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Bilingual Child with Suspected Speech Sound Errors

Jomar K. Lococo, M.S., CCC-SLP

March 14, 2011

My son is 6 y.o. and for some time has shown some difficulty in articulating his speech. He is bilingual (Portuguese-English) and this happens equally in both languages. It nearly sounds like stutteri...   Read More


Orthodontia and /r/ Production

Pamela Marshalla, M.A., CCC-SLP

March 7, 2011

I have an 8 year old client with a very stubborn /r/. I have picked him up from another therapist who felt she had tried everything. He is scheduled to have orthodontic work including palate expansion...   Read More

Is Feeding Intervention the School's Responsibility?

Jennifer Dahms, M.S.,CCC-SLP

February 28, 2011

Are public schools responsible for working on feeding difficulties related to sensory issues?   Read More

Normal Dysfluencies in an Adolescent

Marilee Fini, M.A.,CCC-SLP

February 21, 2011

I have a junior high student with normal dysfluencies that are very disruptive during conversation. What do you think about direct therapy for a student like that?   Read More

Neurological Evaluation of CAS

Amy Newmeyer

February 14, 2011

Should all children with suspected CAS be referred for a detailed neurological evaluation?   Read More

Temperament and Stuttering

Corrin Richels, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

February 7, 2011

What factors can cause variability in the outcomes of stuttering therapy?   Read More

Compliance Regulations for Small Practices

Rex Crosby Otr

January 31, 2011

In regards to compliance regulations (particularly requirements for having a compliance officer, etc.), how would regulations apply to a very small private practice that has only 2-3 employees?   Read More

Assessment Tools for Dementia

Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A.,CCC-SLP

January 24, 2011

What are some assessment tools that I can use to evaluate a client who may have dementia?   Read More


Evaluation Code for Video Stroboscopy

Eric Blicker ., M.A.,CCC-SLP

January 17, 2011

We are going to do video stroboscopy's in office cpt 31579 and are wondering what is the code the speech pathologist would bill for their evaluation?   Read More


Pediatric Vocal Nodules

Bridget Russell, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

January 10, 2011

I have an 8 year old girl with a history of whooping cough. She reportedly has had a "deep" voice since she began to speak. She has been in voice therapy since kindergarten. ENT reports, for 2 years i...   Read More

Helping Clients Deal with Negative Perceptions of Stuttering

Marilee Fini, M.A.,CCC-SLP

December 27, 2010

How do I approach a client from another culture where stuttering is perceived as shameful?   Read More

Compliance Programs in Schools

Rex Crosby Otr

December 20, 2010

Do compliance issues apply to the schools?   Read More

Benefits of Fish Oil in CAS

Amy Newmeyer MD

December 13, 2010

Has fish oil been shown to be a helpful part of treatment for children with childhood apraxia of speech (CAS)?   Read More

Providing Oral Care to Patients Who are Tube-fed

Gale Estes-Waddell, M.A.,CCC-SLP

November 29, 2010

Can tube-fed patients be included in the "free" water/Frazier Water Protocol?   Read More


Office Software for Private Practice

Denise Dougherty Slp

November 15, 2010

What type office software is necessary for running a private practice?   Read More

Language Performance in Individuals with Schizophrenia

Kimberly Frazier Baker, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

November 8, 2010

Should SLPs address schizophrenia using pragmatic skills?   Read More

Dysphagia and Carotid Endarectomy

Eric Blicker ., M.A.,CCC-SLP

November 1, 2010

I have a patient who recently underwent a carotid endarectomy and has developed swallowing problems. He also is recovering s/p CABG (Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery). Today, I asked the physician...   Read More

How to Improve /h/ Production in Connected Speech

Leah Mahadeo, M.S.,CCC-SLP

October 25, 2010

I have two boys on my caseload right now that are having difficulty with the /h/ sound. They are able to produce it as a whisper, but are not able to generalize to connected speech. The vowel followin...   Read More

Carryover of Services

Judy Montgomery, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

October 18, 2010

For RTI practice, what is the best way for carryover when a child moves to a different school/region and they don't use the same kinds of intervention and the student can fall through the cracks?   Read More

Permission to Administer Ice Chips

Gale Estes-Waddell, M.A.,CCC-SLP

October 12, 2010

If patients do not want thickened liquids with meals can they be permitted to have ice chips?   Read More