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Code of Ethics Violations

Wren Newman, SLP.D., CCC-SLP

August 4, 2014

What is an example of a minor violation resulting in reprimand?   Read More


Managing Oral Care fore Patients with Severe Cognitive Impairment

Angela Mansolillo, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

July 28, 2014

How should I manage oral care for those patients who have severe cognitive impairment or patients who are bedbound?   Read More


CPT Code for Cognitive Assessment

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

July 21, 2014

I am seeing a patient for a cognitive assessment. I used to use CPT 92506. What should I do now?   Read More


What are Skilled Services?

Nancy B. Swigert, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

July 14, 2014

What are some examples of skilled services?   Read More


Can an SLPA Administer an Assessment Battery?

Jennifer Ostergren, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

July 7, 2014

If an SLPA can assist the SLP in the evaluation process, what might that look like? Can the SLPA administer an assessment if the SLP thinks the SLPA is competent?   Read More

The Importance Risk Factors in Young Children Who Stutter

Craig Coleman, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-FD

June 30, 2014

Why are risk factors important for young children who stutter?   Read More

Who Should Not Be Considered For Free Water Protocol

Angela Mansolillo, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S

June 23, 2014

What type of patient would I absolutely not consider for free water?   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


Collecting Data During Play-based Intervention

Meredith Poore Harold, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

June 2, 2014

How can I keep track of responses when doing play-based activities in intervention?   Read More

Showing Progress for Reimbursement

Megan L. Malone, M.A., CCC-SLP

May 19, 2014

Does a patient need to show progress with all goals for reimbursement?   Read More

Selective Mutism Accommodations

Aimee Kotrba, Ph.D.

May 12, 2014

What accommodations and/or modification should we place in an IEP for students that present with selective mutism?   Read More

When to Recommend Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

Jessica Huber, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

May 5, 2014

I have a client with Parkinson’s Disease who I just evaluated. He is on Medicare so each visit is crucial and limited. He exhibits a slight voice warble with sustained production of the /z/ pho...   Read More


The SLP's Role in Diagnosing Autism

Tina Veale, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

April 28, 2014

With the DSM-V, what is the SLP’s role in diagnosing autism versus a psychologist making the diagnosis?   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


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

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