Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment

Autism Spectrum Disorder: Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that summaries proven approaches to screening, assessing and diagnosing ASD in children and young adults. Epidemiological studies indicate a progressively rising prevalence trend in the number of individuals identified with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) over the past decade. Yet, compared with general population estimates, children and youth with mild to moderate symptoms ...
Professional Development Resources

21st Annual DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders

The 20th Annual DuBard Symposium: Dyslexia and Related Disorders, is an opportunity for professionals, students and parents alike to delve deeper into fully understanding the complicated written language disorder of dyslexia. During these two days, participants will attend multiple sessions on topics of interest from experienced speakers of varying fields. In 2015, the DuBard Symposium welcomed Dr. Laure Ames and Dr. Nancy Cushen White as the keynote speakers. Speakers for the 2016 DuBard Symp...
DuBard School for Language Disorders

DuBard Association Method® Advanced Seminar

After taking the Basic Course in the DuBard Association Method®, the next step to furthering your understanding of this method is within the Seminar. Advance your skills in this structured, phonetic, multisensory teaching-learning strategy, that is Orton-Gillingham based in content and principles of instruction, and has changed the lives of individuals with language disorders for over 50 years. Topics Covered - A review of the beginning levels of the DuBard Association Method® - The str...
DuBard School for Language Disorders

DuBard Association Method® Practicum

DuBard Association Method® Practicum: A non-degree program of supervised clinical experience Do you want to take your professional abilities to the next level? Professionals who have received preliminary training in the DuBard Association Method® are eligible and encouraged to participate in the practicum, which builds upon the Basic Course and provides guidance in using the higher levels of the DuBard Association Method® curriculum. Topics Covered - Implementation of specific levels...
DuBard School for Language Disorders

DuBard Association Method® Basic Course

The DuBard Association Method® is a structured, phonetic, multisensory teaching-learning strategy that is Orton-Gillingham based in content and principles of instruction. By educating yourself in this unique method, you are equipping yourself with the tools needed to assist individuals with language disorders, including the written language disorder of dyslexia. Topics Covered - The principles of the DuBard Association Method® as appropriate for K-2, and individuals with communication di...
DuBard School for Language Disorders

DuBard Association Method® Basic Course

The DuBard Association Method® is a structured, phonetic, multisensory teaching-learning strategy that is Orton-Gillingham based in content and principles of instruction. By educating yourself in this unique method, you are equipping yourself with the tools needed to assist individuals with language disorders, including the written language disorder of dyslexia. Topics Covered - The principles of the DuBard Association Method® as appropriate for K-2, and individuals with communication di...
DuBard School for Language Disorders

Missing Links in Academics

Missing Links in Academics: Learn strategies you can use immediately to improve student achievement. Missing Links in Academics will show you how techniques used in the DuBard Association Method® can be used for your students who may not need the intensive therapy but could benefit from different teaching structures. This multisensory teaching-learning strategy connects the link that's missing in your classroom to help students reach their fullest potential. Topics Covered - Multisenso...
DuBard School for Language Disorders

12th Annual Brain Injury Rehabilitation Conference

The 12th Annual Brain Injury Rehabilitation Conference is designed to provide a clear understanding of the need for multidisciplinary strategies in the management of patients with brain injuries. A renowned faculty of interdisciplinary specialists will present the latest in research and outcomes from a variety of medical perspectives. Topics include interventions and management for medical and physical rehabilitation as well as cognitive, emotional, and social problems common to brain injury p...
Scripps Health

Pennsylvania: Child Abuse, Recognition, and Reporting for Mandated Reporters

This course is approved by Pennsylvania Department of Human Services and the Pennsylvania Department of State. It fulfills the 3-unit requirement for training in child abuse recognition and reporting for mandated reporters. PA CE Provider #CACE000044. Program #CAPR000042. This online course is for healthcare providers and other professionals in Pennsylvania who are mandated to report suspected child abuse. It begins with historical information about child abuse recognition in the United S...
ATrain Education Inc.

