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Dr. Dorothy A. Kelly, D.A., CCC-SLP, is a certified teacher of the hearing impaired and licensed Speech-Language Pathologist who obtained a Doctor of Arts degree in Communicative Disorders from Adelphi University. Currently Dr. Kelly is Associate Professor and Department Chair in the Department of Speech at St. Joseph's College, Patchogue, New York. Throughout her career Dr. Kelly has remained active, clinically evaluating and treating children with various types of speech and language disorders including children with auditory processing disorders.
She is currently Editorial Consultant/Contributor to Advance Magazine for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists and the author of the following books: Central Auditory Processing Disorder: Strategies for Use with Children and Adolescents (1995); A Winner's Workbook: Reproducible Activities for Children With Attention Deficit Disorder (1998); TheraGuide: Understanding Central Auditory Processing Disorder (1998); The Art of Following Directions (1999); Screening For Central Auditory Processing Difficulties (2000); Developing a Sense of Self: Tactics and Tenets for Adolescent Girls; and Adolescent Girls: Thinking Through Relationships, and the Language of Social and Emotional Literacy. She has also authored four online courses related to this topic. Dr. Kelly is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association and the American Psychological Association.
Financial — Dorothy A. Kelly is the author of online CEU courses offered by Northern Speech Services; receives royalty payments.
Nonfinancial — Dorothy A. Kelly has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.
This program is offered for 0.2 CEUs (Intermediate level; Professional area).
Offered for 2 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:
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.
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"I think this course is excellent for any school-based clinician as many of us serve children who are unable to follow directions. It makes much more sense when you look at the 11 point structure versus what the CELF tells us in testing results. So many of us write goals but really don't understand what is causing the student to have difficulty with the directions on that test even with the little guide in the manual. I am definitely going to encourage my coworkers to take this course once it's published. It's one of the best I've taken in a while." – A.O. (Mar. 2017)
"I actually liked the text only delivery of this course as a change from typical video models. It allowed me to be able to complete it in a setting that would not have been possible to watch a video at the time." – J.B. (Dec. 2016)
"I appreciated the solutions and strategies about breakdowns involving execution, setting, and attention and the differentiation between the 3." – S.A. (Dec. 2016)
"I enjoyed the sample activities that were presented to target the specific areas that directions often breakdown." – M.M. (Dec. 2016)
"The solutions and strategies to improve remediation in deficits in following directions were excellent." – C.G. (Nov. 2016)
"I liked the straightforward presentation of material and the strategies and solutions presented. It can be applied to my daily work right away. I also like the take away points for teacher/staff training." – S.M. (Nov. 2016)
"I loved the idea of having the speaker be responsibile as well as the listener. There were far more strategies specifically targeting areas of Verbal Directions than I am currently using. I really liked the usefulness and functional breakdown (e.g. assessment/lesson plans/glossary, etc.)." – J.L. (Oct. 2016)
"I liked how each area was broken down into the problem, example, and strategy." – C.H. (Sept. 2016)
"The list of 11 difficulties for verbal directions was most beneficial. This will be helpful in working with teachers to describe various breakdowns that could be happening in the classroom setting." – B.M. (Aug. 2016)
"I appreciated how the information was presented in problem/solution/strategy format. Although I was familiar with much of the information, it was presented in such a fashion as to provide a concise and pleasant "refresher" course. I especially appreciated the focus on speaker AND listener responsibility as well as how a child's intentions and abilities are two separate factors. As a clinician AND as a parent of a gifted/dyslexic/ADHD/executive functioning disordered child, I think all the summarizing points made in this course are important for parents and educators to keep in mind as they interact with children of differing skills." – A.M. (July 2016)
"I like that it explains the problems with following verbal directions and offers strategies for both listening partners." – J.B. (June 2016)
"The whole presentation was very beneficial. I liked that the text was very easy to read with larger print. The writer/author presented the information in language that was easy to read and follow." – M.S.M.R. (Apr. 2016)
"I liked the descriptions of the various ways in which directions can be difficult, including the examples, solutions, and strategies which can be taught. I liked the format of this e-course. It was very easy to understand." – A.M. (Feb. 2016)
"I appreciated the terminology and specific breakdown of directions process. I liked the additional info - glossary, info to in-service teachers, assessment tool." – H.B. (Jan. 2016)
"The discussion on Executive Dysfunction was most beneficial. I liked that plenty of examples were given." – A.B. (Jan. 2016)
"I liked how it expanded my knowledge of direction deficits. The differentiation of direction breakdown along with strategies/solutions was incredibly useful." – C.O. (Jan. 2016)
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