This fantastic course is designed as an introduction to teletherapy evaluation and treatment for speech-language pathologists working with either children or adults. The course will cover client factors, privacy concerns, technology considerations, and application of clinical knowledge to this new service delivery model. This course is suited to therapists interested in starting their own teletherapy business or working for a teletherapy firm. It includes multiple samples of telepractice in action as a great visual aid for applying the material covered. Offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs – 1 Contact Hour.
Course Run Time: 1:02:54
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 (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 NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.
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.
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 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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"This course provided an excellent overview of Telepractice. Everything was great!" – H.A. (May 2020)
"It was a good basic overview. The discussion on thinking more deeply about licensing and payment was most beneficial. The presenter had a nice pace and style. The videos to see client interactions were helpful." – L.M. (Apr. 2020)
"I appreciated the demonstrations to see how delivery would look. The considerations for reimbursement was very helpful. All the information was presented clearly. It was great to get links to therapy resources." – E.L. (Mar. 2020)
"The discussion on pros and cons was most beneficial. I am interested in this type of practice am lookin for information: this course provided the beginnings, I look forward to viewing the other 2 parts. Good presentation of both pros and cons." – C.S. (Feb. 2020)
"I enjoyed the detailed discussion of the various factors to consider in setting up / carrying-out evaluations via telepractice. I liked that the course was well-paced and to the point. All the information and examples were pertinent to the goals of the course." – J.M. (Jan. 2019)
"My current employer is trying to set up tele therapy practices, and it was beneficial to take this entire course so I could assist them with this. I liked the information about the different possible platforms that could be used for tele therapy treatment and evaluations." – H.H. (Dec. 2019)
"Prior to this course, I knew very little about telepractice. This was a good 'beginner' level introduction as to what's entailed and other considerations to see if this would work as a service delivery method for me." – B.E.C. (Oct. 2019)
"I enjoyed the discussions on copyright and other considerations around evaluation via telepractice as well as the video examples." – V.D. (Oct. 2019)
"The course provides a guide to a SLP that is considering to start working in providing tele therapy services." – A.O.G. (Aug. 2019)
"I appreciated going over the liability, billing and digital requirements & resources. Good visual graphics." – C.K. (Aug. 2019)
"The list of treatment software available was very helpful as well as learning about tele practice. I would have liked to learn more about data sharing and report writing." – L.A. (Aug. 2019)
"Really, all of it was beneficial. The information on hardware and software and pros and cons of telepractice gave a good sense of what it involves." – A.F. (July 2019)
"It really surprised me that so many important issues were dealt with in such a short amount of time. No time was wasted. I especially liked the discussion pertaining to hardware needed for telepractice." – C.T. (July 2019)
"I appreciated the suggestions about materials and equipment as well as the therapy session examples." – A.C. (June 2019)
"I liked becoming more informed to see if I would like to begin tele-practice at some point." – A.B. (May 2019)
"I enjoyed the discussions on what online apps to use and various therapy sources as well as knowing to get licensed in any state work is being provided in. I liked the technology recommendations." – I.L. (May 2019)
"I liked that my questions were answered about evaluations and what is best practice." – B.S. (Mar. 2019)
"I like that she gave specific examples of screen sharing, assessments to use (especially Q global), and different activities to use in the sessions." – S.W. (Mar. 2019)
"I appreciated going over the equipment needed and the process for setting up a telepractice. I liked the sample of an evaluation and session with an actual client." – R.L. (Feb. 2019)
"The list of online resources was most beneficial. The course was well organized, informative, and I loved the video examples." – C.G. (Feb. 2019)
"I found the sections on basic hardware needed, tips for presentation, considerations for privacy, and licensure issues more helpful. I also liked the video examples and tips for evaluating." – A.L. (Jan. 2019)
"Great course with useful information presented in a concise manner! Liability and privacy issues are most important. Equipment needed to start practice and evaluation considerations and the treatment resources recommended are useful. No Telepractice would be viable if reimbursement issues were not considered. All the practical information was most appreciated!" – J.T. (Dec. 2018)
"I appreciate that Marissa covered the basics for getting started in Telepractice; that's what I was hoping to learn from this CEU." – A.M. (Nov. 2018)
"I liked that the course is very practical and I can use many ideas right away." – S.C. (Oct. 2018)
"Very interesting topic and the presenter was wonderful!" – S.C. (Sept. 2018)
"This course was very thorough for an introduction to telepractice. Marissa provided a lot of practical comments based on her experience and expertise. I enjoyed the course especially the demonstrations on the evaluation and treatment sessions. The handouts and references to go along with the presentation were also very helpful." – S.L. (Aug. 2018)