This course will cover issues related to choosing paper-based and digital evaluations, relevant factors that may impact assessments online for children and adults, and discuss potential solutions for common challenges in the online realm. This course is suited for both therapists who have some experience with telepractice, or those just getting started who want to learn more about specifics of administering effective assessments online. It includes many product suggestions and screen captures of potential types of assessment that therapists can immediately apply in their practice. Offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs – 1 Contact Hour.
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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.
Marissa Rocheleau, MA, CCC-SLP, is the owner of Linguabilities, a private practice based out of Florida that provides telepractice, job coaching, and staffing contracts for online speech therapy. Marissa received her Bachelor's degree from Indiana University, double majoring in Psychology and Speech and Hearing Sciences. She then completed a Master's degree in Speech Pathology, earning licensure in six states and her ASHA CCCs. Marissa has extensive experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, those with augmentative and alternative communication needs, and teletherapy settings. When not working, Marissa enjoys spending time with her husband Gabriel and dogs, Petri and Bunsen.
Financial — Marissa Rocheleau is the presenter of online CE courses sponsored by Northern Speech Services; receives royalties.
Nonfinancial — Marissa Rocheleau has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.1 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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“With the current COVID-19 situation, my school district is looking into assessments digitally. This course gave me insight into the process and all the different aspects of digital assessments. I liked how straightforward the training was. It was thorough but not overwhelming.” – A.G. (Aug. 2020)
"It provided a well-rounded presentation of the issues related to providing telepractice evaluations. I feel that I have a fairly good understanding of the requirements and areas that I need to further explore." – K.F. (July 2020)
"I gained a better understanding of use of standardized testing for telepractice and what to consider when using this method. I liked the demonstration of tests." – E.B. (June 2020)
"I have not conducted an online assessment, so this entire presentation was extremely helpful in figuring out what is feasible and what is less so when doing an evaluation using telepractice. It was empowering to see that several tests are available digitally and can be administered. It was also helpful to hear how you might report findings in an evaluation report." – D.R. (May 2020)
"I appreciated the thorough review of considerations for providing evaluations via telepractice, available tests, and options, and I loved the screen share examples/visuals that show what service delivery actually looks like. I liked the organization, step by step instructions, and the visuals made this easy to follow and digest for someone new to telepractice." – J.V. (Apr. 2020)
"I enjoyed learning about the pros and cons of using telepractice for evaluations. I liked that the course was practical." – J.T. (Mar. 2020)
"I liked the screen share of how to utilize some of the testing material. Learning about some of the literature regarding Telepractice was especially helpful." – S.E. (Feb. 2020)
"Seeing how to use the digital evaluations was most beneficial. I liked the practical advice. However, I expected more on how to actually do evaluations via teletherapy - demonstration." – S.B. (Feb. 2020)
"I enjoyed the demos of the different apps available to allow provision of online evaluations." – E.B. (Jan. 2020)
"I appreciated the information on Q-Global, WPS, Montreal Cognitive Assessment and the sharing your I-Pad. I liked the tech information and specific information for evaluations." – S.N. (Dec. 2019)
"I was very interested in the applications for school-age children and the online testing formats that score test responses and help write reports. I like that the course covered a lot of material in one hour and the presenter was very knowledgeable." – P.D. (Oct. 2019)
"I really liked how the presenter walked through the assessments websites so I could see how I could set up testing. I thought that the informal preschool screener and the test center for articulation are two instruments that I can use in my therapy immediately." – L.B. (Oct. 2019)
"I liked that she covered adults as well as children in telepractice." – D.C. (Oct. 2019)
"This course suits the direction my practice is going. I especially liked the list of online testing available." – L.A. (Aug. 2019)
"I appreciated the telepractice evaluations and getting to see how a student would do with teletherapy as well as the application to my field." – K.M. (July 2019)
"The discussion on paper vs digital testing was most beneficial." – K.F. (July 2019)
"This was excellent!" – A.P. (Apr. 2019)