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Where does the Speech-Language Pathologist Fit in Concussion Management?

Miriam A. Carroll-Alfano, MS, CCC-SLP

February 19, 2016

There is a lot of talk about concussion, and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that between 1.6 and 3.8 million concussions occur annually as a result of participation in s...   Read More

Supporting Aging in Place: Providing Strategies for Persons with MCI

Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP, Jennifer Loehr, MA, CCC-SLP

February 19, 2016

MCI & Dementia PrevalenceAccording to the Alzheimer’s Association, about 5.2 million American have Alzheimer’s disease (2014). Approximately 200,000 of individuals younger than age 65 have younger...   Read More

Adolescent and Adult Outcomes of Early Childhood Speech Sound Disorders

Barbara A. Lewis, PhD, CCC-SLP

February 8, 2016

The Simple View of Reading states that there are two parts to learning to read: decoding and linguistic comprehension. Decoding requires letter recognition, phoneme awareness, and alphabetic principle...   Read More

Understanding the OASIS-C: An Overview for SLPs

Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP, Jennifer Loehr, MA, CCC-SLP

February 2, 2016

Home care is in the top five industries for speech- language pathologists. Home care also offers the highest wage for a speech-language pathologist and has the highest concentration of SLPs. These sta...   Read More


Temperament and Childhood Stuttering: Theory, evidence, and clinical practice

Robin Michael Jones, PhD, CCC-SLP

January 29, 2016

Temperament: DefinedWhat is temperament? There are as many different definitions of temperament as there are with stuttering. Rothbart defines temperament as “individual differences in emotional, mo...   Read More

Ethical Issues in Dysphagia Management

Lynne Brady Wagner, MA, CCC-SLP

January 18, 2016

When I was a new clinician in the early 1990s, I worked in a hospital setting and was very interested in the care of individuals who had swallowing problems. I was fortunate to be in a great setting d...   Read More


Understanding Alignment and Evidence-Based Strategies for Teaching Students with Moderate-to-Severe Disabilities

Bree Jimenez, PhD

January 14, 2016

Our learning objectives are that you will be able to describe the major elements of universal design for learning, identify specific strategies such as systemic instruction or self-determination to de...   Read More


Utilizing ABA in Dementia Management, Part 2: ABA Principles and Treatment Techniques

Mary Beth Mason-Baughman, PhD, CCC-SLP

January 6, 2016

Dr. Mary Beth Mason-Baughman: Today, we are going to talk about the principles of applied behavioral analysis (ABA) and specific treatment techniques that can be used for behaviors that typically seen...   Read More

Adolescents with Autism: Writing for Success!

Tina Veale, PhD, CCC-SLP

January 4, 2016

When we begin to consider how to help an adolescent with autism to learn to write, it is important to think about why writing is so difficult. I think we could sum it up with the point that it require...   Read More


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Evaluating Group Therapy for Aphasia: What is the Evidence?

Claire Layfield, BA(HONS), MSLP, Kirrie Ballard, PhD, Donald A. Robin, PhD

December 31, 2015

Olivia is an experienced speech-language pathologist (SLP), managing a mixed inpatient subacute rehabilitation caseload as well as a community based caseload for adults requiring speech pathology serv...   Read More


Utilizing ABA in Dementia Management, Part 1: Dementia Types and Evidence-Based Practices

Mary Beth Mason-Baughman, PhD, CCC-SLP

December 29, 2015

Let’s start with an overview of the dementia types. Alzheimer’s is the most prevalent form of dementia. Vascular dementia is typically always listed in the top three. I included frontotemporal deg...   Read More

Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club, Hypokinetic Dysarthria in Parkinson's Disease: Current Insights and Clinical Implications

Antje Mefferd, PhD, CCC-SLP

December 9, 2015

I assume that many of you are familiar with hypokinetic dysarthria. The prominent speech characteristics, as described Darley, Aronson, and Brown (1969) a long time ago, include reduced vocal loudness...   Read More


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Evidence-Based Intervention Options for Chronic Dysphagia Following Lateral Medullary Stroke

Claire Layfield, BA(HONS), MSLP, Kirrie Ballard, PhD

December 8, 2015

Marianne is a 40-year-old female who went to the emergency ward with acute shortness of breath, following a few days of symptoms consistent with an upper respiratory tract infection. On arrival, she p...   Read More


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Evidence-Based Decisions: Memory Intervention for Individuals with Mild Cognitive Impairment

Christy Fleck, MS, CCC-SLP, Melinda Corwin, PhD, CCC-SLP

December 8, 2015

Anna is a new speech-language pathologist (SLP) who works with elderly adults in an inpatient skilled nursing facility (SNF). During the course of her evaluations, she often has individuals tell her t...   Read More

A-Z: Assessment for Severe Phonological Disorders

Kathleen R. Fahey, PhD, CCC-SLP

November 5, 2015

There are many purposes in completing a speech sound system assessment. For our purposes today, we will focus on phonological disorders. However, part of that means that we have to engage in different...   Read More

Integrating Apps into AphasiaTherapy: Using Technology to Support Therapy & Recovery

Megan Sutton, MS, RSLP, CCC-SLP (C)

November 3, 2015

Today, we will be talking about integrating apps into aphasia therapy to learn how we can use technology to support therapy and to support recovery. We will be talking both about the SLP’s use of te...   Read More


Special Education Eligibility: When is a Speech-Language Impairment Also a Disability?

Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP

October 30, 2015

Just to refresh your memory, special education was created a long time ago now - 40 years ago - by a federal law previously called the Education for Handicapped Children Act (EHA) and is now called ID...   Read More


Primary Progressive Apraxia of Speech and Aphasia in a Complex Case of Neurodegenerative Disease, presented in partnership with Rush University

Richard K. Peach, PhD, CCC-SLP, BC - ANCDS

October 29, 2015

Dr. Richard Peach: We are going to talk about a particular case to demonstrate what progressive apraxia of speech and aphasia looks like. As you will see, this case is very representative of what you...   Read More


Parental Concerns and Pediatric Feeding Disorders: Putting it all Together

Jennifer Dahms, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

October 22, 2015

When I have a family contact me for a feeding evaluation or come in for the first time, I am looking for what I call the “ah-ha” moment. This is the pattern of deficits that go together based on w...   Read More

Stuttering Treatment: Treating the Whole Disorder

J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, Craig Coleman, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-F

October 13, 2015

My role in this is to talk about stuttering from a big perspective. My goal today is to talk about the entire disorder of stuttering and how we can ensure that our work in stuttering is not limited on...   Read More

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