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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

Starting an Aphasia Support Group

Barbara B. Shadden, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

November 28, 2011

I would love to start an aphasia support group at my hospital or even in the community. What are some steps to start the process? Are there any approvals from the doctors, psychologist or other prof...   Read More


Intervention for Young Children with VPD

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

November 14, 2011

Is there any kind of intervention that can be done for VPD for children under 3?   Read More

Ongoing Support with Technology

Denise McCall, M.A., CCC-SLP

November 7, 2011

With technology - the apps and devices - a lot of clients may need ongoing support into the future. What are some of the methods that can be used to provide that ongoing support, to provide them with...   Read More


Air-Bone Gap

Ronald C. Jones, Ph.D., CCC-A, COI

October 31, 2011

How many decibels constitute an air‑bone gap?   Read More

Setting Time Limits with Apps

Lara L. Wakefield, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, Theresa Schaber, M.A., CCC-SLP

October 24, 2011

I struggle with using apps when we tell parents to reduce screen time. Any suggestions?   Read More

Participating in Aphasia Support Groups

Barbara B. Shadden, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

October 17, 2011

What are some of the reasons caregivers might resist participating in an aphasia support group?   Read More


Denial of Claim for an SGD

Lewis Golinker, Esq.

October 10, 2011

What should I do if a claim I submitted for a client to receive an SGD was denied due to an error I wrote in the report? Should I complete a new AAC evaluation and start the process over?   Read More

When to Introduce Fluency Therapy into Your Articulation Treatment Plan

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

October 3, 2011

If an SLP has been seeing a preschooler for articulation therapy and notices some disfluencies arising what is the best way to introduce the topic to the parents if they have not indicated any concern...   Read More

Online Disfluency Counts

Kia Johnson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

September 19, 2011

When taking a conversational speech sample at the beginning of a client’s fluency treatment session, should I collect the sample online?   Read More

PLS-5: Frequency of Administration

Nancy Castilleja, M.A., CCC-SLP

September 15, 2011

How often is a clinician allowed to administer the PLS-5 to a child?   Read More

The Impact of Font-type in Text

Dee M. Lance, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

September 5, 2011

Can font-type impact a child’s ability to understand text?   Read More


Volunteering in the NICU

Kay Thurston, M.S., CCC-SLP

August 29, 2011

As a non‑working speech-language pathologist, who would I contact to volunteer my time in the infant unit?   Read More

Video vs. Audio-taping Disfluency Count Samples

Kia Johnson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

August 22, 2011

Would you suggest someone videotape the samples when doing a disfluency count or would audio-taping be okay when noting ISP's (inaudible sound prolongations)?   Read More