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Course # 5453
Measuring and Assessing Severity of Involvement for Children with SSD

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CEUs/Hours Offered: AG Bell - LSLS/1.0 Domain 3, CE-SPC-13-065; ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, Professional; Kansas DHE, LTS-S1370/1.0; SAC/1.0

Course Abstract

This course will examine the question of severity of involvement in children with speech sound disorders (SSD). The focus will be on the factors involved in determining severity as well as the latest methods for measuring it.
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Course Learning Outcomes

  • After this course, participants will be able to identify factors involved in determining severity of involvement.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe current approaches to measuring severity.
  • After this course, participants will be able to describe alternate approaches to measuring severity.

Time-ordered Agenda

0-10 Minutes What is severity?
10-30 Minutes Factors involved in severity measurement
30-55 Minutes Severity Measurement Options
55-60 Minutes Conclusion; Q&A

Average Rating

(580 Ratings)

Most Recent Comments

Displaying 100 most recent comments out of 580 reviews

Review by: Paula on March 11, 2015
New information was shared that I could apply immediately.
Review by: Melissa on March 4, 2015
The information was presented in a very clear and concise manner.
Review by: Thelma on February 16, 2015
Great differentiation of different measure of intelligibility.
Review by: Anna on December 7, 2014
While the information presented was outstanding, I am still left with many questions. The presenter did state that this is a grey area and should be treated as such.
Review by: Marla on November 16, 2014
It was informative and thought provoking.
Review by: Lynn on October 13, 2014
easy information to grasp
Review by: Zulemy on October 3, 2014
engaging course
Review by: Stacie on July 17, 2014
Excellent use of research
Review by: Renee on July 9, 2014
Good presentation
Review by: Alaina on June 28, 2014
Summary of the evidence, pointing in a direction of best practice.
Review by: Melissa on June 4, 2014
It had some good information on research-based reasons for using different methods to evaluate severity of speech sound disorders
Review by: Nancy on April 16, 2014
-good introduction and review of concepts to consider in determining severity. - incorporated research with practical considerations.
Review by: Kami on January 18, 2014
clearly presented and I will put this info to use immediately
Review by: Kellee on January 18, 2014
easy to follow and understand
Review by: Elizabeth on December 16, 2013
excellent details
Review by: Bruce on December 7, 2013
w\presented well, interesting
Review by: James on November 16, 2013
It was very informative.
Review by: Robin on October 28, 2013
Review by: Amy on August 26, 2013
it was very informative and succinct.
Review by: Nancy on August 7, 2013
The presenter pulled together information from a variety of sources and perspectives for assessing severity.
Review by: katherine on July 4, 2013
Affirms that what I'm doing is supported by evidence.
Review by: Patricia on June 27, 2013
i was suprised that xperienced clinicians did not have a unified responce when when tested on identical results
Review by: Amy on June 4, 2013
clear and well presented
Review by: Jacqueline on May 24, 2013
well organized
Review by: Rachel on May 23, 2013
interesting topic
Review by: Brenda on March 30, 2013
I did not realize how in consistent severity ratings were.
Review by: Lisa on March 27, 2013
I liked that the speaker provided a resource that I can use immediately.
Review by: Patricia on March 3, 2013
References used
Review by: Valentina on February 18, 2013
interesting content, clear presentation
Review by: Karen on February 14, 2013
I liked the style of speech the instructor used. He didn't skirt around all the "gray areas", but considered many different aspects of the problem/solutions.
Review by: Denise on February 10, 2013
The speaker used very relevant data and analysis in this presentation.
Review by: Christle on January 27, 2013
The definitions for perceptual rating scales and PCC.
Review by: Katie on January 27, 2013
Good research
Review by: Feliks on January 23, 2013
Review by: Kitty on January 21, 2013
I like the details to the different measures for assessing severity/intelligibility and the research behind it.
Review by: Tamara on January 20, 2013
Great info
Review by: Donna on January 19, 2013
well laid out and developed. Information is readily useable
Review by: Kathleen on December 31, 2012
Clarity and organization of content presented.
Review by: Laura on December 30, 2012
New, useful information.
Review by: Darlene on December 30, 2012
clear and informative evaluation of data obtained on standardized tests
Review by: Anna on December 29, 2012
relevance of information
Review by: Juanita A on December 29, 2012
This course was well organized and easily read and comprehended.
Review by: Karen on December 29, 2012
specific information presented in a clear manner
Review by: Barb on December 28, 2012
useful considerations
Review by: Michele on December 27, 2012
easy to follow
Review by: Victoria on December 27, 2012
It was well organized and provided objective information which can be applied to more accurately diagnose severity level in clients with SSD.
Review by: Cathy on December 27, 2012
good information
Review by: Correan on December 26, 2012
The topic
Review by: Mary on December 23, 2012
provided specific testing examples
Review by: Twila on December 21, 2012
Made me think about my own ratings on how I perceive intelligibility
Review by: Amber on December 17, 2012
good research
Review by: Bonnie on December 15, 2012
Discussion of relevant concepts
Review by: Basha on December 13, 2012
amount of information
Review by: Karen on December 12, 2012
