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Eosinophilic Esophagitis

Rhonda Mattingly, Ed.D, CCC-SLP

April 16, 2018

What is eosinophilic esophagitis and how is it diagnosed?   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

 


Home Health Care Services for the Pediatric Population

Leandre Gerwin, MA, CCC-SLP, Kirsten Keppner, MS, CCC-SLP, Katie Mikkilineni, MS, CCC-SLP

December 19, 2016

What are some consideration for determining if a child should receive home health care services?   Read More

 


Close-ended and Open-ended Toys

Brian Fisher, MA, CCC-SLP, Megan Sturm, MA, CCC-SLP, Brynn Hanson, MS, CCC-SLP

December 12, 2016

What is the difference between close-ended toys and open-ended toys and how can they be utilized in play intervention?   Read More

    


Challenges of Providing Home Health Care Services

Leandre Gerwin, MA, CCC-SLP, Kirsten Keppner, MS, CCC-SLP, Katie Mikkilineni, MS, CCC-SLP

November 15, 2016

What are some challenges of providing home health care services to the pediatric population?   Read More

 


Sensitivity versus Specificity

Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP

August 8, 2016

What is the difference between sensitivity and specificity, and why is it important?   Read More

     


Reporting Abuse or Neglect

Angela Sterling-Orth, MS, CCC-SLP

July 29, 2016

What should I do if I suspect abuse but my employer discourages me from reporting, because they do not want to deal with legal issues?   Read More

      


AAC Assessment with Nonverbal Children

Stephanie Meehan, MA, CCC-SLP

June 8, 2015

How do you do an AAC assessment with children who are nonverbal with little to no receptive-expressive language, decreased attention span, and decreased joint attention?   Read More

    


Playful Learning

Meredith Poore Harold, PhD, CCC-SLP

March 23, 2015

What is playful learning?   Read More

  


When to Include Parents in an Assessment

Adam Scheller, PhD

February 16, 2015

Should parents be included in a speech and language assessment with a child?   Read More

 


Pediatric Assessment Code

Dee Adams Nikjeh, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

September 8, 2014

If my speech and language testing for a 5-year-old child includes two 1-hour sessions on separate days plus a 45 minute additional session with the parents to explain results, how is this coded?   Read More

   


Can I Bill for Multiple Evaluations?

Dee Adams Nikjeh, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

June 16, 2014

I have one hour allotted for evaluation. My facility is “encouraging” me to bill for multiple evaluations, fluency and speech sound production or speech and feeding (which is a clinical s...   Read More

       


Requesting at the Item Level

Rosemarie Griffin, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCBA

June 9, 2014

What does it mean to request something at the item level?   Read More

  


Manding as an Escape Strategy

Rosemarie Griffin, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCBA

April 7, 2014

After the initial stage of teaching manding (requesting) to a child, what should I do if the manding becomes an escape strategy? For example, the child wants a break so “cookie” is reques...   Read More

  


Using Smartphones for Sharing Routine Scripts and Rule Books

Pamelazita Buschbacher, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

February 17, 2014

Has anyone ever used a smartphone for sharing routine scripts, social stories or rule books since everyone seems to have one and information can easily be sent to other phones or tablets?   Read More

 


Family Training Strategies for Infants/Children Prenatally Exposed to Drugs?

Rhonda Mattingly, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

August 19, 2013

Can you give some family training strategies or themes that are beneficial to infants/children prenatally exposed to drugs?   Read More


Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder and Brain Abnormalities

Tatyana Elleseff, M.A., CCC-SLP

April 29, 2013

Does Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) always show MRI brain abnormalities?   Read More

 


Spanish PLS-4

Nancy Castilleja, M.A., CCC-SLP

January 28, 2013

Is it true that low scores on both English and Spanish PLS-4 do not necessarily mean that the child had a disorder?   Read More

 


Joint Writing Activities

Margot E. Kelman, PhD, CCC-SLP

April 23, 2012

What are some examples of joint writing activities and at what age do you suggest beginning joint writing?   Read More


Book Reading Activities

Margot E. Kelman, PhD, CCC-SLP

March 5, 2012

What are some ways to help families who may have very low educational levels with book reading with their children at home?   Read More