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Benefits and Risks of PEG Tubes

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

August 22, 2016

What are some potential benefits and risks of PEG tube use?   Read More

 


Auditory Processing Disorder Referral Criteria

Martha Coen-Cummings, PhD, CCC-SLP

August 16, 2016

What is the typical referral criteria for a child suspected of having an auditory processing disorder?   Read More

 


Sensitivity versus Specificity

Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP

August 8, 2016

What is the difference between sensitivity and specificity, and why is it important?   Read More

     


Reporting Abuse or Neglect

Angela Sterling-Orth, MS, CCC-SLP

July 29, 2016

What should I do if I suspect abuse but my employer discourages me from reporting, because they do not want to deal with legal issues?   Read More

      


Eligibility for Special Education

Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP

July 25, 2016

Who makes the decisions about a child’s eligibility for special education and related services?   Read More

    


Transitioning a Child to Oral Feedings

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

July 18, 2016

What factors need to be considered when transitioning a child from tube feeding to oral feedings?   Read More


Conflict Management Tips for Supervisors

Kerri Phillips, SLP.D, CCC-SLP

June 6, 2016

What can supervisors do to manage conflict more effectively?   Read More


Service Delivery Models for Clients with Cognitive-Communication Disorders

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

May 18, 2016

What service delivery models are typically used with clients with cognitive-communication disorders?   Read More

  


Hospice and Palliative Care

Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP

May 9, 2016

What is the distinction between hospice and palliative care?   Read More

 


Billing for One Evaluation

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

May 2, 2016

Why are there different evaluations for cognitive, versus voice, versus dysphagia, etc.? I have been told that I can just bill for one, and the others need to be stuck under treatment.   Read More

  


Sleep Hygiene and ADHD

Lauren Radtke-Rounds, PhD

April 25, 2016

"What is sleep hygiene and how does that help ADHD?"   Read More

 


Diagnosing Dementia

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

April 18, 2016

Can SLPs diagnose dementia? What should I do if I see signs and there is no diagnosis?   Read More

 


When to Re-evaluate a Patient in a SNF

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

April 11, 2016

What does it mean to “re-evaluate as needed” in terms of providing services to patients in skilled nursing facilities?   Read More

   


Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Alyssa Coreno, MA

April 5, 2016

What is chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)?   Read More

 


Distinguishing the Normal Aging Swallow from Dysphagia

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

March 15, 2016

How can normal swallow variability in aging be distinguished from a truly disordered swallow?   Read More

  


Common Symptoms of Head Injury

Angela Hein Ciccia, PhD, CCC-SLP

March 7, 2016

What are the most common symptoms of a head injury?   Read More

 


Signs and Symptoms of Concussion

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

March 1, 2016

What are the signs and symptoms of concussion?   Read More

 


Mild Cognitive Impairment

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

February 18, 2016

What is MCI and what causes it?   Read More


Early Speech Sound Disorders And Risk For Literacy Difficulties

Barbara A. Lewis, PhD, CCC-SLP

February 9, 2016

Why are children with early speech sound disorders at risk for literacy difficulties?   Read More


What is the OASIS?

Megan L. Malone, M.A., CCC-SLP, Jennifer Loehr, M.A., CCC-SLP

February 3, 2016

What is the OASIS and who does it assess?   Read More