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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


iPad Use in Selective Mutism Intervention

Aimee Kotrba, Ph.D.

March 31, 2014

Since desensitization is a slow process for selective mutism intervention, could iPads® help increase fading for more people or more environments?   Read More

External Feedback Apps for Parkinson's Disease

Jessica Huber, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

March 24, 2014

What do you think about using an app like Spectrograph to provide external feedback for patients with Parkinson's disease?   Read More

Negative Reaction to Positive Reinforcement

Pamelazita Buschbacher, Ed.D., CCC-SLP

March 17, 2014

I have a child on my caseload who immediately acts out when he is praised for good behavior. How do you handle a child who responds negatively to positive reinforcement of positive behavior?   Read More

Video Self-Monitoring Use for Social Behavior

Tina Veale, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

March 10, 2014

Does video self-monitoring require the child to keep data and evaluate it regarding his or her social behavior?   Read More

Measuring Social and Affective Objectives in Stuttering

E. Charles Healey, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-FD

March 3, 2014

How do you measure a social objective or an affective objective for stuttering treatment so you have concrete data for your IEPs?   Read More

Common Core State Standards and Contextualized Skill Intervention

Teresa Ukrainetz, Ph.D., S-LP(C)

February 24, 2014

Why does the Common Core work well with contextualized skill intervention?   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


What is FEES

Kim Winter, M.A., CCC-SLP

February 3, 2014

What is FEES?   Read More


Student Not Bothered by Stuttered Speech

J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F

January 27, 2014

Should I do traditional treatment for a student who says his stuttering is not bothering him?   Read More

Telepractice with Indviduals with Autism

Tina Veale, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

January 20, 2014

Can telepractice be used with individuals with autism?   Read More

Parkinson's Disease: When to Start Treatment

Jessica Huber, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

January 13, 2014

How soon do you treat a person diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease?   Read More

Data Collection for Stuttering Treatment

Megan Scott Dacus, M.S., CCC-SLP

January 6, 2014

What are some recommendations for collecting data during stuttering treatment?   Read More

Medications for Selective Mutism

Aimee Kotrba, Ph.D.

December 16, 2013

Is there a medication that can help selective mutism?   Read More

Selective Mutism and Writing

Aimee Kotrba, Ph.D.

November 18, 2013

Can children with selective mutism communicate by writing?   Read More

Literacy Skills in Children with ASD

Tina Veale, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

November 11, 2013

How much time should I spend in therapy working on literacy skills with children with ASD?   Read More


What Qualifies as an Actual Treatment Visit

Shelly Mesure, M.S., OTR/L

November 4, 2013

If a patient refuses therapy on one of their treatment days and the therapist documents this, would that count as a visit for five consecutive days since the therapist did attempt and documented that...   Read More


Addressing Social Skills and Literacy Simultaneously in ASD

Tina Veale, PhD, CCC-SLP

October 21, 2013

When using Think-alouds with children with autism spectrum disorder, can you work on social skills and literacy at the same time?   Read More

Size of TEP When Placing at Time of Primary Puncture

Julie Bishop-Leone, M.A., CCC-SLP

October 14, 2013

What size tracheoesophageal prosthesis (TEP) is typically placed at the time of the primary puncture?   Read More


When is a TEP Placed in a Patient

Julie Bishop-Leone, M.A., CCC-SLP

September 30, 2013

Are more sites placing a tracheoesophageal prosthesis at the time of primary puncture versus afterward?   Read More


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