Florida Speech Language Pathologists Continuing Education and Licensing
Florida SLP License Renewal Reminder
By Gina Ulery, MS, RDN, LD/N
Fall’s almost here and it’s a great time to start planning for your upcoming license renewal deadline.
Now that your CE course completions must be reported to CE Broker before you renew, getting started early is more important than ever.
Here’s a quick recap of your requirements:
CE Required: 30 hours every 2 years (50 if dual licensed), of which:
- 2 hours on Preventing Medical Errors are required each renewal
- 1 hour on HIV/AIDS is required for your first renewal only
- Online CE Allowed: No limit if ASHA-approved
- License Renewal Deadline: December 31, 2015
You can earn all 30 hours required for renewal through online courses offered by Professional Development Resources, an ASHA-approved provider of online CEUs.
Click here to view ASHA-approved online CEU courses.
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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 clinical procedures. CEUs are awarded by the ASHA CE Registry upon receipt of the quarterly 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 and Ohio Boards of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (Provider #50-1635) and is CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within 1 week of completion).
Speech Language Pathologists CE Courses
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. Course #21-04 | 2015 | 30 pages | 15 posttest questions Click Here to Find Out More!
The first section of this course traces the history of the diagnostic concept of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD), culminating in the revised criteria of the 2013 version of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the DSM-5, with specific focus on the shift from five subtypes to a single spectrum diagnosis. It also aims to provide epidemiological prevalence estimates, identify factors that may play a role in causing ASD, and list the components of a core assessment battery. It also includes brief descriptions of some of the major intervention models that have some empirical support. Section two describes common GI problems and feeding difficulties in autism, exploring the empirical data and/or lack thereof regarding any links between GI disorders and autism. Sections on feeding difficulties offer interventions and behavior change techniques. A final section on nutritional considerations discusses evaluation of nutritional status, supplementation, and dietary modifications with an objective look at the science and theory behind a variety of nutrition interventions. Other theoretical interventions are also reviewed.Course #40-38 | 2013 | 50 pages | 30 posttest questions Click Here to Find Out More!
This is a test only course (book not included). The book can be purchased from Amazon or some other source. 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 communicative repertoire for learners with severe disabilities. Professionals will start with an in-depth intervention framework, including a guide to AAC modes and technologies, variables to consider when selecting AAC, and how AAC research can be used to support practice. Then they’ll get explicit, evidence-based instructional strategies they’ll use to help children and young adults initiate, maintain, and terminate an interaction. To help guide their interventions, professionals will get a CD-ROM with more than 35 blank forms and sample filled-in forms, plus helpful hints, research highlights, case examples, and chapter objectives. They’ll also have a step-by-step primer on monitoring each learner’s performance, including an overview of different types of measurement systems and when to use each of them. The go-to guide to the latest evidence-based AAC strategies, this research-to-practice book will help improve communication and quality of life for learners with a range of significant disabilities.Course #80-52 | 50 posttest questions Click Here to Find Out More!
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. * This course satisfies the medical errors requirement for biennial relicensure of Florida speech-language pathologists and audiologists.Course #20-77 | 2013 | 35 pages | 15 posttest questions Click Here to Find Out More!
HIV affects people of all ages, from children born to mothers with HIV, to adolescents, to adults, and elders. Unlike other viruses, the body cannot remove HIV completely. Once a person has HIV, it is there for life. The quality – and quantity – of that life will depend on adherence with treatment. People who live with HIV can live almost normal lifespans and have little risk of transmitting the disease if they use antiretroviral therapy appropriately under medical care. However, only 30% of HIV-infected people follow their antiretroviral regimen well enough to achieve viral suppression. This course will discuss adherence issues in populations at high risk for HIV infection, as well as strategies for healthcare professionals to encourage patients to seek and maintain medical treatment. Course #10-88 | 2015 | 17 pages | 10 posttest questions For a more detailed discussion, see the 3-hour course HIV/AIDS: Therapy & Adherence (these courses contain common material). Click Here to Find Out More!