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Communication Foundations For SLPA Supervision #e278


Presenter: Jennifer L. Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP

Learn Important Factors For A Successful Long-Term Supervisor / Supervisee Relationship.


"Every course section is everything I use daily. I supervise an entire rehab team and all of these skills can be applied to supervising them as well as SLPAs."

– J.L., prior course participant

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Increasingly, SLPs are supervising speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs). The issues, competencies, and skills needed for a successful long-term supervisor/supervisee relationship are different from those required for supervision of students and clinical fellowships. SLPs working with SLPAs need exceptional communication skills to ensure that the SLPA asks questions, communicates concerns, offers input, and openly receives feedback.

This course will introduce two important factors in maintaining a successful long-term supervisor/supervisee relationship: psychological safety and receiving feedback. Course participants will learn what psychological safety is and how to ensure its presence in the SLP/SLPA team. The presenter will then describe potential obstacles to receiving feedback and provide strategies for reducing their effect on the SLPA’s acceptance of feedback.

Offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs – 2 contact hours.

Course Overview – Run Time: 02:19:00

  1. Introduction
  2. Psychological Safety: Creating the Right Environment
    1. Introduction to Psychological Safety
    2. Set the Stage
    3. Invite Participation
    4. Respond Productively
  3. Receiving Feedback
    1. Introduction to Feedback
    2. Obstacles to Receiving Feedback
    3. Truth Obstacles
    4. Relationship Obstacles
    5. Identity Obstacles
  4. Conclusion
"I really liked how the presenter gave the participants real handouts to use when supervising SLPAs. I am new to supervision. So, any tools and advice will save me time. Thank you!!"

– B.N., prior course participant

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"This was enlightening and applicable to far more than just the SLP/SLPA relationship."

– K.M., prior course participant

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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.

Reviews

"The questions to ask yourself as a Team Leader assessment were so helpful! I'm trying much more to be an active listener when I'm receiving feedback, but I also need to remember to provide more specific feedback so my team can use it more to learn from. The handout for Providing Effective Feedback was great! I also liked the Weekly Conference Agenda Sheet. I think it's much more helpful to have a specific document to use when meeting with SLPAs to review their goals and progress." C.M. (Feb. 2024)

"The discussion about setting the stage for a productive relationship where SLP/SLPA can both give and receive feedback was beneficial. I enjoyed the materials provided for regular feedback meetings with SLPAs." S.V. (Jan. 2024)

"Discussing psychological safety in a team was beneficial." H.M. (Jan. 2024)

"The self-assessment resources mentioned were helpful. I liked the second portion on feedback." D.P. (Jan. 2024)

"Psychological safety, and the 3 types of feedback were beneficial topics. I liked that the course was self-paced. I also liked the pre-test and the handouts." R.A. (Jan. 2024)

"Wow, I needed to learn most of this information presented. I will take the self-test, as I want to be a better supervisor. I liked the examples of how to have positive feedback and how to look at my own skills." T.L. (Dec. 2023)

"I've worked with my SLPA for a number of years, and have struggled with the best way to give feedback leading to a current comfortable environment. I often have not made the appropriate time for sit-down conversations. This course did a great job explaining how to give feedback as well as receive it and the implications for the working relationship and the success of our clients as well. I will start with scheduling more consistent supervision times with my SLPA and modeling relating to feedback and accepting it. Thank you! It was very relevant to me and the work I'm currently doing. It will take practice, but lots of applicable materials to use, which I love!" J.C. (Dec. 2023)

"How to promote psychological safety in the workplace. Practical suggestions." L.L. (Dec. 2023)

"Learning the importance of giving frequent feedback, not just when something is wrong. The course was self-paced and easy to follow along." E.N. (Dec. 2023)

"This course was an appropriate length and had beneficial tools and resources." A.R. (Dec. 2023)

"A good reminder of how to provide effective feedback. Psychological safety was a beneficial topic." A.C. (Nov. 2023)

"I enjoyed learning about psychological safety." M.M. (Nov. 2023)

"Discussing feedback was beneficial and how I have to adjust myself as an SLP to better understand how my SLP-A does best with feedback." K.H. (Nov. 2023)

"Learned how important psychological safety is, and how I can better accept feedback myself. I liked the link to SLP-A competencies in Supervision." H.P. (Nov. 2023)

"I found the self-reflection aspect of this course very beneficial. I liked the constructive ways to evaluate psychological safety." E.C. (Oct. 2023)

