated more emphasis on treatment techniques and real world examples." – L.S. (Sept. 2019)
"I enjoyed the case studies and the discussion on application. I expected more examples of treatment, though." – C.B. (Aug. 2019)
"The treatment clips were very helpful in illustrating case studies, showing therapy goals, performance, etc. The discussion on the importance of body alignment for addressing speech therapy goals was most beneficial." – A.L. (July 2019)
"It was a great overview of NDT and a more holistic therapy approach. It was very helpful information." – C.G. (June 2019)
"The course provided valuable, introductory information regarding NTD philosophy and treatment." – A.M. (May 2019)
"Going over the ICF Model was most beneficial. I like that the course was organized, clear, and concise." – K.D. (Mar. 2019)
"Havings ways to further explain why integrating NDT into speech and language therapy yields better outcomes. I liked the ICF information, and the videos were instructive." – E.S. (Oct. 2018)
"I appreciate that the course took into consideration multi-disciplinary information and that it specifically had feeding therapy videos of a child with his ability to climb steps." – C.T. (Oct. 2018)
"Great NDT background." – S.S. (Oct. 2018)
"The visual case study examples with explanations provided excellent reinforcement to the discussion and information presented for best understanding. As I work in a multidisciplinary clinic, the re-emphasis of looking/analyzing the entire body when an impairment is present is so critical. Learning about the ICF Model and how it plays a role in NDT focus was helpful." – C.F. (Aug. 2018)
"The reminders of how large body issues are assessed was most beneficial. More examples of how it is applied would have been interesting and helpful - especially videos of treatment." – L.M. (July 2018)
"The speaker had an engaging style and a passion for the material." – G.R. (July 2018)
"I enjoyed the application of NDT to assessment and treatment of dysphagia. I liked that the course was easy to follow." – D.U. (Jan. 2018)
"The presentation utilized a nice blend of information with supplemental videos." – J.M. (Oct. 2017)
"I thought the content was clear and well organized. The use of case studies including both a pediatric and an adult patient was helpful in thinking of goal areas and treatment strategies. This information is applicable to SLPs working with patients across the lifespan and with varying diagnoses." – M.M. (Sept. 2017)