India's Golden Triangle & The Sacred Ganges Medical/Dental Health and Well-Being Updates

Medical/Dental Health and Well-Being Updates Planned for 16 Continuing Education Credit Hours CME/CE credits and possible tax deductible benefits for Physicians, Dentists, Nurses Certificates of Attendance will be provided for all other healthcare related professionals Seminar Overview/Statement of Purpose The treatment and prevention of chronic diseases in the US are challenges that healthcare practitioners face every day, especially now, when these types of diseases are increasing w...
Professional Education Society

When Your Young Client is Defiant

Children with difficult temperaments and those with developmental delays may have learned to express their dissatisfaction with challenging and defiant behavior like whining, anger, temper tantrums or bad language. They sometimes engage in negative behavior or “misbehave” because they do not have the necessary skills – communicative or otherwise – to make their needs known. The purpose of this course is to teach clinicians effective and practical strategies to manage challenging and de...
Professional Development Resources

Ethics for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Speech-language pathologists and audiologists encounter ethical issues across the spectrum of practice settings, from pediatric treatment to care of elders in skilled nursing facilities. This course will present an overview of ethical issues that arise in speech-language pathology and audiology practice, including barriers to ethical thinking, evidence-based ethics, economics, discrimination, abuse, bullying in the workplace, boundaries, confidentiality, social media, and infection control.
Professional Development Resources

The Speech-Language Pathologist in Long-Term Care

As the population of the United States ages, more healthcare professionals find themselves treating elders. Schools, private practice, and hospitals will always be major practice settings, but the demographics of our country point to a growing need for geriatric treatment. In 2014 there were an estimated 1.5 million people in 16,000 skilled nursing facilities. By 2030 this number may be as high as 2.6 million. There is a significant need now for treatment provided by speech-language pathologis...
Professional Development Resources

Developing Community Based Aphasia Groups

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to identify the rationale for developing community based aphasia groups. After this course, participants will be able to describe types of community based aphasia groups. After this course, participants will be able to summarize ways in which groups can be developed and maintained. Course Abstract During this course, Dr. Laures-Gore discusses the rationale for creating community based aphasia groups and describes the ...
SpeechPathology

The PICO Template for Reviewing Speech-Language Therapy Apps: A decision-making tool for SLPs

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to define population in terms of the specific EBP suggestions After this course, participants will be able to define intervention in terms of the specific EBP suggestions After this course, participants will be able to define comparison in terms of the specific EBP suggestions After this course, participants will be able define outcome in terms of the specific EBP suggestions After this course, participants will be able...
SpeechPathology

Assessment for Special Education Eligibility

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to identify federal requirements associated with evaluation for special education. After this course, participants will be able to identify possible additions to federal requirements established by the state or the local school district. After this course, participants will be able to identify best practice in administering standardized assessments. After this course, participants will be able to identify effective infor...
SpeechPathology

Phonetically-consistent Approach to /r/ Remediation

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to identify the 8 /r/ controlled vowels. After this course, participants will be able to describe how to phonetically evaluate and treat the various word positions of the 8 /r/ controlled vowels. After this course, participants will be able to state measurable and objective IEP goals for the /r/ phonemes. After this course, participants will be able to describe the differences between visual and non-visual /r/ controlled...
SpeechPathology

Differential Treatment of School-Age Children Who Stutter

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to describe the specific contributing factors involved in the treatment of a school-age child who stutters (i.e. cognitive, social, emotional). After this course, participants will be able to describe the multi-factorial nature of fluency disorders in school-age children (i.e. variables of temperament, environment, physiological, speech and language abilities). After this course, participants will be able to explain how t...
SpeechPathology

The Art of Interpreting Audiograms for Speech-Language Pathologists

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to describe the dimensions, purpose and function of audiograms. After this course, participants will be able to provide a descriptive analysis of the levels of hearing loss recorded on an audiogram. After this course, participants will be able to provide a descriptive analysis of the types of hearing loss recorded on an audiogram. Course Abstract The Art of Interpreting Audiograms was developed for speech-language pat...
SpeechPathology

Direct or Indirect Treatment: When to Use What with Preschool Children Who Stutter

