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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


Tongue Position for /s/ with Open Bite

Dee Lance, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

August 7, 2006

How do you teach proper tongue placement to a child with an anterior open bite for the /s/ sound who has a frontal lisp? Secondly, Does a tongue thrust swallow always coexist with an interdental lisp?   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

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