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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


Ken Lowder Audiologist

June 28, 2004

What is the meaning of CPT? Is it similar to our DRG numbers?   Read More

Communication Disorders and Behavioral Intervention Strategies

Paula Currie The Head Of Speech-Language Pathology At Southeastern Louisiana University

June 21, 2004

The most consistent challenge we are having with children with Down Syndrome focuses on their aggressive behaviors. Do you have suggestions for resources on helping parents and therapists with behavio...   Read More

Word Finding Difficulties and Reading Disabilities

Kenn Apel Professor And Chair Of Communicative Disorders And Sciences
Wichita State University

June 14, 2004

What ideas can you offer for improving word-finding difficulties that can sometimes be a part of a person's reading disability?   Read More

Frequency of Treatment for Developmental Apraxia

Amy Skinder-Meredith, Ph.D

June 7, 2004

What should the frequency of treatment be for a 5 year old diagnosed with developmental apraxia?   Read More

Klippel Feil Syndrome

John Oller Jr, Ph.D

May 24, 2004

Are there any documented cognitive, speech/language disabilities associated with Klippel Feil Syndrome?   Read More

Federal Education Laws

Thomas Borton Professor Of Audiology And Director Of The Speech And Hearing Clinic
Auburn University Montgomery

May 17, 2004

I am doing a research study on the history of speech-language assessmentpractices in United States. Is there an internet site(s) from which I might be able to download copies of the federal laws (e.g....   Read More

Therapy for Low Functioning Autism

Judy Montgomery, Ph.D

May 10, 2004

Where would you start working with a low functioning 3-5 year old nonverbal autistic child that you only have time in your caseload to see 60 minutes a week? Could you please provide specifics?   Read More

Testing for CAPD in School Setting

Teri James Bellis Associate Professor Of Audiology
University Of South Dakota

May 3, 2004

I work in the public school setting. Testing instruments are limited! How can I effectively assess for CAPD? What tests should I administer?   Read More


Therapy for Cleft Lip

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

April 19, 2004

My student is 7 years old with a unilateral repaired lip cleft. According to his grandmother, his lip was repaired before school age. Where do I begin therapy? Do I need to work on air pressure? Pleas...   Read More

AAC for High Functioning Autism?

Dr. Judy Montgomery

April 12, 2004

For a 2-year old that has recently been diagnosed with high functioning Autism, and no frustration with very limited expressive communication, would you recommend an AAC? Vocabulary is limited to Bye...   Read More


Remediating Tongue Thrust

Michelle Harmon, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

April 5, 2004

Do you have any suggestions for remediating tongue thrust?   Read More

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