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Physician's Order for Therapy

Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP

November 16, 2015

I am a school-based SLP. If I receive a doctor's order for therapy for a student, do I have to provide it?   Read More

Speech Characteristics of Hypokinetic Dysarthria

Antje Mefferd, PhD, CCC-SLP

November 9, 2015

What are the speech characteristics associated with hypokinetic dysarthria as seen in Parkinson’s Disease?   Read More


How to Improve Chewing and Increase Mouth Opening

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

November 2, 2015

What oral motor exercises should I do with a pediatric client to improve chewing and increase mouth opening?   Read More

Parent Request for Evaluation

Jennifer Preschern, MA, CCC-SLP

October 26, 2015

If a student is at an RTI Tier 2 level of instruction and the parent requests an evaluation, what is the next step?   Read More


Using Mini Lessons to Teach Common Core

Jennifer Preschern, MA, CCC-SLP

October 19, 2015

Do I need to get the principal’s permission before doing in-class mini lessons with students?   Read More


Nonword Repetition Tests

Kerry Danahy Ebert, PhD, CCC-SLP

October 6, 2015

What does a nonword repetition test reveal about a child's language learning?   Read More


ICD-10 Code for Social-Pragmatic Disorder

Dee Adams Nikjeh, PhD, CCC-SLP

September 15, 2015

I have evaluated an adolescent who has a social pragmatic disorder. What is an appropriate ICD-9 code and what will the code be when using ICD-10?   Read More

Stuttering Support Groups

Craig Coleman, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-F

August 26, 2015

What is the best way to start a local support group for children and adults who stutter?   Read More


Neurogenic Stuttering

Craig Coleman, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-F

August 18, 2015

What is neurogenic stuttering?   Read More

Suggestions for Students Who Repeatedly Tap on an iDevice

Stephanie Meehan, MA, CCC-SLP

August 10, 2015

What are some suggestions for students who repeatedly tap on an iDevice, almost like a stim behavior or an OCD behavior?   Read More


Managing Goals for Middle and High School Students Who Lack Motivation

Meredith Poore Harold, PhD, CCC-SLP

July 27, 2015

What are your suggestions for managing goals for middle and high school students who lack motivation to continue services and exhibit negative behaviors toward their communication goals on their IEPs?   Read More


Language Facilitation Strategies for AAC

Stephanie Meehan, MA, CCC-SLP

July 20, 2015

What are the most helpful language facilitation strategies to use with AAC?   Read More


Student with Minimal Exposure to Hearing Peers

Meredith Poore Harold, PhD, CCC-SLP

June 29, 2015

I have a student who does not talk with peers or adults, but uses gestures and crying to communicate. The child is able to hear, but lives with family members who are deaf. This student has had mini...   Read More


Can Classroom Teachers Collect Data for SLPs

Lara L. Wakefield, PhD, CCC-SLP

June 22, 2015

Is it appropriate to allow classroom teachers to collect speech data independent of the SLP? Can an SLP rely on someone else’s data for the speech section of the IEP?   Read More


Primary Progressive Aphasia

Michael de Riesthal, PhD, CCC-SLP

June 15, 2015

What is Primary Progressive Aphasia?   Read More


AAC Assessment with Nonverbal Children

Stephanie Meehan, MA, CCC-SLP

June 8, 2015

How do you do an AAC assessment with children who are nonverbal with little to no receptive-expressive language, decreased attention span, and decreased joint attention?   Read More


Selective Mutism and Anxiety

Aimee Kotrba, PhD

June 1, 2015

Is selective mutism related to anxiety?   Read More

Addressing Emotions and Beliefs in Therapy

William Evans, MS, CCC-SLP

May 25, 2015

Should an SLP address a patient's emotions and beliefs during therapy or refer the client to an outside professional?   Read More


Medication for Childhood Anxiety

Aimee Kotrba, PhD

May 18, 2015

Is medication recommended for children with anxiety or just intervention strategies?   Read More

Measuring Quality of Life

Nancy Alarcon, MS, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

May 11, 2015

What is Quality of Life (QOL) and how can it be measured?   Read More