Differential Diagnosis in Preschool Evaluations: A Case Study – ASHA 0.6 CEU Self-Study Course

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Developed by Dr. Cate Crowley and Georgia Duan, this self-study course of video modules and assigned readings focuses on the step-by-step evaluation process for a preschool-age child: Gathering assessment data by using a variety of speech and language tasks, synthesizing an analysis, and writing the evaluation report.

Please read the CEU Learning Outcomes and follow the directions below to complete the self-study program.

1. View and study the Video Modules for Differential Diagnosis in Preschool Evaluations: A Case Study (there are 10 modules in total).


2. You will need to reference the following documents:

Speech and Language Evaluation

IEP Goals

3. Read the Assigned Readings:

ASHA Practice Portal – Clinical Topics: Childhood Apraxia of Speech

ASHA Practice Portal – Clinical Topics: Articulation and Phonology

Early Detection of Speech, Language, and Hearing Disorders (ASHA)

NYSDOH Clinical Practice Guideline: Communication Disorders pp. 17-25 (Risk Factors for Speech/Language Problems in Young Children)

NYSDOH Clinical Practice Guideline: Motor Disorders** p. 10 (Developmental Motor Milestones), pp. 35-40 (Oral Motor Assessment for Feeding and Swallowing), pp. 65-70 (Motor Interventions)
Suggested Reading: pp. 17-51 (Assessment)

**Refer to the Supplemental Resource Tables: Download DDPE Resource Tables

4. Complete and Pass the Differential Diagnosis in Preschool Evaluations: A Case Study Online Assessment.

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CEU Online Assessment Instructions

  • Click the link above to access the assessment page, and follow the instructions on the screen. After reading the introduction to the assessment, you will be taken to a page in which you must enter your required information.
  • Information Fields
    • Fill out the required information fields. This information is for ASHA reporting purposes only, and will not be distributed to third parties
    • Entering your ASHA ID# is OPTIONAL. To receive the ASHA CEU credits for completing this course, you must enter your ASHA ID# at the beginning of the assessment. If you do NOT wish to receive ASHA CEU credits for completing this course, please enter 8 zeros (00000000). Do NOT leave this field blank.
  • Passing the Assessment
    • You will have 90 minutes to complete the 45 questions on this assessment
    • You must answer 80% [36/45] of the questions correctly to pass the assessment. When you score 80% or better, you will be emailed a copy of your Certificate of Completion (note: Certificate of Completion is not proof of CEU credits earned)
    • After you have answered all the questions, click the » (NEXT) button
    • You will immediately be taken to a page revealing your score, whether or not you passed, and a breakdown of your answers
    • You can take the assessment as many times as you need to pass it
  • Assessment Navigation
    • Use the « (PREVIOUS) and » (NEXT) buttons to move from page to page
    • If you click the » (NEXT) button at the end of the test before completing all answers, your assessment will be submitted as is
    • It is recommended to use Safari, Mozilla Firefox, or Internet Explorer to complete this assessment. Google Chrome is not a recommended web browser.
  • CEU Credits
    • CEU credits from LEADERSproject are submitted to ASHA and assessed every six months (in June and December). CEU credits will be awarded within 45 days of submitting them.
    • To check your CEU credits, log on to your ASHA account and view your CE Registry
  • If you have any questions or feedback, contact us.

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