Essential Continuing Education
Services for Medical Speech Pathologists
3 min read
Are you a medical SLP who needs a few more continuing education hours? Maybe you’re just a few hours away from an ACE Award from ASHA. No matter the count, we know it’s important to keep up with the latest information in our field. We’re lifelong learners. We owe it to our patients to make sure we’re delivering the best treatments and thinking about therapy the right way.
So that’s why I truly believe in these services and want to share them with you. They each cater to a different learning style, and you don’t even have to leave home.
1) MedBridge Education
Everyone seems to be promoting MedBridge for continuing education these days, so I’m going to jump on the bandwagon and tell you why I totally believe you should join.
MedBridge offers video CEU courses from top experts. If you’re a medical SLP, you’ll recognize several names of the instructors – the leaders in our field. Learn about voice from Dr. Stemple, swallowing from Dr. Groher, aphasia from Dr. Hinkley, TBI from Dr. Turkstra – you get the idea. This is a highly selective list of instructors presenting video classes you can watch in your home anytime.
I’m a MedBridge instructor myself. I have 2 courses on using apps in aphasia: Integrating Apps into Aphasia Therapy and Communicate and Connect: Using Technology with Aphasia. Like all instructors, MedBridge helped me create comprehensive courses, brought me to Seattle, made me stand in front of a camera for a full day, and then put me through the wringer for editing, learning outcomes, and enhancing the course with helpful visuals. This is what makes their courses far superior to any audio- or text-only course. There are so many titles I can’t wait to watch!
If you join MedBridge now using our affiliate code “TACTUS”, you’ll get the full membership for just $120/year (instead of $170) or the enhanced membership for $170/year (instead of $220). And once you join, I’d love it if you’d check out my courses too!
2) The Informed SLP
This is a business I wish I had started – it’s so cool. Highly-skilled clinicians and researchers read through ALL the journals each month looking for clinically-applicable articles. Then they read and summarize those articles and put out a monthly overview. That means you’re always up to date on the latest research you can use, and you’ll know far more than just reading the abstract. And then when you have a question, you can search the archives to find the articles you need.
The Informed SLP is only $7 a month or $76 a year. (I have the annual adult subscription and love it! )
The Adults section offers text and audio options for learning. I’m always excited to get the new reviews and have learned so much from reading the summaries. You can even earn unlimited ASHA CEU credits for just $5 a month.
Nobody can keep up with all the research on their own, let alone afford to subscribe to multiple journals, so let The Informed SLP keep you up to date so your colleagues will refer to YOU as the informed SLP. (See what I did there? Ha!)