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to describe the characteristics of a client for whom indirect intervention would be most appropriate. After this course, participants will be able to describe the characteristics of a client for whom direct intervention would be most appropriate. After this course, participants will be able to list at least 3 activities that can be used for indirect intervention. After this course, participants will be able to list at le...
SpeechPathology

Using Signs in Early Intervention

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to describe important milestones in the development of manual activity in the first 12 months of an infant's life After this course, participants will be able to sequence the developmental acquisition of gestures and explain their predictive values for vocabulary development After this course, participants will be able to describe how to incorporate skills in observing babies' manual activity with formal instruments that ...
SpeechPathology

Putting the Person First: Counseling Skills and Strategies

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to list the concepts and techniques that facilitate effective counseling within the field of communicative disorders. After this course, participants will be able to implement techniques to manage defense mechanisms of clients and families. After this course, participants will be able to identify and employ emotional intelligence to facilitate clinical success. After this course, participants will be able to list conditi...
SpeechPathology

Cluttering: Troubleshooting the Challenges

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to list three challenges related to cluttering identification, diagnosis, and treatment. After this course, participants will be able to state what it means to "go in through the back door" to increase awareness. After this course, participants will be able to state one way to effectively prioritize treatment goals for cluttering. After this course, participants will be able to state the key to increasing motivation in c...
SpeechPathology

Stuttering Therapy: Empowering SLP’s to Overcome the Impossible in Treating Negative Beliefs and Feelings

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to identify appropriate goals for addressing the negative emotions and feelings related to stuttering. After this course, participants will be able to list 2 activities for addressing feelings and emotions in stuttering therapy. After this course, participants will be able to describe how to utilize basic counseling skills related to stuttering therapy. Course Abstract That’s impossible! How many times have we said ...
SpeechPathology

The As, Bs and Cs of Ethics in the Schools

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to provide a definition of an ethical dilemma. After this course, participants will be able to explain the difference between morals and ethics. After this course, participants will be able to list three ethical dilemmas that might present within the school setting. Course Abstract This course will highlight ethical dilemmas that may present in the school setting. Participants will be provided strategies to recognize ...
SpeechPathology

Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club - Understanding and Treating Minimally Verbal Children with Autism

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to identify the common clinical characteristics associated with minimally verbal children with autism. After this course, participants will be able to describe the typical developmental course of communication abilities in minimally verbal children with autism and factors that best predict language acquisition in these children. After this course, participants will be able to describe evidenced-based options for communica...
SpeechPathology

Oral Care with Dementia Patients - Dealing with Care-Resistant Behaviors

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to identify three oral health issues in the elderly. After this course, participants will be able to describe three to four components of an oral assessment. After this course, participants will be able to discuss behavioral interventions for reducing care resistant behaviors. After this course, participants will be able to describe two to three strategies for improving staff participation in oral hygiene programs. Co...
SpeechPathology

Counseling in Stuttering Treatment

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to identify basic principles of counseling. After this course, participants will be able to describe aspects of the skilled helper model of counseling. After this course, participants will be able to describe counseling approaches to utilize in stuttering intervention. Course Abstract As defined by ASHA, our scope of practice includes counseling people with communication disorders and their families. However, many spe...
SpeechPathology

Whet your APPetite with a Bountiful Menu of Social Skill Teaching Options

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to identify quality apps that would contribute to social learning and understanding. After this course, participants will be able to describe 3 ways to customize apps to enhance their effectiveness for students of different ages, skills and learning styles. After this course, participants will be able to describe how students become less dependent on prompts as they generalize social skill goals. Course Abstract Explo...
SpeechPathology

Dysphagia in Neurodegenerative Disease: Focus on ALS and Parkinson’s Disease

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to describe the typical progression of dysphagia in individuals with ALS. After this course, participants will be able to describe the role of the speech-language pathologist in working with individuals who present with dysphagia secondary to ALS. After this course, participants will be able to describe typically observed patterns of swallowing in individuals with Parkinson’s disease. After this course, participants wi...
SpeechPathology

