San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) September 23, 2011
The Continuing Education Board (CEB) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has approved PresenceLearning as an ASHA Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider. ASHA Approved CE Providers are the only organizations that can deliver continuing education courses that earn Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for SLPs.
"We are pleased to welcome PresenceLearning as our newest ASHA Approved CE Provider organization," stated Dr. Paul Rao, president of ASHA and Chief Operating Officer for inpatient services at the National Rehabilitation Hospital (NRH) in Washington, DC. Rao added, "PresenceLearning joins 550 organizations across the country and around the world that have had their organizational process and courses reviewed and chosen by our experts in continuing education to ensure the highest possible standards are met."
SLPs are required to earn CEUs each year in order to maintain their certification. CEU-earning courses ensure that SLPs are learning the latest in evidence-based practices and incorporating those practices into the services they provide.
In order to achieve ASHA Approved CE Provider status, PresenceLearning completed a rigorous application process and successfully demonstrated adherence to the ASHA CEB standards that focus on the design, development, administration, and evaluation of its continuing education courses. PresenceLearning agreed to comply with ASHA CEB standards and can now use the ASHA CE logo on promotional course material. PresenceLearning is now listed on the ASHA CEB's Approved CE Provider list, and its CEB-approved courses will appear in the ASHA CE Course Search on the ASHA website at http://www.asha.org.
PresenceLearning Chief Clinical Officer Melissa Jakubowitz stated, "We are proud to be recognized by such a prestigious organization as ASHA, and pleased to be one of the organizations that meets ASHA CEB standards for offering exemplary continuing education courses. We are committed to providing the advanced continuing education that SLPs need to deliver highly effective online speech therapy, also known as telepractice, using our computer-based platform. SLPs who want to continue to grow in their careers while working flexible hours from home using telepractice can get more information at http://www.PresenceLearning.com.
About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 145,481 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems including swallowing disorders. For more information, please visit http://www.asha.org or call 800-498-2071.
About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Continuing Education Board (CEB)
The ASHA CEB supports and facilitates professional development by assisting individuals in the management of lifelong learning; encouraging the availability of quality, relevant CE opportunities through its network of ASHA Approved Continuing Education Providers; and recognizing individual accomplishments in CE with the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE).
PresenceLearning (http://www.presencelearning.com) is the leading provider of live online speech therapy services (also known as telepractice) for K-12 students. The company offers school districts web-based access to a nationwide network of highly qualified speech language pathologists (SLPs) via live videoconferencing using the latest in evidence-based practices. PresenceLearning delivers large cost savings while improving student outcomes. In addition to being an ASHA-approved continuing education provider for SLPs, PresenceLearning is a U.S. Department of Education grant-winner, dedicated to bringing the highest clinical standards to telepractice.
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