Clinicians are often challenged by clients with aphasia and related disorders on their caseloads. This course provides the practicing clinician with the most up-to-date tools and methods, starting from the initial assessment, to establishing goals, to selecting an evidence-based treatment plan. The focus throughout the course is on functional, person-centered care. Participants will follow the case of Alan, an adult with aphasia, as the clinician works through different types of assessment data, establishing collaborative goals, and selecting treatment. The course concludes with examples of treatment plans that follow from the evidence-based, person-centered approach. This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs – 3 contact hours.
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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.
Jacqueline J. Hinckley, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-NCD, is Board Certified in Neurogenic Communication Disorders (ANCDS) and has 25 years of experience treating patients with aphasia and other neurogenic communication disorders. After a career as a clinician and clinical manager, she is now Associate Professor Emeritus in Communication Sciences & Disorders at the University of South Florida in Tampa, FL. Dr. Hinckley is known internationally for her work on treatment effectiveness and implementation. She has a particular interest in integrating the clinician's expertise and the client's values with scientific evidence supporting best practices. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on assessment and treatment in aphasia and is the author of the book Narrative-Based Practice in Speech-Language Pathology.
Financial — Jacqueline Hinckley is an author of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Nonfinancial — Jacqueline Hinckley submitted a manuscript titled, "A Case for the Implementation of Cognitive Screenings After Stroke" to the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.
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.
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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.
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"I liked the method of functional goals with the client's priorities." C.K.C. (Oct. 2021)
"The efficacy of using a client centered treatment procedure was good." P.N. (Aug. 2021)
"Great examples of clients and use of therapy plan. Dialogues between mock clinician and patient is good." L.V. (May 2021)
"Find patient objectives, thoughtfully, using one of the three mentioned tools prior to initiating standardized tests. Also plan to use all therapeutic methods throughout treatment sessions vs using additive type therapy. Very well organized and logical in the outline. Excellent functional course." S.K. (May 2021)
“I liked the strategies to formulate realistic goals and objectives for the client.” – R.M. (Mar. 2021)
“The descriptions of functionally based interventions and how they would be applied to a patient's interests /priorities was insightful.” – S.M. (Jan. 2021
“I like how the presenter stressed the importance of using personally relevant and important goals and activities. I also liked how the 2 goals were set (with client/family input)--having socially satisfying phone conversations and being able to have football conversations with friends. I also liked how each therapy strategy was explained step-by-step. The rate of speaking of the presenter was perfect. This course was excellent!” – C.W. (Dec. 2020)
“Excellent case study was used to provide specific examples of how to use various evidence-based practices. Also, the presenter was very professional and provided excellent information throughout the course.” – E.H. (Oct. 2020)
"I really liked the focus of making therapy goals meaningful and personally relevant to patients." – S.B. (July 2020)
"I found the whole course very helpful. It was precise and useful to implement right away." – D.C. (June 2020)
"Going over the value of conversational speech was helpful." – M.S. (May 2020)
"I appreciated the application to a case study that all of us encounter and how the presenter walked the learner through her decision making. I liked the real life usefulness of the content." – K.H. (Apr. 2020)
"I found the examples of specific types of aphasia therapies (PACE, SCA, Communication Partner Training) to be the most beneficial for my use at work as an SLP. I already even took advantage of some of the resources like the aphasia friendly handouts and the handouts on strategies to help facilitate better communication interactions and passed them along to my co-workers, patients and their families." – C.H. (Mar. 2020)
"I appreciate the review of various treatment options for incorporation within daily practice. The presenter is extremely knowledgeable." – G.G. (Feb. 2020)
"I enjoyed how practical the presenters' strategies were." – A.S. (Feb. 2020)
"I liked the use of an examples throughout the course vs just models/reading points." – A.G. (Jan. 2020)
"The advice about engaging patient's communication partners was most helpful. I liked the focused nature of the topic and knowledgeability of the presenter." – L.F. (Jan. 2020)
"I truly enjoyed the amount of detail describing the different treatment approaches that are recommended. This makes it really easy to implement. Excellent resources provided." – I.C.V. (Dec. 2019)
"I liked the information presented along with the format of the presentation. I very much appreciated the case study that was used alongside the educational information. The presentation was BETTER than expected. :) " – S.Z. (Nov. 2019)
"I loved this entire course! Very practical instruction that can be implemented immediately. Content is user friendly and interesting!" – K.N. (Nov. 2019)
"I appreciate that there was an extensive and useful resource list with printouts that I can use immediately. I liked the way an actual 'client' was used throughout to demonstrate development of a comprehensive treatment plan." – M.R. (Nov. 2019)
"I immediately started to incorporate Vnest with my clients and had great success! This course introduced me to many new ideas for my treatments that are evidence based." – K.D. (Nov. 2019)
"Very clear presentation, I did not feel rushed. Wealth of references and online materials that can be downloaded. An excellent course that is immediately applicable to practice. Course had challenging questions to test knowledge. Great course." – P.M. (Oct. 2019)
"I appreciated the direct mapping of evidence based treatment onto functionally relevant tasks and that Dr. Hinckley provided 3 options for determining patients' interests and priorities." – M.M. (Sept. 2019)