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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

Stuttering with Verbal Dyspraxia

Janet Skotko M.Ed

March 29, 2004

I have just begun seeing a child with a multitude of difficulties including verbal dyspraxia. He exhibits the typical characteristics of this diagnosis but he also appears to ''stutter''. Is this sepa...   Read More


Switch Skills for Children with Multiple Disabilities

Dr. Donald Fuller
Speech-Language Pathologist

March 22, 2004

Where can I find a skill assessment for teaching switch skills to children with multiple disabilities? Or, how should I teach multiple switch skills to these children?   Read More

Oral Apraxia and Reading Fluency

Karen Fallon, Ph.D

March 15, 2004

I have a nine year old who was diagnosed and treated for severe oral apraxia from 24 months through age 5 years. He has demonstrated no speech difficulties since that time, passing speech therapy asse...   Read More

Breath Support Problems

Bridget Russell

March 8, 2004

How do you recommend ruling out breath support problems as a causal factor in a child who cannot sustain voice? The child who is the source of this question also has Kleinfelter's Syndrome with cognit...   Read More

Communication Deficits with Autism

Dr. Shari Robertson

March 3, 2004

What communication deficits are specific to Autism?   Read More

Thumbsucking and Speech Difficulties

Kathleen Fahey, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

February 23, 2004

What effects do use of a pacifier and thumbsucking have on speech difficulties?   Read More

Augmentative Communication with Cerebral Palsy

Margaret Fish, MS, CCC-SLP

February 16, 2004

I have a 17-year old student with Cerebral Palsy on my caseload who has received articulation therapy for 15 years. His speech is 50% intelligible in conversational speech. He has difficulties produci...   Read More

Therapy Approaches for Spastic Dysarthria

Dr. Patrick Coppens

February 2, 2004

For a patient with spastic dysarthria, which would be the best therapy approach, the traditional or motor-oral approach?   Read More

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