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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

Texture Fading with Four Year Old

Jennifer Dahms, M.S., CCC-SLP

April 16, 2012

I have a four‑year‑old who will only eat pureed foods. There are no medical issues or oral issues. He refuses to allow anything with texture to touch his mouth. Ideas?   Read More

Relationship Between CAS and Reading Abilities

Kimberly Allyn Farinella, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

April 9, 2012

Do most students who are diagnosed with CAS have reading difficulty? What does the research suggest?   Read More

Middle Ear Management for Children with VPI

Anna Thurmes, M.A., CCC-SLP

April 2, 2012

What is the influence of middle ear management on articulation management with children who have mild to moderate VPI?   Read More

IEP Modification for Student Who Stutters

Marilee Fini, M.A., CCC-SLP

March 26, 2012

Is it a good idea to have an IEP modification that allows a 16 yr. old who stutters to be exempt from giving oral presentations if he finds them to be too stressful? Currently, he is permitted to give...   Read More

The Use of Drawing as a Therapeutic Technique in Aphasia Therapy

Sarah E Wallace, Ph.D.

March 19, 2012

How can drawing be considered compensatory and restorative in aphasia therapy?   Read More


When to Bill for Patient Education

Gary Mertz, M.S., CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

March 12, 2012

Can I bill for educating a patient’s family if the patient is in a vegetative state?   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


Motor Planning vs. Motor Programming

Edwin Maas, Ph.D.

February 27, 2012

What is the differences between what a motor planning and a motor programming disorder?   Read More


E-Stim & DPNS

Lori Burkhead Morgan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

February 20, 2012

What are some thoughts on E-stim and DPNS (deep pharyngeal neuromuscular stimulation)?   Read More


Articulation in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

Adriane Baylis, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

February 13, 2012

Are there cases of 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome that don't involve severe articulation disorders?   Read More

Apps for Social Pragmatic Abilities

Jean Neils-Strunjas, Ph.D., Brendan Wiese, B.A.

February 6, 2012

Are there any applications that you would recommend to help facilitate improvement in your client's social pragmatic abilities?   Read More

CAS & Auditory Discrimination

Kimberly Allyn Farinella, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

January 30, 2012

How might auditory discrimination play a role in diagnosing and treating CAS?   Read More

Accounting for Dialect on PLS-5

Nancy Castilleja, M.A., CCC-SLP

January 23, 2012

When administering the PLS-5, if a child makes a dialectical error, do you count the item as correct?   Read More

Habituation & Oral Feeding

George Fluharty, M.A., CCC-SLP

January 16, 2012

Please explain the concept of habituation as it relates to oral feeding.   Read More


Sarcopenia in Older Adults

Lori Burkhead Morgan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

January 9, 2012

I have heard of the term ‘sarcopenia’ and want to know if it can be rehabilitated.   Read More


Practicing Different Roles During Play

Susan Hendler Lederer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

January 2, 2012

How should I approach a child who enjoys directing play but is not as flexible accepting other children’s ideas. The child has normal language development and no ASD identified.   Read More

Aspiration Pneumonia with Thickeners

Lori Burkhead Morgan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

December 19, 2011

Is there an increased risk of aspiration pneumonia with thickeners; that is, are you at more risk if you aspirate thickened liquid than if you aspirate a thin liquid. How strong is the research on th...   Read More

Alveolar Ridge Scarring

Ann W. Kummer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

December 12, 2011

Is there a way to correct a lateral distortion of/s/ if the child has a lot of scarring on the alveolar ridge.   Read More

How to Recommend Intervention to a Family Member

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

December 5, 2011

My niece is 8 and has a lot of word and phrase repetitions on starts. She has had no therapy and her mother is in denial. She is beginning to show some secondary systems. What would you recommend?   Read More

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