Texas SLP Continuing Education & License Renewal Information

From the The State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Texas-licensed Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) and Audiologists have a biennial renewal deadline. 20 hours of continuing education (CE) are required to renew (30 hours if dual licensed), including 2 hours of ethics. All of the required hours may be earned through ASHA-approved online CEUs.

Online CEUs for Texas SLPs

ASHA-Approved Online CEUs

The continuing education requirements are intended to maintain and improve the quality of services provided to the public by licensed speech-language pathologists, audiologists, assistants in speech-language pathology, and assistants in audiology. Continuing education credits include courses beyond the basic preparation which are designed to promote and enrich knowledge, improve skills, and develop attitudes for the enhancement of the licensees, thus improving the speech and hearing care to the public.

The licensee is responsible for maintaining a record of his or her continuing education experiences. The certificates, diplomas, registries, or other documentation verifying earning of continuing education hours are not to be forwarded to the board at the time of renewal unless the licensee has been selected for audit by the board.

Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists

ASHA-Approved Provider LogoProfessional 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. Texas SLPs can earn all of their required hours through courses available @ www.pdresources.org.

Ethics CE Course for Texas SLPs & Audiologists

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

Ethics for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that presents an overview of ethical issues that arise in speech-language pathology and audiology practice.

Ethics for SLPsThe Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology requires that all licensed Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) and Audiologists show proof of having earned at least 20 clock hours of continuing education (CE) with at least two clock hours in ethics during the two-year renewal cycle.

The continuing education requirements are intended to maintain and improve the quality of services provided to the public by licensed speech-language pathologists, audiologists, assistants in speech-language pathology, and assistants in audiology. Continuing education credits include courses beyond the basic preparation which are designed to promote and enrich knowledge, improve skills, and develop attitudes for the enhancement of the licensees, thus improving the speech and hearing care to the public.

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. Ethics for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology 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

CE INFORMATION

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

ASHA credit expires 2/21/2018.

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 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.

PDR Now Reports to CE Broker for Ohio SLPs

By Gina Ulery

The Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology now requests that licensed Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) and Audiologists submit their continuing education (CE) credits to CE Broker for electronic tracking:

CE Broker precisely spells out each licensee’s requirements and tracks your progress as you complete continuing education hours.

When CE Broker reflects you’ve met your continuing education requirements, you will not receive an audit letter from the Ohio Board of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (Board). Compliance in CE Broker means you’ve already completed the electronic continuing education audit.

You can rely on CE Broker for your continuing education requirements and calculating progress towards those requirements. Subscribing and viewing your Transcript gives you access to the same data used by the Board.

Automatically Reports to CE BrokerProfessional Development Resources is proud to announce that we now report to CE Broker for Ohio-licensed SLPs and audiologists!

We have been reporting to CE Broker for Florida licensees for over 10 years now and so it was an easy choice to include Ohio licensees in the process. We report all courses licensees complete through us once per week (on Thursday) so you won’t have to wait for ASHA to submit, or worry about reporting yourself.

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 (Provider #50-1635) and is CE Broker compliant (all courses are reported within 1 week of completion).

Click here for Board FAQs on CE Broker.

 

Ethics for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

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

Ethics for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology is a 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course that presents an overview of ethical issues that arise in speech-language pathology and audiology practice.

Ethics for Speech-Language Pathology and AudiologySpeech-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

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

ASHA-logo-long-PS-575

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

ASHA credit expires 2/21/2018. 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).

Visuals for Autism – New ASHA Video CE Course

By: Anna Fredman, MS, CCC-SLP

Visuals for Autism: Beyond the Basic Symbols is a 2-hour online video continuing education (CE/CEU) course that demonstrates how the use of symbols to create and implement individualized visuals will help our students learn and communicate more comprehensively.

Visuals for AutismIt is well-established by research that many learners on the autism spectrum benefit from the use of visuals. How can we go beyond a basic use of symbols to create and implement individualized visuals that will help our students learn and communicate more comprehensively? Participants will learn about considerations and strategies to take into account in order to put more effective visuals in place for their students on the autism spectrum. Topics covered include: broadening symbol selection, adding layers and additional components to visuals in order to make them more motivating and meaningful, providing visuals for a wide variety of expressive communicative functions, and using visuals for comprehension and organization as well as expression. The course video is split into 2 parts for your convenience: part 1 is 56 minutes and part 2 is 57 minutes. Course #20-94 | 2015 | 14 posttest questions

This online video streaming course provides instant access to the course video, course handout 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) and mark your answers on while viewing the video. Then submit online when ready to receive credit. Email any questions to admin@pdresources.org – we’re here to help!

Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. Professional Development Resources maintains responsibility for all programs and content. Professional Development Resources is also approved by 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 California Board of Behavioral Sciences; 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; the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs; and by theTexas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists and State Board of Social Worker Examiners.

 

Communication with Elders – New ASHA CEU Course

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

Communication with Elders is a new 2-hour online continuing education (CE/CEU) course approved for ASHA CEUs that provides an overview of aging changes that affect communication, dysfunctional communication habits to avoid, and strategies for appropriate communication with elders.

