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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

The Finding and Use of Interpreters

Deborah Hwa-Froelich

November 18, 2002

In a school setting, how to I find an appropriate interpreter for a child who has very limited English skills and, from family report, may have a language disorder in his native language?   Read More

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