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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


The Difference Between Dyslexia and CAS

Amy Skinder-Meredith, PhD, CCC-SLP

September 23, 2013

What is the difference between dyslexia and CAS?   Read More


Random versus Meaningful Selections on AAC Devices - How to tell the difference

Kristi Murphy, M.A., CCC-SLP

September 13, 2013

How do you know when an individual is making meaningful choices on an AAC device?   Read More

AAC Options to Assist with Verbalization

Kristi Murphy, M.A., CCC-SLP

August 26, 2013

What AAC devices do you think would be a good choice if parents want to move on from PECS™? Do you think PECS helps teach verbalization?   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

Use of Assistants and Aides with Medicare Patients

Lorelei O'Hara, M.A., CCC-SLP

August 5, 2013

When providing services to Medicare patients, can the different disciplines (i.e. PT, OT, Speech) use assistants or aides and have those minutes count towards MDS and establish a RUG score?   Read More


Artificial Nutrition and Hydration

Denise Dougherty, SLP

July 29, 2013

Does a physician have the final word on artificial nutrition and hydration for a patient?   Read More


Should SLPs Train Teachers?

Angela Anthony, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

July 23, 2013

Instead of working individually with children who need help with literacy skills, would it be more cost-efficient to train teachers on what we know how to do?   Read More


Generalizing Fluency Skills

Brent Gregg, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

July 15, 2013

It seems that often I can create such a pleasant environment during my client’s speech session that his/her fluency improves. However, it is hard to generalize into “less-kind” spea...   Read More

Letter Sound Versus Letter Name Knowledge

Angela Anthony, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

July 1, 2013

Is it more important to have a child learn letter name or letter sound?   Read More


The Difference Between an Attention Scale and an Understanding Scale

Stephanie Mayer Volker, M.S., CCC-SLP

June 19, 2013

Is the Attention Scale that you use for cognitive rehabilitation with children and adolescents the same thing as the Understanding Scale that you use?   Read More


Code Switching in Dual Language Learning

Elenny Tuleta, M.Ed., M.A., CCC-SLP, TESL/TEFL

June 12, 2013

Can code switching happen at any level of language?   Read More