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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


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