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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

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


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