Ah, continuing ed.
Thought you were done with classes after your masters degree? Haha! No, my friend.
Nobody wants extra things on their To Do list, but you simply can not be an effective speech–language pathologist if you don’t continue to learn throughout your career. ASHA knows that; which is why they require it for those of us with our CCC-SLP designation! And at its best, continuing ed can help shake you out of an SLP-slump, increase your confidence, and give you the satisfaction of knowing you're doing your job well.
Since we gotta do it (and deep down, want to), let’s get the rules and requirements straight. Read on for our most Frequently-Asked Questions about ASHA CEUs:
Meredith Harold, PhD, CCC-SLP
Katherine Sanchez, PhD, CPSP
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Each month, we've been writing age-specific evidence reviews on COVID-19 for our members. The month, we decided to give all SLPs our monthly update for free. We hope it helps.
COVID-19 continues, justifiably, to be the hot scientific topic of the year, as the number of publications mounts. In children, the evidence continues to suggest that:
But now researchers are starting to think more broadly...
As members of a people-oriented field, speech–language pathologists have a responsibility to ensure that their daily practice isn’t racist.
As a business that educates SLPs, The Informed SLP has a responsibility to ensure our colleagues have the information to identify what racism is, and the many forms it can take, so that they can become actively anti-racist.
We aren’t going to write a traditional business statement this week, because others have already done it beautifully. This one is fantastic. (And you all know that we’re fans of quoting smart people who make smart statements.)
What we WILL write to you all is a promise:
Cassandra Kerr, MClSc, SLP
Grace Neubauer, MS, CCC-SLP
Stephanie Muñoz, MS, CCC-SLP
Erin Kamarunas, PhD, CCC-SLP
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Here at TISLP we strive to provide SLPs with Evidence You Can Use to inform your clinical practice. We recognize that many of you are facing new constraints on the way you practice as a result of COVID-19. You may be limited by efforts to conserve personal protective equipment and to enforce strict infection control policies. You may be called on to use your knowledge and training to weigh the risks/benefits of our intervention in new ways. We are confident that you will continue to be a fierce advocate for your patients as you navigate this difficult situation.
To make this easier—and because we love connecting clinicians with science as efficiently as possible—we wanted to bring you the latest and most relevant research regarding COVID-19 and dysphagia.