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Early Intervention for Apraxia

Shelley Velleman, Ph.D

November 15, 2004

Beginning in January, 2004, my nine-year old son was evaluated by the school district and the local hospital with oral-motor problems and a communication disorder, mild/moderate dyspraxia. My younger...   Read More

Thermal Tactile Stimulation for Swallowing

Michael Crary, Ph.D

November 8, 2004

Is thermal tactile stimulation for swallowing any better than electrical stimulation? I saw a study in the Respiratory Care Journal 2001 that says it is not.   Read More

Aiding Swallowing of Saliva for a Child who is NPO

Angela Sherman Slp.D, CCC-SLP

November 1, 2004

With a very medically and physically involved child that is NPO with limited cognitive resources, what strategies are successful in aiding swallowing of saliva?   Read More


Assessing Communication Abilities with Autistic Children

Kerrilyn Phillips Slp.D., CCC

October 25, 2004

I am a first year speech pathologist in the school system. I have a caseload of about 55 and am the only SLP in the district. The student that I am concerned about is an eighth grader who is autistic...   Read More


Unintelligible Speech at 3-1/2 Years of Age

Bruce Hanson, M.S.

October 18, 2004

What can I do as a parent to help my 3 1/2 year old with his phonologic disorder? He has a minor problem. He is unintelligible to other people, I am the only one who understands. It will be 6 months b...   Read More

Electrical Stimulation Therapy for Swallowing

Michael Crary, Ph.D

October 11, 2004

I am interested in finding out about electrical stimulation therapy for swallowing.   Read More

Disfluencies at the End of Sentences

Charlie Osborne, M.A.

October 4, 2004

I have a fifth grade student who I am serving for fluency as well as articulation. His disfluencies now occur only at the end of his sentences/phrases/thoughts, when he is pausing before beginning his...   Read More

Unilateral Vocal Cord Paralysis and Dysphagia

Stephanie Daniels, Ph.D

September 27, 2004

Do you have any exercises to help cure paralysis of the right true vocal cord that results in dysphagia?   Read More


Selective Mutism in a High School Student

Nancy Creaghead, Ph.D

September 20, 2004

I've been asked to observe a high school student who has not spoken in school since kindergarten. He is reported to speak at home. I've heard of selective mutism, but don't I need to consult with a co...   Read More

Therapy for Partial Glossectomy

Dennis Fuller, Ph.D

September 13, 2004

I evaluated a patient who recently had a partial glossectomy with a tongue flap replacement. The patient is currently unable to move his tongue. Do you have any suggestions for therapeutic techniques...   Read More

Inhalation of Sibilants

Bridgett Russell, Ph.D

September 6, 2004

I have been working with a 5 year old boy for the past 2 years. He has had a severe phonological problem plus he inhalates all sibilants. We have worked very hard and now the only phoneme left to addr...   Read More


Role of SLP's in Literacy Programs

Penelope Webster, Ph.D

August 30, 2004

Can you please suggest some resources to use to advocate for theimportance of SLP's in literacy programs? There is a lot of information regarding connecting oral language to literacy, but I am more sp...   Read More

Speech Intelligibility Issues Related to DVD and Expressive Language Problems

Clifford Highnam, Ph.D

August 23, 2004

I've been working with a 7-yr old girl for 3 1/2 years who presented with completely vowelized speech. Her receptive language skills are age-level with no hearing impairment. Although she now can prod...   Read More


Recovery from Receptive Aphasia

Margaret Fish, MS, CCC-SLP

August 16, 2004

My mother-in-law (80 years of age) has had two stokes and has, through a lot of hard work on her part, recovered quite well from her aphasia. She is currently hospitalized after having what the doctor...   Read More

Inhalation Phonation

Bridget Russell, Ph.D

August 9, 2004

How do you treat an individual who speaks on inhalation? It is limited to some medial and many final sibilants at the word level but prosody is disturbed at the conversational level.   Read More

Audiologic Findings with Down Syndrome

Wende Yellin Audiologist

August 2, 2004

Are there typical audiological results for a child with Down Syndrome?   Read More

"Backing" of Speech Sounds in Down Syndrome

Robert Shprintzen, Ph.D

July 26, 2004

In my experience I have found children with Down Syndrome often grunt and make back noises. Does someone have a suggestion to break this habit? I am also searching for an answer to change this child f...   Read More

Articulation and Spelling Errors

Barbara Halpern Speech Pathologist

July 19, 2004

I have a third grade student who works on s blends and r. She has shown great improvement in both. Her classroom teacher came to me and asked how to help the child's spelling because she really strugg...   Read More

Modified Barium Swallows

Jennifer Brush ., M.A.,CCC

July 12, 2004

How can I learn more about modified barium swallow studies without actually working in a clinical setting? Are there videos I can purchase to increase my knowledge in this area?   Read More

Noonan Syndrome

Mary Warburton, M.A.,CCC-SLP

July 5, 2004

How can Noonan syndrome affect a person's speech?   Read More

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