Course

A Call into the Wild: How Therapy Can and Should Move Outdoors

Presented by Daniel Flatt, M.S., CCC-SLP

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Course Description

This course will make the case for implementing traditional evidence-based language therapies within the context of nature. Reviewing his own experience developing nature-based intervention and translating nature-based pedagogy into speech-language pathology, the presenter provides recommendations for clinicians and researchers for bringing children and families we serve outdoors.
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PediatricSLPArticulationLanguage Development

Meet Your Presenter

A former journalist with experience writing in the Rockies, Daniel grew up on a farm with a mother who was a state park naturalist and a father who taught him to identify leaves before letters. He is currently an SLP at Dynamic Therapy Center, a multidisciplinary pediatric clinic in Nashville, Tennessee. The clinic’s ample green space has pushed him to move therapy outdoors and ultimately to develop a weekly, nature-immersive camp for children with developmental disabilities at the clinic called Natural Connections. Given the growth of forest and nature schools, he hopes his ideas motivate therapists and researchers to increase outdoor therapy opportunities for children we serve.

Accreditation

  • This program is offered for .1 ASHA CEUs, (Introductory Level; Professional Area).

Course Details

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe nature-based pedagogy and benefits of time in nature.
  2. Define key terms used in nature-based pedagogy and how they relate to traditional language therapy.
  3. Identify ways to apply traditional speech-language therapy using nature-based intervention strategies.
  4. List ways to support families in facilitating language within outdoor contexts.

Time-ordered Agenda

  • 0:00 - Benefits of time in nature and trending nature-based early childhood education
  • 0:10 - Nature-based pedagogy to familiarize the SLP on current practices
  • 0:20 - Argument for considering nature-based intervention practices
  • 0:30 - Applying nature-based pedagogy to established speech-language therapy practices
  • 0:40 - Case study: outdoor program at multidisciplinary clinic
  • 0:55 - Q/A
  • 1:00 - End course + quiz

Instructional Level

Introductory
Information is geared to practitioners with little or no knowledge of the subject matter. Focus is on providing general introductory information.

Target Audience

This course is for speech-language pathologists who work with children.

Live Course Information

This course will be presented on the Zoom platform. High-speed internet connection is required.

Recorded Course Information

The course will be available for CEUs until July 24, 2026.

Instructor Financial Disclosures

  • Presenter is being paid by Therapy Insights to prepare and present this course.
  • Presenter is a salaried employee of Dynamic Therapy Center.

Instructor Non-financial Disclosures

  • None.

Certificates of Completion

Once the exam is completed and you have provided feedback about the course, you will receive an emailed certificate of completion with course title, course instructor name/title, learning objectives, your name, your license number (if desired), and a confirmation from the CE Task Force director confirming completion of course. If your state licensing board requires specific records of course participation (all licensing boards are different), please email us and we will provide the documentation.

Instructional Methodology

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