The Science of Health Communication - SLPA2019

The Science of Health Communication

Prevention and Treatment of Communication Disorders

by Deanna K Meinke, PhD, CCC-A
(4.5 / 0 ratings )

This course is credentialed for:
Audiology/SLP (0.10 CEU)

Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00


Audiologists and speech-language pathologists are more likely to share knowledge and less likely to implement health strategies known to influence attitudes and create behavior change using validated health promotion approaches. This article explores four theoretical models of health education, focuses on planning for effective health education outcomes highlighted by the PRECEDE-PROCEED planning model and applies the use of theory and program planning to audiology and speech-language pathology service or program delivery.


The goal of this health communication continuing education program is to ensure that speech-language pathologists and audiologists increase their knowledge of effective health education for their patients. After studying the information presented here, you will be able to:
  • Define and describe the science of health communication for speech-language pathologists and audiologists
  • Discuss common health communication models applicable to the field of speech-language pathology and audiology
  • Identify strategies that speech-language pathologists and audiologists might implement when developing or delivering interventions that require behavior change

Approval Information
This course is intended for speech-language pathologists and audiologists.
If you wish to earn ASHA CEUs, you must enter an ASHA Member Number as one of the licenses in your user profile. If you do not yet have an ASHA Member Number, please enter one anyway.  Please use “11111111” in the license number field and any date in the Date Issued and Date Expires fields. You can edit the license information later after you are issued your member number.
Remember, ASHA CEUs cannot be awarded retroactively, so it is very important that you follow the instructions for earning ASHA CEUs. If you have any questions, contact or 800-866-0919. Only those participants who follow the instructions for earning ASHA CEUs will have their course information submitted to the ASHA CE Registry.
This course is offered for 0.1 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate level, Professional area).
Deanna K. Meinke, PhD, CCC-A, is a professor in audiology and speech-language sciences at the University of Northern Colorado. She has no relevant financial or nonfinancial relationships to disclose that relate to this educational activity.

Course Originally Released on: 6/22/2012
Date of Most Recent Review: 1/7/2016
Course Termination/Update Date: 8/15/2018

Unless stated above, the planners and authors of this course have declared no relevant conflicts of interest that relate to this educational activity. OnCourse Learning guarantees this educational activity is free from bias.

Please see CE Course Instructions to learn how to earn CE credit for this module.

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Sujatha R - Ahmadi, IT  ·  Nov 16, 2017
This is a pertinent course for most health professionals.
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Robert S - Trinity, FL  ·  Sep 13, 2017
Overall, nice review of topic
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MARY M - Memphis, TN  ·  Apr 27, 2017
The title was misleading. The article was much more about psychology that science of communication.
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Teresita D - Chula Vista, CA  ·  Apr 02, 2017
There's an additional knowledge in this course.
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Nicole C - Patchogue, NY  ·  Jan 23, 2017
Very practical information to know and use.
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Price: $12.00
CE-PRO Price: $6.00