This Course is a case study of an autistic male teen's communication treatment program and his treatment outcomes. This case study demonstrates the progressive changes occurring in communication skills with the use of video-feedback using audio-video technology, digital photography, and a speech generating device with the output capacity of digitized recordings. The triad of evidence-based treatment in this case study is presented through an overview of historical research, best practice decisions, and sensitivity to, and incorporation of, the patient's values and interests. Offered for 0.25 SLP CEUs – 2.5 Contact Hours.
Course Run Time: 2:30:00
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.
Nancy Moilanen, MA, CCC-SLP, is a leader in the practice of Speech-Language Pathology, having founded and established departments in medical facilities and educational institutions for more than 36 years. She continues to share her expertise and clinical experiences with other medical providers through writing, oral presentations, and online continuing education courses.
Nancy's signature, evidence-based Well Together Neuro Rehab™ program has been developed through her extensive research, insights, clinical expertise and personal commitment to understanding the needs of persons with neurogenic disorders. Nancy wants to inspire a forward-looking vision for those who dedicate their lives to improving patients’ communication well-being, social well-being, and quality-of-life through Speech-Language Pathology therapy.
Financial — Nancy Moilanen is the author of online CEU courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Nonfinancial — Nancy Moilanen has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.25 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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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.
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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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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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“I liked the whole thing - going from only a few words to a full conversation. I work with several students who are 12-14 years of age, who have language skills almost exactly like Justin at the beginning of his therapy. The videos, I loved not only hearing about him but also watching how he did the therapy.” – M.S. (Jul 2020)
“The use of scripts and supported conversation paired with video modeling, I also appreciated seeing footage of the client and his progress.” – M.A. (Jun 2020)
"I enjoyed seeing how the approach is used in practice and seeing the progression of therapy. I liked observing the videos." – M.S. (Apr. 2020)
“I took away more information about the general use of video modeling. I also enjoyed seeing how video modeling can be used to target a variety of things - behavior, increased sentence length, conversational skills, verbs, answering/asking, etc.” – A.M. (Jan. 2020)
“I really appreciated the evidence that video recording, monitoring, and practice expand a client’s ability to generate spontaneous speech. I liked the clips to show the method in action.” – J.S. (Dec. 2019)
"I liked the use of the recordings of the student. I enjoyed her using the video so the student could see how others view him." – L.L. (Oct. 2019)
"I want to try some video modeling in my therapy sessions as soon as possible. I work with kids that present very similarly to the young adult featured in this presentation. I like that the course is applicable and that you got to see the young adult's growth over time." – S.S. (Oct. 2019)
"I liked the visual examples via the Justin videos." – T.L. (Oct. 2019)
"The strategies she implemented to teach Justin were most beneficial. The videos were the most effective, and I think she did a wonderful job of presenting." – I.B. (Aug. 2019)
"I liked the specific examples and videos that illustrated what the presenter was talking about. They were extremely helpful. I would have liked more detail about the early stages of Justin's therapy journey." – L.C. (July 2019)
"I appreciated the timeline of progression for this gentleman. Interpreting video modeling and story line preparation for real life is occcuring so late in this gentleman's life." – L.L. (June 2019)
"I enjoyed the work with video-modeling and monitoring through therapeutic services. It was very convenient and full of great information! Everything I thought I would learn occurred!" – L.F. (Apr. 2019)
"I liked watching the rapport between client and SLP, and I enjoyed seeing the actual therapy with explicit directions of how to use the videos." – J.K. (Jan. 2019)
"I found it interesting to see how therapy sessions were structured. I found that helpful with my clients. I knew this was a case study but somewhat expected it to be more instructional, providing more ideas for therapists to carry over with their own clients." – K.F. (Dec. 2018)
"I found the strategies for conversation practice and the specifics of video modeling most beneficial." – L.D. (July 2018)
"I liked the video examples and being able to take the course on my own time. I believe my students will benefit from making different "stories" to practice and review to improve their functional communication skills." – K.B. (May. 2018)
"I liked the simple slides, they weren't busy and the delivery of the presentation was nice as well. The Video-Based Modeling for the generation of spontaneous speech is where it's at!" – M.Z. (May. 2018)
"Seeing the specific topics practiced in therapy was really helpful. The listing of apps which could be used for video modeling with an iPad was beneficial." – J.M. (Feb. 2018)
"The clear explanations of the use of video modeling were great. The presentation of videos over course of treatment was excellent. I liked the clarity of the speaker's presentation personality of Justin." – P.B. (Oct. 2017)
"I think this one case study has good value. We are only going to be talking about video modeling more and more in the field." – A.Y. (Oct. 2017)
"The use of videoing the client producing sentences was most beneficial." – J.M. (Sept. 2017)
"I really liked seeing the strategy used over time with a specific client. The use of the technology and treatment strategies could be presented with clips of a variety of clients, but seems one client's progress over time was powerful and engaging." – S.P. (July 2017)
"I appreciated how there were plentiful videos to show the progression of language. I liked the videos of the lingraphica set up. Perhaps more videos or description of how frequent/how long J. needed to rehearse in order to achieve the results he did would have been helpful." – I.W. (Apr. 2017)
"I found that all the video clips about his ongoing intervention over the year to be helpful in seeing how his language shaped over time using video modeling. In general, the whole presentation was proven to be highly beneficial as I provide therapy to children with diagnosis of autism on a daily basis. It helps to know some specific programs/SGD that will aid in offering video modeling as a therapy intervention." – A.H. (Dec. 2016)