Goal Writing Aligned with State Standards

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to explain how Common Core State Standards align with speech and language deficit areas. After this course, participants will be able to discuss how to avoid a “one size fits all” approach to utilizing the CCSS. After this course, participants will be able to write goals and objectives for a variety of students using the CCSS that are tailored to meet specific, identified student needs. Course Abstract In order to...
SpeechPathology

Creative Treatment for Children Who Stutter: Community-Centered Assessment and Intervention

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to describe the rationale for community-centered care. After this course, participants will be able to identify methods of assessment in community-centered care. After this course, participants will be able to identify principles of treatment in community-centered care. Course Abstract We are moving into an era where family-centered intervention may not be sufficient to serve the needs of children who stutter. As the ...
SpeechPathology

Preventing Medical Errors in Speech-Language Pathology

Preventing Medical Errors in Speech-Language Pathology is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that addresses the impact of medical errors on today’s healthcare with a focus on root cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety. Multiple scenarios of real and potential errors in the practice of speech-language pathology are included, along with recommended strategies for preventing them. Evidence shows that the most effective error prevention occurs when ...
Professional Development Resources

Improving Communication with Your Young Clients

Healthy professional and personal relationships rely heavily on effective communication techniques and respectful conversational skills. Clinicians and other professionals who work with children and their families can benefit from adding to their repertoire by learning communication techniques that improve the quality of these relationships. The correct use of language can increase your young clients’ self-esteem, motivate children to learn, engage their willing cooperation, defuse power str...
Professional Development Resources

Talking with Your Older Patient: A Clinician’s Handbook

Advising an older man about starting an exercise program . . . counseling a woman about the proper way to take her osteoporosis medication . . . discussing end-of-life care options with the family of a long-time older patient who is dying. These are just some examples of the complex and sensitive issues facing clinicians who treat older people. Health care providers who communicate successfully with older patients may gain their trust and cooperation, enabling everyone to work as a team to han...
Professional Development Resources

Diagnosing ADHD in Adults

This course will describe the unique ways in which the symptoms of ADHD manifest in adults, including the distinction between attention deficit and attention regulation. It also includes a discussion about the difficulties of accurately diagnosing ADHD in adults and the reasons the disorder is simultaneously over- and under-diagnosed. The DSM-IV diagnostic criteria for ADHD – as they apply to adult functioning – are placed into a context of the actual “soft signs” that can help clinici...
Professional Development Resources

Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease

This course is based on the public-access publication, Caring for a Person with Alzheimer’s Disease: Your Easy-to-Use Guide from the National Institute on Aging. The booklet discusses practical issues concerning caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease who has mild-to-moderate impairment, including a description of common challenges and coping strategies. Advice is provided regarding keeping the person safe, providing everyday care, adapting activities to suit their needs, and planning ...
Professional Development Resources

Alzheimer’s Disease - Overview

Alzheimer’s disease is an increasing concern for the aging American population. It is important for healthcare providers to have a basic familiarity with the disease, in order to provide adequate diagnosis, treatment, and referrals. This course, based on documents from the National Institute on Aging and the Alzheimer’s Association, provides an overview of the prevalence, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and progression of Alzheimer’s disease, as well as information about caregivi...
Professional Development Resources

Animal Assisted Therapy

In Animal-Assisted Therapy (AAT) the human-animal bond is utilized to help meet therapeutic goals and reach individuals who are otherwise difficult to engage in verbal therapies. AAT is considered an emerging therapy at this time, and more research is needed to determine the effects and confirm the benefits. Nevertheless, there is a growing body of research and case studies that illustrate the considerable therapeutic potential of using animals in therapy. AAT has been associated with improvin...
Professional Development Resources

The Complete Guide to Special Education

This CE test is based on the book "The Complete Guide to Special Education, 2nd Edition" (2010, 372 pages) and should appeal to a wide variety of professionals, including: clinical psychologists, school psychologists, social workers, professional counselors, speech-language pathologists, as well as educators and school administrators. The course explores the special education process, from testing and diagnosis to IEP meetings and advocating for children with special needs. The stages of ident...
Professional Development Resources

