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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


Pearson's EBP Briefs: The Effectiveness of Academic Accommodations for School-Age Students with Traumatic Brain Injury

Erin J. Bush, PhD, CCC-SLP, Emily A. Burge, BA

September 9, 2016

Kelly has worked as a speech-language pathologist for three years in a rural school district. Her caseload includes kindergarten through high school students. One of Kelly’s colleagues, Mrs. Altig,...   Read More


Non-Instrumental Assessments of Swallowing: Do we know what we think we know?

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

August 25, 2016

To begin, we know that clinical swallow evaluations are sometimes all that clinicians have available to them in their facilities. Certainly, there are issues surrounding clinical swallow evaluations t...   Read More


Traditional Treatments for Swallowing Disorders: What We Know; What We Don't

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

August 23, 2016

Today, we're going to discuss traditional treatments for swallowing disorders, what we know, and what we don't. In spite of improved understanding of swallowing and swallowing dysfunction, treatment s...   Read More


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Telepractice vs. On-Site Treatment: Are Outcomes Equivalent for School-Age Children?

Stephen Rudolph, MS, ECE, Johanna M. Rudolph, PhD, CCC-SLP

August 18, 2016

Denise, a certified speech-language pathologist (SLP), has worked full-time as an SLP in her local independent school district for the past five years. Toward the end of the school year, her director...   Read More


Pediatric Processing Disorders: Interdisciplinary Roles and Assessment, presented in partnership with Cincinnati Children's

Martha Coen-Cummings, PhD, CCC-SLP

August 16, 2016

I am going to be sharing with you our experience at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital and the way in which we approach processing disorders. We are very fortunate in that, in the last five years, we ha...   Read More


Mandated Reporting for SLPs

Angela Sterling-Orth, MS, CCC-SLP

July 29, 2016

Thanks to everyone for gathering with me today to talk about the topic of Mandated Reporting for SLPs. The course objectives are that you will be able to explain the differences between child abuse/ne...   Read More


Children and Feeding Tubes

Jennifer Dahms, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

July 27, 2016

Let's review some of the types of feeding tubes that we might come across working with pediatric patients.Central Line/TPNThe first one is TPN, total parenteral nutrition, or also called a central lin...   Read More

Pearson's EBP Briefs: Comparing the Effects of Working Memory-Based Interventions for Children with Language Impairment

Kelly Farquharson, PhD, CCC-SLP, Chelsea E. Franzluebbers, MA, CCC-SLP

July 26, 2016

Katie is a school-based speech-language pathologist (SLP) in an elementary school that serves students in kindergarten through grade 6. She has a large and diverse caseload of children with speech and...   Read More


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Comparing Evidence-Based Interventions for Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Allison Ellawadi, PhD, CCC-SLP

July 26, 2016

Kathy is a seasoned speech-language pathologist who has worked extensively with preschool and school-age children who have autism spectrum disorders (ASD). She recently moved into a new position in wh...   Read More


Navigating the Requirements of Special Education Eligibility

Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP

July 20, 2016

I had an opportunity to write an article for the ASHA Leader a few years ago, which stemmed from my work at the Department of Education. While there, I provided technical assistance on the issue of ch...   Read More

Navigating the Money Maze: How SLP Services are Reimbursed in Different Settings

Nancy B. Swigert, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

May 27, 2016

We are going to talk about the money maze. For clinicians, sometimes the whole concept of where money comes from is a bit removed from the fact that where the money comes from can determine what is on...   Read More


Supervision: Feedback, Criticism and Expectations

Kerri Phillips, SLP.D, CCC-SLP

May 23, 2016

Supervision is often compared to parenting. When reading the literature, you may think to yourself that it sounds like instruction on how to be a good parent. Similarly, we enter supervision having li...   Read More

Optimizing Cognition: Neuroprotective practices you need to know

Kim McCullough, PhD, CCC-SLP

May 20, 2016

My area of interest is adults with dementia and MCI so this course will have that focus. However, this information is completely relevant to any client on your caseload.If you look at the World Alzhei...   Read More


Forget Me Not...Evaluation and Treatment of the Patient with Dementia; Part 3: Evidence-based Treatments

Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, CDP

May 17, 2016

The big question is, “Why does it matter?” What research is out there that is showing treatment to be effective? Why do we even bother? Well, 10 to 15 years ago when I started in this profession t...   Read More