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Laryngeal Spasms

George Charpied, M.S.,CCC-SLP

June 25, 2007

I recently conducted a modified barium swallow study on a patient who complained of severe coughing episodes at the beginning of her meals that subsided as she ate. During the MBS, the patient did cou...   Read More


Adjusting to a New Cochlear Implant for a Child

Carissa Moeggenberg ., M.A.,CCC

June 18, 2007

Our daughter, age 3, is getting a HiResolution Cochlear Implant this Friday. I'm wondering....when we first amplified Ali with her Phonak hearing aid on the left side, she did not tolerate it very wel...   Read More

Phoneme-Specific Nasal Air Emissions versus Hypernasality

Lesley Mangus ., Ph.D,CCC-SLP

June 11, 2007

I would like to know what the relationship is between phoneme-specific nasal emission and nasal emission due to VP dysfunction.   Read More


Tongue Thrust and Orthodontics

Dee Lance, Ph.D

June 4, 2007

At what point do you not treat tongue thrust? I saw a 10 year old who was referred because her orthodontist does not want to put braces on her because of a tongue thrust. Her background includes no hi...   Read More


Bite Blocks for Toddlers

Kerrilyn Phillips Slp.D., CCC

May 28, 2007

Do you know where I can obtain a bite block for a young toddler that is biting his tongue? The child is not eating by mouth.   Read More

Guidelines for School Report Writing

Barb Miller, M.S.,CCC-SLP

May 21, 2007

Could you offer a good form for school report writing and some guidelines to follow?   Read More

FDA Regulations and Cochlear Implantation for Unilateral Deafness

Patricia Trautwein, Ph.D

May 14, 2007

My son lost his hearing in one ear due to a motorcycle accident, the hearing is completely gone in one ear. He still has normal hearing in his other ear. Is there any technology that can be used to re...   Read More

Common Types of Tympanograms

Jen Duffey ., M.S.,CCC

May 14, 2007

As a speech pathologist, I routinely come across reports documenting tympanogram results. Can you run down the list of common tympanogram types?   Read More

Robot-Sounding Speech

Craig Coleman, M.A.,CCC-SLP

April 23, 2007

I have a student who breaks up his words when he is speaking, so that he has robot-sounding speech. I have tried to research this problem and have called it every term I can think of to try to find in...   Read More


Delayed Speech Therapy Ten Years Post Trauma

Amy Ogburn Yeager, Ph.D

April 16, 2007

I am seeing a 15 yr old girl in my school who suffered from a road traffic accident 10 years ago. She underwent medical treatment for the same but no speech therapy. She has hemiparalysis on the right...   Read More


Videonasendoscopy v. Videofluoroscopy

Ann Kummer, Ph.D

April 9, 2007

What are the differences and similarities between a videonasendoscopy and videofluoroscopy in regards to velopharyngeal function, including equipment and procedures, views obtained, and type of data p...   Read More


Improving Word Finding Skills in Middle School Students

Maria Diana Gonzales, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

April 2, 2007

What are some therapeutic techniques to improve oral expression for middle school age level students with difficulties in word finding?   Read More


Therapy Suggestions for Affricates

Lisa Williamson, M.A.,CCC

March 26, 2007

I have a five year old on my case load that substitutes the "sh" sound for "ch" and "j." He can hear the difference (not a perceptual error), but is unable to produce the ch or j sounds. Any suggestio...   Read More

Difficulty with Phonation Following Intubation

Michelle Harmon, Ph.D

March 19, 2007

I am working with an adult male patient who is experiencing difficulty with phonation following a 3 month intubation and subsequent vocal fold paralysis. Can you give me some therapy ideas for establi...   Read More

Worster-Drought Syndrome

Karen Crockett, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

March 12, 2007

What is Worster-Drought Syndrome, and what are its clinical signs and symptoms? What are the causes of Worster-Drought Syndrome? What are the speech and hearing problems and other problems faced by th...   Read More


Encouraging Early Language Development

Carney Sotto, Ph.D

March 5, 2007

My 9 month old can say dad dad, mum mum, bub bub and nan nan. She is always very verbal, she loves to say these words loud over and over and really enjoys yelling to get our attention. We can take tur...   Read More


Diagnosed with Cleft Palate at 3 Years: What to Expect

Lesley Mangus ., Ph.D,CCC-SLP

February 26, 2007

My 3 year old son was recently diagnosed with a cleft palate. What can we expect for him in the near future regarding speech, language, and treatment? Is he too old to attempt repairing the cleft?   Read More


Treatment for Epiglottic Inversion

George Charpied, M.S.,CCC-SLP

February 19, 2007

What exercises can I use with a patient who presents with a moderate dysphagia due to epiglottic inversion secondary to Guillian-Bare syndrome?   Read More

Encouraging Appropriate Hand Placement

Sally Disney ., M.S.

February 12, 2007

I have several students both in general education settings and in the Exceptional Education (ESE) classrooms who constantly have their fingers or hands in their mouths. I have asked their teachers and...   Read More


No Volitional Vocalization in a 23-Month Old

Lauren Nelson, Ph.D

February 5, 2007

I have been working with a child for approximately 2 months who makes no open mouth vocalizations except when crying and laughing. He does make a closed mouth, humming noise to get someone's attention...   Read More


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