Communication with EldersWith the increasing number of older people in the United States, it is vital for healthcare professionals to communicate effectively and respectfully with elders. Effective, appropriate communication with elders is important for many reasons. For speech-language pathologists and audiologists, communication is the foundation of service delivery. Communication is required for assessment of the person prior to treatment. Symptoms are, after all, subjective and must be reported by the person to the clinician. Effective communication also contributes to health literacy; the person’s understanding of her condition, treatment options, and the treatment plan to be followed. A person cannot comply with a treatment program unless the program is communicated clearly enough for the person to understand it. The more effective the communication, the more effective treatment will be – and the more cost effective. Communication also helps the clinician understand the whole person: the emotional, social, and financial realities that affect response to treatment and ability to comply. This course provides an overview of aging changes that affect communication, dysfunctional communication habits to avoid, and strategies for appropriate communication with elders. Course #20-95 | 2015 | 26 pages | 15 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.

Click here to enroll.

Professional Development Resources is approved by the Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA #AAUM) to provide continuing education activities in speech-language pathology and audiology. We will report to ASHA for you if you select yes to ASHA reporting in your account profile. 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 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

Texas SLP License Renewal and Continuing Education Information

By Gina Ulery

Texas-licensed Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs) and Audiologists are required to renew their registrations on a two year cycle after January 1, 2006.

Texas SLPProof of having earned at least 20 clock hours of continuing education (CE) with at least two clock hours in ethics during the two-year renewal cycle is required by each licensee. The hours must have been completed prior to the date of expiration of the license. Dual licensees must complete 30 clock hours of CE with at least two clock hours in ethics during the two-year renewal cycle.

The continuing education requirements are intended to maintain and improve the quality of services provided to the public by licensed speech-language pathologists, audiologists, assistants in speech-language pathology, and assistants in audiology. Continuing education credits include courses beyond the basic preparation which are designed to promote and enrich knowledge, improve skills, and develop attitudes for the enhancement of the licensees, thus improving the speech and hearing care to the public.

The licensee is responsible for maintaining a record of his or her continuing education experiences. The certificates, diplomas, registries, or other documentation verifying earning of continuing education hours are not to be forwarded to the board at the time of renewal unless the licensee has been selected for audit by the board.

Please note that interns in speech-language pathology and interns in audiology do not earn CEUs during their internship.

LIST OF APPROVED CONTINUING EDUCATION SPONSORS:

All continuing education courses must be provided by one of the board approved CE sponsors:
American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
Texas Speech-Language-Hearing Association (TSHA)
American Academy of Audiology (AAA)
Texas Academy of Audiology (TAA)

For more information regarding continuing education requirements, including renewal requirements, please refer to the program rules, which can be obtained online via http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/speech/sp_rules.shtm

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. Texas SLPs may earn all 20 hours through courses available online @ https://www.pdresources.org/.

The above CE information was obtained from the Texas State Board of Examiners for Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology website on November 14, 2014

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Guide Approved for ASHA CEUs

By the National Institute on Aging (NIA)

Alzheimer's Caregiver Guide and Tips on Acute HospitalizationAlzheimer’s Caregiver Guide and Tips on Acute Hospitalization is a new online continuing education course approved by ASHA for 0.1 CEUs. This course is presented in two parts. Part 1 offers strategies for managing the everyday challenges of caring for a person with Alzheimer’s disease, a difficult task that can quickly become overwhelming. Research has shown that caregivers themselves often are at increased risk for depression and illness. Each day brings new challenges as the caregiver copes with changing levels of ability and new patterns of behavior. Many caregivers have found it helpful to use the strategies described in this course for dealing with difficult behaviors and stressful situations. Part 2 includes tips on acute hospitalization, which presents a new environment filled with strange sights, odors and sounds, changes in daily routines, along with new medications and tests. This section is intended to help professionals and family members meet the needs of hospitalized Alzheimer’s patients by offering facts about Alzheimer’s disease, communication tips, personal care techniques, and suggestions for working with behaviors and environmental factors in both the ER and in the hospital room. Course #10-81 | 2010 | 17 pages | 7 posttest questions

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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.

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Professional Development Resources is approved by the American Psychological Association (APA) to sponsor continuing education for psychologists; by the National Board of Certified Counselors (NBCC ACEP #5590); by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB Provider #1046, ACE Program); by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA Provider #3159); by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA Provider #AAUM); by the Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR Provider #PR001); by the California Board of Behavioral Sciences (#PCE1625); by the Florida Boards of Social Work, Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy (#BAP346), Psychology & School Psychology (#50-1635), Dietetics & Nutrition (#50-1635), Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology, and Occupational Therapy Practice (#34); by the Ohio Counselor, Social Worker & MFT Board (#RCST100501); by the South Carolina Board of Professional Counselors & MFTs (#193); and by the Texas Board of Examiners of Marriage & Family Therapists (#114) and State Board of Social Worker Examiners (#5678).

 

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

ASHA-Approved Provider
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).