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Preserving Communication and Dignity at End of Life

Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP

April 26, 2016

The natural dying process is a natural slowing of all body systems. The process is different for every individual. It is as different, really, as the birthing process. One person's labor may be a lot...   Read More


Thriving in Skilled Nursing: Part 2

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

April 22, 2016

How did we get to where we are currently in the skilled nursing facility world? The way things are done currently began as a result of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1987. As part of this ac...   Read More


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Sleep Disorders as a Risk to Language Learning and Use

Karla K. McGregor, PhD, CCC-SLP, Rebecca Alper, PhD, CCC-SLP

April 21, 2016

When we were speech-language pathologists (SLPs) in training—one many years ago, the other mere months ago—we were taught to include questions about sleep in diagnostic interviews. But we were nev...   Read More


ADHD: Understanding Symptoms and Strengths of the Disorder

Lauren Radtke-Rounds, PhD

April 12, 2016

Myth #1: ADHD is not a real disorderThis is the first myth that I would like to bust immediately. Within my practice, I hear a lot of concerns from parents, educators, sometimes even individuals that...   Read More

Forget Me Not...Evaluation and Treatment of the Patient with Dementia, Part 1: Who, What and Why

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

April 6, 2016

Today, we will begin with the basics of dementia -- the who, what and why. We will classify dementia into types and look at the difference between reversible and irreversible dementia. We will disting...   Read More


Thriving in Skilled Nursing: Part 1

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

April 5, 2016

This is Part 1 of Thriving in Skilled Nursing. We could spend a whole day speaking about the issues specific to the skilled nursing environment. My hope is to lay a strong foundation in regards to the...   Read More


Pearson's EBP Briefs: Target Selection in Speech Therapy: Is a Non-Developmental Approach More Efficient Than a Developmental Approach?

Sherine R. Tambyraja, PhD, Jennifer T. Dunkle, PhD, CCC-SLP

April 5, 2016

Jane is a speech-language pathologist (SLP) in a rural school district in the Midwestern United States. She has 15 years of clinical experience, 13 of those working in the public school setting. Jane...   Read More

Pearson's EBP Briefs: Making Evidence-Based Decisions Regarding Service Delivery for School-age Students Participating in Narrative Intervention

Jayne Brandel, PhD, CCC-SLP

April 5, 2016

Clinical Question: Do students with language disorders and those who have low language skills benefit more from classroom-based instruction on narratives or from instruction outside of the classroom t...   Read More


Beyond Concussion: Repetitive Brain Trauma and Implications for Current SLP Practice

Alyssa Coreno, MA

April 4, 2016

I am pleased to be with all of you today to talk about repetitive brain trauma and the implication for current SLP practice. I know this topic has been in the media a lot lately. Ever since chronic tr...   Read More


The Aging Swallow

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

March 18, 2016

A case review–type study was conducted in 2013 (Carneby & Harenberg). It was an internet survey in which SLPs were given a case with a lot of specific information and then were asked, “What would...   Read More


Ready, Steady, Go: Mindfulness practices for children

Susan Hendler Lederer, PhD, CCC-SLP

March 11, 2016

Let’s start with not ready, not steady for therapy. Who are these kids? I’d like you to take a few moments to jot down why our kids are not ready to learn. Think about it from the cognitive perspe...   Read More


TBI 101: Basic Tools to Identify, Assess and Treat Individuals with Traumatic Brain Injury

Angela Hein Ciccia, PhD, CCC-SLP

March 4, 2016

ABI vs. TBITo begin, I wanted to discuss the differences and similarities between the terms acquired brain injury, or ABI, and traumatic brain injury, or TBI. The term “acquired brain injury” is a...   Read More


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