"This course provided a very good framework to start supervision. I liked the additional resources provided - very useful on a daily basis for supervision. I liked that you can view course at your own pace and go back as you need to review something that might not be clear." D.S. (Oct. 2023)

"Very interesting presentation with regard to how to approach difficult situations and build a safe relationship with your SLPAs. I liked the examples that were given as they relate to the content." A.R. (Oct. 2023)

"Understanding that different levels of psychological comfort/safety produce different levels of performance anxiety, apathy, etc. Also, the specific examples as to how to approach the assistant with feedback were helpful. I really liked the examples the presenter shared." K.W. (Oct. 2023)

"The part about psychological safety is important." K.U. (Oct. 2023)

"I liked the teamwork approaches and the discussions from Emmerson's studies. And that I could take course on my timetable and at my pace." T.J. (Sep. 2023)

"I liked the knowledge of the presenter and the organization of this presentation. The supervision chart was beneficial." Y.F. (Sep. 2023)

"Gave examples and provided printouts to use regularly and reference all year. I liked that the information was related to many areas not just SLP." W.E. (Aug. 2023)

"Learning about psychological safety was beneficial. And thinking about the best ways to communicate and provide feedback to my SLPA." L.E. (Aug. 2023)

"The presenter was informative and knowledgeable." T.M. (Aug. 2023)

"This course was a great overview of how to foster a positive environment and relationship with SLPAs. The handouts and charts are very helpful for laying out a concrete example of how to provide feedback when meeting with your SLPA. The discussion of ways to provide and give feedback was very helpful." L.D. (Aug. 2023)

"I liked the information on appropriate feedback." A.L. (Jul. 2023)

"Setting a scheduled time to meet with the SLP-A each week to go over feedback and goal progress for both of us was beneficial. And I had never heard of "Psychological Safety" before. I had always viewed it as a trust issue (do I trust people to act appropriately or not)." M.P. (May 2023)

"I liked the new ideas on how to communicate standards." D.J. (May 2023)

"It was all quite helpful and I liked the clear presentation of content." N.F. (May 2023)

"Suggestions for how to create a feeling of psychological safety were beneficial. This course made me think about how to create effective teams and my part in the feedback process both as a supervising SLP and also as an IEP team member." S.J. (Apr. 2023)

"I liked all of the scales available to check psychological safety." R.R. (Apr. 2023)

"Supervising suggestions for SLPA were beneficial. I liked the growth mindset." M.K. (Mar. 2023)

"Course was concise. I liked the psychological safety concept." S.K. (Mar. 2023)

"Each of the real-world examples was very helpful, and one even was similar to a situation I had faced, so I learned what to work on for the next interaction with a SLPA. I liked the connections made between brain function, identity, and feedback." B.P. (Mar. 2023)

"Encourages you to think about specific data points rather than labeling behavior. Recognizing that people look at things from a different perspective." C.W. (Mar. 2023)

"Techniques to foster effective communication with SLP and SLPA. I liked the communication strategies." T.S. (Feb. 2023)

"Well organized. Good discussion of factors to consider when supervising someone to maintain positive work relationships and communication." J.S. (Feb. 2023)

"I liked the levels of feedback." R.M. (Feb. 2023)

"I liked this topic. Learning psychological safety, different types of feedback, and how to incorporate feedback into actual actionable items." B.B. (Jan. 2023)

"Focused on the well-being of clinicians. Helpful to discuss how to give/receive feedback." S.B. (Jan. 2023)

"Great speaker, to the point. The term psychological safety was new to me and I can absolutely see how valuable it is in terms of growing in any work place role." K.C. (Jan. 2023)

"I really liked the concept of Psychological Safety." A.C. (Dec. 2022)

"Constructive suggestions relevant to all kinds of coaching and supervision." G.S. (Dec. 2022)

"This was a very comprehensive 2 hours with much information to consider in supervising. I found it all to be beneficial in considering the possibilities of this role. Jennifer Schultz provided helpful resources and handouts for use in supervision. In addition it was interesting to include the surveys for us as participants to create awareness of our own responses in feedback issues. Thank you for opening so many avenues of thought and paradigm changes in creating a successful SLP/SLPA team relationship." A.H. (Dec. 2022)

"The surveys to evaluate self supervising had very appropriate questions for SLP Assistants to encourage growth and self reflection of therapy." L.W. (Dec. 2022)

"Liked the tools to integrate for successful supervision opportunities as well as options to correct concerns!" K.K. (Nov. 2022)

"The course information is organized and well presented." L.B. (Nov. 2022)

