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Research Watch Report: Telepractice in Aphasia

April Garrity, PhD, CCC-SLP

November 5, 2020

COVID-19 has created an increased need for telepractice services. While some SLPs and their clients are comfortable with the telepractice model, SLPs who provide services to adults with neurogenic lan...   Read More


20Q: A Comprehensive Pre-assessment Process for Differentiating Language Difference from Language Impairment in English Learners in Schools - Part 2

Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

October 15, 2020

In this article, Dr. Roseberry will describe what is meant by Response to Intervention (RtI) and explain its components. She will then describe practical strategies for carrying out RtI with English l...   Read More


20Q: A Comprehensive Pre-assessment Process for Differentiating Language Difference from Language Impairment in English Learners in Schools - Part 1

Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin, PhD, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA

October 15, 2020

Immigrants play a huge role in fueling the U.S. economy. In fact, studies have shown that immigrants are more likely than native-born Americans to start and own businesses. Although immigration is goo...   Read More


Embedding Intervention Strategies into Everyday Activities of Infants/Toddlers and Their Families

Juliann Woods, PhD, CCC-SLP

October 14, 2020

While embedded intervention is logically appealing and commonly accepted as a recommended practice, implementation often lacks the intentionality and sufficiency necessary to facilitate child progress...   Read More


Dementia Diaries Part 3: Evidence-Based Intervention

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

October 7, 2020

We need the background and the history of the different types of dementia and the different stages. That gives us our foundation. But this course goes into the evidence-based intervention component an...   Read More

Adult Aural Rehabilitation: Indications and Assessment

Lindsay Zombek, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT

October 7, 2020

This is Part 1 of a two-part series. Adults receiving cochlear implants require aural rehabilitation, though it is not always recommended as frequently as it is for children. This course will examine...   Read More


Sleep: The Challenge of Aging

Teresa Fair-field, OTD, OTR/L

October 5, 2020

Do we accept that disrupted sleep is "normal" in the elderly? What is understood about the nature of those sleep difficulties? This course will discuss specific sleep challenges in the elderly as well...   Read More

Dementia Diaries Part 2: Staging on the Severity Continuum

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

October 2, 2020

Why should we use dementia staging? Well, it is our roadmap for how we should treat a patient. It allows us to know what deficits the patient has because each stage of decline has a set of characteris...   Read More

20Q: Face Masks and Communication - Implications for SLPs

Barbara E. Weinstein, PhD

October 2, 2020

A Q & A discussion of how face masks may impact communication in healthcare settings, particularly for people with hearing loss. In addition, this article reviews strategies for SLPs and other health...   Read More


Neurogenic Dysphagia in Older Adults with Motor Disorders: Part 2

Jeanna Winchester, PhD

September 30, 2020

n Part One, we really had a strong focus on the central nervous system. In Part Two, we're going to touch on the central nervous system again when we talk about multiple sclerosis, but we really are g...   Read More

Adult Aural Rehabilitation: Therapy and Goals

Lindsay Zombek, MS, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT

September 25, 2020

This course examines evidence-based best practices and considerations for doing aural rehabilitation with adults with cochlear implants including therapy goals and target selection.   Read More


Dementia Diaries Part 1: Understanding the Types of Dementia

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

September 24, 2020

This is the first part of a four-part series discussing the types of dementia. In this series, we are going to be looking at dementia symptoms that affect a population that we are dedicated to serving...   Read More

Collaborative Therapy Isn't Pushy

Marva Mount, MA, CCC-SLP

September 23, 2020

IDEA states that schools must ensure that a student with a disability is removed from the general education environment only when the nature or severity of the student's disability is such that he/she...   Read More


20Q: Addressing the Needs of Children and Teens with Traumatic Brain Injury

Angela Hein Ciccia, PhD, CCC-SLP

September 15, 2020

In this 20Q article, Dr. Ciccia answers questions regarding the prevalence of TBI and concussion in children and teens, and the communication issues that occur as a result. She provides very valuable...   Read More

Neurogenic Dysphagia in Older Adults with Motor Disorders, Part 1

Jeanna Winchester, PhD

September 11, 2020

This course began with something that is within my wheelhouse which is working with older adults with various types of neurodegenerative disorders and different types of neurogenic issues. Then, of co...   Read More

Healthcare Professionals & Covid-19: Navigating a New World with Older Adults

Krista Covell-Pierson, OTR/L, BCB-PMD

September 1, 2020

When COVID-19 hit, I often found myself in tears because the people I had been caring for were at high risk for the virus. I thought about the patients who live in skilled nursing facilities that were...   Read More

20Q: Modern Hearing Aids - A Primer for Speech-Language Pathologists

H. Gustav Mueller, PhD

August 17, 2020

According to the National Institute of Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), approximately 15% of American adults (about 37.5 million) report some difficulty hearing and about 28.8 milli...   Read More


Diagnosis Dementia: Working with Patients with Dementia in Home Care under PDGM

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

August 5, 2020

5.8 million Americans were diagnosed with Alzheimer's or other dementias in 2019. Dementia is not going away any time soon and there will be a continued need for us to work with these individuals. $29...   Read More

Using Nonstandardized Assessment to Evaluate Cognitive-Communication Abilities in Students with Traumatic Brain Injury

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

July 28, 2020

Most of this course could very easily apply to any type of acquired brain injury, including both traumatic and nontraumatic injuries. However, some of the statistics on incidence and prevalence I will...   Read More


20Q: Bilingual Service Delivery: Where Do I Start?

Kelly Jackson, MS, CCC-SLP

July 17, 2020

Did you know that, unlike most other countries, the United States does not have an official language? It’s true. Although the most commonly spoken language in the United States is English, our count...   Read More


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