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Proactive and Reactive Aggression

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

November 28, 2016

What is the difference between proactive aggression and reactive aggression?   Read More

 


Challenges of Providing Home Health Care Services

Leandre Gerwin, MA, CCC-SLP, Kirsten Keppner, MS, CCC-SLP, Katie Mikkilineni, MS, CCC-SLP

November 15, 2016

What are some challenges of providing home health care services to the pediatric population?   Read More

  


Involving Families in Aphasia Treatment

Jennifer Kerr, MS, CCC-SLP

November 14, 2016

How can families be involved in treatment for persons with aphasia?   Read More

  


Functions of Behavior

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

November 7, 2016

What are some functions of behavior that clinicians should be familiar with when working with children who have emotional behavioral difficulties?   Read More

  


Voice and Message Banking

Kim Winter, MA, CCC-SLP

October 27, 2016

What is the difference between voice banking and message banking?   Read More

  


Speech-Language Pathology and Mental Health

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

October 10, 2016

Why should SLPs be involved in mental health?   Read More

   


Temporal Lobe Epilepsy and Cognition

Rima Abou-Khalil, PhD, CCC-SLP

September 30, 2016

How does temporal lobe epilepsy impact cognition?   Read More

  


Ensuring Patients and Families Understand Medical Instructions

Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP

September 23, 2016

How can I help ensure a patient and his or her family understand medical instructions?   Read More

    


Reducing Medical Errors

Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP

September 15, 2016

What are some recommendations to reduce medical errors?   Read More

 


Informed Consent

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

September 9, 2016

What are the main components of informed consent?   Read More

  


Predictors of Aspiration

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

August 29, 2016

What are some predictors of aspiration?   Read More

 


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