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Principles of Articulation and Language Therapy in VCFS

Ann W. Kummer, PhD, CCC-SLP

January 29, 2019

What are the basic principles of articulation and language therapy in VCFS?   Read More


Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System (HCPCS)

Dee Adams Nikjeh, PhD, CCC-SLP

June 18, 2018

What are the two levels of the Healthcare Common Procedure Coding System?   Read More


When to Recommend Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

Jessica Huber, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

May 5, 2014

I have a client with Parkinson’s Disease who I just evaluated. He is on Medicare so each visit is crucial and limited. He exhibits a slight voice warble with sustained production of the /z/ pho...   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


22q.11 & AAC

October 1, 2012

Do you recommended use of a visual communication device, communication book or iPad® as a means of a child's communication or serve as another cueing technique such as for pacing and expanding...   Read More

Pharyngeal Flaps & Obturator Use for Children with 22q.11

Adriane Baylis, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

August 20, 2012

Is there a contraindication for a flap and would an obturator be helpful for children with 22q.11 who also have cardiac and oxygen needs?   Read More

Middle Ear Management for Children with VPI

Anna Thurmes, M.A., CCC-SLP

April 2, 2012

What is the influence of middle ear management on articulation management with children who have mild to moderate VPI?   Read More

Articulation in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

Adriane Baylis, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

February 13, 2012

Are there cases of 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome that don't involve severe articulation disorders?   Read More

Alveolar Ridge Scarring

Ann W. Kummer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

December 12, 2011

Is there a way to correct a lateral distortion of/s/ if the child has a lot of scarring on the alveolar ridge.   Read More

Intervention for Young Children with VPD

Ann W. Kummer, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

November 14, 2011

Is there any kind of intervention that can be done for VPD for children under 3?   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


Pediatric Vocal Nodules

Bridget Russell, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

January 10, 2011

I have an 8 year old girl with a history of whooping cough. She reportedly has had a "deep" voice since she began to speak. She has been in voice therapy since kindergarten. ENT reports, for 2 years i...   Read More

Velopharyngeal Insufficiency

Cheryl Gerard, Ph.D

March 22, 2010

I am working with a student (6 years old) with VPI of unknown origin. He demonstrates some hypernasality in his speech (mild to moderate). I have only been working with him for a week. Can you give me...   Read More

Phonotrauma: Therapy Suggestions and Vocal Hygiene

Lori Lombard, Ph.D

March 8, 2010

If the vocal folds are too wide apart from misuse and abuse of the voice, what exercises can be done to get the vocal folds corrected? The student's voice is very husky.   Read More

Cleft Palate, Pierre Robin, and Tonsillectomy

Robert Mason Dmd, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

February 1, 2010

My 5 year old daughter was born with a cleft palate, which was repaired at 1 year old. A fistula formed shortly after surgery and this was repaired by the same doctor at 3 years old. I am not sure if...   Read More

Swallowing and Voice Issues Post Thyroplasty

Giselle Carnaby-Mann Mph, Ph.D,CCC

November 9, 2009

I will be receiving a referral for a speech therapy evaluation of a patient (an inmate in a correctional facility) status/post thyroplasty, presumably for voice and swallowing issues. Can you please t...   Read More


Does a Feeding Tube Interfere with Vocalizations?

Mary Warburton, M.A.,CCC-SLP

November 2, 2009

I am about to evaluate an 8 month old because she is not babbling or really vocalizing at all. She has an NG tube due to refusal behaviors but also drinks formula from a bottle and early purees from a...   Read More


Swollen Vocal Fold, Reflux, and Medications

Stephen Gorman, Ph.D,CCC-SLP

October 5, 2009

What could be causing swollen vocal cords and "redness" on left (only) anterior cord? I have had a nasal laryngeal scope which determined the condition at an ENT appointment. A CT and a swallowing tes...   Read More

Submucous Cleft and Adenoidectomy: Issues and Concerns

Robert Mason Dmd, Ph.D

October 5, 2009

My daughter is 2 years 8 months of age. She has had tubes fitted to correct "glue ear" by an ENT. During this procedure and examination our ENT noticed that she has a bifid uvula. He advised that duri...   Read More