The Continuing Education Board of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has approved Marshall University as an ASHA Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider. ASHA Approved CE Providers are the only organizations approved to offer continuing education courses for audiologists and speech-language pathologists for ASHA Continuing Education Units (CEUs).
"We are pleased to welcome Marshall University as our newest ASHA Approved CE Provider organization,” said Dr. Gail J. Richard, president of ASHA. Richard is also director of the Autism Center and professor emeritus in the department of communication disorders and sciences at Eastern Illinois University. "Marshall University joins 540 organizations across the county and around the world that have had their organizational process and courses reviewed by our experts in continuing education to ensure the highest possible standards are met."
In order to achieve ASHA Approved CE Provider status, officials at Marshall completed a rigorous application process and successfully demonstrated adherence to the ASHA Continuing Education Board standards that focus on the design, development, administration and evaluation of its continuing education courses offered for audiologists and speech-language pathologists. The university agreed to comply with ASHA CEB standards and can promote their organization and courses using the ASHA CE logo on promotional course material. In addition, Marshall University is listed on the ASHA CEB’s Approved CE Provider list and their courses that meet CEB standards appear in ASHA CEUFind on the ASHA website at www.asha.org/CEUFind.
Kelly Rutherford, assistant professor in the Department of Communication Disorders, said they feel honored to have been granted CE providership through ASHA.
"To be recognized by our national accreditation body is a wonderful thing," Rutherford said. "This will allow us to provide continuing education to the region for speech-language pathologists and serve our profession and community on a larger scale."
For more information about the Department of Communication Disorders at Marshall University and the CEUs they offer, visit www.marshall.edu/communication-disorders/continuing-education-information/ online.
About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)
ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 191,500 audiologists, speech-language pathologists, and speech, language, and hearing scientists. Audiologists specialize in preventing and assessing hearing and balance disorders as well as providing audiologic treatment including hearing aids. Speech-language pathologists identify, assess, and treat speech and language problems including swallowing disorders. For more information, please visit www.asha.org or call 800-498-2071.
About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Continuing Education Board (CEB)
The ASHA CEB supports and facilitates professional development by assisting individuals in the management of lifelong learning; encouraging the availability of quality, relevant CE opportunities through its network of ASHA Approved Continuing Education Providers; and recognizing individual accomplishments in CE with the ASHA Award for Continuing Education (ACE).