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Course # 5703
Common Core State Standards – Implications for Speech-Language Pathologists

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CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have been adopted by 45 states as “consistent, clear understanding of what students are expected to learn.” This course will review the purpose of the standards, lead participants in review of language-related standards, and provide practical suggestions for integration of speech-language services with the CCSS.
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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to explain the purpose and expectations of the Common Core State Standards.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify if their state has adopted the Common Core State Standards.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify illustrative language expectations of the Common Core State Standards.
  • After this course, participants will be able to identify strategies for integration of relevant CCSS into speech-language intervention.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-5 Minutes Introduction
5-15 Minutes Purpose and expectations of Common Core State Standards
15-20 Minutes State adoption of CCSS
20-40 Minutes Review of language components and expectations of the CCSS
40-55 Minutes Strategies for integration of CCSS into speech-language intervention
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(1771 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 1771 reviews

Review by: Member on November 28, 2015
Very timely subject matter.
Review by: Member on November 28, 2015
very relevant to anyone working with school aged children.
Review by: Member on November 25, 2015
Very relevant information. It is nice to have a better understanding of the Common Core Standards.
Review by: Crystal on November 23, 2015
The workshop cleared up the role of the SLP when it comes to the common core standards.
Review by: Member on November 23, 2015
It was informative
Review by: Member on November 18, 2015
Relevant information to help SLP's integrate common core standards into practice.
Review by: Mary on November 18, 2015
Good information regarding the development of Common Core.
Review by: Debra on November 16, 2015
Relevance to my daily practice. Relevance to district priorities and their understanding of my role.
Review by: Member on November 16, 2015
Some information was not clear enough to answer the test questions with confidence.
Review by: Member on November 15, 2015
Excellent examples and explanations.
Review by: Member on November 15, 2015
Did not flow well.
Review by: Atiya on November 14, 2015
Very essential information that is needed for all school-based SLPs
Review by: Member on October 28, 2015
It made me really think about the role of SLP's in relation to Common Core.
Review by: Sarah on October 28, 2015
Very informative, presented in a very clear manner.
Review by: Member on October 25, 2015
Basic course with limited new information. I am not currently working, however it didn't add much to my knowledge base
Review by: Member on October 17, 2015
very general info that I basically knew already-hoping for more specifics or where to find this for my state
Review by: Laura on October 17, 2015
Gave very in depth facts well presented. My state does not have Common Core and that is why the topic was not relevant. I can apply much of the info towards the Standards that my state uses. And I have wondered exactly what is Common Core and now I know.
Review by: Member on October 16, 2015
Very relevant to my role as a school-based SLP
Review by: Member on October 14, 2015
Comprehensive information
Review by: Member on October 13, 2015
easy to understand
Review by: Member on October 9, 2015
Positive info in a time when most publicity is bad.
Review by: Member on September 21, 2015
Good explanation of common core and how it relates to speech pathology
Review by: Kristi on September 17, 2015
This course helped me to better understand the role Common Core plays in working with students and writing IEPs.
Review by: Member on September 16, 2015
The content and relevance.
Review by: Member on September 15, 2015
A lot of helpful, inspirational information
Review by: Member on September 14, 2015
It gave clear steps on how to use the common core in our therapy goals and sessions.
Review by: Member on August 31, 2015
The language used was a bit overlapping and too general.
Review by: Member on August 29, 2015
Concrete examples were provided and the relevance of the material presented in this course to my current work in the school setting was clear.
Review by: Member on August 29, 2015
It gave me the framework to begin the writing better IEPs for our students.
Review by: Member on August 26, 2015
Great course.
Review by: Debra on August 25, 2015
relevant to school setting
Review by: Member on August 24, 2015
Good information about Common core
Review by: Member on August 22, 2015
Helpful information!
Review by: Margaret on August 7, 2015
The information was well organized.
Review by: Member on August 7, 2015
Insight as to how to combine therapy with common core standards.
Review by: Victoria on August 5, 2015
Helped understand the common Core better.
Review by: Aimee on August 3, 2015
I liked when the presenter pointed out real world applications.
Review by: Donna on August 2, 2015
The wealth of information about Common Core
Review by: Stephanie on August 1, 2015
The content of this course confirmed and expanded my understanding and use of Core Standards in developing speech and language goals for every child on my caseload.
Review by: Kelly on July 30, 2015
Liked all of the examples and helpful references
Review by: jill on July 27, 2015
By relating and integrating what we do that aligns with common core. Also by breaking it down to specific areas to focus on, making it feasible and most likely more successful.
Review by: Cynthia on July 26, 2015
easy to understand
Review by: Teresa on July 23, 2015
This course was informative and provided information about the Common Core State Standards that will be useful for speech pathologists in the schools.
Review by: Carrie on July 22, 2015
Her sources are very helpful and the discussion on how to use the standards was very relevant.
Review by: Tara on July 21, 2015
nice use of examples of standards and how they relate to SLP's
Review by: ami on July 16, 2015
This topic is great. It really gave me an appreciation for common core standards. When I worked in the schools in the past I wished I had more clarity as far as what was expected of the children. I will definitely use the instructor's recommendations in my next school position.
Review by: Mary on July 16, 2015
applicable to daily work
Review by: Debra on July 15, 2015
very relevant to the school slp's, especially the reminder (and supporting) to use academic content in therapy
Review by: Susan on July 13, 2015
This was a review for me but one I felt I very much needed. I had reached a point in my career where I found I was losing some confidence. The presenter of this course was very specific... "down to earth". I found information that reassured me but also helped me see my weaknesses and find an enthusiastic way of addressing those weaknesses.
Review by: Jennifer on July 10, 2015
I needed this information to increase my school based therapy.
Review by: Margaret on July 10, 2015
Easy to understand and I learned a lot.
Review by: Debra on July 9, 2015
the functional relevance of aligning IEP goals to common core standards
Review by: Donna on July 3, 2015
This course informs on the basics of Common Core Standards with regard to speech-language pathology.
Review by: Jill on June 30, 2015
Gave me a clear understanding of what Common Core Standards are and why they were created.
Review by: Carol on June 28, 2015
Gave numerous examples and reasons for using Common Core Standards in conjunction with SLP goals; valuable information for school SLPs.
Review by: Marilyn on June 27, 2015
Relevant information
Review by: Serena on June 25, 2015
Easy to understand and made very relatable.
Review by: Jessica on June 22, 2015
great supportive information
Review by: Jessica on May 18, 2015
Clear and concise.
Review by: Callie on May 13, 2015
well put together
Review by: Kaitlin on May 9, 2015
Provided good resources and links about how to get incorporate the common core state standards into your therapy time
Review by: Margie on April 22, 2015
The content was applicable to the services I provide. The lay-out of the information was presented in easy-to-follow format.
Review by: Dorothy on April 19, 2015
Instructor's enthusiasm to demonstrate educational relevance of what SLPs do was clear.
Review by: Karen on April 19, 2015
good information about core standards for new speech therapists in this environment
Review by: Jennifer on April 19, 2015
Very relevant information and well organized.
Review by: Martha on April 17, 2015
Experience of the presenter
Review by: Debra on April 9, 2015
The content provided only one positive perception of Common Core.
Review by: Pam on March 30, 2015
Good overview of the CCSS.
Review by: Sharyn on March 30, 2015
specific citing of standards
Review by: betty on March 29, 2015
clearly outlined the role of SLPs in the curriculum
Review by: Terri on March 28, 2015
Interesting, easy explanation of applying standards to everyday therapy.
Review by: Leah on March 23, 2015
Extremely important information for SLPs working in the schools.
Review by: Tasha on March 21, 2015
Relevant information; topic that is essential to public school SLPs.
Review by: Julie on March 16, 2015
Relavent content
Review by: Kristen on March 10, 2015
In depth information about the background of the CCSS and the opportunities for the SLP to collaborate with educators.
Review by: Robin on February 23, 2015
Great explanation of common core most applicable to slps.
Review by: Jodi on February 23, 2015
Relating specifically what we do as SLPs to the common core and helping to identify our role.
Review by: Mina on February 8, 2015
Clear and well organized
Review by: Lindsay on February 2, 2015
creates a better understanding of common core and applies it to speech pathology
Review by: Natalie on January 28, 2015
great information on how and why to use CCSS
Review by: Danielle on January 27, 2015
Clear and concise information, presented in a "user friendly" format
Review by: Lynne on January 24, 2015
It put together state standards, UDL and RTI and showed the relationship between them and how we incorporate all of them into our work!
Review by: Lisa on January 16, 2015
That there were relevant examples
Review by: Teri on January 14, 2015
The information was very current and applicable to the public school SLP
Review by: Barbara on January 9, 2015
Great information about CC.
Review by: Lindsay on January 8, 2015
ConvenientApplicable topic
Review by: Denise on December 31, 2014
gave me more information regarding common core
Review by: Amy on December 30, 2014
Many suggestions for how to accomplish working outside the caseload were given.
Review by: Cindy on December 30, 2014
Good explanation of common Core as it relates to SLI
Review by: Cathryne on December 30, 2014
I think that parents could also benefit from this information in understanding what is needed for their language impaired child to show progress.
Review by: Ruth on December 29, 2014
For an SLP, like me, who does not work with children or in the schools at all, it was really helpful to see the outline of why, how, and by whom the standards were developed. I was very skeptical of them previous to this course, but this has given me a richer appreciation for them and for their purpose.
Review by: Patricia on December 29, 2014
Concise presentation of information
Review by: Vivian on December 28, 2014
It provided details as to how to incorporate the CCSS into the therapeutic framework.
Review by: Andrea on December 28, 2014
Good information on such a new subject

