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Increasing Student Self-Determination

Kelly Ott, M.Ed, MHS, CCC-SLP

February 25, 2019

Self-determination has several definitions in the literature. Field, Marlin, Miller, Ward, and Wehmeyer (1998) define self-determination as a “combination of skills, knowledge, and beliefs that enab...   Read More

Pharmacology and Swallowing

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

February 19, 2019

I am going to spend some time talking about pharmacology and swallowing. I am a speech pathologist in a hospital setting and work in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Those of you who do inpatie...   Read More


20Q: Speech Sound Disorders: "Old" and "New" Tools

Carol Koch, EdD, CCC-SLP

February 18, 2019

Understanding the basis of speech sound disorders and choosing appropriate interventions for treatment can be very challenging for pediatric speech-language pathologists. Therefore, I am delighted tha...   Read More


Skilled Nursing Facility State Survey Process - Providing Person-Centered Care

February 11, 2019

I began, and have continued my career in skilled nursing facilities, and can say that over the past 13 years there have been some really positive changes in the culture in long-term care facilities. B...   Read More

Differential Diagnosis of the Dysarthrias: An Innovative Case Analysis Approach

Paul G. Blanchet, PhD, CCC-SLP

February 4, 2019

The purpose of this paper is to illustrate the process of differential diagnosis of the dysarthrias using an innovative case analysis approach. Using a simple acronym, the clinician integrates the ava...   Read More

SIMQ: Telesupervision

January 28, 2019

In this SimQ article, we will focus on the impact of this change and offer ways to assure that students are obtaining clinical clock hours in a manner that complies with the standard.   Read More

Dismissal Decisions and Student Motivation: When is dismissal the answer?

Marva Mount, MA, CCC-SLP

January 24, 2019

In this course, we are going to be talking about dismissal decisions and student motivation. When is dismissal the answer? This is one of the most perplexing pieces that we do as speech-language patho...   Read More

Supervising SLPAs: Serving Clients and Extending the Profession

Sheila King, MS, CCC-SLP

January 11, 2019

My hope is that you find something that you can take back and use with renewed enthusiasm for taking on the challenge of being a supervisor. It can be very challenging, but it also can be very rewardi...   Read More


SIMQ: Virtual and Augmented Reality

January 7, 2019

In this article we will explore the opportunities afforded by emerging technologies in virtual and augmented reality. You will be provided information about the current state of these immersive techno...   Read More

20Q: Evaluation and Treatment of Speech/Resonance Disorders and Velopharyngeal Dysfunction

Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP

January 3, 2019

As the contributing editor of 20Q for speechpathology.com, it has been my pleasure to invite well-known and well-respected clinician-authors to submit 20Q articles for your clinical edification and re...   Read More


20Q: Velo-Cardio-Facial Syndrome (VCFS)

Karen J. Golding-Kushner, PhD, CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow

December 5, 2018

It is my pleasure to introduce this 20Q article on the subject of velo-cardio-facial syndrome (VCFS). I recall seeing some children for speech therapy in the early ‘80s who had similar facial charac...   Read More


Research Watch Report: Systematic Reviews of Dysphagia Assessment and Intervention in Adults

April Garrity, PhD, CCC-SLP, Caroline Braun

November 20, 2018

Dysphagia is one of the most commonly encountered disorders among speech-language pathologists (SLPs) whose clinical practice focuses primarily on adults. Bhattacharyya (2014) estimates that, although...   Read More

Pearson's EBP Briefs: Strategies for Maximizing Speech-Recognition Performance: Adults With Mild to Moderately Severe Sensorineural Hearing Loss

Jeremy Donai, AuD, PhD, CCC-A, Jeremy C. Schwartz, BS

November 8, 2018

Clinical Question: What high-frequency amplification strategy maximizes speech- recognition performance among adult hearing-impaired listeners with mild sloping to moderately severe sensorineural hear...   Read More

Pearson's EBP Briefs: Interprofessional Education for Preprofessional Speech-Language Pathologists and General-Education Teachers

Danika Pfeiffer, MS, CCC-SLP, Stacey L. Pavelko, PhD, CCC-SLP, Susan Ingram, PhD, CCC-SLP

November 8, 2018

Do preprofessional speech-language pathology (SLP) and general-education students (P) who have interprofessional opportunities when providing language interventions to children with language impairmen...   Read More

Pearson's EBP Briefs: The Effects of Multimedia E-Book Use on Vocabulary Acquisition for Children With Language Impairments

Willow Sauermilch, MA, CCC-SLP

November 7, 2018

Jane is a school-based speech-language pathologist (SLP) with seven years of experience. A few years ago, her school district provided SLPs with touchscreen tablets to support using communicative and...   Read More


Palliative Care across the Health Care Continuum: The Role of the SLP in Each Setting

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

November 7, 2018

Thank you so much for your participation today as we discuss the role of the SLP in palliative care. In my experience, palliative care is a concept that many people are unfamiliar with and is often mi...   Read More

Discourse Intervention in Aphasia: The clinical value of stories and conversation

Tricia Olea Santos, PhD, CCC-SLP

October 23, 2018

Before I begin, I would like to conduct some polls. The first question is, “When seeing patients, how many of you engage them in conversation?” This could be asking patients about how their day wa...   Read More


Connecting to Communicate: Designing Telepractice Services

K. Todd Houston, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT

October 16, 2018

This is Part 2 of the three-part series, Connecting to Communicate: A Telepractice Series. How do I get started in telepractice? How do I know my clients or patients will benefit from telepractice ser...   Read More

Connecting to Communicate: Defining Telepractice

K. Todd Houston, PhD, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert AVT

October 15, 2018

This is Part 1 of the three-part series, Connecting to Communicate: A Telepractice Series. What is telepractice? How is it different from telemedicine, telehealth, or connected health? Why are schools...   Read More

SIMQ: The Debrief and its Importance in the Simulation Learning Experience

September 26, 2018

In this SimQ article, we will focus on a specific aspect of the simulation learning experience; the debrief. The discussion will address the importance of the debrief as part of the learning process....   Read More

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