Graduate Credit Programs
About Viterbo University
Viterbo University graduate courses are accredited by both the North Central Association (NCA) for Colleges and the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE). All of the courses listed within this brochure are approved by the Department of Public Instruction in the State of Wisconsin for re-licensure use. We encourage professionals from other states to check with their licensing authority to determine the acceptance of these courses for re-licensure use. To determine if these courses can be used within your degree program, you should check with your academic advisor.
Independent Study Course Overview
CMI Education Institute has partnered with Viterbo University to offer graduate credits to teachers with the most up-to-date,
cutting-edge courses from nationally recognized experts.
Earn one graduate credit per
course! You can learn from anywhere – courses are available on video DVD or audio CD.
Earning graduate credit is flexible, easy and fun! Each course, comprised of 2 classes, is approximately 15 hours long, including the time it takes to complete the post-tests. Course fees are $375 and include all course materials (video DVD or audio CD and digital manuals). You have six weeks to complete the required post-tests.
General Course Details
- Each course offers 1.0 graduate credit for $375
- Courses begin on the 1st of each month, when purchased by the 20th of the month prior
- Completed post-tests must be post-marked by the 15th of the month following the course start date
- CMI Education Institute will submit your final grade to Viterbo University
- You will receive an emailed grade report within four to six weeks following the end of the course
- All Formats include electronic manual
Anxiety & Behavior Disorders in Children and Adolescents
Autism & Sensory Processing Disorder
Behavioral Disorders & Attention Issues in Children
Executive Dysfunction & ADHD & Processing Disorders in Children
Language & Auditory Processing Disorders in Children
Techniques for Children with Emotional & Behavioral Problems and Effective Discipline for Difficult Kids
How to Order
To enroll in graduate credit course:
- Contact customer service at 1-800-844-8260 (please have your credit card information available)
- Complete the following order form and submit by fax or mail: Order Form
For additional information, please see the following brochure: Printable Brochure
Video DVDs with digital manual - 1.0 Credit - #GVK060490
Anxiety Disorders in Children & Adolescents presented by Paul Foxman, Ph.D.
- The purpose of this course is to provide participants with an understanding of how anxiety develops in children and adolescents and to provide an overview of practical assessment and treatment strategies that can be applied immediately in their professional practice. Emphasis will be on psychotherapeutic approaches with a brief look at the issues associated with medication and herbal treatment.
Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Conduct Disorder & the Role of Attachment presented by Emily Stevens, Ph.D.
- The purpose of this course is to enable participants to have a more thorough understanding of the neurophysiological aspects of these disorders, the role of attachment and co-occuring disorders such as ADHD, assessment, diagnosis in addition to comprehensive management interventions for home and school.
Audio CDs with digital manual - 1.0 Credit - #GKit061325
Video DVDs with digital manual - 1.0 Credit - #GVK061325
Sensory Processing Disorder: Practical Solutions That Work presented by Jessica Hunt, OTRL
- Join Jessica Hunt, OTRL, director of occupational therapy and sensory integration at the prestigious Kaufman Children’s Center for this one day, interactive seminar. Jessica will show you how the foundation of our seven senses helps children adapt and respond to the environment around them and how poor processing affects them in all aspects of their lives. Furthermore, you will learn how to use a sensory diet effectively and how to measure functional change from a sensory diet.
- learn how to use sensory techniques in many different environments
- be able to identify behaviors
- recognize when a child needs a referral for occupational therapy
- discover the new categories of sensory processing outlined in the DSM-5
- acquire a common language and terms to describe SPD
Sensory Processing and ASD: Making Sense-ory Out of Autism presented by Tara Delaney, M.S., O.T.R.
- Attend this seminar and discover the underlying impact of sensory processing difficulties for children/adults with autism spectrum disorders. Learn a new model of development (The Brain Library) as a way of understanding how the nervous system relies on basic sensory foundations for more complex skills. Early signs of sensory processing difficulties that may be linked to autism will be more recognizable. The latest brain research supports using sensory integration theory as a lens for viewing specific behavioral, learning and social challenges. Take home sensory strategies to aid children with autism for increased success academically and socially.
This information is crucial since more than 90% of children with autism are documented as having sensory processing difficulties as well. It is imperative that you get the tools you need to help children with autism work through the sensory-related difficulties since these difficulties may hinder a child from success in other areas. This means that interns, psychologists in private practice, teachers, speech pathologists, families and all people working with children should understand and learn to recognize the sensory needs of the children/adults who have autism spectrum disorder.
Audio CDs with digital manual - 1.0 Credit - #GKIT060475
Is it ADHD, Depression, Anxiety or Normal Attention Challenges presented by Emily Stevens, Ph.D.
- This course will explore new and innovative ways to think about and work with attention issues and mood disruptions with interactive exercises, awareness activities and multi-media tools. With the number of children and adolescents diagnosed with ADHD, depression, anxiety or other attention challenges rising each year, there is an increasing need for educational and clinical strategies so professionals can address these needs. In order to develop successful strategies, professionals must first understand what is driving the behavior or creating the symptoms. The frontal lobes and the role of executive functioning has become a central focus in much of the recent research.
