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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

 

 
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Posted by on November 29, 2011 in General

 

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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 Resourceshttp://www.kdheks.gov/hoc/slpa.html

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Posted by on September 27, 2011 in General

 

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Counseling Skills for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists

New CEU Course for SLPs & Audiologists!

CE Credit: 8 Hours (0.8 ASHA CEUs)
Target Audience: Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists
Learning Level: Intermediate

Course Abstract:

This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book) can be purchased from Amazon.

 
Counseling Skills for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, 2nd Ed.

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This CE test is based on the book “Counseling Skills for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists, 2nd Ed.” (2011, 552 pages). Whether you are a beginning or more experienced speech-language pathologist or audiologist, Counseling Skills for Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists, 2nd Edition can equip you with effective counseling skills needed to help your clients cope with the challenges of communication disorders. Counseling Skills for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists is the only text available that combines the insights of a well-respected clinical psychologist with the practical knowledge of a recognized speech-language pathologist to highlight the most important basic and advanced counseling skills. Written in user-friendly language, this text places the theories of counseling in real-life contexts that are applicable for today’s speech-language pathologists and audiologists. Numerous, varied examples drawn directly from the first-hand experiences of the authors help you develop relevant and usable skills. Case studies and proven learning features refine your ability to manage even the most challenging emotions, behaviors, and situations. Course #80-50 | 36 posttest questions

Learning Objectives:

  1. Differentiate purposes and scope of practice of counseling skills needed by SLPs and audiologists
  2. Describe theories of counseling and characteristics of therapeutic relationships
  3. Select key issues that should be considered for counseling in a multicultural society
  4. Identify counseling skills needed for working with a variety of specific disorders
  5. Identify procedures for working with clients’ defense mechanisms and challenging emotional states
  6. List methods professionals can use to ensure that they take care of themselves

About the Author(s):

Lydia V. Flasher, PhD, earned her baccalaureate summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Duke University, and her master’s and doctorate in clinical psychology from Vanderbilt University. Her mentor at Vanderbilt was Hans H. Strupp, a pioneer in psychotherapy research and short-term dynamic psychotherapy. After completing her internship at the Montreal Children’s Hospital, a McGill University teaching hospital, she worked as a staff psychologist in the hospital, specializing in personality assessment, family therapy, and health psychology in pediatric oncology. Dr. Flasher has served as a professor at Colorado State University and the University of the Pacific and has many years of experience teaching graduate students in clinical and counseling psychology. She has served as director of a university training clinic for doctoral students in counseling psychology and has approximately 20 years of experience supervising psychology graduate students, interns, and postdoctoral fellows. Currently, Dr. Flasher serves as Director of the Psychology Training Programs and as staff psychologist at the Children’s Health Council in Palo Alto, California. In her administrative role, she is co-director for an APA-approved, pre-doctoral psychology internship consortium between Stanford University’s Packard Children’s Hospital and Children’s Health Council. She also directs a clinical psychology postdoctoral fellowship program. In her direct clinical work, she specializes in multidisciplinary assessments, anxiety disorders, and family therapy.

Paul T. Fogle, PhD, CCC-SLP, earned his Bachelor of Arts and his Masters of Arts at California State University, Long Beach. After receiving his M.A., he started the first high school aphasia class in California, working with adolescents who had sustained traumatic brain injuries, strokes, and other neurological impairments. Dr. Fogle also worked as a therapist at the UCLA Psychology Adult Stuttering Clinic during this time. Dr. Fogle earned his doctorate from the University of Iowa and went on to teach undergraduate courses on Introduction to Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, Anatomy and Physiology of Speech, and Speech Science. At the graduate level he has taught Neurological Disorders in Adults, Motor Speech Disorders, Dysphagia/Swallowing Disorders, Gerontology, Voice Disorders, Cleft Palate and Oral-Facial Anomalies, and Counseling Skills for Speech-Language Pathologists. Dr. Fogle has worked extensively in hospitals while also maintaining a year-round private practice for over 35 years. He has presented at state, ASHA, international (IALP), and Asia-Pacific Society for the Study of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology conferences. Dr. Fogle has been involved with forensic speech-language pathology (court testifying as an expert witness) for over 25 years and has published and presented on that topic. Most recently he has been the speech-language pathologist on Rotaplast (Rotary) International Cleft Palate teams in Venezuela, Egypt, and India.

Accreditation Statement:

ASHA-Approved Provider

This course is offered for .8 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

ASHA credit expires 07/20/2014. 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.

 
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Posted by on September 6, 2011 in General

 

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Renewal Information for New York Licensees

A professional license is the authorization to practice and use a professional title in New York State. Your license is valid for life unless it is revoked, annulled, or suspended by the Board of Regents.

To practice in New York under the authority of your license, you must reregister every three years (two years for medicine). You are automatically registered for your first registration period when your license is issued. Thereafter, your board will send renewal information to the name and address on file for you at least four months before your registration expires.

