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Ethics of SLP's being required to obtain vital health measurements with patients

Janet Brown, M.A.,CCC-SLP

July 7, 2003

Is it ethical for home health agencies to train and require SLPs to obtain vital signs during evaluation visits (ex. blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, height, weight, head circumference)?   Read More

Basics of the Peanut Butter Protocol

Nancy Creaghead, Ph.D

June 30, 2003

What is the Peanut Butter Protocol?   Read More

Productivity Stats

Kyle Dennis, Ph.D

June 16, 2003

How do you determine an audiologist's productivity? Should you use time based units and how much time should be assigned to each task?   Read More

Swallowing evaluation with infant with a cleft palate

Joan Arvedson, Ph.D

June 9, 2003

What protocol is indicated for evaluating an 8-week-old infant with cleft palate for feeding?   Read More

APD and Dyslexia

Deborah Moncrieff, Ph.D

June 2, 2003

My son was just recently tested for APD. He will be 7 in May so his age for the test was 6.5. My question does a child with APD also have Dyslexia? He has had a history of cronic ear infection since h...   Read More


Treatment for Epiglottic Dysmotility

Susan Langmore, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

May 26, 2003

Are there any successful dysphagia treatments to address epiglottic dysmotility?   Read More


Lisa Scott Trautman, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

May 19, 2003

I have an 8th grade student who has been diagnosed with cluttering and stuttering.   Read More

Swallowing Problems with Anterior Cervical Spinal Fusion

Bonnie Martin-Harris, Ph.D

May 12, 2003

What are typical problems and therapy related to anterior cervical fusion and dysphagia?   Read More

Treatment for Child who Exhibits Severe Blocking

Robert Quesal, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

April 28, 2003

I'm a rural school based therapist and have learned a kindergarten aged ''severe blocker'' is transferring here soon. It's been many years since I've done fluency and have had only children with repet...   Read More

Difficulty with /r/ and Techniques for Dealing with this Phoneme

Julie Hoffmann, M.A.,CCC-SLP

April 21, 2003

I have several children on my caseload who continue to have difficulty with /r/ despite years of speech therapy. What are some techniques for dealing with this phoneme?   Read More

Need for phonological awareness training to treat expressive phonological impairments

Barbara Hodson, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

April 14, 2003

Is phonological awareness the sole intervention to master at the base of phonological disorders?   Read More


Acceptance of students in external clinical practicums with foreign dialects and other speech-language differences

Pat Miller, M.S.,CCC-SLP

April 7, 2003

I am privileged with supervising student interns in a medical facility, as well as having the opportunity to coordinate the placement of students throughout our network. I was wondering if there are g...   Read More


Peanut Butter Protocol for Pragmatic Assessment

Nancy Creaghead, Ph.D

March 31, 2003

My question is on the ''Peanut Butter Protocol''. Are their any norms for this test and/or standard scores that can be derived from this test. Is this in addition to pragmatic checklists sufficient to...   Read More

Checklists for Pragmatic Evaluation

Nancy Creaghead, PhD

March 17, 2003

I understand the need for authentic assessment but do you have a suggestion for a ''guide'' of sorts to help us stay focused and looking at all the necessary elements? I kind of feel o...   Read More


Assistive Devices for Stuttering Treatment

Stephen Hood, PhD

March 10, 2003

I am currently following an adult fluency client through steps to maintain her fluency in various situations that cause her stress. She has been successful with much of the cognitive educational side...   Read More


Communication and Prognosis in Angelman's Syndrome

March 3, 2003

We have a question about Angelman's syndrome and speech and language development and prognosis for improvement with speech-language intervention. We often find conflicting information, especially with...   Read More

Articulation Difficulties with High Palatal Vault

Amy Skinder-Meredith, PhD, CCC-SLP

February 24, 2003

I want to know if you have a high palate is it nessecary to have surgery to correct it or will just regular speech therapy correct the problem   Read More

Lateral Lisps

February 17, 2003

I am struggling with my students that have lateral lisps. Frontal lisps seem fairly easy to understand and teach but I am struggling with eliminating airflow from the sides and directing it through th...   Read More

Standardized Tests for Pragmatics

Nancy Creaghead, PhD, CCC-SLP

February 10, 2003

Besides the authentic assesssment, what are other ways(standardized or not) to do a pragmatic assessment when doing a complete language evaluation for elementary age students?   Read More

Student Clinician Having Difficulty in External Practicum

Kay McNeal, MS, CCC-SLP

January 27, 2003

I am a supervisor in a busy medical setting and I have a student assigned to me. She seems to be trying but just cannot keep up with the pace. I don't want to fail her because she seems sincere bu...   Read More

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