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Who is Using CCSS?

Marva Mount, M.A., CCC-SLP

November 2, 2014

Is everyone using the Common Core State Standards?   Read More


Does Anxiety Cause Stuttering

Marilee Fini, M.A., CCC-SLP

October 28, 2014

Is there a correlation between anxiety disorders and stuttering?   Read More

Resources for Parents of Children with Hearing Loss

K. Todd Houston, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS, Cert AVT

October 20, 2014

Are there any helpful online resources we can direct families to for information regarding hearing loss and options?   Read More

Recovery versus Compensation

Irene Barrow, PhD, CCC-SLP

October 6, 2014

How do you differentiate between recovery and compensation during therapy?   Read More


Educating the Community about Stuttering

Craig Coleman, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-FD

September 30, 2014

How do we educate the community about stuttering?   Read More

Handwritten Therapy Notes

Wren Newman, SLP.D., CCC-SLP

September 22, 2014

Should notes taken during therapy be typed and filed as an official record at the school? Are handwritten notes considered acceptable?   Read More

Appropriate Providers for a Multilingual/Multicultural Speaker

Teresa Signorelli, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

September 15, 2014

Who is an appropriate provider for a multilingual/multicultural speaker?   Read More

Pediatric Assessment Code

Dee Adams Nikjeh, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

September 8, 2014

If my speech and language testing for a 5-year-old child includes two 1-hour sessions on separate days plus a 45 minute additional session with the parents to explain results, how is this coded?   Read More


Who Can Supervise an SLPA?

Jennifer Ostergren, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

August 25, 2014

Can a non certified ASHA member supervise an SLPA?   Read More

HIPAA and Telepractice

K. Todd Houston, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, LSLS, Cert AVT

August 21, 2014

How does HIPAA impact telepractice?   Read More


Support Groups for Stuttering

Craig Coleman, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-FD

August 11, 2014

Why is participating in a support group important for people who stutter?   Read More

Code of Ethics Violations

Wren Newman, SLP.D., CCC-SLP

August 4, 2014

What is an example of a minor violation resulting in reprimand?   Read More


Managing Oral Care fore Patients with Severe Cognitive Impairment

Angela Mansolillo, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

July 28, 2014

How should I manage oral care for those patients who have severe cognitive impairment or patients who are bedbound?   Read More


CPT Code for Cognitive Assessment

Dee Adams Nikjeh, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

July 21, 2014

I am seeing a patient for a cognitive assessment. I used to use CPT 92506. What should I do now?   Read More


What are Skilled Services?

Nancy B. Swigert, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

July 14, 2014

What are some examples of skilled services?   Read More


Can an SLPA Administer an Assessment Battery?

Jennifer Ostergren, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

July 7, 2014

If an SLPA can assist the SLP in the evaluation process, what might that look like? Can the SLPA administer an assessment if the SLP thinks the SLPA is competent?   Read More

The Importance Risk Factors in Young Children Who Stutter

Craig Coleman, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-FD

June 30, 2014

Why are risk factors important for young children who stutter?   Read More

Who Should Not Be Considered For Free Water Protocol

Angela Mansolillo, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

June 23, 2014

What type of patient would I absolutely not consider for free water?   Read More


Can I Bill for Multiple Evaluations?

Dee Adams Nikjeh, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

June 16, 2014

I have one hour allotted for evaluation. My facility is “encouraging” me to bill for multiple evaluations, fluency and speech sound production or speech and feeding (which is a clinical s...   Read More


Requesting at the Item Level

Rosemarie Griffin, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCBA

June 9, 2014

What does it mean to request something at the item level?   Read More