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Decision Making for Alternate Nutrition and Hydration, Part 1

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

March 23, 2017

With artificial nutrition and hydration, there is usually a choice between an NG tube versus a PEG tube. In my area, NG tubes are generally placed when a patient has initial dysphagia from a stroke or...   Read More

 


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Which AAC Interface Design Facilitates Communicative Interactions for Persons With Nonfluent Aphasia?

Kris L. Brock, PhD, CCC-SLP

March 16, 2017

Rico is a seasoned practitioner responsible for (a) providing services to individuals with acquired neurological communication disorders and (b) supervising student clinicians in a bustling urban outp...   Read More

   


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Evidence-Based Intervention for Individuals with Acquired Apraxia of Speech

Angela Van Sickle, PhD, CCC-SLP

March 16, 2017

Carole is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) working in the outpatient department of a stroke rehabilitation center. She recently evaluated Joyce, a 70-year-old female patient, who demonstrated sever...   Read More


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Effects of Bolus Size on Swallow Safety: A Systematic Review of External Evidence

Karen Rizzo, MA, CCC-SLP, Leah Mong, MS, CF-SLP, Natalie Howard Day, MS, CF-SLP, Isla Katz, MS, CF-SLP, Morgan Helser, MS, CF-SLP, Donna Scarborough, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

March 16, 2017

Megan, a 9-year-old female, has an extensive medical history (see Appendix to view full medical history) that has led to a diagnosis of a swallowing disorder, or oropharyngeal dysphagia. Oral dysphagi...   Read More

  


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Comparison of Parent-Implemented and Clinician-Directed Intervention for Toddlers Identified as Late Talkers: A Literature Review

Shari DeVeney, PhD, CCC-SLP, Jessica L. Hagaman, PhD, CCC-SLP

March 15, 2017

Claire had been worried about her son Henry for several months. He did not seem to tlak like other children his age and did not say as many words as his older sister when she was a toddler. Claire con...   Read More

 


Documenting in Skilled Nursing Facilities: Part 1

Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

March 3, 2017

Providing quality documentation for skilled services provided to Medicare beneficiaries begins with having an adequate understanding of regulations within the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual and your l...   Read More

   


Documenting in Skilled Nursing Facilities - Part 2

Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

February 24, 2017

This course will describe best practices for documenting skilled levels of care provided by an SLP, including an in-depth review of goal creation, daily note documentation, and progress report writing...   Read More

  


Cleft Lip and Palate: Supporting Oral Feeding from Birth through Palatoplasty, presented in partnership with Cincinnati Children's

Ann Clonan, M.Ed, CCC-SLP, Brenda Thompson, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

February 21, 2017

What is a cleft and how does it occur? A cleft is a result of failure of fusion during embryonic development of the face. It can be caused by both genetic interactions as well as exogenous factors whi...   Read More

  


Leadership and the Art of Influencing Others, presented in partnership with Cincinnati Children's

Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP

January 17, 2017

I believe that being able to influence others is a valuable skill. During this course, we will review definitions of key concepts, such as influence, power, leader and leadership, and discuss how thes...   Read More

 


Sensory Changes in Adults: Impact on Swallowing and Diet Selection, Part 2

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

January 11, 2017

What we are trying to emphasize in these two sessions is the fact that aging and disease processes change the swallow, and that, in turn, impacts the nutrition and hydration of our patients. So, this...   Read More

 


What is All the Ethics About?

Kerri Phillips, SLP.D, CCC-SLP

January 4, 2017

Today we get to talk about ethics, which is a topic that I enjoy, although many people may find it “boring.” We will not only cover ASHA’s code of ethics, but we will also think along the lines...   Read More

 


Sensory Changes in Adults: Impact on Swallowing and Diet Selection, Part 1

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

January 3, 2017

When looking at the different changes that occur in the body, there is decreased muscular/skeletal mass that not only creates a problem with strength for the body, but for the swallow as well. There i...   Read More

 


Behavioral Strategies and Considerations for Working with Children and Adolescents with Emotional Behavioral Difficulties and Psychiatric Illnesses

Dawn R. Girten, MA, CCC-SLP, Kaitlyn Laskey, MS, CCC-SLP

November 7, 2016

First, I wanted to start with a meta-analysis that was conducted in 2014. This examined 22 studies of children, ages five through 13, with an emotional-behavioral diagnosis, without any history of dev...   Read More

   


ALS: A Clinical Population with Unique Communication Management and AAC Needs - Part 1

Kim Winter, MA, CCC-SLP

October 31, 2016

In terms of ALS epidemiology, ALS is fairly rare compared to other disorders and diagnoses that we might encounter in our clinical experiences. On average, there are about two out of 100,000 individua...   Read More

   


How Do I Know Private Practice is for Me?

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

October 11, 2016

I think a lot of us dream about private practice, and envision what it might be like to have our own business. That is something that I really enjoy doing. You need to think about your motivation. Why...   Read More


What Does Speech-Language Pathology Have to do with Mental Health? Considerations for SLPs Working with Children and Adolescents with Emotional and Behavioral Disorders

Sarah Aielli, MS, CCC-SLP, Mallory Wallace, MS, CCC-SLP

October 6, 2016

To begin, I want to talk about our background and our perspective. We work at CCHMC, in the Division of Psychiatry. We work with children ranging in age from 2 to 18 years old. Our setting includes in...   Read More

   


Part 4: Emerging Treatments for Swallowing Disorders: Where We Are Headed

Debra Suiter, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

September 28, 2016

Let's begin by talking about traditional treatment and newly emerging treatments. Those of you who participated yesterday heard my colleague Tammy review some information on currently available treatm...   Read More

 


Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club: Seizure Disorders and the Effects of Antiepileptic Medications on Cognitive-Communicative Functions

Rima Abou-Khalil, PhD, CCC-SLP

September 26, 2016

Why Should SLPs Care About this Topic?We tend to work with neurogenic populations. Any kind of neurological damage increases a patient’s risk for seizures. Currently, the standard is that a person w...   Read More

  


The Role of the Speech-Language Pathologist in Preventing Medical Errors

Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP

September 14, 2016

How Frequently do Medical Errors Occur?I would like to start by talking about how frequently medical errors occur. What truly are we up against? Unfortunately, going to the hospital is more risky than...   Read More

 


Part 5: Ethical Considerations for Management of Swallowing Disorders

Tammy Wigginton, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

September 12, 2016

Speech pathologists, like other medical professionals, are credentialed by professional organizations at the national level, and frequently at the state level. Most of us have our ASHA Certification w...   Read More