The SLP in Long-Term Care

The Speech-Language Pathologist in Long-Term CareThe Speech-Language Pathologist in Long-Term Care is a new 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides a framework for the SLP providing care in a skilled nursing facility.

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. There are currently about 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 pathologists in the skilled nursing facility setting, which will only grow in the years to come.

But skilled nursing facilities have unique challenges for healthcare professionals. Multiple federal regulations, complicated billing practices, and a culture of care that must be learned and integrated into the clinician’s treatment habits. This can make it difficult for the clinician working part-time or PRN in a skilled nursing facility. This course will provide a framework for providing care in a skilled nursing facility. It is intended to give the clinician an overview of the important aspects of long-term care that affect treatment. Facility-specific education will be needed for the clinician new to this setting, as the procedures and resources available can vary from facility to facility, to assure that all procedures are properly followed. The average resident and common treatment areas will also be discussed.

Course #21-16 | 2018 | 31 pages | 15 posttest questions

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This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. After enrolling, click on My Account and scroll down to My Active Courses. From here you’ll see links to download/print the course materials and take the CE test (you can print the test to mark your answers on it while reading the course document).

Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. Click here to learn more. Have a question? Contact us. We’re here to help!

This course is sponsored by Professional Development Resources, a nonprofit educational corporation 501(c)(3) organized in 1992. We are approved to sponsor continuing education by the American Psychological Association (APA); the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC); the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB); the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA); the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA); the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR); the Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy; the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy, Psychology & School Psychology, Dietetics & Nutrition, Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Occupational Therapy Practice; the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board and Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology; the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs; the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists and State Board of Social Worker Examiners; and are CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within a few days of completion).

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The SLP in Long-Term Care – New ASHA CEU Course

By Laura More, MSW, LCSW & Edie Deane-Watson, MS, CCC-A, CCM

The SLP in Long-Term Care is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides an overview of speech-language pathology services in skilled nursing facilities.

The SLP in Long-Term CareAs 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 pathologists in the skilled nursing facility setting which will only grow in the years to come.

Every practice setting has unique characteristics that affect clinical practice. Skilled nursing facilities have a multitude of regulations, complicated billing practices, and a culture of care that must be learned and integrated into the SLP’s treatment habits. This can make it difficult for the SLP working part-time or PRN in a skilled nursing facility.

The Speech-Language Pathologist in Long-Term Care will provide a framework for providing care in a skilled nursing facility. It is intended to give the SLP an overview of the important aspects of long-term care that affect treatment. The average resident and common treatment areas will also be discussed. Course #20-91 | 2015 | 27 pages | 14 posttest questions

This online course provides instant access to the course materials (PDF download) and CE test. Successful completion of the online CE test (80% required to pass, 3 chances to take) and course evaluation are required to earn a certificate of completion. You can print the test (download test from My Courses tab of your account after purchasing) and mark your answers on while reading the course document. Then submit online when ready to receive credit.

CE INFORMATION

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This course is offered for .2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

ASHA credit expires 12/10/2017. ASHA CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the quarterly completion report from the ASHA Approved CE Provider. Please note that the date that appears on ASHA transcripts is the last day of the quarter in which the course was completed. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and is CE Broker compliant (courses are reported within one week of completion). AAUM #5112

Biology of Aging – Approved for ASHA CEUs

By the National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Biology of AgingWhat is aging? Can we live long and live well—and are they the same thing? Is aging in our genes? How does our metabolism relate to aging? Can your immune system still defend you as you age? Since the National Institute on Aging was established in 1974, scientists asking just such questions have learned a great deal about the processes associated with the biology of aging. Technology today supports research that years ago would have seemed possible only in a science fiction novel.

Biology of Aging: Research Today for a Healthier Tomorrow is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that introduces some key areas of research into the biology of aging. Each area is a part of a larger field of scientific inquiry. You can look at each topic individually, or you can step back to see how they fit together, interwoven to help us better understand aging processes. Research on aging is dynamic, constantly evolving based on new discoveries, and so this course also looks ahead to the future, as today’s research provides the strongest hints of things to come. Course #20-85 | 2012 | 30 pages | 15 posttest questions

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This course is offered for .2 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).ASHA credit expires 9/14/2017. ASHA CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the quarterly completion report from the ASHA Approved CE Provider. Please note that the completion date that appears on ASHA transcripts is the last day of the quarter regardless of when the course was completed.

Professional Development Resources is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course page for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA CE provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clincial procedures. CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the CEU Participant Form from the ASHA Approved CE Provider. Please note that the completion date that appears on ASHA transcripts is the last day of the quarter, regardless of when the course was completed. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and is CE Broker compliant (courses are reported within one week of completion).

