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Dysphagia in Patients with Dementia: What's the SLP to Do? - Part 1

Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, CDP

March 5, 2018

This is Part 1 of a two-part series. In order to delve deep enough into dysphagia in patients with dementia, we really needed a two-part series. The course objectives for this course are that you will...   Read More


Pearson's EBP Briefs: The Effectiveness of Spaced Retrieval on Improving Self-Feeding and Use of Compensatory Swallowing Strategies in Individuals with Dementia Residing in a Long-Term Care Facility.

Ryan S. Husak, MS, CCC-SLP, Christen Guffey Page, PhD, CCC-SLP

February 21, 2018

Autumn recently graduated from a Communication Sciences and Disorders program and is working in a long-term care facility. On several occasions during lunch, Autumn noticed that many of the residents...   Read More


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Memory Restoration Using Computerized Cognitive Training After Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury: A Review of the Evidence.

Jennifer Lundine, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

February 21, 2018

Clinical Scenario Natalie, a speech-language pathologist, has worked at a pediatric hospital for many years with children and adolescents who have sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Following t...   Read More

Pearson's EBP Briefs: Effects of Self-Regulated Strategy Development on the Writing Skills of School-Age Children With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

Jane Roitsch, MA, CCC-SLP, MBA, Kimberly A. Murphy, PhD, CCC-SLP, Anne M. P. Michalek, PhD, CCC-SLP

February 21, 2018

Jake, a speech-language pathologist (SLP), works in a large school district and has provided speech and language services to middle and high school students for nearly five years. Recently, he has fou...   Read More


Prematurity: Diagnosis & Related Conditions

Rhonda Mattingly, Ed.D, CCC-SLP

February 14, 2018

During this course, and the three upcoming courses to follow, I'm going to share information about diagnoses and conditions that are associated with feeding problems. In this course, we will specifica...   Read More


Constipation: Diagnosis, Evaluation, Treatment and Associated Disorders

Rhonda Mattingly, Ed.D, CCC-SLP

February 13, 2018

This is Part 3 of a five-part series relating to pediatric feeding. Part 1 covered typical development of feeding to provide an idea of what feeding is supposed to look like in the typically developin...   Read More


Key Features of Autism Spectrum Disorder That Distinguish it From Other Disorders

Tina Veale, PhD, CCC-SLP

February 1, 2018

This course will focus on the key features of autism that distinguish it from other disorders. The reason I suggested this topic is because of the increase in the number of diagnosed cases of autism....   Read More

HIPAA: Understanding Privacy Issues in Speech-Language Pathology

K. Todd Houston, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS, Cert AVT

January 17, 2018

What is HIPAA, what does it mean, and what are the areas that we need to focus on as speech-language pathologists? Many people try to spell HIPAA like H-I-P-P-A or H-I-P-P-O. It is H-I-P-A-A, which st...   Read More


Research Watch Report, Issue 6

Meredith Poore Harold, PhD, CCC-SLP

January 15, 2018

Wouldn’t it be great if there was some sort of fancy biofeedback device that could be used for the treatment of articulation disorders? There is! One example is electropalatography (EPG) devices lik...   Read More


20Q: Preventing Reading Difficulties in Children with Language Disorders

Laura Justice, PhD, CCC-SLP

January 3, 2018

Reading is such a fundamental skill for learning and success in life. Unfortunately, children with early verbal language problems tend to have additional difficulties when they begin learning written...   Read More


Evidence-Based Practices in Selecting and Using Standardized Tests: Psychometric Adequacy

Stacey L. Pavelko, PhD, CCC-SLP

December 7, 2017

In Part two of this five-part standardized assessment series, we're going to focus on the issues of reliability and validity of standardized tests. We're going to define these terms and then discuss t...   Read More


Evidence-based Interventions for Dementia: An Overview of Spaced Retrieval and Montessori

Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP

December 6, 2017

The topic in this course is near and dear to my heart. Dementia is my area of specialty but I spent the first 10 years of my career working in research. Two of the intervention strategies that we look...   Read More


Using Parent Report in the Assessment of Dual Language Learners

Kerry Danahy Ebert, PhD, CCC-SLP

November 21, 2017

I am excited to talk to you about using parent report in the assessment for dual language learners, and I should go ahead and get started. Before moving on, I want to give some background on what I'm...   Read More

Research Watch Report, Issue 5

Meredith Poore Harold, PhD, CCC-SLP

November 13, 2017

The impact of digital media on child learning has received quite a bit of attention of the past couple decades. This study not only reviews much of that literature, but adds some relevant data. The re...   Read More


Treatment of Patients with Low-Level Cognitive Function

Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

October 30, 2017

This is Part Two of a two-part series that will provide guidance on the assessment and treatment of individuals who present with low-level cognitive functioning. Part Two will examine evidence-based p...   Read More

Evidence-Based Practices in Selecting & Using Standardized Tests: Considerations for Speech Testing

Stacey L. Pavelko, PhD, CCC-SLP

October 18, 2017

Today’s course is going to focus on some considerations when testing for speech sound disorders. First, we are going to cover issues of reliability, validity and diagnostic accuracy as they relate t...   Read More


20Q: Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS): Diagnosis and Treatment

Amy Skinder-Meredith, PhD, CCC-SLP

October 13, 2017

This 20Q article provides some key facts regarding the common characteristics of CAS and how CAS can be differentiated from dysarthria or a phonological delay or disorder. Dr. Skinder-Meredith offers...   Read More


Justifying Speech-Language Pathology Services in a Turbulent Health Care Environment

Robyn Earley, MA, CCC-SLP

October 4, 2017

Change is one constant in healthcare. And the thing that I have noticed ever since I joined the field of speech pathology as a clinical fellow (CF) is that change is constant, whether it be changes in...   Read More


Curriculum-Based Assessment & Intervention for Students with Brain Injury

Jennifer Lundine, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

October 4, 2017

When we think about brain injuries, many of us envision traumatic brain injuries (TBI) that occur in events like car accidents, or in cases of assault. Another type of brain injury, considered to be a...   Read More

Assessment of Patients with Low-Level Cognitive Function (Part 1)

Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

September 27, 2017

My hope is to shed some light and insight on assessment for patients with low-level cognitive function based on my clinical experience and what is allowed per regulations. This is Part 1 of a two-part...   Read More

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