Getting your CEUs each year can seem like a daunting task on top of everything else you need to do. I’m here today to offer some of my fav ways to knock out my CEU requirements each year. Don’t forget to check the links and resources section below!
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Episode 36 - CEUs for SLPs: My Top 5
You're listening to the Speech Space Podcast, a podcast full of tips and resources for SLPs. I'm your host, Jessica Cassity, and this is Episode 36.
Hey everybody! Thank you for joining me today to talk about my favorite CEUs for SLPs. Before we get started, I did wanna take a brief moment to let you know that this podcast is brought to you by The Digital SLP membership site, which is a site that features no print and low prep resources for SLPs, in addition to a growing library of videos to summarize evidence and provide you with information to help make your job as an SLP easier. I've also just started to slowly add in Boom Cards as well. So that's pretty exciting. To learn more about The Digital SLP membership, please head on over to thedigitalslp.com/digitalslp.
All right, let's go ahead and talk about some ways to earn CEUs. Okay, so first up is MedBridge. This is one of my absolute favorite sites for CEUs. The quality of the videos and the materials are amazing. And I always come out of each course feeling like I can apply what I've learned in clinical practice. One of my favorite course series on there is all about stuttering. It's done by Scott Yaruss. And I just love just about everything he has to say about stuttering. I saw him speak at ASHA the year before last and I think I have taken every single one of his stuttering courses on MedBridge. But what I really like is that he has some courses on there that touch on the aspects--actually it does more than touch on--he really kind of dives deep into the aspects of counseling for stuttering, which I think many SLPs would appreciate because I've spoken with many SLPs who said that this is an area that they just don't feel comfortable treating. So I will link to that specific course in the show notes if you're interested. And I'm also happy to say that I do have a promo code for you guys that knocks the annual rate down from $275 a year down to $95. And the code that you'll wanna make sure that you use at checkout is just thespeechspace with no spaces, all lowercase. And I will also provide you with a direct link in the show notes as well.
Next stop is Northern Speech Services, and this is a site that I really love to use when I'm looking for something specific. So the price tag is a little bit higher because it's not an all inclusive CEUs site. This is a site where you find a course that you like, and then you pay for it individually. But I really do value some of the expertise that you get when you're looking for something in particular. For example, I did a few courses on there. I took a few courses on tongue-tie and orofacial myology a couple years ago. And I was really impressed. I really found exactly what I was looking for. And I came out knowing so much more than I did when I went in. You know, how frustrating it is sometimes when you take a course and you're like, "oh, I'm gonna learn all this stuff." And then you come out and you're like, "yeah, there's really nothing I can do with that." But that was not the case here. I was really, really impressed. And I also recently took a course on there about carryover done by my friend Claudia Doan. I will leave the links to both of those courses in case you're interested in the show notes. I'm not an affiliate with the site, but I do like it.
So the next recommendation is the Pearson site, and this is a great way to get free CEUs, if you are looking for that. Sometimes I feel like the site is not always that easy to navigate, but again, if you're looking for something free, then this might be a good option for you. I will leave a link for you guys in the show notes as well. That will take you right to where the CEUs are located. There's actually a course going on, if you're listening on the day that this airs on Tuesday, May 29th, there's a course going on that's called The Metalinguistic Bridge: Language Competence and Classroom Success. One disclaimer, I did wanna throw in about this site is that generally their free CEUs courses are somehow tied to a paid product in some way or another, which isn't always a bad thing, but I just did wanna be crystal clear and mention that.
Next stop might seem really obvious, but that's the ASHA Convention or even ASHA Connect. Now, you know, like I said, this might seem like a no brainer or even might be thinking, how can I justify the cost? But if you've never been to ASHA, I suggest that you try it at least once and preferably when the conference is in your neck of the woods. It's really great to connect with old friends, spend time with colleagues, and get all your CEUs knocked out for the year in one fell swoop. I believe it's in Boston this year. And so if you live up, you know, in the Northeast, it's an excellent time for you to attend. And also ASHA Connect is going to be in Baltimore this year, I think in July.
And lastly is to, if ASHA is not in your price range, then check out your state convention. So, you know, like I said, if ASHA is just not in the budget or not in an area that's anywhere close to you, then I highly suggest attending your state convention instead. It's a great way to connect with local SLPs, learn about new job opportunities, and earn a great deal of CEUs all in one place. So again, this might seem like a no brainer, but I felt like it was almost so obvious that you could forget it. So I did wanna mention it as well.
So I hoped that you guys enjoyed listening today and that you found these resources to be helpful. I did wanna say that I've earned CEUs using all of these different sites and methods that I've recommended. I would never recommend anything that I did not believe in. And having said that I do wanna be crystal clear and let you guys know that I do earn a small commission off of my referrals for MedBridge. And like I said, I wanna be very transparent. By being an affiliate, you know, I'm able to offer you a greatly discounted rate. So there's a great benefit to you guys as well. And I also use those earnings to help fund my website, my podcast, and everything else that comes with running a business online.
As always, if you guys found this episode to be helpful, please take a second to give a review on iTunes to help your fellow SLPs find this show. And that is it for me today. And sadly, it's going to be it for me for the rest of the school year since it is coming to an end. I will still be posting on Instagram this summer. So feel free to follow along @thedigitalslp. I would love to connect with you guys on there. So feel free to follow me and let me know that you're following and I'll be sure to follow back. Okay guys, I wish you all the very best and I hope that you get to spend some time with your friends and family and have a lot of fun this summer.