06-16-2006

Speech-language pathologists and audiologists in Canada have teamed up with an American online continuing education company to provide online continuing education to their members through Care2Learn.com, Tampa, Fla. The Canadian Association of Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists (CASLPA), Ottawa, Canada, has partnered with Care2Learn in a mutually beneficial agreement.

Members of CASLPA use an access code for a discount on online continuing education courses. Care2Learn is a continuing education provider approved by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Over 2,000 hours of courses are available for 15 different health care disciplines at www.Care2Learn.com, including speech/language pathology, audiology, occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing home and assisted living administrator, nursing, registered dietitian, and social workers.

CASLPA has been proactive in producing public and media awareness activities, and effective government relations. In addition, a number of member benefits are telling indicators of an Association that has come of age together with the professions. Such benefits include current career ads, insurance plans, certification, reciprocity agreement with ASHA and other international associations, enhanced communications through a North America-wide toll free phone number, regular membership surveys, and a lively Web site.

“The addition of a discounted continuing education partnership is another of our proactive membership benefits,” says Ondina Love, executive director of CASLPA. “[We] continue to be a leader in innovative practice and member resources.”

“We are delighted to partner with CASLPA,” says Laura More, CEO of Care2Learn. “CASLPA has assisted Care2Learn in getting the word out to its members for our need of course reviewers and pilots. Many CASLPA members have provided their expertise to our accreditation department. This is a great way to cement our relationship with a forward-looking organization in a neighbor country.”