Psychology
New York Board of Psychology
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or Email the Board
Phone: 518-474-3817 x592
CE Required: No
Home Study Allowed: N/A
License Expiration: N/A
National Accreditation Accepted: N/A
Notes: Must complete 2 hr course in child abuse reporting pre-licensure
Date of Info: 8/15/2011
Social Work
New York Board of Social Work

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or Email the Board
Phone: 518-474-3817 x592
CE Required: No
Home Study Allowed: N/A
License Expiration: N/A
National Accreditation Accepted: N/A
Notes: Must complete 2 hr course in child abuse reporting pre-licensure
Date of Info: 8/15/2011
Occupational Therapy
New York Board of OT

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or Email the Board
Phone: 518-474-3817 x270
CE Required: No
Home Study Allowed: N/A
License Expiration: N/A
National Accreditation Accepted: N/A
Date of Info: 8/15/2011
Speech Language Pathology & Audiology
Board for SLP/A

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or Email the Board
Phone: 518-474-3817 x270
CE Required: 30 hours every 3 years
Home Study Allowed: 20 hours if ASHA approved (self-study)
License Expiration: Birthmonth, every 3 years
National Accreditation Accepted: ASHA
Notes: 20 hours must be in “professional” area
Date of Info: 8/15/2011
Counseling & MFT
New York Mental Health Practitioners Board

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or Email the Board
Phone: 518-474-3817 x592
CE Required: No
Home Study Allowed: N/A
License Expiration: N/A
National Accreditation Accepted: N/A
Notes: Must complete 2 hr course in child abuse reporting pre-licensure
Date of Info: 8/15/2011
Dietetics/Nutrition
New York State Board for Dietetics & Nutrition

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or Email the Board
Phone: 518-474-3817 x270
CE Required: No
Home Study Allowed: N/A
License Expiration: N/A
National Accreditation Accepted: N/A
Date of Info: 8/15/2011
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Posted by on August 15, 2011 in General

 

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Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders – Only 3 Left!

Evidence-Based Practice in Communication Disorders

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6 Hours CE for Only $89!

With this landmark textbook, speech-language pathologists will learn to apply current best evidence as they make critical decisions about the care of each individual they serve. The first text that covers this cutting-edge topic for the communication disorders field, this book introduces SLPs to the principles and process of evidence-based practice, thoroughly covering its three primary components: “external” evidence from systematic research, “internal” evidence from clinical practice, and evidence concerning patient preferences. SLPs will get the in-depth guidance they need to: construct the right questions about best evidence; find the reliable information they need to answer these questions; evaluate the validity of both internal and external evidence; weigh the importance of empirical evidence, whether from a research study or from an individual patient; help patients fully understand clinical options and express their preferences; conduct systematic, critical appraisals of treatment evidence, diagnosis and screening evidence, and evidence from systematic reviews or meta-analyses. Developed by Christine A. Dollaghan, one of the most highly respected researchers in the field of language acquisition and disorders, this text makes complex concepts understandable with its clear, reader-friendly language, vivid step-by-step examples of key processes, and illuminating figures and tables. SLPs will come away with a solid, practical understanding of evidence-based practice —knowledge they’ll use throughout their careers to make sound clinical decisions about the screening, diagnosis, and treatment of communication disorders. Brookes Publishing | 2007 | 169 pages | 24 posttest questions | Course #60-84

We are in process of discontinuing our mail order courses. Click here for more info.
 
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Posted by on July 21, 2011 in General

 

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Preventing Medical Errors in Speech-Language Pathology

Preventing Medical Errors in Speech-Language Pathology

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2-hour course required for license renewal of Florida SLPs and Audiologists on December 31, 2011.

This course 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 a partnership exists among care facilities, health care professionals, and the patients they treat. Suggested strategies for preventing errors address all three elements: (1) models for changing the culture in care facilities, (2) lifelong learning for SLPs that is focused on ethical, evidence-based, culturally competent practice, and (3) tools for educating and empowering patients. 2010 | 33 pages | 16 posttest questions | Course #20-10S

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Posted by on July 12, 2011 in General

 

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Who is Eligible to Earn ASHA CEUs?

Who is eligible to earn ASHA CEUs?

Who is eligible to earn ASHA CEUs?

Effective July 1, 2011, the eligibility criteria for earning ASHA CEUs will change. This explains the new criteria.

Who is eligible to earn ASHA CEUs?

Effective July 1, 2011, individuals must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs.

  • ASHA Member (includes Life member and International affiliates)
  • 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
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

How does this affect course completions with Professional Development Resources?

Professional Development Resources reports course completions to ASHA for SLPs who check ‘yes’ to ASHA reporting in their account profile and provide their 8-digit ASHA number. Checking ‘yes’ to ASHA reporting means that you are eligible to earn ASHA CEUs. Please check ‘no’ if not.

What is the ASHA CE Registry doing to determine eligibility?

In May and June 2011, ASHA will contact current CE Registry users who do not meet the new criteria and ask them to document eligibility. After July 1, 2011, if ASHA receives an ASHA CEU participant form for an attendee who is not in our database as an “eligible” registry user, we will ask them to provide documentation of eligibility prior to awarding ASHA CEUs.

More information is available on the ASHA CE website about the new criteria and additional information in the FAQ section.

Contact Ellen Fagan, Director of ASHA CE, with questions at efagan@asha.org.

 
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Posted by on June 3, 2011 in General

 

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