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Renewal Information for New Jersey SLPs

New Jersey SLP earning CEUs on iPad

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New Jersey-licensed Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) and Audiologists renew every 2 years on October 31st (odd years). 20 hours of continuing education (CE) are required to renew. 10 hours are allowed from ASHA-approved online or home study courses.

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?

Continuing Education FAQs:

What happens if I am audited for my continuing education (CE) hours?

You will be asked to send in documentation of your 20 hours of continuing professional education. This is required every two years. A form is available on the board website to help you organize your activity information. You must have documentation that verifies your attendance at an approved continuing education program. You can provide to the Committee a certificate of attendance or a statement from the instructor. Please remember that only 10 of the 20 hours required may be completed online.

When do I need to start obtaining CE credits?

Your license to practice audiology or speech-language pathology must be renewed every two years. At that time you will be required to document 20 hours of continuing professional education units if you were licensed within the first year of the licensing period; 10 hours if you were licensed after the first day of November of the second year of the licensing period or zero hours if you were licensed within six months of the expiration date.

Can CE credits be carried over from one renewal to the next?

Yes. If you complete more than the necessary 20 hours, you may carry-over a maximum of five hours if those hours were earned in the six months prior to renewal.

How long do I have to maintain the continuing education records in my files?

You must retain the records for at least five years following the renewal period.

How do I know if the course that I am taking has been approved as a valid continuing education credit?

Continuing professional education units must be related to the practice of audiology or speech-language pathology. The units (hours) must be accredited by the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education, or accredited or sponsored by a local, state or national audiology and speech-language pathology professional organization, local, state or federal education or health agency, or a local, state or national medical, psychological, dental or similar professional organization. Courses accepted for credit by the National Registry on Continuing Education or by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association will be given credit by the Committee.

How many continuing education credits are required every renewal period?

You need to have 20 CEUs every two years when you renew your license. These must be approved continuing education programs. To be approved, the course must be accredited at least one of several sources:

  • The New Jersey Commission on Higher Education
  • An accredited or sponsored by a local, state or national audiology and speech-language pathology professional organization
  • A local state or Federal education or health agency
  • A local, state or national medical, psychological, dental or similar professional organization

New Jersey Audiology and Speech-Language Pathology Advisory Committee: http://www.njconsumeraffairs.gov/aud/index.htm

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Posted by on September 15, 2011 in General

 

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ASD in Schools is now ASHA-Approved!

Autism Spectrum Disorders in Schools: Evidence-Based Screening and Assessment - 3 Hour Online CE Course

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This new 3-hour online continuing education course, Autism Spectrum Disorders in Schools: Evidence-Based Screening & Assessment, is now ASHA-approved and available for credit by Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists.

Abstract: Epidemiological studies indicate a progressively rising prevalence trend for autism spectrum disorders (ASD) over the past decade. Yet, compared with general population estimates, children with mild to moderate autistic behaviors remain an underidentified and underserved population in our schools. School professionals should be prepared to recognize the presence of risk factors and/or early warning signs of ASD and be familiar with screening and assessment tools in order to ensure that students with ASD are being identified and provided with the appropriate programs and services. The objective of this course is to summarize the empirically-based screening and assessment methodology in ASD and to describe a comprehensive developmental approach for assessing students with ASD. Course #30-53 | 2011 | 43 pages | 40 posttest questions

Learning Objectives:

  1. List the characteristics of the most prevalent types of ASD in schools
  2. Distinguish between DSM diagnosis and IDEA classification schemes
  3. Identify the differences between a dimensional and categorical perspective of ASD
  4. Differentiate among screening, assessment, and diagnosis
  5. Identify a multi-step assessment strategy to screen students with ASD
  6. List the components of a comprehensive developmental assessment for ASD
  7. Identify evidence-based assessment tools available to school practitioners
  8. Name coexisting conditions commonly found in students with ASD

About the Author:

Lee A. Wilkinson, EdD, PhD, NCSP, is an author, applied researcher, and practitioner. He is a nationally certified school psychologist, registered psychologist, chartered scientist, and certified cognitive-behavioral therapist. Dr. Wilkinson is currently a school psychologist in the Florida public school system where he provides diagnostic and consultation services for children with autism spectrum disorders and their families. He is also a university educator and teaches graduate courses in psychological assessment, clinical intervention, and child and adolescent psychopathology. His research and professional writing has focused on behavioral consultation and therapy, and children and adults with Asperger syndrome and high-functioning autism spectrum disorders. He has published numerous journal articles on these topics both in the United States and the United Kingdom. He is the author of the book “A Best Practice Guide to Assessment and Intervention for Autism and Asperger Syndrome in Schools” published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. Dr. Wilkinson can be reached at http://bestpracticeautism.blogspot.com/.  

Accreditation Statement:

ASHA-Approved ProviderThis course is offered for .3 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).

ASHA credit expires 2/19/2014. 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.

The month of April is designated as National Autism Awareness Month and is intended as a time of learning for individuals with autism, their families, and the professionals who care for them. We (Professional Development Resources) have pledged to donate a portion of the proceeds from every autism course sold during the month of April to the Autism Society of America. All seven of our Autism courses are on sale during the month as well.

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