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Our Aging Patients: The Aging Swallow

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

May 23, 2017

Presbyphagia is the decline in swallowing that is associated with normal aging, and normal aging changes are not considered a disorder. However, when you add in secondary factors, multiple medical com...   Read More


Our Aging Patients: Effects of Aging on Communication

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

May 19, 2017

As we discuss the effects of aging on communication, we will address voice, speech, language, and cognition. Normal Aging FactorsThere are several factors associated with the aging voice (a.k.a presby...   Read More


Our Aging Patients: How to Handle End of Life Conversations

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

May 3, 2017

Ethical Considerations for End of LifeThe University of Washington Department of Bioethics says that there are four topics by which every problem in ethics should be judged. I call them “the WHs,”...   Read More


Social-Pragmatic Language Group Treatment for Adolescents with Language Impairments and Psychiatric Diagnoses

Christine Lackey, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-CL, Adam Diggs, MA, CCC-SLP

May 1, 2017

This seminar is the third in a series of presentations for SLPs working with children and adolescents with social-emotional-behavioral disorders. The first course covers some of the mental health diag...   Read More


Burnout Be Gone: Finding Wholeness Again

Melissa Page Deutsch, MS, CCC-SLP, CPCC, ACC

April 24, 2017

I became interested in the concept of “burnout” because, as a speech pathologist and a coach, I feel like my mission is to help people find what is inside of them that can help them to live their...   Read More


Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club: Differentiating Stuttering Persistence and Recovery

Ellen M. Kelly, PhD, CCC-SLP

April 19, 2017

This is a very exciting time to talk about this topic, especially in the last few years. More and more researchers are obtaining information about what is happening in young children who stutter over...   Read More


Research Watch Report, Issue 1

Meredith Poore Harold, PhD, CCC-SLP

April 14, 2017

The following is the December 2016 issue of research reviews for pediatric and school-based SLPs, written by Meredith Harold, PhD, CCC-SLP. Each month, Dr. Harold accesses the top 50 research journals...   Read More


Decision Making for Alternate Nutrition and Hydration, Part 2

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

March 30, 2017

This course is a transcript of the webinar, Decision Making for Alternate Nutrition and Hydration, Part 2, presented by Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP. Learning Objectives List at least 3 criteria utilize...   Read More


Decision Making for Alternate Nutrition and Hydration, Part 1

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

March 23, 2017

With artificial nutrition and hydration, there is usually a choice between an NG tube versus a PEG tube. In my area, NG tubes are generally placed when a patient has initial dysphagia from a stroke or...   Read More


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Which AAC Interface Design Facilitates Communicative Interactions for Persons With Nonfluent Aphasia?

Kris L. Brock, PhD, CCC-SLP

March 16, 2017

Rico is a seasoned practitioner responsible for (a) providing services to individuals with acquired neurological communication disorders and (b) supervising student clinicians in a bustling urban outp...   Read More


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Evidence-Based Intervention for Individuals with Acquired Apraxia of Speech

Angela Van Sickle, PhD, CCC-SLP

March 16, 2017

Carole is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) working in the outpatient department of a stroke rehabilitation center. She recently evaluated Joyce, a 70-year-old female patient, who demonstrated sever...   Read More

Pearson's EBP Briefs: Effects of Bolus Size on Swallow Safety: A Systematic Review of External Evidence

Karen Rizzo, MA, CCC-SLP, Leah Mong, MS, CF-SLP, Natalie Howard Day, MS, CF-SLP, Isla Katz, MS, CF-SLP, Morgan Helser, MS, CF-SLP, Donna Scarborough, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

March 16, 2017

Megan, a 9-year-old female, has an extensive medical history (see Appendix to view full medical history) that has led to a diagnosis of a swallowing disorder, or oropharyngeal dysphagia. Oral dysphagi...   Read More


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Comparison of Parent-Implemented and Clinician-Directed Intervention for Toddlers Identified as Late Talkers: A Literature Review

Shari DeVeney, PhD, CCC-SLP, Jessica L. Hagaman, PhD, CCC-SLP

March 15, 2017

Claire had been worried about her son Henry for several months. He did not seem to tlak like other children his age and did not say as many words as his older sister when she was a toddler. Claire con...   Read More


Documenting in Skilled Nursing Facilities: Part 1

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

March 3, 2017

Providing quality documentation for skilled services provided to Medicare beneficiaries begins with having an adequate understanding of regulations within the Medicare Benefit Policy Manual and your l...   Read More


Documenting in Skilled Nursing Facilities - Part 2

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

February 24, 2017

This course will describe best practices for documenting skilled levels of care provided by an SLP, including an in-depth review of goal creation, daily note documentation, and progress report writing...   Read More


Cleft Lip and Palate: Supporting Oral Feeding from Birth through Palatoplasty, presented in partnership with Cincinnati Children's

Ann Clonan, M.Ed, CCC-SLP, Brenda Thompson, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

February 21, 2017

What is a cleft and how does it occur? A cleft is a result of failure of fusion during embryonic development of the face. It can be caused by both genetic interactions as well as exogenous factors whi...   Read More


Leadership and the Art of Influencing Others, presented in partnership with Cincinnati Children's

Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP

January 17, 2017

I believe that being able to influence others is a valuable skill. During this course, we will review definitions of key concepts, such as influence, power, leader and leadership, and discuss how thes...   Read More


Sensory Changes in Adults: Impact on Swallowing and Diet Selection, Part 2

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

January 11, 2017

What we are trying to emphasize in these two sessions is the fact that aging and disease processes change the swallow, and that, in turn, impacts the nutrition and hydration of our patients. So, this...   Read More


What is All the Ethics About?

Kerri Phillips, SLP.D, CCC-SLP

January 4, 2017

Today we get to talk about ethics, which is a topic that I enjoy, although many people may find it “boring.” We will not only cover ASHA’s code of ethics, but we will also think along the lines...   Read More


Sensory Changes in Adults: Impact on Swallowing and Diet Selection, Part 1

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

January 3, 2017

When looking at the different changes that occur in the body, there is decreased muscular/skeletal mass that not only creates a problem with strength for the body, but for the swallow as well. There i...   Read More