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Programs for Home Monitoring of Speech Production

Adrienne McElroy-Bratcher, M.S.

March 13, 2006

Are there any affordable devices or software that an individual can use at home, without a speech pathologist present, in order to practice correct speaking and enunciation while getting feedback (lik...   Read More


FM System with Learning Disability

Deborah Moncrieff, Ph.D

March 6, 2006

I have a student with a Specific Learning Disability. Formal testing has ruled out CAPD. The parent has raised the issue of using auditory amplification for the student in the classroom as a means of...   Read More


Therapy Ideas for /k/ and /g/

Lauren Nelson, Ph.D

February 27, 2006

Do you have any good ideas for teaching tongue placement for the /k/ and /g/ phonemes?   Read More


Articulation Errors Due to Protruding Teeth

Dee Lance, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

February 20, 2006

I work with a 4th grader who has the most serious case of misaligned and protruding teeth I have seen. His mother tells me that the dentist will work with his teeth after his lower jaw grows, which th...   Read More


What Is an Adequate Trial Period With FM Systems

Carol Flexer ., Ph.D

February 13, 2006

I am an education-based SLP in Ontario, Canada, who plays a significant support role in assisting with the paperwork, installation, in-service, and troubleshooting of Audiologist-recommended FM system...   Read More


Techniques for Rate, Prosody, and Naturalness With Dysarthria

Margaret Fish, MS, CCC-SLP

February 6, 2006

What can you tell me about behavioral management techniques for rate, prosody, and naturalness in patients with dysarthria? What are some of the therapy techniques, and are they usually successful?   Read More


Permission to Perform Standardized Testing on School Students

Kerrilyn Phillips Slp.D., CCC

January 30, 2006

Can a speech/language pathologist do standardized testing on an individual student in a school setting at the direction of the school principal and without written parental permission?   Read More


What Constitutes a Speech and Language Assessment?

Angela Sherman Slp.D

January 23, 2006

I am a pediatrician in training. When a child is referred to a speech and language pathologist, what constitutes an assessment?   Read More


Teen Male with High Pitched Voice

Janet Skotko M.Ed., CCC-SLP

January 16, 2006

A 17 year old male student has been referred to me for a very high pitched voice. He has been home schooled until this year and has not received therapy in the past. He is able to achieve a lower pitc...   Read More


Managing Hypernasality Following Cleft Palate Repair

Mary Andrianopoulos ., Ph.D,M.S.

January 9, 2006

I have a 4 year old hearing-impaired student with bilateral aural atresia and a repaired cleft palate. His cleft was repaired at 9 months of age and he has been receiving private and school-based spee...   Read More

 


Malaprops - Unmonitored Pragmatics Deficit

David Stein, Ph.D

January 2, 2006

I have a 25 year-old master's in speech & language, although I never practiced. Today at lunch someone brought me a problem that challenges his colleague, and I didn't know where to send them for info...   Read More


Therapy Suggestions for Epiglottic Dysfunction

Dennis Fuller, Ph.D

December 19, 2005

Are there any specific techniques for epiglottic dysfunction? I do not have access to electrical stimulation at this time and would appreciate some functional exercises that a high functioning patient...   Read More


Team Approach to Communication: A Child with Angelman Syndrome

Bonnie Lisbona, M.A.,CCC-SLP

December 12, 2005

I am a speech-language pathologist in the public school setting in Los Angeles, CA. I am working with a nine and a half year old student with Angelman Syndrome. He has no speech, has not been seen by...   Read More


How Early Should Therapy Begin for Down Syndrome?

Karen Crockett, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

December 5, 2005

How soon can it be beneficial to start Speech therapy for a baby with Down Syndrome?   Read More


Therapy Techniques for Drooling

Kathleen Fahey, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

November 21, 2005

What are some techniques to assist toddlers (around 20 months) who have an open mouth posture and drool? Are blowing bubbles and blowing horns effective?   Read More


Stuttering and Reading Fluency in a 3rd Grader

Charlie Osborne, M.A.,CCC-SLP

November 14, 2005

I'm seeing a 3rd grader who displays mild dysfluencies. Until recently, stuttering didn't seem phase him. His teachers report that when he reads, he reads like he talks. He'll go back and repeat parts...   Read More


Unintelligible Speech With a Pharyngeal Flap

Cheryl Gerard, Ph.D

November 7, 2005

I have a new student on my caseload. She is 5 years old and was born with a submucous cleft. The cleft has been repaired and she had a pharyngeal flap in November 2004. She did receive speech therapy...   Read More

 


Therapy for Early Vocal Nodules in Children

Bridget Russell, Ph.D

October 31, 2005

I'm a school speech pathologist working with a 4 year old boy who has been diagnosed with a thickening of the anterior one-third of his vocal chords which, according to his MD, is a prenodule state pr...   Read More


Therapy References for Children with Cerebral Palsy

Richard Adler, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

October 24, 2005

I am a speech and language therapist. I was wondering whether you could recommend any books about speech and language intervention in children with cerebral palsy.   Read More


My Child Has a Unilateral Hearing Loss

Carol Flexer ., Ph.D

October 17, 2005

My son is now one year old and was diagnosed with unilateral hearing loss when he was born. Now that he is starting to talk, I wonder is there anything I can do to help him with his speech. He does no...   Read More


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