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# e158   Treatment Planning for African American Vernacular English (AAVE)

by Courtney Brown, MS, CCC-SLP

0.15 CEUs

$ 34.00

Available Spring 2017

This program examines the use of contrastive analysis and code-switching to improve the academic success of students with AAVE (African American Vernacular English). This course distinguishes the linguistic features of AAVE and identifies important dialectal features and markers. Through a review of the literature, the presenter has explored the correlations between non-mainstream American English and reading achievement. As a researcher and practicing clinician, the presenter has identified and uses two (2) effective pedagogical tools, e.g., contrastive-analysis & code-switching which aid in the linguistic dexterity among bidialectal AAE speakers. Offered for 0.15 ASHA CEUs – 1.5 contact hours.

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

Course Format: Video PowerPoint presentation with author narration & downloadable handout.

At eCourse conclusion, participants will be able to:

  1. Distinguish the linguistic features of AAVE.

  2. Identify important dialectal features/markers.

  3. Integrate contrastive analysis and code-switching as effective pedagogical tools.

A score of 80% or better must be received on the post test in order 
to receive a certificate of completion.

 

Courtney S. Brown, MS, CCC-SLP, has been a speech-language pathologist for the past 10 years. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics from the University of Florida. She received her Master’s degree from Nova Southeastern University. In 2005, she established ABCS Speech Language Pathology Inc. to further meet the needs of children with special needs. Through ABCS, her mission is to close the gap between our nation’s schools, hospitals, and private homes by serving as a liaison in this field. Courtney is currently employed as a SLP at Bright Horizons, an ESE Center school in Broward County, FL. Courtney has worked with various populations and disciplines including, but not limited to: pediatricians, dentists, occupational therapists, physical therapist and behavior analysts. Courtney is currently pursuing a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction, with a specialization in Reading, Literacy and Cognition. Courtney is certified member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and is licensed to practice in the state of Florida. She is a member of: FLASHA, TESOL AERA, FRA, NEA and AFT.

Financial — Courtney Brown is the presenter of online CEU courses sponsored by Northern Speech; receives royalty payments.

Nonfinancial — Courtney Brown has no relevant nonfinancial disclosures.


Intended Audience

  • SLP

This program is offered for 0.15 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).

Offered for 1.5 CEEs. Northern Speech Services’ continuing education activities are eligible for Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) Continuing Education Equivalents (CEEs) in speech-language pathology. An activity’s eligibility for CEEs does not imply SAC’s endorsement of its content or any associated products or procedures.

Content Disclosure: The content of this online CE course does not focus exclusively on any specific proprietary product or service. Presenter financial and non-financial disclosures may be found by clicking on the Presenter & Disclosures tab.

ASHA CEUs: NSS online courses are registered with ASHA and are offered for ASHA CEUs. The number of CEUs is noted above. Note that 0.1 CEU = 1 contact hour = equals 1 CEE.

Licensing Boards: Most state licensing boards DO accept CEUs earned online (usually classified as home-study credits). Some state boards do, however, place a limit to the number of credits that can be earned via home study/online courses. For the most current information, we suggest that you contact your licensing board or agency to verify acceptance policies and/or any credit limits related to home-study courses prior to registering for this course.

ASHA CE Registry:  During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

ASHA CEUS: Attendees must meet at least one of the following conditions in order to be eligible to earn ASHA CEUs:

  • Current ASHA Member
  • ASHA Certificate of Clinical Competence (CCC) Holder
  • Licensed by a state or provincial regulatory agency to practice speech-language pathology (SLP) or audiology
  • Credentialed by a state regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Credentialed by a national regulatory agency to practice SLP or audiology
  • Engaged in a Clinical Fellowship under the supervision of an individual with their ASHA CCC
  • Currently enrolled in a masters or doctoral program in SLP or audiology

If an attendee is not an ASHA member or CCC holder but meets any of the above criteria, they may inform the ASHA CE Registry of their eligibility by visiting this site.

Additional accrediting agencies by which Northern Speech is an approved CE provider:

  • California: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the California Speech-Language Pathology & Audiology Board. Provider #PDP4. Online CEU limits may apply; please contact SLPAHADB for current online CEU acceptance policies.
  • Iowa: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Iowa Board of Speech Pathology and Audiology Examiners. Provider #169.
  • Kansas: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Provider #LTS-S0005.
  • Florida: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the Florida Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board. Provider #SPA-026.  
  • New Jersey: NSS is approved as a provider of continuing education by the New Jersey Department of Education.  Provider #1654.
  • Course Completion Timeframe: You have unlimited time to complete this online course. You may log off and log on as you wish in order to complete all sections of this course.

  • Content Access: Access to course materials and content does not expire, even after completing the post test. You may continue to review course material by logging into your NSS account, clicking the E-Courses tab, and then viewing your desired course.

  • Certificate of Completion: On successful completion of the post test (80%), a certificate will be immediately available for download and/or printing. This certificate will include your name, date of completion (based on the Eastern Standard Time Zone), and number of contact hours (CEUs / CEEs).

  • ASHA CE Registry Submission: During the enrollment process, if you select to receive ASHA credit for this course and if you provide your ASHA number, NSS will automatically submit your CEU information to the ASHA CE Registry after successful course completion (80% on post test). This submission happens once per month, during the first week of the month. For example, if you complete your course on November 7th, NSS will submit all November online course CEUs to ASHA during the first week of December. When ASHA inputs the information into their database, they will mark the course as completed on the last day of the month in which it was completed, so November 30th using this example. The certificate of completion available for you to print immediately, however, will reflect the actual completion date, November 7th in this example. Due to ASHA processing procedures please allow 2-3 weeks, from the submission date, for the course to appear on your ASHA transcript.

  • Purchase Orders: Purchase orders are NOT accepted when registering for online courses. Payment must be made online in the form of a credit or debit card payment.

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