The Dementias: Hope through Research Approved for ASHA Credit

By the National Institute on Aging (NIA)

A diagnosis of dementia can be frightening for those affected by the syndrome, their family members, and caretakers. Learning more about dementia can help.

The Dementias: Hope through ResearchThe Dementias: Hope through Research is a new 1-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) that provides a general overview of dementia and specific types of dementia along with their signs and symptoms; lists risk factors that can increase a person’s chance of developing one or more kinds of dementia; describes how the disorders are diagnosed and treated, including drug therapy; and offers highlights of research that is supported by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Institute on Aging, both part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Course #10-75 | 2012 | 20 pages | 10 posttest questions

Professional Development Resources is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology.

This course is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area).

ASHA credit expires 5/31/2017. ASHA CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the quarterly completion report from the ASHA Approved CE Provider. Please note that the completion date that appears on ASHA transcripts is the last day of the quarter regardless of when the course was completed.

Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and is CE Broker compliant (courses are reported within one week of completion).

Building Resilience in your Young Client Approved for ASHA CEUs

By Adina Soclof, MS, CCC-SLP

It has long been observed that there are certain children who experience better outcomes than others who are subjected to similar adversities, and a significant amount of literature has been devoted to the question of why this disparity exists.

Research has largely focused on what has been termed “resilience.” Health professionals are treating an increasing number of children who have difficulty coping with 21st century everyday life. Issues that are hard to deal with include excessive pressure to succeed in school, bullying, divorce, or even abuse at home.

Building Resilience in your Young ClientBuilding Resilience in your Young Client is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides a working definition of resilience and descriptions of the characteristics that may be associated with better outcomes for children who confront adversity in their lives. It also identifies particular groups of children – most notably those with developmental challenges and learning disabilities – who are most likely to benefit from resilience training. The bulk of the course – presented in two sections – offers a wide variety of resilience interventions that can be used in therapy, school, and home settings. Course #30-72 | 2014 | 53 pages | 21 posttest questions

Professional Development Resources is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. ASHA CE provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clincial procedures. CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the CEU Participant Form from the ASHA Approved CE Provider. Please note that the completion date that appears on ASHA transcripts is the last day of the quarter, regardless of when the course was completed. Professional Development Resources is also approved by the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and is CE Broker compliant (courses are reported within one week of completion).

This course is offered for 0.3 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional area). ASHA credit expires 6/15/2017. ASHA CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the quarterly completion report from the ASHA Approved CE Provider. Please note that the completion date that appears on ASHA transcripts is the last day of the quarter regardless of when the course was completed.

Adina Soclof, MS, CCC-SLP, a certified Speech-Language Pathologist, received her master’s degree from Hunter College in New York in Communication Sciences. She is the Director of Parent Outreach for A+ Learning and Development Centers facilitating “How to Talk so Kids will Listen and Listen so Kids will Talk” workshops as well as workshops based on “Siblings Without Rivalry.” Adina is the founder of ParentingSimply.com, a division of A+ Learning and Development Centers. You can reach her and check out her website at www.parentingsimply.com.

CE Broker Reporting for Florida SLPs

By Gina Ulery

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Great news – we are now approved by the Florida Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, which means that we can report your course completions directly to CE Broker for you!

Previously, we either reported to ASHA and they reported to CE Broker (which caused a significant time delay), or you had to self-submit to CE Broker.

Now, we will automatically report your course completions directly to CE Broker within one week of completion.

We hope this update will make your life (and license renewal) a little easier!

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Alzheimer’s Disease Progress Report ASHA-Approved!

By the National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Alzheimer’s Disease Progress ReportAlzheimer’s Disease Progress Report: Intensifying the Research Effort is a 3-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course approved by ASHA for Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs).

This course, from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), focuses on research findings reported and projects funded in 2011 and the first half of 2012. These highlights, prepared by NIH’s National Institute on Aging (NIA), the lead institute within NIH for Alzheimer’s research, covers work by an active scientific community. This work aims to elucidate the basic mechanisms and risk factors of Alzheimer’s disease, and then apply this knowledge to the development and testing of new interventions to treat or prevent Alzheimer’s disease. The efforts of researchers and clinicians—made possible by the many people who volunteer for clinical studies and trials—may one day lead to a future free of this devastating disorder. This course details some of the recent progress toward that goal. Topics include:

  • A Primer on AD and the Brain
  • Advancing the Future of Alzheimer’s Research
  • Prevalence of AD
  • Understanding the Biology of AD
  • The Genetics of AD
  • Assessing Risk Factors for Cognitive Decline and Dementia
  • Developing New Treatments for AD
  • Advances in Detecting AD
  • Caring for People with AD
  • Health Disparities and AD

Course #30-68 | 2012 | 39 pages | 21 posttest questions

Professional Development Resources is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course website for number of ASHA CEUs, instructional level and content area. ASHA CE Provider approval does not imply endorsement of course content, specific products or clincial procedures. CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the CEU Participant Form from the ASHA Approved CE Provider. Please note that the completion date that appears on ASHA transcripts is the last day of the quarter, regardless of when the course was completed. Provider #AAUM
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The Complete Guide to Special Education

The Complete Guide to Special Education is now approved for 0.6 ASHA CEUs!

