Professional Development Opportunities:
ASHA Telepractice Resources During COVID-19: Information to help you provide telepractice services
THANK YOU, ASHA! Check out ASHA’s Learning Pass which offers unlimited access to ASHA’s extensive, ever-growing catalog of credible, curated online content! As a valued ASHA member, you will receive FREE access to the ASHA Learning Pass through June 30, 2020, to help meet your learning needs during this difficult time.
Check out Warp Speed Download: Essential Info to Jumpstart Your Teletherapy Practice by Bright Media (earn free ASHA CEs through April 5):
Access a recording of “SLP Telecon,” which includes modules with 6 speakers from across the country. Due to recent circumstances SLPs may be required to provide services virtually for the first time ever. You will learn from some amazing SLPs who will be sharing their best tips and tricks for getting started and best practices in teletherapy!
NOTE: Free access to SLP Telecon ends April 5
Therapy Bootcamp – Free conference replay provided by the California Speech Language Hearing Association and SpeechTherapyPD.com
In Addition To HIPAA and FERPA, Consider COPPA:
“When you’re checking your availability for a call, we also recommend that you review “Answers to frequently asked questions about COPPA” COPPA FAQs – in particular Section M, entitled “COPPA AND SCHOOLS.” For example, this section explains how schools that establish contracts with the third-party online service operators to offer online programs solely for the benefit of their students (which appears to be your plan) may act as the parent’s agent and can consent to the collection of kids’ information on the parent’s behalf. (See FAQ M.1.)
In addition, the Department of Education recently issued guidance on virtual learning and FERPA, which is available at https://studentprivacy.ed.gov/sites/default/files/resource_document/file/FERPA%20%20Virtual%20Learning%20032020_FINAL.pdf
Important Information About Maintaining Your CCC:
The coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has introduced unprecedented events in the last couple of weeks, and we have all been affected professionally and personally. ASHA is here to provide support and guidance to help you weather the uncertainty. Please make sure to visit the ASHA coronavirus resource pages to stay on top of all the latest resources and supports specific to issues related to COVID-19.
In addition, we wanted to tell you about some easy ways to earn your Certification Maintenance Hours (CMHs) during your 2019 – 2021 Certification Maintenance Interval:
Subscribing to the ASHA CE Registry is easy, too. The Registry helps annual subscribers track and document ASHA CEUs earned, and it will automatically notify ASHA Certification Maintenance on your behalf once 30 CMHs (3 ASHA CEUs) have been accumulated during your maintenance interval.
Clinical Instructors, Supervisors, and Clinical Fellowship Mentors: Did you know that NEW supervision requirements went into effect 01/01/2020? If you plan to supervise students or mentor Clinical Fellows for purposes of ASHA certification, you must have completed two hours of professional development in the area of clinical instruction or supervision (post-certification) and self-attest that you have completed this requirement. To do this, login to your ASHA account and click “edit” to self-attest that you have met this one-time requirement.