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Texas Speech Language Pathologists Continuing

Education and License Information

Texas-licensed speech language pathologists have a license renewal every two years with a birth month
deadline.
Twenty (20) hours of continuing education (30 if dual licensed) are required for licensure.
There are no limits for online CE if ASHA approved. Two (2) hours of ethics are required at each renewal,
jurisprudence exam is required for renewal (one-time requirement) counts for one hour of the ethics
requirement.
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 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.

Speech Language Pathologist Continuing Education Courses


The Speech-Language Pathologist in Long-Term Care
As 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 SLPs treatment habits. This can
make it difficult for the SLP working part-time or PRN in a skilled
nursing facility. This course 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.

Visuals for Autism: Beyond the Basic Symbols


It 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.

Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism Spectrum Disorders


This is a test only course (book not included). The book (or e-book)
can be purchased from Amazon or some other source. This CE test is
based on the book Early Childhood Music Therapy and Autism
Spectrum Disorders: Developing Potential in Young Children and
their Families (2012, 304 pages). This text includes the work of
many researchers and practitioners from music therapy and related
disciplines brought together to provide a comprehensive overview
of music therapy practice with young children who present with
Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). The authors present an overview
of ASD including core characteristics, early warning signs, prevalence
rates, research and theories, screening and evaluation. The book
explores treatment approaches and strategies as applied in music
therapy to the treatment of ASD. The authors present a wealth of
practical applications and strategies for implementation of music
therapy within multi-disciplinary teams, school environments and in
family-centered practice.

Alzheimers Unraveling the Mystery


Alzheimers dementia is a growing concern among the aging Baby
Boomers; yet, modern science points the way to reducing the risks
through maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This course is based on a
publication from the National Institute on Aging, which describes
healthy brain functioning during the aging process and then
contrasts it to the processes of Alzheimers disease. Full of colorful,
detailed diagrams, this educational booklet describes the risk factors
for Alzheimers disease, effective steps for prevention, strategies for
diagnosing and treating Alzheimers disease, and the search for new
treatments. Strategies for caregivers and reducing caregiver stress
are also discussed briefly.