This course explores what research says about the perceptions of children in speech therapy from the lens of administrators, teachers, other adults and peers. The impacts of these perceptions are discussed as the relationship between bullying and speech therapy are examined along with the SLP’s role – both inside and outside the speech therapy room. Case studies are used to shape recommendations for creating a positive experience for children in speech therapy. Offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs – 1 contact hour.
Course Run Time: 1:02:31
Course presenter is author of the book, "Speech Class Rules – An Introduction to Speech Therapy for Children". The presenter will refer to this book during the presentation, though participants do not need to purchase this book to complete this course. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found in the Presenter & Disclosures area.
Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.
Ronda Wojcicki, MS, CCC-SLP, received her Bachelor of Science in Communication Sciences & Disorders from James Madison University in 1996 and her Master of Science in Speech Pathology from the University of Hawaii in 2000. She is a pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist who has practiced in both the public school and outpatient rehabilitation settings. Ms. Wojcicki is the owner of The Speech Place LLC and the author of Speech Class Rules – An Introduction to Speech Therapy for Children.
Financial — Ronda Wojcicki is the presenter of an online CE course sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Financial — Ronda Wojcicki is the author of the book "Speech Class Rules"; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Ronda Wojcicki has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
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 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.
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"It was relatable as I currently work with a variety of ages in many school districts." A.N. (Jan. 2022)
"The course was clear and presented at a good rate of speech." L.B. (Nov. 2021)
"Importance of collaborating with teachers to educate students/ peers about communication impairments was the most beneficial for my daily practice." A.G. (Oct. 2021)
"The most benefit to my daily practice is how important it is to be together more to understand differnences." K.S. (Oct. 2021)
"I thought the information on people's views of students with speech disorders was important for daily practice. Having an understanding of the frequency and types of bullying that can occur among people with speech disorders is important information to access for my daily practice. I thought the course was clear, concise, and well organized." S.B. (Oct. 2021)
"The ideas for how to increase positive perception of students with communication disorders will help my daily practice. The course included a lot of research and tied in practical ways I can use this information." E.M. (Aug. 2021)
"The types of Bullying and ideas for SLPs to be supportive of our students within our schools is beneficial for my daily practice. Research revealing the need to educate the teachers and students to increase the positive interactions our students experience within the school." L.C. (July 2021)
"The speech therapy rules and blog about SLP services in the school are beneficial for my daily practice. I liked the freedom to stop and return to a section that I wanted to review again." C.E. (July 2021)
“I enjoyed the studies presented on the various topics, with specific ways to stop bullying, and the focus on the need to continue to educate individuals about our role and how we can work together to support the students." – T.M. (Aug. 2020)
"I enjoyed learning ways to motivate the speech students like having a speech buddy or a graduation ceremony. I liked that the information was very organized and easy to understand." – L.S. (Apr. 2020)
"The information given was very applicable to my daily routine." – A.A. (Mar. 2020)
"I appreciated the discussion on how the SLP can create a positive experience for children in speech therapy." – P.D.J. (Feb. 2020)
"The positive ideas to deal with bullying are excellent. I liked how the course clearly presented research and how to deal with bullying 'on the spot.' " – S.N. (Dec. 2019)
"I have recently been promoted to Lead SLP within my company and am working to provide more education to staff in both our residential and day treatment programs so all this information was helpful in terms of what research shows to help increase positive perceptions and better understanding for working with students with communication disorders." – J.C. (Dec. 2019)
"The concept of educating staff and students about communication disorders and what occurs in therapy were the best discussions. The presenter was easy to listen to and follow along." – M.S. (Sept. 2019)
"I like that things were explained comprehensively." – B.S. (Aug. 2019)
"The discussion on bullying was most beneficial." – I.C. (Aug. 2019)
"Excellent course, more than I expected! Presenter had a good pace and excellent visual supports. I also enjoyed that it touches on bullying! Overall, great course!" – J.W. (June 2019)
"I really appreciated going over teaching non speech kids what speech is all about. I liked the information about how students with a disability are viewed and how we can change that view." – G.G. (Apr. 2019)
"Lots of good, practical information I can use tomorrow." – J.B. (Mar. 2019)
"This course included information that I have not received a lot of information on. The research was helpful information to have." – R.S. (Dec. 2018)
"I appreciated the discussion on the best way to decrease negative attitudes toward children in speech. The ideas were clear and concise." – D.K. (Dec. 2018)
"The information was clearly presented and offered practical tools to use on a daily basis to prevent and manage bullying towards special education students." – L.A. (Nov. 2018)
"The discussion regarding different types of bullying and how to handle bullying (STOPPIT) was most beneficial." – E.H. (Oct. 2018)
"I liked the ideas to help empower my communication students when interacting with other students in the school." – E.H. (Oct. 2018)
"The idea that adults and children need interaction with children with communication disorders to improve their view of such children was an interesting finding." – K.V. (Sept. 2018)
"I really liked the information related to how others in schools perceive speech services and what we can do as SLPs to continue to improve those perceptions." – F.C. (July 2018)
"The information regarding bullying and how SLPs can work towards assisting any student on how to respond/react to these situations was very helpful." – P.W. (July 2018)
"This course is a succinct review of many key concepts important for the SLP to know about." – M.H. (May 2018)
"Every therapist should learn the research and techniques - especially the information about bullying." – K.G. (Jan. 2018)
"I enjoyed this course very much and obtained many practical items to use with my caseload as a school-based SLP. The presenter was very clear and easy to follow!" – G.J. (Jan. 2018)
"I believe that this content is important to the practice of school-based Speech Pathology and even Audiology. We need to know more about the way our clients are perceived and be aware that such studies do exist. I think this is a great course for someone looking for a way to increase positive perceptions at their workplace." – A.Y. (Jan. 2018)