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Speech-Language-Hearing group approves WKU as Continuing Education Provider

The Continuing Education Board (CEB) of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) has approved WKU 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 WKU as our newest ASHA Approved CE Provider organization,” said Dr. Elizabeth McCrea, president of ASHA and Clinical Professor Emerita of the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at Indiana University. “WKU joins 532 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, WKU Lifelong Learning and the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders 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.

Dr. Lauren Bland, interim department head of Communication Sciences & Disorders, said: “Our approval as an ASHA Approved CE Provider demonstrates our strong commitment to meeting ASHA CEB’s standards when we offer CE courses for audiologists and speech-language pathologists. We are proud to be recognized by such a prestigious organization as ASHA and pleased to be one of the elite group of organizations that meets ASHA CEB standards for offering exemplary continuing educations courses.”

About the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association: ASHA is the national professional, scientific, and credentialing association for more than 173,000 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, evaluate and treat speech and language problems including swallowing disorders. For information, visit www.asha.org or call (800) 498-2071.

About WKU Lifelong Learning: Through experience and education, individuals constantly learn and adapt to life and their environment. The Lifelong Learning office is part of WKU’s Continuing and Professional Development unit within WKU Extended Learning & Outreach (DELO) and is committed to providing this community with learning opportunities for every age group and in a variety of interest areas. For information about WKU Lifelong Learning, call (270) 745-1912 or visit www.wku.edu/ll.

Contact: Dr. Cindy Ehresman, (270) 745-1910 or cindy.ehresman@wku.edu

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