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Medical Diagnosis vs. Educational Classification

Angie Neal, MS, CCC-SLP

July 16, 2018

What is the difference between a medical diagnosis and educational classification?   Read More


Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)

Dee Adams Nikjeh, PhD, CCC-SLP

June 18, 2018

What are the two levels of the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System?   Read More

  


Assessing Memory in Patients with Cognitive-Linguistic Difficulties

Lisa Mechler, MS, CCC-SLP

May 14, 2018

How is memory assessed in patients with cognitive-linguistic difficulties?   Read More

 


Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Rhonda Mattingly, Ed.D, CCC-SLP

April 16, 2018

What is eosinophilic esophagitis and how is it diagnosed?   Read More

  


Modifying the Environment during Mealtime

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

March 26, 2018

What are some ways to modify the environment at mealtime to assist a patient with dementia?   Read More

  


Drug-Induced Dysphagia

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

March 7, 2018

How do medications increase the likelihood of dysphagia?   Read More

  


Diagnostic Criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorders

Tina Veale, PhD, CCC-SLP

January 29, 2018

How have the diagnostic criteria changed for autism spectrum disorders?   Read More

 


Determining Skilled Need

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

November 13, 2017

How do I determine, when I am treating, if the services are skilled? What are the criteria?   Read More


Changes to Healthcare that Impact Rehabilitation

October 23, 2017

What are some of the current changes to the healthcare industry that will directly impact rehabilitation disciplines, especially speech-language pathology?   Read More

     


Stroke as a Chronic Condition

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

September 28, 2017

Why is stroke considered to be a chronic condition?   Read More

 


Post-Traumatic Amnesia

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

August 30, 2017

What is post-traumatic amnesia and how does it impact assessment and treatment?   Read More

 


3:1 Service Delivery Model

Marva Mount, MA, CCC-SLP

July 19, 2017

What is the 3:1 Service Delivery Model?   Read More


Ethical Considerations for the Aging

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

June 19, 2017

What are some important ethical considerations for the aging population?   Read More

  


Behavior Support Techniques

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

May 22, 2017

How can behavior support techniques be incorporated into intervention?   Read More

   


Differentiating Burnout from Depression

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

April 25, 2017

Characteristics of depression and burnout overlap quite a bit. How do I differentiate the two?   Read More


Short-term Versus Long-term Options for Alternate Nutrition and Hydration

Denise Dougherty, MA, SLP

March 27, 2017

What are the short-term versus long-term options for alternate nutrition and hydration?   Read More

 


Medicare's Requirement for Swallowing Assessments

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

March 13, 2017

What does Medicare expect to see in a swallowing assessment?   Read More

   


Clefting's Impact on Oral Feeding

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

March 6, 2017

What is the impact of a cleft lip and/or palate on oral feeding in infants?   Read More

  


Using Visualization Strategies to Improve Reading Comprehension

Martha Coen-Cummings, PhD, CCC-SLP

February 27, 2017

What are some visualization strategies that can be used to improve reading comprehension?   Read More


Basic Principles for Embedding Speech Sound Intervention into Language-Based Activities

Sandra Combs, PhD, CCC-SLP, Shyla Miller, MA, CCC-SLP

February 20, 2017

What are some basic principles for embedding speech sound intervention into language-based activities?   Read More