This course reviews and updates clinical research on speech sound disorders, language and reading disorders, and cognitive disorders in children. Briefly looking back at the views of significant contributors to our field, the course provides historical perspective for understanding some of the differences in treatment methodologies advocated by current leaders in speech-language pathology. With an understanding of diverse viewpoints each section of the course concludes with a practical summary of the newest evidence-based assessment and intervention approaches. The course concludes with discussion of new ‘hot topics’ for clinicians in school and clinical settings. Offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs – 3 contact hours.
Run Time: 3:15:42
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.
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 0.3 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.
Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:
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.
Purchase orders are currently not accepted for online orders, if you wish to submit a purchase order please do so at firstname.lastname@example.org or fax to 888-696-9655.
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.
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 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.
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, Firefox, Edge, Internet Explorer, etc.) and newest version of your computer's operating system. 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.
Please click here for any special needs requests, and we will do our best to accommodate them.
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"Review of past researchers to current research to understand how we got to todays approaches towards intellectual disabilities and how they orirginate will be helpful in my daily practice. The course was presented at a good pace and use of examples and charts." C.F. (Aug. 2021)
"It was a great refresher on the history of each disorder." S.C. (July 2021)
"I have a better understanding of ASDs. The education covering multiple disorders and the histories behind them was good." K.G. (July 2021)
“I achieved a greater understanding of childhood apraxia. The history of dyslexia was interesting and gave me a deeper understanding of the evolution of the therapies we now employ. The review of tests available was also helpful.” – E.C. (Jan. 2021)
“I found that tracing the historical progression of the fields of study to be very insightful.” – T.D. (Oct. 2020)
"Great history as well as presenting more recent neurology evidence for language development. I liked that the course was based on research and facts." – M.D. (May 2020)
"I appreciated the autism research, standardized testing recommendations, and going over the relationship between dyslexia and auditory processing. The historical overview was interesting." – M.A. (Dec. 2019)
"The entire course was beneficial. Relevant topic." – J.B. (Dec. 2019)
"I was very interested in the section on dyslexia and reading impairments because of my current caseload. The historical review at the start of each section was very interesting." – E.V. (May 2019)
"I love all courses by Dr. Martha Burns. When I am communicating with parents, I want to make sure that I am aware of the most recent research. The way Dr. Burns lays out her presentations makes it easy for me to adapt into my stock explanations to parents in my daily practice. I am a huge fan!" – E.V. (May 2019)
"The discussion on dyslexia history and current research was most beneficial." – E.A.J. (Feb. 2019)
"Very concise presentation & practical knowledge. I appreciated the delineation of every test and its uses." – M.B. (Jan. 2019)
"I enjoyed the discussion of current tx approaches and assessment of ASD. I also liked the history and evolution discussion of the profession." – S.S. (Dec. 2018)
"Very thorough and informative. Speaker was very interesting and made the information easy to understand." – L.D. (Nov. 2018)
"I liked the complete overview and history of how speech pathology became what it is today. Also, the section on autism and autism research was interesting and very informative." – A.C. (Oct. 2018)
"I appreciated the discussion on the neurological aspects of various communication disorders and how they directly affect how those disorders are expressed." – V.S. (Sept. 2018)
"As a new SLP, I liked the overview of the history but thought it was perhaps too detailed. I was hoping to learn more about current research and perspectives." – K.W. (May 2018)
"Clear overviews of various disorders, easy to follow, and good slides. I enjoyed the discussion on the relationship of reading and oral language disorders." – R.E. (Mar. 2018)
"The entire section on ASD will be beneficial in my daily practice. I liked the fluidity of the information." – S.P. (Jan. 2018)
"Good overview, lots of research review. I liked the review of brain relation to disorders, but I expected more on treatment and how to relate this to daily practice." – J.D. (Dec. 2017)
"I enjoyed the newer research sited and specific content. The clear delivery of topic and references provided were great." – M.A. (Dec. 2017)
"I liked the speaker's organization, breakdown of topics and manner of explaining concepts, etc." – J.D. (Dec. 2017)
"I think this product is very thorough and anyone considering working in the schools would benefit from her wealth of knowledge." – A.Y. (Oct. 2017)
"The information was very detailed." – M.K. (Oct. 2017)