Disorder, Difference, or Gap?: A School-Age Disability Evaluation – ASHA 0.35 CEU Self-Study Course

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Developed by Dr. Cate Crowley, this self-study course of video modules and assigned readings focuses on important differential diagnosis considerations for a school-age disability evaluation written report including: bilingualism, dialectal influences, academic performance, and socioeconomic status. This course is now offered for ASHA CEUs, effective January 1st, 2020. 

Crowley, C. (2018). Disorder Difference or Gap: A School-Age Disability Evaluation. Leadersproject.org  https://www.leadersproject.org/ceu-courses-2/disorder-difference-or-gap-a-school-age-disability-evaluation-2/

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

1. View and study the Video Modules for Disorder, Difference, or Gap?: A School-Age Disability Evaluation (there are 4 modules in total). To access this video playlist, click here.

2. You will need to reference the following documents: Written Bilingual School-Age Disability Evaluation

3. Read the Assigned Readings:

American Speech­ Language ­Hearing Association. (2003). American English Dialects [Technical Report]. 

Burns, F. A., Villiers, P. A., Pearson, B. Z., & Champion, T. B. (2012).  Dialect Neutral Indices of Narrative Cohesion and Evaluation. Language Speech and Hearing Services in Schools Lang Speech Hear Serv Sch, 43(2), 132-152. 

American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. (2004). Knowledge and Skills Needed by Speech Language Pathologists And Audiologist to Provide Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services  [Knowledge and Skills]. 

LEADERSproject: The Critical Questions (2015).

LEADERSproject: What’s Wrong With Labeling a Child With a Disability When the Child Does Not Have One? (2013).

Grammar Fundamentals in a Pluralistic Society: Quick Grammar Reference Guide (2014). 


4. Complete and Pass the Disorder, Difference or Gap?: A School-Age Disability Evaluation Online Assessment.

Online Assessment Instructions

This course is now offered for ASHA CEUs, effective January 1st, 2020. 

  • 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 CEUs for completing this course, you must enter your ASHA ID# at the beginning of the assessment. If you do NOT wish to receive ASHA CEUs 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 40 questions on this assessment
    • You must answer 80% [32/40] 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- This course is now offered for ASHA CEUs, effective January 1st, 2020. 
    • ASHA CEUs from LEADERSproject are submitted to ASHA and assessed every six months (in June and December). ASHA CEUs will be awarded within 45 days of submitting them.
    • To check your ASHA CEUs, log on to your ASHA account and view your CE Registry
  • If you have any questions or feedback, contact us.


When you are ready, CLICK HERE to begin the assessment.