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Ensuring Patients and Families Understand Medical Instructions

Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP

September 23, 2016

How can I help ensure a patient and his or her family understand medical instructions?   Read More

    


Reducing Medical Errors

Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP

September 15, 2016

What are some recommendations to reduce medical errors?   Read More

 


Informed Consent

Tammy Wigginton, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

September 9, 2016

What are the main components of informed consent?   Read More

  


Predictors of Aspiration

Debra Suiter, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

August 29, 2016

What are some predictors of aspiration?   Read More

 


Benefits and Risks of PEG Tubes

Tammy Wigginton, MS, CCC-SLP, BCS-S

August 22, 2016

What are some potential benefits and risks of PEG tube use?   Read More

 


Reporting Abuse or Neglect

Angela Sterling-Orth, MS, CCC-SLP

July 29, 2016

What should I do if I suspect abuse but my employer discourages me from reporting, because they do not want to deal with legal issues?   Read More

      


Service Delivery Models for Clients with Cognitive-Communication Disorders

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

May 18, 2016

What service delivery models are typically used with clients with cognitive-communication disorders?   Read More

  


Hospice and Palliative Care

Michelle Tristani, MS, CCC-SLP

May 9, 2016

What is the distinction between hospice and palliative care?   Read More

 


Billing for One Evaluation

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

May 2, 2016

Why are there different evaluations for cognitive, versus voice, versus dysphagia, etc.? I have been told that I can just bill for one, and the others need to be stuck under treatment.   Read More

  


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

 


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

   


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

 


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 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

 


Primary Progressive Aphasia

Michael de Riesthal, PhD, CCC-SLP

June 15, 2015

What is Primary Progressive Aphasia?   Read More