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Course Presenter

lissa power defur

Lissa Power-deFur, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

Lissa Power-deFur is Professor and Program Director in Communication Sciences and Disorders at Longwood University.  She previously worked at the Virginia Department of Education in special education and student services, where she worked collaboratively with general educators, special educators and related services personnel to facilitate student achievement.  She has offered numerous presentations on the educational relevance of speech-language impairment, collaboration, and the Common Core State Standards.  

Disclosure: Lissa Power deFur has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose.

Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: ASHA/0.1 Introductory, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Passing an online exam will be required to earn continuing education credit, where applicable.

Please Note: The exam and course evaluation must be completed within 30 days of course registration.

To participate in the course, complete the exam, and earn continuing education credit (where applicable), you must be a CEU Total Access member.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Introductory level, Professional Area)

Kansas Dept of Health & Environment

Approved for 1 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department of Health and Environment. Long-Term Sponsorship number: LTS-S1370.

California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board: SpeechPathology.com is approved by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology Board as a Continuing Professional Development Provider, approval number PDP 268. This course may meet the requirements for 1 hours of continuing education credit for SLPs as required by the California Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and Hearing Aid Dispensers Board. The responsibility for determining whether or not this specific course counts toward an individual's requirements for license renewal is up to the individual. Please refer to the CA state board rules regarding allowable topics and self-study limits: http://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/licensees/ce_req.shtml. Live webinars on SpeechPathology.com do not count as self-study courses toward California professional development requirements.

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