AAC Strategies for Individuals with Moderate to Severe Disabilities

This CE test is based on the book “AAC Strategies for Individuals with Moderate to Severe Disabilities” (2012 | 384 pages). With more children and young adults with severe disabilities in today's general education classrooms, SLPs, OTs, PTs, educators, and other professionals in school settings must be ready to support their students' communication skills with effective AAC. This text provides proven strategies from top AAC experts to help readers establish a beginning functional communica...
Professional Development Resources

Dysphagia: Guide to Establishing a Restorative Mealtime Program

This course will enable therapists in long-term care or post-acute rehabilitation facilities to present staff training that offers strategies and techniques for implementing a Restorative Mealtime Program (RMP). The purposes of such a program are to make dining safe and enjoyable, to increase resident independence at mealtimes, and to create a mechanism for monitoring declining abilities as disease processes progress. Also included are descriptions of dysphagic indicators, lists of aspiration ...
Professional Development Resources

Iowa: Abuse of Dependent Adults

This course has been approved by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and is an approved abuse education curriculum to be used as a training tool for Dependent Adult Abuse mandatory reporter training. IDPH approval #2908. A thorough review of adult dependent abuse, including definitions, characteristics of victims and perpetrators, and reasons for abuse. The course identifies indicators of adult abuse and summarizes reportable criteria for mandated reporting. It further outlines the ...
ATrain Education Inc.

Iowa: Child Abuse, A Guide for Mandatory Reporters

This course has been approved by the Iowa Department of Public Health (IDPH) and is an approved abuse education curriculum to be used as a training tool for Child Abuse mandatory reporter training. IDPH approval #2907. Identifies mandatory reporters of child abuse in Iowa and summarizes the procedures for making such a report. Defines child abuse under Iowa law and reviews in detail the procedures of the Iowa Department of Health Services (DHS). When you finish this course, you will be ...
ATrain Education Inc.

New York: Child Abuse and Maltreatment/Neglect for Mandated Reporters

This course is approved by the New York State Department of Education and meets the continuing education requirement for coursework in Child Abuse and Maltreatment for New York healthcare professionals. Defines child abuse, maltreatment, and neglect, plus mandated reporters and requirements for reporting as defined by New York State. Presents indicators of possible mistreatment, including both physical and behavioral signs. When you finish this course, you will be able to: *Explain ...
ATrain Education Inc.

New York: Infection Control and Prevention

This course is approved by the New York State Departments of Health and Education. It meets the requirement for infection control training for all New York healthcare professionals. Infection control training for all NY healthcare professionals, including responsibility for adhering to accepted principles and monitoring the performance of all for whom one is responsible. Reviews the mechanisms of transmission along with strategies of prevention and control. Coverage of controls, PPE, and pr...
ATrain Education Inc.

Aphasia: What Your Speech Language Pathologist Wants You to Know

The Aphasia online course will help nurses understand the characteristics of aphasia and how it relates to neurological injuries such as stroke. Participants will learn what aphasia is, how to screen for it, and how to communicate with patients who demonstrate the symptoms.
Corexcel

Dysphagia: What Your Speech Language Pathologist Wants You to Know

Dysphagia is the difficulty or discomfort when swallowing. This online course will help nurses and SPLs identify normal swallowing, recognize the symptoms of dysphagia, and help patients manage dysphagia.
Corexcel

Assessment of Speech Sound Disorders in Children with Cleft Palate &/or VPD

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to describe the key components of assessment of speech sound disorders in children with cleft palate and/or VPD. After this course, participants will be able to identify simple tools to help detect the presence of nasal air emission and judge resonance. After this course, participants will be able to describe methods for differentiating between obligatory articulation errors and compensatory articulation errors. After th...
SpeechPathology

Cleft Palate - What do I hear? What do I do?

Course Learning Outcomes After this course, participants will be able to describe the perceptual speech characteristics of velopharyngeal dysfunction regarding resonance, airflow and articulation. After this course, participants will be able to identify the structural-functional implications of oral anomalies in children presenting with speech problems. After this course, participants will be able to list instruments for assessing velopharyngeal function for speech. After this course, part...
SpeechPathology

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