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Sustaining the Well-Being of Healthcare Workers During Coronavirus

April 28, 2020

The coronavirus (COVID-19) is presenting new and unique challenges. We are navigating unchartered waters with this virus, making it important to find new ways to work and interact while also taking ca...   Read More


Stress, Trauma and Mindfulness: Self-Care for Healthcare Professionals

Nicole Steward, MSW, RYT

April 22, 2020

Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain and tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances. Being stressed is not a normal state, even though it may feel like it in today's wor...   Read More


20Q: Dementia - Evidence-Based Strategies for Quality of Life Interventions

Linda S. Carozza, PhD, CCC-SLP, Alexandra Seigies, BS

April 10, 2020

Dementia is a general term that is used to refer to a variety of conditions that result in a progressive decline in an individual’s cognitive functions. Dementia can affect memory, judgment, problem...   Read More

 


Back to Basics: Swallow Screening: How, when, and who,

Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

March 31, 2020

Let's first define an assessment. We typically want our assessment to be consistent with the World Health Organization (WHO) framework, which addresses three levels of assessment. You are probably fam...   Read More

 


Communication and Independence for the Young Adult with Autism

Lisa R. Audet, PhD, CCC-SLP

March 25, 2020

To create a common ground, the new DSM has just one diagnosis of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) with three levels of ASD. Level 1 includes individuals who need the least amount of support and can also...   Read More


Back to Basics: Goal Writing for School-based SLPs

Marva Mount, MA, CCC-SLP

February 26, 2020

In this course, I am going to discuss goal writing. You probably won’t hear anything that you haven’t already heard. My hope is that it will help us regroup and do what’s best for our students a...   Read More

 


Supporting Infants With Visual Impairment With Feeding

February 12, 2020

We will discuss the developmental characteristics of children with visual impairments and specifically how these children develop trust in the feeding relationship. Strategies for breast and bottle fe...   Read More


20Q: Being Brave - How to Overcome Selective Mutism

Aimee Kotrba, PhD, Molly Schofield, BS

February 12, 2020

Shy, as defined by Google, is “being reserved or having or showing nervousness or timidity in the company of other people.” Shyness, as defined by Wikipedia, is “the feeling of apprehension, lac...   Read More

 


A Watched Pot Never Boils: Why Observing Swallowing is Unsuccessful and Risky

Katie Holterman, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

February 10, 2020

“A watched pot never boils.” We have all heard that expression, right? It refers to that feeling that time goes very slowly when you are anxiously waiting for something to happen. We all know watc...   Read More


20Q: Important Aspects of Diversity and Culture in Speech-Language Pathology Services

Marlene B. Salas-Provance, PhD, MHA

January 29, 2020

Because of the increasing diversity in our population, the ability to understand, communicate with and effectively interact with people across cultures is more important than ever before. Therefore, I...   Read More

 


ICF Framework and Narrative-Based Interventions: Lessons from a Care Provider Turned Cancer Patient

Janelle Lamontagne, M.Sc., R.CCC-SLP

January 22, 2020

I have a very personal reason for being passionate about narrative-based practice. Two years ago, my life took a very drastic turn when I went from being the healthcare provider to the patient. On May...   Read More


The Effects of Stress and Trauma on Language Development

Joy D. Osofsky, PhD

December 18, 2019

I am going to talk with you about trauma and its effects on language development. I recently attended an all-day summit about adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) sponsored by a division within the Am...   Read More

  


Anxious Eaters and Anxious Mealtimes

November 26, 2019

This practical webinar will identify who are anxious eaters and outline sensitive and systematic ways to support these worried eaters and their families in mealtime peace and expanding diets. The appr...   Read More


Vanderbilt SLP Journal Club: Neurodiversity and Speech-Language Pathology - Thinking Differently

Mary Alice Keller, MA, CCC-SLP

November 25, 2019

I am a practicing speech pathologist and I've also been involved in the disability community for much longer than I've been practicing. I really love being a speech pathologist and most of my backgrou...   Read More


Research Watch Report: Quality of Life, Communication, and Swallowing in Individuals with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis

April Garrity, PhD, CCC-SLP

November 19, 2019

Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a progressive motor neuron disease that affects approximately 16,000 people in the United States at any given time (ALS Association, 2019). No effective treatmen...   Read More

  


20Q: Evaluation and Management of Pediatric Dysphagia

Claire Kane Miller, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

November 14, 2019

It gives me great pleasure to introduce this article on Pediatric Dysphagia, written by my colleague and good friend, Dr. Claire Miller, PhD, MHA, CCC-SLP. I have had the privilege of working closely...   Read More

 


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Wh-Question Intervention for Children With Language Disorders

Emily Diehm, PhD, CCC-SLP, Tala Abou-Dahech, MA

November 1, 2019

For a school-age child with a language disorder, what therapy strategies are effective to improve the child’s Wh-question answering abilities?   Read More


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Efficacy of Professional Development with Individualized Coaching to Enhance Educator Knowledge and Practice of Emergent Literacy Skills

Alyssa Klawiter, MA, CCC-SLP, Li Sheng, PhD

November 1, 2019

Do preschool and kindergarten teachers (P) who participate in professional development programs that focus on emergent literacy skills with built-in individualized coaching (I) compared to those who d...   Read More


Dysphagia after Traumatic Brain Injury: Treatment

Erin O. Mattingly, MA, CCC-SLP, CBIS

October 31, 2019

Traumatic brain injury is a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or a penetrating injury” (Marr & Coronado, 2004). Alteration of co...   Read More

  


Strengthening Students' Core Vocabulary for Powerful Communication

Trina Becker, MS, CCC-SLP

October 17, 2019

I find that thinking about vocabulary and choosing appropriate vocabulary for my AAC clients is very challenging. When you are the person responsible for choosing the words that an individual can use...   Read More