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SCREENING/PREVENTION

As we approach the 3-year anniversary of the pandemic(!), just about all the children on our EI caseloads were born during the pandemic or in its immediate wake. That means that we’re often fielding questions about how they are faring. We’ve covered this topic previously, but research continues to emerge. First, we’ll go over what new research has come out, and then we’ll give you some pointers for how to approach these conversations with families and colleagues. Frequently asked questions #1: How are “pandemic babies” faring developmentally?…

December 2022

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FREE MATERIALS

We know it’s best practice to use a specific study protocol and analysis reporting tool for VFSS. It provides guidelines to ensure we’re doing the same thing each time we conduct a swallow study and holds us to a higher standard in our analysis and report writing. This benefits everyone, from the patient, to the physician reading your report, to the SLP getting your patient at the next level of care. But do you ever feel stuck in selecting a VFSS analysis tool?  You’ve probably heard of a few, but it can be hard to choose when there are so many options, plus funding and productivity concerns to balance. You just want to select… 

October 2022

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SPEECH SOUND DISORDER

Speech sound disorders. It’s one of those things our relatives who don’t really understand what we do assume is the only thing we do. It’s one of the areas of practice our field was founded on, and one where we’re fortunate to have an array of treatment approaches (like, dozens) backed up by decades of research. All these evidence-based options can be a challenge to navigate, though, and choosing the right approach could mean the difference between a child meeting their goals and “graduating” from speech and that same child staying on the caseload for years. That’s exactly why we’ve put together this Ask TISLP: to give you a starting point for making informed treatment decisions. To narrow things down, we’ll be focusing only on idiopathic (traditionally called “functional”) SSDs—those rooted in articulation and/or phonology and without a known cause. That means that we’re not talking CAS, dysarthria, or speech disorders related to cleft/craniofacial conditions or to hearing differences. But never fear! You can search all of those topics using the filters here to find reviews on supporting speech for those kiddos.  Here’s what to expect…

August 2022

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COGNITIVE-COMMUNICATION

If you’re in the cognitive screening business, you’ve heard of the MOCA. And if you’ve heard of the MOCA, you know it used to be free to administer, but now requires a $125.00 certification fee. This has caused quite a bit of confusion for SLPs, as it seems our training should exempt us from this requirement (which was put in place to ensure quality administration).  Some SLPs still use the MOCA without certification while others work in facilities that require them to become certified, sometimes even having to pay out of pocket...

June 2022

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PROFESSIONAL ISSUES

Most of us aren’t sure what exactly trauma-informed care means. It turns out that as a profession, we are woefully uninformed on this topic. Those of us who have had some training often lack confidence in our skills and the support we have to implement it. Below, we’ll review the basics and share resources, based on research and expert commentary from scientists in our field.  So what does it mean to be trauma-informed?  It means critically reframing your perspective of the world around you.  Champine and colleagues found that trauma-informed individuals: have greater awareness and understanding of the potential signs of traumatic stress in the people around them…

December 2022

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AUTISM

Gestalt language processing (GLP): it is *everywhere* right now, and everyone is talking about it.  Why’s it so hot? We’ll get to that. What even is this? We’ll get to that too, no worries. But the big question that’s been blowing up our email, DMs, and search engine— Is there research behind GLP? Is it EBP?  Quick answer—yes, partly…it’s complicated! So while we wish we could pull this off in a quick soundbite, you’re going to need to grab a chair or an earbud and settle in for the ride. Let’s go!

February 2022

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