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AAC Options to Assist with Verbalization

Kristi Murphy, M.A., CCC-SLP

August 26, 2013

What AAC devices do you think would be a good choice if parents want to move on from PECS™? Do you think PECS helps teach verbalization?   Read More

Family Training Strategies for Infants/Children Prenatally Exposed to Drugs?

Rhonda Mattingly, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

August 19, 2013

Can you give some family training strategies or themes that are beneficial to infants/children prenatally exposed to drugs?   Read More

Use of Assistants and Aides with Medicare Patients

Lorelei O'Hara, M.A., CCC-SLP

August 5, 2013

When providing services to Medicare patients, can the different disciplines (i.e. PT, OT, Speech) use assistants or aides and have those minutes count towards MDS and establish a RUG score?   Read More


Artificial Nutrition and Hydration

Denise Dougherty, SLP

July 29, 2013

Does a physician have the final word on artificial nutrition and hydration for a patient?   Read More


Should SLPs Train Teachers?

Angela Anthony, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

July 23, 2013

Instead of working individually with children who need help with literacy skills, would it be more cost-efficient to train teachers on what we know how to do?   Read More


Generalizing Fluency Skills

Brent Gregg, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

July 15, 2013

It seems that often I can create such a pleasant environment during my client’s speech session that his/her fluency improves. However, it is hard to generalize into “less-kind” spea...   Read More

Letter Sound Versus Letter Name Knowledge

Angela Anthony, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

July 1, 2013

Is it more important to have a child learn letter name or letter sound?   Read More


The Difference Between an Attention Scale and an Understanding Scale

Stephanie Mayer Volker, M.S., CCC-SLP

June 19, 2013

Is the Attention Scale that you use for cognitive rehabilitation with children and adolescents the same thing as the Understanding Scale that you use?   Read More


Code Switching in Dual Language Learning

Elenny Tuleta, M.Ed., M.A., CCC-SLP, TESL/TEFL

June 12, 2013

Can code switching happen at any level of language?   Read More

Serial 7's

Heather Harris Wright, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

June 3, 2013

What does the Serial 7’s task assess?   Read More


Visual Perceptual Difficulties in Executive Function Disorders

Laura L. Murray, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

May 16, 2013

I have seen indications that black-and-white photos or pictures versus color are preferable for those with TBI or dementia. Can you speak to using color versus black and white?   Read More


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Brain Abnormalities

Tatyana Elleseff, M.A., CCC-SLP

April 29, 2013

Does Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) always show MRI brain abnormalities?   Read More


Evaluation of Severe CAS

Peter Flipsen, Ph.D. Jr., S-LP(C), CCC-SLP

April 22, 2013

I am currently working on an evaluation for a child who appears to have a severe form of CAS. After completing the GFTA, it was apparent that he made only six sounds. No final sounds. Is this typic...   Read More


Authentic Classroom Resources

Ashley S. Garber, M.S., CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT

April 15, 2013

What are authentic classroom resouces as they pertain to practicing listening skills? Can you provide an example of what they might look like?   Read More


Interpreter versus Translator

Teresa Signorelli, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

April 3, 2013

Is there a difference between an interpreter and a translator, or are the terms used interchangeably?   Read More


Peter Flipsen, Ph.D. Jr., S-LP(C), CCC-SLP

March 26, 2013

What is galactosemia?   Read More


Service Delivery for Speech Sound Disorders

Steven L. Skelton, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

March 18, 2013

Regarding service delivery for children with speech sound disorders, what are the recommendations for using pull out, pull aside or embedded interventions in the classroom?   Read More

Hypersensitivity and Selective Mutism

Joleen R. Fernald, M.S., CCC-SLP

March 12, 2013

Is there a link between Selective Mutism and children who are hypersensitive?   Read More

Using the MoCA in a Home Healthcare Setting

Kim McCullough, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

March 5, 2013

I work in a home healthcare setting. Would the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA; Nasreddine et al., 2005) be a good tool to use at evaluation and then later at discharge to get improvement measure...   Read More


Use of Distributed Practice for Intervention of SSD

Steven L. Skelton, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

February 20, 2013

When working with children with speech sound disorders, does distributive practice improve or enhance performance?   Read More