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Diagnosing Dementia

Amber B. Heape, ClinScD, CCC-SLP, CDP

April 18, 2016

Can SLPs diagnose dementia? What should I do if I see signs and there is no diagnosis?   Read More


When to Re-evaluate a Patient in a SNF

Renee Kinder, MS, CCC-SLP, RAC-CT

April 11, 2016

What does it mean to “re-evaluate as needed” in terms of providing services to patients in skilled nursing facilities?   Read More

  


Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

Alyssa Coreno, MA

April 5, 2016

What is chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE)?   Read More


Distinguishing the Normal Aging Swallow from Dysphagia

Angela Mansolillo, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

March 15, 2016

How can normal swallow variability in aging be distinguished from a truly disordered swallow?   Read More

 


Common Symptoms of Head Injury

Angela Hein Ciccia, PhD, CCC-SLP

March 7, 2016

What are the most common symptoms of a head injury?   Read More


Signs and Symptoms of Concussion

Miriam A. Carroll-Alfano, MS, CCC-SLP

March 1, 2016

What are the signs and symptoms of concussion?   Read More


Mild Cognitive Impairment

Megan L. Malone, MA, CCC-SLP, Jennifer Loehr, MA, CCC-SLP

February 18, 2016

What is MCI and what causes it?   Read More


Early Speech Sound Disorders And Risk For Literacy Difficulties

Barbara A. Lewis, PhD, CCC-SLP

February 9, 2016

Why are children with early speech sound disorders at risk for literacy difficulties?   Read More


What is the OASIS?

Megan L. Malone, M.A., CCC-SLP, Jennifer Loehr, M.A., CCC-SLP

February 3, 2016

What is the OASIS and who does it assess?   Read More

  


Temperament and Its Role in Speech and Language Disorders

Robin Michael Jones, PhD, CCC-SLP

February 1, 2016

What is temperament and what is its role in speech and language disorders?   Read More

 


Ethical Dilemma and Ethical Distress

Lynne Brady Wagner, MA, CCC-SLP

January 19, 2016

What is an ethical dilemma and how is it different from ethical distress?   Read More


Principles of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA)

Mary Beth Mason-Baughman, PhD, CCC-SLP

January 6, 2016

What are the principles of applied behavioral analysis (ABA)?   Read More


Writing Challenges for Adolescents with Autism

Tina Veale, PhD, CCC-SLP

January 5, 2016

Why is writing difficult for adolescents with autism?   Read More

  


Spaced Retrieval

Mary Beth Mason-Baughman, PhD, CCC-SLP

December 29, 2015

What is spaced retrieval and who can benefit from it?   Read More


Speech Interventions for Hypokinetic Dysarthria

Antje Mefferd, PhD, CCC-SLP

December 14, 2015

What speech behavioral interventions are commonly used with speakers with PD and hypokinetic dysarthria?   Read More


Physician's Order for Therapy

Lissa Power-deFur, PhD, CCC-SLP

November 16, 2015

I am a school-based SLP. If I receive a doctor's order for therapy for a student, do I have to provide it?   Read More


Speech Characteristics of Hypokinetic Dysarthria

Antje Mefferd, PhD, CCC-SLP

November 9, 2015

What are the speech characteristics associated with hypokinetic dysarthria as seen in Parkinson’s Disease?   Read More


How to Improve Chewing and Increase Mouth Opening

Jennifer Dahms, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

November 2, 2015

What oral motor exercises should I do with a pediatric client to improve chewing and increase mouth opening?   Read More


Parent Request for Evaluation

Jennifer Preschern, MA, CCC-SLP

October 26, 2015

If a student is at an RTI Tier 2 level of instruction and the parent requests an evaluation, what is the next step?   Read More

 


Using Mini Lessons to Teach Common Core

Jennifer Preschern, MA, CCC-SLP

October 19, 2015

Do I need to get the principal’s permission before doing in-class mini lessons with students?   Read More

 


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