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Thriving in Skilled Nursing: Part 1

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

April 5, 2016

This is Part 1 of Thriving in Skilled Nursing. We could spend a whole day speaking about the issues specific to the skilled nursing environment. My hope is to lay a strong foundation in regards to the...   Read More

 


Beyond Concussion: Repetitive Brain Trauma and Implications for Current SLP Practice

Alyssa Coreno, MA

April 4, 2016

I am pleased to be with all of you today to talk about repetitive brain trauma and the implication for current SLP practice. I know this topic has been in the media a lot lately. Ever since chronic tr...   Read More

 


The Aging Swallow

Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

March 18, 2016

A case review–type study was conducted in 2013 (Carneby & Harenberg). It was an internet survey in which SLPs were given a case with a lot of specific information and then were asked, “What would...   Read More

 


Ready, Steady, Go: Mindfulness practices for children

Susan Hendler Lederer, PhD, CCC-SLP

March 11, 2016

Let’s start with not ready, not steady for therapy. Who are these kids? I’d like you to take a few moments to jot down why our kids are not ready to learn. Think about it from the cognitive perspe...   Read More

  


TBI 101: Basic Tools to Identify, Assess and Treat Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury

Angela Hein Ciccia, PhD, CCC-SLP

March 4, 2016

ABI vs. TBITo begin, I wanted to discuss the differences and similarities between the terms acquired brain injury, or ABI, and traumatic brain injury, or TBI. The term “acquired brain injury” is a...   Read More

 


Where does the Speech-Language Pathologist Fit in Concussion Management?

Miriam A. Carroll-Alfano, MS, CCC-SLP

February 19, 2016

There is a lot of talk about concussion, and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that between 1.6 and 3.8 million concussions occur annually as a result of participation in s...   Read More


Supporting Aging in Place: Providing Strategies for Persons with MCI

Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP, Jennifer Loehr, MA, CCC-SLP

February 19, 2016

MCI & Dementia PrevalenceAccording to the Alzheimer’s Association, about 5.2 million American have Alzheimer’s disease (2014). Approximately 200,000 of individuals younger than age 65 have younger...   Read More

 


Adolescent and Adult Outcomes of Early Childhood Speech Sound Disorders

Barbara A. Lewis, PhD, CCC-SLP

February 8, 2016

The Simple View of Reading states that there are two parts to learning to read: decoding and linguistic comprehension. Decoding requires letter recognition, phoneme awareness, and alphabetic principle...   Read More


Understanding the OASIS-C: An Overview for SLPs

Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP, Jennifer Loehr, MA, CCC-SLP

February 2, 2016

Home care is in the top five industries for speech- language pathologists. Home care also offers the highest wage for a speech-language pathologist and has the highest concentration of SLPs. These sta...   Read More

   


Temperament and Childhood Stuttering: Theory, evidence, and clinical practice

Robin Michael Jones, PhD, CCC-SLP

January 29, 2016

Temperament: DefinedWhat is temperament? There are as many different definitions of temperament as there are with stuttering. Rothbart defines temperament as “individual differences in emotional, mo...   Read More

 


Ethical Issues in Dysphagia Management

Lynne Brady Wagner, MA, CCC-SLP

January 18, 2016

When I was a new clinician in the early 1990s, I worked in a hospital setting and was very interested in the care of individuals who had swallowing problems. I was fortunate to be in a great setting d...   Read More

  


Understanding Alignment and Evidence-Based Strategies for Teaching Students with Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities

Bree Jimenez, PhD

January 14, 2016

Our learning objectives are that you will be able to describe the major elements of universal design for learning, identify specific strategies such as systemic instruction or self-determination to de...   Read More

    


Utilizing ABA in Dementia Management, Part 2: ABA Principles and Treatment Techniques

Mary Beth Mason-Baughman, PhD, CCC-SLP

January 6, 2016

Dr. Mary Beth Mason-Baughman: Today, we are going to talk about the principles of applied behavioral analysis (ABA) and specific treatment techniques that can be used for behaviors that typically seen...   Read More

 


Adolescents with Autism: Writing for Success!

Tina Veale, PhD, CCC-SLP

January 4, 2016

When we begin to consider how to help an adolescent with autism to learn to write, it is important to think about why writing is so difficult. I think we could sum it up with the point that it require...   Read More

  


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Evaluating Group Therapy for Aphasia: What is the Evidence?

Claire Layfield, BA(HONS), MSLP, Kirrie Ballard, PhD, Donald A. Robin, PhD

December 31, 2015

Olivia is an experienced speech-language pathologist (SLP), managing a mixed inpatient subacute rehabilitation caseload as well as a community based caseload for adults requiring speech pathology serv...   Read More

  


Utilizing ABA in Dementia Management, Part 1: Dementia Types and Evidence-Based Practices

Mary Beth Mason-Baughman, PhD, CCC-SLP

December 29, 2015

Let’s start with an overview of the dementia types. Alzheimer’s is the most prevalent form of dementia. Vascular dementia is typically always listed in the top three. I included frontotemporal deg...   Read More


Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club, Hypokinetic Dysarthria in Parkinson's Disease: Current Insights and Clinical Implications

Antje Mefferd, PhD, CCC-SLP

December 9, 2015

I assume that many of you are familiar with hypokinetic dysarthria. The prominent speech characteristics, as described Darley, Aronson, and Brown (1969) a long time ago, include reduced vocal loudness...   Read More

   


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Evidence-Based Intervention Options for Chronic Dysphagia Following Lateral Medullary Stroke

Claire Layfield, BA(HONS), MSLP, Kirrie Ballard, PhD

December 8, 2015

Marianne is a 40-year-old female who went to the emergency ward with acute shortness of breath, following a few days of symptoms consistent with an upper respiratory tract infection. On arrival, she p...   Read More

   


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Evidence-Based Decisions: Memory Intervention for Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Christy Fleck, MS, CCC-SLP, Melinda Corwin, PhD, CCC-SLP

December 8, 2015

Anna is a new speech-language pathologist (SLP) who works with elderly adults in an inpatient skilled nursing facility (SNF). During the course of her evaluations, she often has individuals tell her t...   Read More

 


A-Z: Assessment for Severe Phonological Disorders

Kathleen R. Fahey, PhD, CCC-SLP

November 5, 2015

There are many purposes in completing a speech sound system assessment. For our purposes today, we will focus on phonological disorders. However, part of that means that we have to engage in different...   Read More