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Accounting for Dialect on PLS-5

Nancy Castilleja, M.A., CCC-SLP

January 23, 2012

When administering the PLS-5, if a child makes a dialectical error, do you count the item as correct?   Read More

Practicing Different Roles During Play

Susan Hendler Lederer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

January 2, 2012

How should I approach a child who enjoys directing play but is not as flexible accepting other children’s ideas. The child has normal language development and no ASD identified.   Read More

Learning Two Languages

Elena Zaretsky, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

June 28, 2010

My son is now 15 months. I speak Arabic with him and he can say few words. We live in Germany and I have to take him to kindergarten but I'm afraid that it would be difficult for him to understand a n...   Read More


Incidence of Velopharyngeal Insufficiency with Submucous Cleft

Robert Mason Dmd, Ph.D

December 21, 2009

Are there any statistics on the number of children with a submucous cleft who correspondingly have velopharyngeal insufficiency (VPI)? How many submucous cleft chlidren have absolutely no issue with s...   Read More


Anterior Open Bite, Jaw Development, and Apraxia

Robert Mason Dmd, Ph.D

November 16, 2009

My 21 month old son has a vocabulary of +/- 5 words. He still can't imitate animal sounds (except cat, cow and lion and they all sound the same, though the volume differs) or make simple sounds like /...   Read More


High-Arched Palate in an Infant

Robert Mason Dmd, Ph.D

August 24, 2009

I have recently noticed my 9 and half month old son has a very high arched palate - so high that he actually gets food stuck there and he can't get it out. He has said "mum" a few times but other than...   Read More

CPT Codes for Extended Developmental Testing

Mark Kander Mha

June 22, 2009

I have recently opened a private practice and am learning about coding for insurance. At my previous employer's clinic, we routinely used the CPT code of 96111 for extended developmental/in-depth test...   Read More

Target Sounds for Late Talking Toddlers

Nancye C. Roussel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

June 1, 2009

I am working with an 18 month old girl who has no single words. She babbles little but seems to understand much receptively. She likes shape sorters, can identify some animals and daily objects and ca...   Read More


Encouraging Dialogue in a Child with Turner Syndrome

Pam Marshalla, M.A.,CCC-SLP

April 13, 2009

I am currently treating a child with Turner syndrome. She is preschool age, no uvula present (hypernasal), tubes placed, no hearing impairment diagnosed and hearing is functional for her environment....   Read More


Echolalia and Normal Speech Development

Lillian Stiegler, Ph.D

January 26, 2009

My 31 month old son who is getting speech therapy is starting to repeat what is asked of him. He won't do it with things he already knows like his name or how old he is. His speech therapist tells me...   Read More


Possible Complications of an Anterior Open Bite in a Three Year Old

Robert Mason Dmd, Ph.D

December 1, 2008

My son turned three in January, and in April, I brought him to the dentist. The dentist said he has an anterior open bite, and mentioned some things associated with a deviant swallow, tongue thrust an...   Read More

Children's Literature for Children with Autism

Margot Kelman, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

November 10, 2008

Do you have any suggestions for children's literature for working with children with autism?   Read More


Speech and Oral Development When Incisors are Removed at an Early Age

Robert Mason Dmd, Ph.D

October 27, 2008

My two year old recently had his four top front teeth extracted because of tooth decay. I am concerned about how this will affect his development and speech. Will his facial development and adult teet...   Read More


Articulation: Addition of an Extra Sound in the Final Position

Nancy Creaghead, Ph.D

May 19, 2008

I am writing in regard to a 4 year old boy who I evaluated last week, following teacher and parent complaints of him adding the /j/ sound to the end of most words. They expressed concern regarding oth...   Read More


Bifid Uvula, Submucous Cleft, and Speech Regression Post Adenoidectomy

Robert Mason Dmd, Ph.D

April 7, 2008

When my 2 yr old had her adenoids and 2nd set of tubes done last July it was discovered that she has a "bifid uvula consistent with a submucous cleft palate." Her speech regressed extensively after th...   Read More


Using Oral Directions to Differentiate Between APD and ADD/ADHD

Suzanne Swift, CCC-SLP

March 31, 2008

If a child is having a difficult time following oral directions within the classroom, how can we differentially diagnose APD from ADD/ADHD, without having expensive APD testing done?   Read More


Atypical Disfluency: Mid-Word Inhalations

Michael Retzinger, M.S.,CCC-SLP

February 18, 2008

I am seeing a 7 year old female patient who takes a quick inhalation in the middle of a single syllable word or multisyllable word. She might say "leap" with a quiet "he" type of inhalation like this:...   Read More


Computer Programs for Expressive Aphasia Therapy

Joan Green, M.A.,CCC-SLP

January 28, 2008

I am a certified SLP, and have many patients with expressive aphasia. I have tried various techniques to improve their expressive abilities, but not all return to baseline. Do you have any suggestions...   Read More


Normal Tongue Placements in Infants

Robert Mason Dmd, Ph.D

November 12, 2007

My daughter, aged 3 months, has a submucosal tongue tie. It does not affect her nursing - she latches on very well. But her tongue seems to be long and usually sticks out between her lips, especially...   Read More


Oral Feeding Problems in a Premature Infant

Jeanne Saavedra Mhs, CCC-SLP

October 1, 2007

My granddaughter was born October 5th, 2006. She was not due until Jan 1st, 2007. She was released from the hospital in January, but still will take almost no bottles. She has a gastric tube, but we a...   Read More