Its applicability to making evaluations. I can go from this course to something that works.
Review by: Amy on December 12, 2012
good organization of the course
Review by: Janice on December 11, 2012
Applicability to clinical setting
Review by: Henry on December 9, 2012
Good info about PCC that was unfamiliar to me.
Review by: patricia on December 7, 2012
Well organized. Strong evidence for using pcc
Review by: Sandra on December 4, 2012
The course was well organized, and written in an "easy to read style" that seemed as if you were listening to the lecture.
Review by: Randi on December 3, 2012
Nice overview.
Review by: Meredith on November 30, 2012
It will be beneficial in how I provide severity ratings.
Review by: Emily on November 29, 2012
Helpful information regarding complexity of assessing severity levels for SSD
Review by: Eleanor on November 29, 2012
short but informative course!
Review by: Jill on November 28, 2012
Good content-
Review by: James on November 25, 2012
Revisiting intelligibility as part of the diagnostic armament is always healthy. This article fills the bill.
Review by: Deidre on November 25, 2012
The speaker
Review by: Kari on November 20, 2012
i liked being able to read the text and then go back when I needed info.
Review by: Tammy on November 19, 2012
good info
Review by: Chaya on November 17, 2012
Information was great.
Review by: Adrienne on November 16, 2012
It was nice to know that PCC seems to be the best standard for measurement; however, it's disappointing to know that the evidence on even that is still quite thin.
Review by: Nancy on November 15, 2012
My SLP PLC is currently trying to standardize our severity rating scale within our school division. The information presented was both relevant and timely.
Review by: Patricia on November 15, 2012
Really enjoyed the updated information.
Review by: Mary Ellen on November 15, 2012
Discussed the value of a variety of ways to look at speech severity
Review by: mary on November 8, 2012
very informative
Review by: Edith Suzanne on November 7, 2012
I like the format where I can go bacck and reference what I've read and make sure I have the facts straight. I will try a video as well but I feel more confident with the written text.
Review by: Darcy on November 7, 2012
Functional means to determine severity of SSD's in speaking children, including those who do not perform on a standardized measure during an initial assessment
Review by: CAROLYN on November 6, 2012
Clear information about an important topic
Review by: Vicki on November 4, 2012
Direct and to the point. Research/evidence based information.
Review by: Amy on October 30, 2012
Very clear presentation.
Review by: Noemi on October 30, 2012
the presentation was concise and clear. It presented an excellent overview of the diagnostic state of the art, which was very educational.
Review by: Lauren on October 28, 2012
Simple language and examples.
Review by: Martha on October 23, 2012
Good content
Review by: Evelyn on October 20, 2012
Conversational tone kept it interesting and the information was concise.
Review by: Kaylan on October 16, 2012
The info was clearly presented.
Review by: Lisa on October 16, 2012
this is a tough topic for clinicians so it is nice to see options for ratings
Review by: Rebecca on October 15, 2012
making people aware of problems with perceptual scales
Review by: Jane on October 14, 2012
Was familiar with some of the procedures but did not know they had a name. Learned some new vocabulary
Review by: Jane on October 14, 2012
clear and concise
Review by: Deborah on October 13, 2012
well organized, concise, and contained referenced-based information
Review by: Joan on October 7, 2012
Dr. Flipsen was very well organized, concise, and clear.
Review by: Karen on October 6, 2012
The need to rate the severity of students' speech and the best ways of assessing the severity.
Review by: Meredith on October 5, 2012
Review by: Sheena on October 2, 2012
Good review of information
Review by: Elizabeth on September 30, 2012
Lots of research cited.
Review by: Susan on September 27, 2012
This text course really provided me with some "food for thought" as I think about how I measured severity of students with SSD in the past. Really good information.
Review by: christina on September 26, 2012
subject content
Review by: Kristen on September 26, 2012
It had a good alternative to PCC for assessments. I was suprised to find there were not as many research articles on using intelligibility or other measures for less subjective classification of severity.

Course Information

This is a Text course published on June 12, 2012 which you can save and print.

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Course Presenter

peter flipsen

Peter Flipsen, Ph.D. Jr., S-LP(C), CCC-SLP

Dr. Peter Flipsen Jr. is a Professor of Speech-Language Pathology at Idaho State University. He is the author of more than 20 peer-reviewed journal articles and the co-author (with John Bernthal and Nicolas Bankson) of Articulation and Phonological Disorders: Speech Sound Disorders in Children. His current research focuses on speech and language development in children with cochlear implants as well as on the measurement of intelligibility of speech in children.

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Continuing Education Information

CEUs/Hours Offered: AG Bell - LSLS/1.0 Domain 3, CE-SPC-13-065; ASHA/0.1 Intermediate, 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.

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AG Bell - Listening and Spoken Language Credential

This course is offered for 1 hour(s) of CE Credit from the AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language. For an explanation of content areas, please view pdf listing all 9 "domains."

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate 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.

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