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Habituation & Oral Feeding

George Fluharty, M.A., CCC-SLP

January 16, 2012

Please explain the concept of habituation as it relates to oral feeding.   Read More


Sarcopenia in Older Adults

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

January 9, 2012

I have heard of the term ‘sarcopenia’ and want to know if it can be rehabilitated.   Read More


Starting an Aphasia Support Group

Barbara B. Shadden, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

November 28, 2011

I would love to start an aphasia support group at my hospital or even in the community. What are some steps to start the process? Are there any approvals from the doctors, psychologist or other prof...   Read More


Ongoing Support with Technology

Denise McCall, M.A., CCC-SLP

November 7, 2011

With technology - the apps and devices - a lot of clients may need ongoing support into the future. What are some of the methods that can be used to provide that ongoing support, to provide them with...   Read More


Participating in Aphasia Support Groups

Barbara B. Shadden, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS

October 17, 2011

What are some of the reasons caregivers might resist participating in an aphasia support group?   Read More


Assessment Tools for Dementia

Kathryn Kilpatrick, M.A.,CCC-SLP

January 24, 2011

What are some assessment tools that I can use to evaluate a client who may have dementia?   Read More


Evaluation Code for Video Stroboscopy

Eric Blicker ., M.A.,CCC-SLP

January 17, 2011

We are going to do video stroboscopy's in office cpt 31579 and are wondering what is the code the speech pathologist would bill for their evaluation?   Read More


Providing Oral Care to Patients Who are Tube-fed

Gale Estes-Waddell, M.A.,CCC-SLP

November 29, 2010

Can tube-fed patients be included in the "free" water/Frazier Water Protocol?   Read More


Severe Dysphagia with Loss of Sensation

Eric Blicker ., M.A.,CCC-SLP

July 19, 2010

I was working with a patient who had bypass surgery and valve replacement. Order received was for swallowing "choking on water" per staff. Per family report and review of his PMH, he has had recurrent...   Read More


Spaced Retrieval Technique

Megan Malone, M.A.,CCC-SLP

July 12, 2010

Can you describe what the Spaced Retrieval technique is and who would benefit from this technique?   Read More


Tracheostomy Tube Impact on FEEST

Eric Blicker ., M.A.,CCC-SLP

June 14, 2010

Do you find that in patients with tracheostomy tubes and decreased upper airway air passage, there is less response to stimulation during the air pulse during FEEST?   Read More


Montessori-Based Dementia Programming

Megan Malone, M.A.,CCC-SLP

June 14, 2010

Can you describe Montessori-Based Dementia Programming?   Read More


Plan of Treatment for Oral Care

Gale Estes-Waddell ., M.A.,CCC

June 7, 2010

What do you write in a Plan of Care for patients who need oral care?   Read More


The Impact of FEESST on Dysphagia Therapy

Eric Blicker ., M.A.,CCC-SLP

June 1, 2010

How do the results of FEESST impact dysphagia therapy?   Read More


Treatment for Patients with PTSD

Gail Pashek, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

May 17, 2010

When do you start treatment for patients with PTSD? Do you need to defer treatment until PTSD symptoms are dealt with by other professionals?   Read More


How to Prepare an SLP Denial of Treatment Claim

Gary Mertz, M.S.,CCC-SLP

May 10, 2010

How do I prepare for an SLP Denial (of a treatment claim)since most facilities request the SLP to either write the "denial letter" or provide quite a bit of support to a senior manager who writes the...   Read More


HIPAA and School-based SLPs

Rex Crosby Otr

May 3, 2010

How do HIPAA Privacy Rules apply to school-based SLPs?   Read More