This course is an introduction to telepractice – how to get started, what is required from both the professional and the client, the pros and cons of telepractice, as well as other considerations to make telepractice a viable and successful medium for speech-language assessment and treatment. Offered for 0.1 SLP CEUs – 1 Contact Hour.
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 by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.
Ana Paula G. Mumy, MS, CCC-SLP, is a trilingual speech-language pathologist and a clinical assistant professor in the field of speech-language pathology. She has extensive experience working with individuals with communication disorders, particularly bilingual children. She has authored numerous courses, webinars, articles as well as intervention materials and guides for diverse populations. Her specialized interests include articulation disorders, stuttering, language-literacy, and bilingualism. Many of her resources for SLPs, educators and parents can be found on her personal website The Speech Stop (www.thespeechstop.com). Ana Paula is the author of Articulation Strategies That Work! and the GROW! ¡CREZCA! Language Building Storybooks.
Financial — Ana Paula Mumy is presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Financial — Ana Paula Mumy is author of treatment materials, including the GROW! ¡CREZCA! Language Building Storybooks, published by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Nonfinancial — Ana Paula Mumy has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclosure.
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 CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 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 this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.
Content Access: 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 E-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 the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).
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: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.
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What is an Online Course? Our Online Courses include text, audio, or video formats 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 computer, via your Northern Speech 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.
Receiving CEUs: Northern Speech is an ASHA CE Provider and our online courses are registered with ASHA and offered for 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 online 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 Online Courses tab on your profile screen. Click View next to the course you’d 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.
Course completion timeframes: Nearly all our courses provide for unlimited time to complete your course. You may work at your own pace and start and stop your course as you wish. Any access limitations will be clearly noted on the individual course description page.
Course content expiration: Nearly all our courses provide for continued access to course content and materials, even after completion of the post test. Any access limitations will be clearly noted on the individual course description page.
Testing requirements: 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.
Certificate of completion: A certificate displaying participant name, date of course completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and the number of contact hours earned is presented to participants once a score of 80% or greater is earned on the post test. 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: Northern Speech will provide CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry for you. At the time of course enrollment if you select that you are taking the course for ASHA Credit and if you provide your ASHA Member Number, Northern Speech will automatically submit your hours to the CE Registry after you successfully complete the post test. Please allow 45-60 days from the date of course completion for your hours to appear on your CE transcript. Note that ASHA will record your CEUs as earned on the last day of the month in which you completed your course. For example, if you completed your course on Nov 7, the CE Registry will reflect course completion as Nov 30.
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 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.
Course formats: Our course formats include: text, audio, video, and PowerPoint with author narration. Each course will note the format on the course description page.
Course handouts: Most of our non-text online courses provide a link to download the accompanying handout.
Purchase orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.
Group discounts: 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.
Computer requirements: 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, Internet Explorer, etc) and newest version of Flash Player. 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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"Informative course. I appreciated feeling like I have the possibility of doing telepractice." – C.G. (Mar. 2018)
"I liked the demonstrations of how to provide services online and incorporating apps." – D.B. (Dec. 2017)
"Learning about new mode of tx was the best part. I liked the practical info re: this medium." – A.F. (Dec. 2017)
"It was down to earth with things that you can use right away. The tips for Teletherapy resources were especially helpful." – D.B. (Dec. 2017)
"The presenter was thorough when explaining the necessary equipment, pros & cons, licensure issues, and therapy strategies/resources. The section highlighting therapy materials for online use was most beneficial." – V.D. (Dec. 2017)
"I enjoyed the therapy activities and practical ideas as well as the length of the course. However, I expected the use of FaceTime with telepractice to be covered." – D.H. (Sept. 2017)
"This answered all of my questions about telepractice! Very informative. Great examples of therapy materials!" – H.P. (Aug. 2017)
"It showed how to initiate and implement a telepractice in practical ways. I especially appreciated her going over licensure, materials, equipment, and client criteria." – C.W. (July 2017)
"I especially appreciated the concrete examples of therapy activities that were provided. I liked the organizational format of this e-course as well as the presenter's style of communication." – A.M. (May 2017)
"The actual ins and out of what you need to participate in telehealth as an SLP was most beneficial. I will be broaching this topic with my department chair. However, I was hopeful more information might have been given regarding medical use of telehealth, particularly dysphagia eval or treatment." – S.M. (Mar. 2017)
"The legal aspect of telepractice and examples of therapy materials were really helpful. I liked the application to speech therapy and how the facilitator of the course uses materials via telepractice." – S.E. (Jan. 2017)
"I loved the resources!!! This course was presented in such a clear and practical manner - it was wonderful!" – D.R. (Dec. 2016)
"I appreciated the practical applications - therapy ideas to target speech/language in telepractice venue. I liked the valuable resources / therapy ideas toward the end of the course." – D.F. (Oct. 2016)
"I liked how the speaker gave specific website to find worksheets to utilize. However, I expected the name of websites and/or companies that offer platforms for telepractice." – B.S. (Aug. 2016)
"I appreciated the requirements and policies concerning telepractice. Learning what is required in order to provide telepractice services was excellent. I expected more about reimbursement, though." – E.W. (Aug. 2016)
"The discussions on Getting Started and Pros and Cons were most beneficial. I expected more of application to Adult clients, though." – A.L. (Aug. 2016)
"I liked the examples and personal stories that were provided by the speech-language-pathologist." – K.L. (Aug. 2016)
"The materials used when she does telepractice were really helpful. I was looking for some fresh ideas for my telepractice therapy kids." – J.M. (Aug. 2016)
"I liked the information on multiple states." – J.T. (Aug. 2016)
"Excellent handout with detailed information that was directly related to the information presented. I thought this was a wonderful inservice!" – N.Y. (Aug. 2016)
"I liked the detail regarding what is needed to begin telepractice, the pros and cons for both clinician and client, and examples of materials used during a telepractice therapy session." – S.W. (Aug. 2016)
"Very clear presentation. I appreciated how she covered the requirements for telepractice." – G.C.B. (July 2016)
"The discussion on bilingual evaluation could be done by an online therapist was most beneficial." – S.H. (July 2016)
"The speaker, Ana, was highly effective at demonstrating the uses of telepractice. I appreciated the use of telepractice in remote areas and in high caseload areas." – W.H. (June 2016)
"She was great with ASHA's requirements and useful therapy ideas. I liked the simple step by step process on telepractice." – S.M. (June 2016)
"The licensing considerations and accompanying handout for future reference were really helpful." – M.T. (June 2016)
"I liked the tons of helpful steps to take in getting to ready to provide this service as well as the examples of therapy. I don't have to reinvent the wheel! I would love a more in depth course if possible." – G.C. (June 2016)
"The samples of how therapy can be done online were beneficial. Very practical course." – J.D. (June 2016)
"I didn't know too much about telepractice but it assured me that my therapy ideas and expectations of telepractice were pretty spot on. It was thorough and informative." – J.L. (June 2016)
"I appreciated the information about where to find clients, and I liked the incorporation of therapy tools used." – A.S.P. (June 2016)
"Information was presented in a clear manner on the handout and in the video. The speaker was easy to listen to and was knowledgeable on the topic of telepractice." – A.M. (Feb. 2016)