The Complete Guide to Special EducationThis 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 identification, assessment, diagnosis, eligibility, and intervention are discussed step by step to help readers better understand the legal rights of children with special needs and the roles of the many professionals who make up the child’s educational team. This course provides clear and concise information about the special education process; addresses Response-to-Intervention (RTI), a new approach to identifying students with a learning disability. Special topics such as executive functioning, behavior management and discipline are discussed and supported with practical professional suggestions. Course #60-92 | 45 posttest questions | This is a test only course (book not included). The book can be purchased from Amazon or some other source.

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Renewal Information for Indiana SLPs

Indiana-licensed Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) and Audiologists must renew their licenses by December 31, 2011.

Indiana SLPs can earn all 36 hours for renewal online

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36 hours of continuing education (CE) are required every 2 years to renew. All 36 hours may be earned through ASHA-approved online or home study courses (considered primary CE under 880 IAC 1-3.1-2 (b) (3) of the board rules and regulations).

Professional Development Resources is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course details for number of ASHA CEUs and expiration deadline.

The continuing education requirement may be satisfied by participating in the following activities:

  • Educational programs presented by state scientific and professional organizations.
  • University courses taken beyond those required for initial licensure if the course content pertains to the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology.
  • Lectures or workshops, live or telecast, if the educational program is relevant to the practice of speech-language pathology or audiology.

The Indiana Speech-Language Pathology Audiology Board: http://www.in.gov/pla/speech.htm

 

Renewal Information for Kansas SLPs

Kansas SLP happy to earn CEUs online

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Kansas-licensed Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) and Audiologists renew every 2 years on October 31st. 20 hours of continuing education (CE) are required to renew. Course content must be relevant to practice and meet board guidelines (below). All 20 hours may come from ASHA-approved online courses (as long as content guidelines are followed).

Professional Development Resources is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. See course details for number of ASHA CEUs and expiration deadline. Who is eligible to earn ASHA CEUs?

Each applicant for renewal of a license shall have completed the required clock-hours of documented and approved continuing education during each licensure period immediately preceding renewal of the license. Approved continuing education clock-hours completed in excess of the requirement shall not be carried over to the subsequent renewal period. There shall be 20 hours of approved continuing education required for each applicant holding a single two-year license and 30 hours required if the applicant is licensed in both speech-language pathology and audiology.

Online courses (self-study) must have an examination or measurement tool to determine successful completion of course. Clock hours awarded as determined by sponsor. Courses must be sponsored by nationally recognized professional organization. The department reviews activity for content and clock hours.

Content and objectives must be related to the practice of speech-language pathology and audiology.

CONTENT AND OBJECTIVE OF CONTINUING EDUCATION ACTIVITIES

Basic Communication Processes: Normal Development and Use of Speech-Language and Hearing including but not limited to:

  • anatomic and physiologic bases of the normal development and use of speech, language and hearing
  • physical bases and processes of the production and perception of speech, language and hearing
  • linguistic and psycholinguistic variables related to normal development and use of speech, language and hearing
  • technical, bromedical, engineering and instrumentation information

Professional Areas: Disorders of Speech, Language and Hearing including but not limited to:

  • various types of communication disorders, their manifestations, classifications and causes
  • evaluation skills, including procedures, techniques and instrumentation for assessment
  • management procedures and principles in habilitation and rehabilitation of communication disorders

Related Areas: Understanding human behavior, both normal and abnormal, services available from related professions which apply to practice of speech-language pathology, audiology or both including but not limited to:

  • theories of learning and behavior
  • services available from related professions dealing with persons having disorders of communication
  • information about professions concerning sensory, physical, emotional, social or intellectual states of children or adults
  • general principles of program management, professional ethics, clinical supervision, counseling and interviewing

PROCESS FOR CONTINUING EDUCATION REVIEW

You must keep all CE documents (certificates, course content, objectives, time-frame agenda) in the event your renewal is randomly selected for CE review, but only then must you submit the information.

The attestation statement on your renewal application form replaces the CE transcript previously required. The online renewal option also includes a CE attestation statement instead of a CE transcript.

ASHA Programs Are Not Automatically Approved

Please retain certificates, course content, objectives, time-frame agenda in the event your renewal is randomly selected for CE review. ASHA evidently expanded their approvable content topics. Some topics may no longer meet Kansas regulatory requirements.

Kansas – Health Occupations Credentialing – Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Resources: http://www.kdheks.gov/hoc/slpa.html

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