Behavior Analysis for Autism ASHA CEUs

New Online ASHA CEU Course

Applied Behavior Analysis for Autism is a new 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that provides evidence-based behavioral interventions for the minimally verbal child with autism.

Applied Behavior Analysis for AutismThe prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) currently seems to be holding steady at one in 68 children (or 1.46 percent). The communication challenges of these children are widely known and require specialized early interventions to overcome them.  This course presents evidence-based strategies that can enable students with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), and others who are verbally limited, to become more effective communicators. The focus will be on the minimally verbal child, the child who has a very small repertoire of spoken words or fixed phrases that are used communicatively. Included are: an overview of autism spectrum disorder, an introduction to the science of applied behavior analysis, the use of manding in communication training, techniques for direct instruction programming, and inter-professional collaboration strategies. Major points are illustrated throughout by case studies from actual practice. Course #21-15 | 2017 | 43 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.

Professional Development Resources is 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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Dysphagia Guide Updated for ASHA CEUs

Do you work with dysphagic residents? If so, this newly revised course is for you!

Dysphagia: Guide to Establishing a Restorative Mealtime ProgramDysphagia: Guide to Establishing a Restorative Mealtime Program is a 2-hour online CEU course that 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 precautions, methods for ascertaining needed levels of assistance, case studies, and a method for monitoring adherence to swallow safety standards. The author includes useful forms, checklists, and diagrams with limited permission for course participants to reproduce handouts for their own use in daily practice. Course #20-26 | 2013 | 37 pages | 20 posttest questions

CE Information:

ASHA Approved Provider

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

ASHA credit expires 7/11/2016. 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. AAUM #5097

About the Author:

Jill E. Day, MS, CCC/SLP, earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Communication Disorders from Fontbonne University in Clayton, Missouri. For the last sixteen years she has treated speech, language, and swallowing disorders in pediatric through geriatric populations. She obtained intense dysphagic experience in long term care, and acute and post acute rehabilitation settings during ten years of work in the field of speech-language pathology. Six years have been spent treating pediatric clients within their homes or schools, and in a clinic-based setting. Currently, she works full-time contracting with local school districts to provide speech and language services, as well as with the Missouri First Steps program for birth to three year old children. Jill resides in Dardenne Prairie, Missouri and has been blessed with a supportive husband and two wonderful children. In her spare time, she enjoys interacting with her family, writing to share her experiences with others, and sewing home décor items. Jill went into the field of speech-language pathology “to make a difference in the lives of others” and feels privileged to serve the needs of her clients. Dysphagia: A Guide to Establishing a Restorative Mealtime Program is dedicated to her family, who endured months of manuscript writing and to her mother who always inspired her to “do the best” in all she did.

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