The Overindulged Child: Myths, Symptoms & Strategies presented by Emily Stevens, Ph.D.
- This course will focus on the basics of overindulgence and will explore numerous strategies and techniques that can be used to work with children and their families in school, clinical and home settings. Overindulgence has become one of the leading causes for behavior problems in schools, colleges and businesses as the "you owe me" syndrome has increased. Good intentions, busy parents and distracted, overscheduled lifestyles have led to unhealthy parenting styles. There is an increasing focus on how overindulgence is leading many children to unrealistic social, behavioral and lifestyle expectations including issues with social skills, relationships, self-esteem, impulse control, behavior problems and inappropriate emotional expectations.
Audio CDs with digital manual - 1.0 Credit - #GKIT044350
Video DVDs with digital manual - 1.0 Credit - #GVK044350
Executive Dysfunction: Effective Strategies & Interventions for Children & Adolescents presented by Susan Fralick-Ball, Psy.D., MSN
- You will be provided with practical, effective and easily adaptable skill building techniques for children and adolescents with executive dysfunction. You will learn the latest evidence-based treatment strategies for behavioral and academic achievement. Learn how you can intervene and help students overcome fear and anxiety when homework is missing, late, incomplete, or just way off-base. Discover how to guide initiation and follow-through with assignments and projects. Help students work through problems with sequential, logical method. Learn classroom strategies to help children and adolescents achieve their full academic and social potentials.
Very Best Treatment for ADHD & The Processing Disorders presented by Susan Fralick-Ball, Psy.D., MSN.
- By taking this course, you will gain a wide range of concrete, evidence-based skills including assessment of processing and organizational deficits from multiple perspectives and managing symptom overlap among related disorders. You will be able to differentiate Bipolar symptoms from those of ADHD, and by the end of the course, you will know how to avoid common diagnostic errors in executive dysfunction assessment. You will gain knowledge about developmentally appropriate, targeted interventions for the executive dysfunctions associated with ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorder and Central Auditory Processing Disorder.
Audio CDs with digital manual - 1.0 Credit - #GKIT060495
Helping Children with Auditory Processing Disorders presented by Jay R. Lucker, Ed.D., CCC-A/SLP, FAAA
- The purpose of this course is to give professionals an understanding of the specific factors that underlie auditory processing and how Auditory Processing Disorders (APD) differ from other disorders. Participants will explore what can be provided to appropriately help children identified with auditory processing deficits. The focus will be on strategies that children need to utilize in order to process information at each of the various levels of auditory processing. Participants will gain an understanding of APD based on an approach that integrates auditory, language, cognitive, social/emotional, sensory and experiential factors, with a major focus on strategies for intervention.
Attention, Language Processing and Sensorimotor Disorders in Children: New Integrative Approaches to Assessment and Intervention presented by Carol Kauffman, MA/CCC-SLP
- Research has confirmed that many children diagnosed with attention deficits have coexisting language and sensorimotor disorders which are often overlooked, thus delaying much needed treatment. Conversely, many children in speech-language in occupational therapy programs exhibit a variety of attention, medical and mental health issues that are under-identified. Subsequently, service delivery is often "patchwork" and fragmented. In this course, participants will receive the practical tools they need to organize their profession’s services into the entire management process, no matter what their profession or setting. From the clinic to the classroom, participants will learn step-by-step intervention systems and strategies, including new advances in nutrition and technology.
Techniques for Children with Emotional & Behavioral Problems and Effective Discipline for Difficult Kids
Audio CDs with digital manual - 1.0 Credit -GKIT045130
Video DVDs with digital manual - 1.0 Credit -GVK045130
Over 75 Quick 'On-the-Spot' Techniques for Children with Emotional & Behavioral Problems presented by Steven T. Olivas, Ph.D., HSP
- Leaving nothing to the abstract, "75 Quick, 'On-the-Spot' Techniques for Children with Emotional and Behavioral Problems" will guide you through focused, clear and successful methods for treating children. You will fill your toolbox with tested methods will leave with a wealth of fresh ideas and rejuvenated spirits. You will leave with a defined strategy for success and learn new tricks and techniques to re-energize and revitalize your practice! With nearly 20 years of clinical experience and a background in improvisational comedy, Dr. Steve is a strong proponent of "Edu-tainment." Namely, he uses charm, wit and humor to enhance your seminar experience, thus improving the retention and utilization of the specific skills covered. We change the world when we touch a child's life!
1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children presented by Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D.
- Stress from kids or dealing with problems like Attention Deficit Disorder can aggravate depression, anxiety, impulse control disorders, marital discord, substance abuse and a host of other psychological problems in parents. Research shows that the 1-2-3 Magic program can not only improve children's cooperation and reduce misbehavior, but it can also reduce parental stress, hostility and depression. Join expert, Thomas Phelan, Ph.D., and learn how to teach America's #1 child discipline program, 1-2-3 Magic: Effective Discipline for Children 2-12.