Presenter: Martha S. Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP
This practical course will review research from the new field of educational neuroscience as it applies to clinical practice with students who have speech and language and social communication disorders. It will focus on research on the causes of language disorders, autism spectrum disorders, reading disorders and other neurodevelopmental learning disabilities. This course also reviews new research on evidence-based interventions.
Course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs – 2 Contact Hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 2:18:36
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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. Stop and re-start the course at any point. Learners retain access to course content after completion for ongoing reference and review.
"Learning the effects of poverty and stress on the developing brain. I liked the review of neuroanatomy." J.B. (Sep. 2023)
"I liked the visuals and explanations of how brain activity connects to language and learning. The diagrams, explanations and updates of neurology were beneficial." E.W. (Sep. 2023)
"Introduction of strategies that enhance neurological brain development. I liked the information on which parts of the brain are impacted by different information/stimuli." J.S. (Jun. 2023)
"The neuroplasticity information was beneficial. I liked the brain-based approach." N.F. (May 2023)
"I liked the studies which have shown brain changes as well as progress in therapy re: PROMPT, Fast Forward, benefits of teaching phonological decoding, and Growth Mindset. I liked the info on neuroscience and language and neuroscience mapping of the language network of the brain. Also, how this all has been studied in special needs populations of ASD, Dyslexia and speech-language disorders." L.M. (Apr. 2023)
"Increased my knowledge of how the brain changes with intervention and to use those interventions proven to be effective in these changes. Learned more about how the brain changes and how it is affected by various challenges such as autism." K.H. (Mar. 2023)
"Learning to make things just difficult enough to challenge the kids - such as explaining/interpreting the text rather than just answering questions." L.C. (Feb. 2023)
"Dr. Burns explained things in a way that was not too technical and could be understood." L.C. (Feb. 2023)
"All of the topics/discussions were beneficial. The presenter was very knowledgeable about the topic." M.H. (Jan. 2023)
"Learning how the instruction of language and reading has such a positive pervasive effect on the brain." M.G. (Dec. 2022)
"Interesting, complex topic, presented in an understandable way. Martha Burns has an easy to listen to voice and cadence." M.G. (Dec. 2022)
"I liked the research and information provided." C.S. (Nov. 2022)
"I love listening to Marty Burns speak about neurology. While the content is very challenging, she presents it in a way that is practical for SLPs." C.P. (Aug. 2022)
"Learning the brain connection between language and phonological awareness was beneficial." A.J. (July 2022)
"I learned how science backs up some treatment options with actual biometric studies. Liked the science behind decision making." S.R. (July 2022)
"How to view technology that will be most beneficial in teaching children with dyslexia, ELL , SLI, and LD." B.W. (July 2022)
"I liked the presenter! Her powerpoint and lecture were clear and informing. Interesting to learn how poverty impacts the brain." C.G. (June 2022)
"I enjoyed this entire course - all of it was extremely beneficial and very, very interesting. The information about poverty and brain development especially, as I work in rural areas with generational poverty experienced." L.W. (May 2022)
"I liked the speaker applying neuroscience to explanations of networks/processes in the development of the brain to learn literacy, reading, language, etc and factors that could affect learning. Strategies! How it explains the integration of neuroscience, psychology, education, and speech-language pathology to help me understand multidisciplinary perspectives for collaboration with other clinicians and educators." C.K. (Apr. 2022)
"It was interesting to see how much more information has been discovered on the brain, and how it relates to speech and language development and comprehension since I was a graduate student." A.L. (Apr. 2022)
"I gained a better understanding of how important knowledge of how the brain works is to implementing effective therapy approaches and achieving optimal outcomes." M.C. (Mar. 2022)
"I liked the speaker's manner and the background that connected to students, and the approach to reading and speech/language therapies." E.D. (Mar. 2022)
"I really liked the review of the major lobes of the brain highlighting the gyri and sulci related to language and reading, and the research showing effective use of programs such as PROMPT and Fast Forward to improve phonological skills in children." S.P. (Mar. 2022)
"The evidence regarding treatment success – I liked the research based information which can be applied to therapy." K.K. (Mar. 2022)
"Learning how interventions impact brain function was beneficial. I liked the ease of understanding the course content." K.V. (Mar. 2022)
"I liked the research predictors about early language disorders." A.M. (Dec. 2021)
“I really liked the background and evidence-based research that was provided, to describe brain development and how it relates to a variety of areas (i.e. poverty, literacy, ASD, etc.).” S.D. (Nov. 2021)
“Fantastic connections made between the research and the therapy room.” A.P. (Oct. 2021)
"The different ways neuroscience has improved therapy is beneficial for my daily practice." K.G. (Aug. 2021)
“I enjoyed the information on stress and the brain, and how to use the train the brain strategies. The research base was also helpful.” A.M. (Jun. 2021)
“I liked the organization and flow of the course. From reviewing areas of the brain to the types of research to the application of the research for intervention. The application to intervention and understanding of ASD will be most helpful for me in my daily therapy practice.” D.H. (Feb. 2021)
Financial — Martha Burns is a presenter of online CEU courses sponsored by Northern Speech; receives royalty payments.
Financial — Martha Burns is a paid consultant for Scientific Learning Corporation.
Nonfinancial — Martha Burns has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.2 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.
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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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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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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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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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