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Word Retrieval in Persons with Aphasia

Anastasia Raymer, Ph.D,CCC

October 13, 2003

Are there any documented methods to improve word-finding skills? Is there a way to measure progress with word-finding skills short of standardized assessment? Is a goal of ''will exhibit (two) or less...   Read More

Apraxia and Hearing Loss

Thomas Borton ., Ph.D

October 6, 2003

What exactly is apraxia and what can be done to reverse it or stop it from getting worse? The example to use would be a 2 year, 9 month year old boy, who does have a history of ear problems Ears were...   Read More

Speech Cluttering

Franklin Silverman, Ph.D

September 29, 2003

What might be the etiology for a child with an excessive speech rate and poor intelligibility? This 8 year old boy has poor articulation (6th percentile on Goldman-Fristoe2) but not due to excessive p...   Read More


Bridget Russell, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

September 22, 2003

Where can I find information regarding effective therapy for hypernasality?   Read More

Developmental Apraxia of Speech

Suzanne Hungerford ., Ph.D,CCC

September 15, 2003

At what age is it possible to diagnose apraxia? Is apraxia in children a precursor to other disorders that may appear in the future? Is this different than dyspraxia?   Read More

Dysphagia Success

Kathy Thayer, M.A.

September 8, 2003

Please discuss/review how to measure ''success'' with dysphagia patients post-treatment.   Read More

Specific Language Impairment

John Oller Jr, Ph.D

September 1, 2003

What is Specific Language Impairment? What is the appropriate treatment?   Read More

Turner Syndrome and AAC

Robert Shprintzen, Ph.D

August 25, 2003

I see a student with Turner's Syndrome. She has a AAC device becuase her speech is not functional. Breath support is compromised. Is this a common issue related to Turner's syndrome and if so, what is...   Read More

Provision of Language Based Intervention in Middle School Classrooms

Kathryn DeKemel, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

August 18, 2003

I am trying to implement language based practices into inclusionary middle school classrooms. Can you suggest any resources that might help me? I find that many techniques do not fit well in heterogen...   Read More

Dysphagia Etiology

Kathy Thayer, M.A.

August 11, 2003

Please discuss/review the most common etiologies of swallowing disorders in adults.   Read More


Stephanie Tarrant Martin And Speech/Language Pathologist), Ph.D

August 4, 2003

I have a 4 year old child on my caseload. The only phoneme in his language system is /d/ and some vowel sounds. He is totally unintelligible. He can produce other age-appropriate phonemes in isolation...   Read More

SLPs Relationship to Autism

Karen Thomas /, M.S.,CCC-SLP

July 28, 2003

Please address autism, with particular emphasis on the SLPs relationship to autism, and related issues.   Read More

Swallowing Spasms

Kathy Thayer, MA

July 21, 2003

An elderly friend frequently has spasms of the esophagus (she thinks) while swallowing (trapping food and making it difficult for her to eat much at one time). She does not know what triggers the spas...   Read More

Transdisciplinary Therapeutic Approach

Teri Gray, M.S.,CCC-SLP

July 14, 2003

Please define ''transdisciplinary therapeutic approaches'' as it related to the geriatric population, please cite an example or two, and please tell me how the SLP fits into this equation?   Read More

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

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