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Dysphagia in Patients with Dementia: What's the SLP to Do? - Part 2

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

March 22, 2018

Here are some of the questions that we should ask ourselves as we are evaluating a patient with dysphagia and dementia. The first question is, “Is this problem acute, acute on chronic, or chronic?...   Read More


Congenital Heart Defects: An Overview and Impact on Feeding and Development

Rhonda Mattingly, Ed.D, CCC-SLP

March 22, 2018

Not surprising, the incidence of feeding problems is higher in the population of children with developmental disabilities. Congenital heart disease is implicated in negatively influencing feeding skil...   Read More


Children's Speech and Language in a Pluralistic Society: Application of the ICF

Karla Washington, PhD, CCC-SLP

March 14, 2018

I'd like to begin today by talking about the constructs of multibilingualism and multiculturalism. In 2001, the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) put forth their...   Read More

Pearson's EBP Briefs: Altering the Prosodic Features of Motherese to Promote Joint Attention in Language-Delayed Children

Traci Fredman, MS, CCC-SLP

March 13, 2018

Clinical ScenarioJanice is a speech-language pathologist who provides early intervention services for children ages birth to 3 years in rural communities. She recently received a referral for Sara, a...   Read More


20Q: Education Standards: Is There a Role for Speech-Language Pathologists?

Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, ASHA Fellow

March 13, 2018

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) is an initiative that establishes consistent education standards in language arts and math across the United States. As such, it describes the knowledge that stu...   Read More


20Q: Cognitive Rehabilitation Therapy (CRT) for Adults with Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Jennifer Ostergren, PhD, CCC-SLP

March 13, 2018

I am so excited to introduce this 20Q article to you on cognitive rehabilitation therapy (CRT) for adults with traumatic brain injury (TBI). As you may know, the goal of CRT is to help individuals to...   Read More


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


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