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Play is FUNdamental

Course: #9391Level: Intermediate4 Hours 462 Reviews

Master skills to implement in your practice immediately with continued SLP Master Class. This 4-hour master class focuses on play as a critical element of child development. This course will help SLPs understand the complexities of play, including its stages, components and interconnection with other aspects of development. It will explore ways to strategically integrate play into assessment and treatment to address a range of areas - such as attention, task completion, social interaction, problem solving, executive functioning and literacy - in both children and older individuals with developmental delays.

Please note: This series is comprised of the following individual courses: 9443, 9449, 9468, and 9482. If you have completed any of these individual courses in the live or video formats, you will NOT be able to earn CEU credit for this course (9391).

Course created on September 23, 2020

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Course Type: Video

CEUs/Hours Offered: AG Bell - LSLS/4.0 Domain 3, Domain 4, Domain 8, Domain 9, CE-SPC-20-0321; ASHA/0.4 Intermediate, Professional; IACET/0.4; IL EITP/4.0; Kansas LTS-S1370/4.0; SAC/4.0

Learning Outcomes

  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to explain the connection between observable play behaviors and corresponding levels of intentional communication and motor development.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe the stages of motor, social, and language play and how those stages are interconnected.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to describe at least 3 important social behaviors and 3 cognitive behaviors children develop as a result of meaningful play experiences.
  • checkmarkAfter this course, participants will be able to define the different stages of story grammar development and explain how story grammar development correlates with stages of language/cognitive play development.


0-60 Minutes Developmental Aspects of Play as Applied to Children and Individuals with Language and Developmental Disabilities
60-120 Minutes Integrating Social, Motor, and Language Aspects of Play
120-180 Minutes The Importance of Play for Social-Emotional Development
180-240 Minutes Play and Reading are Connected - Really!


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Presenter Disclosure: Financial: Lisa Audet received an honorarium for this presentation. She directs the Autism Initiative for Research Education and Outreach at Kent State University and owns a private SLP practice. Nonfinancial: No relevant relationships to disclose.

Sponsor Disclosure: This Course is presented by SpeechPathology.com.

Content Disclosure: This learning event does not focus exclusively on any specific product or service.

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AG Bell - Listening and Spoken Language Credential

AG Bell - Listening and Spoken Language Credential

This course is offered for 4 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.

American Speech-Language-Hearing Assn.

This course is offered for 0.4 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional Area)

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

International Association for Continuing Education and Training

continued, LLC, DBA AudiologyOnline, is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). continued complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, continued is authorized to issue the IACET CEU. continued, LLC, is authorized by IACET to offer 0.4 CEUs for this program.

Illinois Early Intervention Training Program

The Illinois Early Intervention Training Program has approved this event for 4.0 hours of EI credential credit. See http://www.illinoiseitraining.org/page.aspx?module=15 for information about credit areas.

Kansas Dept for Aging and Disability Services

Approved for 4 continuing education clock hour(s) for Kansas licensed Speech Pathologists by the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services. 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 4 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.

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Speech-Language and Audiology Canada

Clinically certified members of Speech-Language and Audiology Canada (SAC) can accumulate continuing education equivalents (CEEs) for their participation with SpeechPathology.com. One hour of coursework equals 1 CEE. All SAC members are encouraged to participate in on-going education.