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What Qualifies as an Actual Treatment Visit

Shelly Mesure, M.S., OTR/L

November 4, 2013

If a patient refuses therapy on one of their treatment days and the therapist documents this, would that count as a visit for five consecutive days since the therapist did attempt and documented that...   Read More


Size of TEP When Placing at Time of Primary Puncture

Julie Bishop-Leone, M.A., CCC-SLP

October 14, 2013

What size tracheoesophageal prosthesis (TEP) is typically placed at the time of the primary puncture?   Read More


When is a TEP Placed in a Patient

Julie Bishop-Leone, M.A., CCC-SLP

September 30, 2013

Are more sites placing a tracheoesophageal prosthesis at the time of primary puncture versus afterward?   Read More


Use of Assistants and Aides with Medicare Patients

Lorelei O'Hara, M.A., CCC-SLP

August 5, 2013

When providing services to Medicare patients, can the different disciplines (i.e. PT, OT, Speech) use assistants or aides and have those minutes count towards MDS and establish a RUG score?   Read More


Artificial Nutrition and Hydration

Denise Dougherty, SLP

July 29, 2013

Does a physician have the final word on artificial nutrition and hydration for a patient?   Read More


Serial 7's

Heather Harris Wright, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

June 3, 2013

What does the Serial 7’s task assess?   Read More


Visual Perceptual Difficulties in Executive Function Disorders

Laura L. Murray, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

May 16, 2013

I have seen indications that black-and-white photos or pictures versus color are preferable for those with TBI or dementia. Can you speak to using color versus black and white?   Read More


Using the MoCA in a Home Healthcare Setting

Kim McCullough, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

March 5, 2013

I work in a home healthcare setting. Would the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA; Nasreddine et al., 2005) be a good tool to use at evaluation and then later at discharge to get improvement measure...   Read More


Oral Care Protocol

Susan Horton, M.S., CCC-SLP

January 14, 2013

Are there any diagnoses that call for specific oral care protocol?   Read More


Proper Discharge Note

Michelle Tristani, M.S., CCC-SLP

December 26, 2012

Does performing a screening and then writing on the screen/report, “No skilled ST services are necessary” suffice as a discharge of a standing order?   Read More


Cognitive Retraining Software

Susan M. Curfman, MA, CCC-SLP

November 19, 2012

Are cognitive retraining software products such as Luminosity, Brain Fitness, Brain Train considered to be useful for training compensatory strategies or are they more of a restorative type of therapy...   Read More


The Difference Between Interpersonal Monitoring & Self-monitoring

November 5, 2012

What is the difference between interpersonal monitoring and self-monitoring?   Read More


What is the MoCA?

Michelle Bourgeois, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

October 29, 2012

What is the MoCA?   Read More


Chunking Vs. Categorizing

Susan M. Curfman, MA, CCC-SLP

October 15, 2012

What is the difference between chunking and categorizing?   Read More


Recommendations for Adults with NVLD

Sarah Ward, M.S., CCC-SLP

October 8, 2012

Do you have any recommendations for an adult who has never received treatment for a nonverbal language disability? How are services covered and what is the prognosis?   Read More


What is Semantic Jargon

George Fluharty, M.A., CCC-SLP

September 24, 2012

Can you provide an example of what semantic jargon is, and what areas of the brain are typically associated with semantic jargon?   Read More


Training Clients with TBI to Self-monitor Behavior

Angela Hein Ciccia, PhD, CCC-SLP

May 28, 2012

Do you have specific suggestions for dealing with vague, tangential or verbose discourse with TBI? How can we train clients to self‑monitor this?   Read More


Motor Planning vs. Motor Programming

Edwin Maas, Ph.D.

February 27, 2012

What is the differences between what a motor planning and a motor programming disorder?   Read More


E-Stim & DPNS

Lori Burkhead Morgan, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

February 20, 2012

What are some thoughts on E-stim and DPNS (deep pharyngeal neuromuscular stimulation)?   Read More


Apps for Social Pragmatic Abilities

Jean Neils-Strunjas, Ph.D., Brendan Wiese, B.A.

February 6, 2012

Are there any applications that you would recommend to help facilitate improvement in your client's social pragmatic abilities?   Read More