"The presenter was very good at conveying her thoughts. I liked the topic of coaching as an effective way of being a mentor." L.M. (Nov. 2022)

"Fantastic information. I liked everything." K.M. (Nov. 2022)

"Like that this fulfills ASHA’s supervision requirements." C.D. (Nov. 2022)

"Learning the types of feedback and being mindful of how people can process feedback differently were good for my practice." D.S. (Oct. 2022)

"Course was easy to follow. I learned the importance of Psychological Safety, types of obstacles to receiving feedback, and 3 types of feedback." K.B. (Sept. 2022)

"I liked the ease of presentation of material and many handouts with references to look back at. Good tools given that I can use to help myself as the SLP, strategies, and plans to implement effective communication." S.D. (Sept. 2022)

"I liked the presenter - great information - great handouts!" A.L. (Sept. 2022)

"The concept of psychological safety was new for me. I found part II of the course to be the most beneficial for my daily practice (feedback). The information was thorough and easy to apply. It was helpful to understand psychological safety before learning about feedback." A.A. (Aug. 2022)

"All of the course was helpful. Learning how to have continuous communication." L.M. (Aug. 2022)

"Easy to navigate, good content, excellent presenter. Learning how to ask the right questions to promote communication." M.S. (Jul. 2022)

"I liked the discussion on feedback. The pacing of material was beneficial and the content was rich with suggestions." P.H. (July 2022)

"Course was very clear and concise. The psychological safety term was new to me, and was helpful in looking at what makes a strong collaborative or supervisory relationship." D.A. (July 2022)

"Great information! Supervision tips will be helpful." J.H. (July 2022)

"Learning how to provide feedback so that others are not just comfortable, but also coached, is beneficial for my daily practice." T.S. (June 2022)

"The psychological safety aspect was a very interesting component that was new to me." T.W. (May 2022)

"Applicability of information for all levels of supervision, not just SLPAs." J.B. (May 2022)

"The speaker did well at clearly explaining all content." T.W. (May 2022)

"Learning specific language to use to be more effective at communicating was beneficial." E.L. (Apr. 2022)

"As a private practice owner, this will be helpful to connect with all of my employees. This was enlightening and applicable to far more than just the SLP/SLPA relationship." K.M. (Mar. 2022)

"Great information and I learned how incredibly important and complex feedback is to the supervision process. I liked the information but specifically liked the handouts/charts as they are practical and useful for supervision." I.Y. (Mar. 2022)

"I think that the information regarding giving and receiving feedback will benefit me the most. I really liked how the presenter provided real handouts to use when supervising SLPAs. I am new to supervision. So, any tools and advice will save me time. Thank you!!" B.N. (Feb. 2022)

"SO much good in this course! I offered it to all of our SLP supervisors." M.D. (Jan. 2022)

"I liked the topic of SLPA Supervision. It's difficult to find courses that address this area." W.L. (Dec. 2021)

"Every course section is everything I use daily. I supervise an entire rehab team and all of these skills can be applied to supervising them as well as SLPAs." J.L. (Dec. 2021)

"The explanation of how to provide feedback to SLPAs was helpful." S.H. (Dec. 2021)

"Good info for the supervision of SLPAs." N.W. (Dec. 2021)

Course Objectives

  1. Discuss elements of psychological safety that facilitate a strong working relationship between the SLP and the SLPA.
  2. Analyze potential obstacles to receiving feedback.
  3. Implement strategies to improve SLP and SLPA understanding and use of feedback.

Presenter & Disclosures

Jennifer L. Schultz, MA, CCC-SLP, is an instructor for the online Speech-Language Pathology Assistant program at Mitchell Technical Institute in Mitchell, SD. Prior to this, she was a clinical speech-language pathologist, with 9 years of experience in an inpatient rehabilitation setting and 12 years in an education setting, serving children ages 0 – 21. Jennifer has a particular interest in the treatment of language disorders in school-age children. She has presented numerous workshops on vocabulary instruction, using books in therapy, and skill-based language assessment. Jennifer is a past member of the ASHA SLP Advisory Council and past president of the South Dakota Speech-Language-Hearing Association. She is the author of the "Skill-Based Assessment of Core Communication Skills."

Speaker Disclosures:

Financial — Jennifer Schultz is a presenter of online CE courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.

Nonfinancial — Jennifer Schultz is a past member of the ASHA SLP Advisory Council.

Intended Audience/Accreditation

asha ce approved provider

This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area).

Intended Audience

  • SLP

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:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

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:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.

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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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