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Transdiciplinary Service Model for Early Intervention

Cheryl Stewart, M.A.,CCC-SLP

August 7, 2006

Are there guidelines for or questions an IFSP (Individualized Family Service Plan) team should ask themselves when deciding whether an infant or toddler with developmental delays or disabilities, unde...   Read More

  


The Mendelsohn Maneuver for Dysphagia

Amy Ogburn Yeager, Ph.D

July 31, 2006

I am currently a Graduate Student who is working on a report concerning the efficacy of the Mendelsohn Maneuver. I have found a few articles about this topic, but I am interested in hearing first-hand...   Read More


Highly Unintelligible Third Grader

Nancy Creaghead, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

July 24, 2006

I was wondering what therapy approach or technique I should use with a client who is in 3rd grade and is highly unintelligible.   Read More

  


Dysphagia, Dysarthria, and Dysphonia with ALS

Richard Adler ., Ph.D,CCC-SLP

July 17, 2006

I have 77 year old patient who had a post-operative onset of dysphagia, dysarthria and dysphonia following anterior cervical spine surgery. Laryngoscopy revealed a unilateral vocal cord paralysis. The...   Read More

  


Using a Rake to Treat Tongue Thrust

Lesley Mangus, Ph.D

July 10, 2006

I have a 9 year old child at school who is on his Second Rake for his tongue thrust. He demonstrates a resting position of the lower lip under his upper teeth (f) placement when he is at rest. Mom is...   Read More

 


Hypersensitive Gag Reflex with /k/ and /g/

Lauren Nelson, Ph.D

July 3, 2006

I am currently working on /k/ and /g/ with a 4   Read More

 


Echolalia and Autism

Lillian Stiegler, Ph.D

June 26, 2006

I am currently working with a 5 year old child who is certified as having Autism Spectrum Disorder through the school system. What advice should I offer the parents regarding how to deal with and appr...   Read More


Pre-Reading Speech and Language Disorders and Dyslexia

Karen Fallon, Ph.D

June 19, 2006

Is there any relationship between pre-reading speech and language disorder and dyslexia?   Read More

  


Cerebellar Lesions and Dysphagia

Sue Curfman, M.A.,CCC

June 12, 2006

In our facility we have a 50 year old patient suffering from dysphagia as a result of a cerebellar stroke. He has been in the facility for 2 weeks on a kaofeed but has shown no real progress with his...   Read More


Age Appropriateness of Drinking From a Straw

Marybeth Trapani-Hanasewych, M.S.

June 5, 2006

Is it age appropriate for a 12 month old child to be able to drink from a straw but then spit out the liquid? If this is not appropriate are there any techniques to work on for the child to hold the l...   Read More

 


Cervical Versus Thoracic Auscultation

George Charpied, M.S.,CCC-SLP

May 22, 2006

What is the current view on cervical auscultation for determining if a patient has aspirated following trials? I work with nurses who will state "I listened to his lungs and he sounded clear after the...   Read More


Ventricular Phonation Post Trach Removal

Lori Lombard, Ph.D

May 15, 2006

How can I treat ventricular phonation in a 4 year old child which is most likely a result of having a trach since birth that has been recently removed? Cognition is normal.   Read More

 


Tips for /r/ Production

Christine Ristuccia, M.S.

May 8, 2006

I have a few students who are working on /r/ production that can make a nice /r/ by curling the tip of the tongue back. (I always teach the /r/ sound by having the student retract the tongue and have...   Read More

 


Assessing Patterns of Spelling Errors

Kenn Apel, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

May 1, 2006

A child in my learning centre displays the following spelling errors: fisie for flies; kool for look; maens for more; sacll for sore; scome for silly; meles for middle; comeas for kitten; bentes for b...   Read More

 


Velar Apraxia

Ann Kummer, Ph.D

April 24, 2006

I have just recently started working with a client who has been diagnosed with Velar apraxia - or inconsistent Velopharyngeal closure. He has tested negative on genetic tests and craniofacial clinic d...   Read More

  


What is the Difference Between a Speech Therapist and a Speech Pathologist?

Donald Fuller Speech-Language Pathologist

April 17, 2006

What is the difference between a speech therapist and a speech pathologist?   Read More


At What Age Should Echolalia Cease?

Kathleen Fahey, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

April 10, 2006

At what age should echolalia no longer be used or observed in a child's speech?   Read More


Persistent Articulation Errors and Down Syndrome: Should Therapy Continue?

Bonnie Lisbona, M.A.,CCC-SLP

April 3, 2006

I am working with a child with Down syndrome who is presently in the 7th grade. This child has a fluctuating hearing loss and is unaided at this time. The child has persistent articulation errors on t...   Read More


Early Patterns in Autism Spectrum Disorders

Elena Zaretsky, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

March 27, 2006

I have two patients, twins age 2, that have not been diagnosed with any specific disorder. They present the following behaviors:high pitched variegated babbling fixation on objects (holding objects in...   Read More


Treacher Collins Syndrome

Lynn Marty Grames, M.A.,CCC-SLP

March 20, 2006

I'm currently attending school for my masters in Speech and Language Pathology and was working on a group presentation regarding Treacher Collins Syndrome as it relates to language disorders. I had a...   Read More


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