Presenter: Martha S. Burns, PhD, CCC-SLP
This course reviews the new science, assessments, and evidence-based interventions for auditory processing disorders, dyslexia and childhood apraxia of speech. The course begins with a review of current neuroscience research on the underlying causes of APD, dyslexia and CAS. Several new neuroimaging studies will be highlighted including recent dyslexia research from the Shaywitz team at Yale and research on Prompt for CAS. This course then reviews available assessment tools and evidence-based interventions.
Course is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs – 2 Contact Hours.
Course Overview – Run Time: 2:15:52
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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.
"The dyslexia discussion was great!" J.W. (Oct. 2022)
"I liked the topics on dyslexia and CAS, particularly the areas of the brain that are affected and the evidence-based interventions that work." A.H. (Sept. 2022)
"The review of the neuroanatomy and evidenced based interventions for each disorder were good." A.M. (Aug. 2022)
"I liked the visual representations of information, charts, graphs, etc." C.E. (July 2022)
"Liked the Auditory Processing and Dyslexia sections, especially the information relating to best-practices for interventions." C.E. (July 2022)
"Learning about neural tracks, and interventions with research indicating effectiveness was interesting." A.S. (July 2022)
"I liked the visuals, brain mapping and interventions for CAS." I.H. (June 2022)
"I liked the overview of neuroscience and neurogenetics during each topic. Good discussion on apraxia." D.B. (June 2022)
"Good benchmarks to provide parents with a general guide as to how language and early literacy are inter-related. Liked the visuals along with some of the bullet-style references regarding how many words, word combos, and types of words young children should have in their repertoire by 10-12 mos., 18 mos., 2yrs., 30 mos. and 3-4 yrs. It also reinforced my intuition of increasing the intensity of some of my apraxia workouts!" M.S. (June 2022)
"Understanding the importance of using top-down and bottom-up strategies when working with children who present with auditory processing disorders to help support working memory issues." M.S. (June 2022)
"It was informational and easy to follow." T.P. (May 2022)
"The evidence-based findings of specific strategies for treatment and differences related to ADHD and auditory processing disorders were good because I work with children with these kinds of difficulties. I liked the graphs and scans that show you research-based evidence, at times it is easier to understand when you see it visually." C.M. (May 2022)
"I find it very fascinating how the brain learns to read and spell. This course helped me better understand why. I also liked the parts about auditory processing disorders and the brain, especially how it relates to Autism." A.H. (May 2022)
"I found it all to be beneficial and very practical." K.D. (May 2022)
"I think it was important to understand how much early phonemic awareness can affect reading and language. The scientific aspect about it was interesting." M.Y. (Apr. 2022)
"I liked the discussion on apraxia and the specific tools for treatment, and the differences of phonological vs. apraxic." D.S. (Mar. 2022)
"The section on apraxia intervention and differential diagnosis was beneficial for my practice." A.F. (Mar. 2022)
"The treatment strategies for apraxia were helpful." D.B. (Feb. 2022)
"I really enjoyed learning about the treatments available for Childhood Apraxia of Speech. I currently have one student with this disorder and it was really helpful to learn about more treatment approaches." J.G. (Jan. 2022)
"Section on auditory processing, apraxia, and dyslexia was very informative – I liked the ease of taking it online." M.D. (Jan. 2022)
"Provided all the best evidence based approaches for each area discussed." S.P. (Jan. 2022)
"The information on treatment programs was helpful. I liked the practical applications of the information." M.S. (Jan. 2022)
"I found the relationships with Autism and APD a good revisit for further explanation to my client's family members." A.C. (Dec. 2021)
"All of the topics were beneficial. Auditory Processing deficits are not officially diagnosed but present in most of my students. All of my language students have reading problems. A number of my articulation students have CAS." K.A. (Dec. 2021)
"The beneficial thing about this course were the evidence-based practices that can be used for intervention that were discussed." C.S. (Dec. 2021)
"All 3 topics of APD, dyslexia and CAS were very beneficial." H.F. (Nov. 2021)
"The apraxia information and treatments was most beneficial to me. I liked the therapy approaches and descriptions." S.B. (Oct. 2021)
"So informative and clearly presented. I liked the resources and research supporting the findings." S.M. (Oct. 2021)
“I liked that this course was well organized and named actual tests and intervention programs. Also, differentiating apraxia from dysarthria (really focused on apraxia vs. phonological processes).” G.A. (Oct. 2021)
"The variety of information all combined into one training was great!" B.H. (Sept. 2021)
“I enjoyed the more detailed and practical approaches to working with students with apraxia and auditory processing issues.” P.E. (Sept. 2021)
"Learning about the pathways in the brain were good." D.J. (Aug. 2021)
"Characteristics of Auditory Processing compared to ADD will be beneficial for my daily practice." L.C. (July 2021)
"The information on PROMPT is beneficial for my practice. The information about the amount of time (ms) Broca's area takes to recognize grammatical morphemes is good as well as the maturation sequence of axons fiber tracts." M.H. (July 2021)
"The technical details were very good as a great reminder." P.M. (July 2021)
“This course was informative without being tedious. I loved the images of the brain and the information that pertained to it. It was all very helpful.” K.C. (May 2021)
“Dr. Burns is an excellent speaker and is very knowledgeable. It was interesting to learn about how treatment protocols affect the brain structure.” L.R. (May 2021)
“The segment about dyslexia was very helpful. I also found the neuroscience and recent studies interesting.” E.M. (Apr. 2021)
“I enjoyed the information on dyslexia and auditory processing, and on the areas of the brain impacted by these conditions. I liked that it was explained in an easily understandable way.” H.W. (Apr. 2021)
"I enjoyed the neurological factors behind dyslexia and CAS. The course was very thorough and organized." E.C. (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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