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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association A speech-language pathologist is called in to help with a newborn who is struggling with feeding. It turns out the infant has neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). His feeding problem is just one of many symptoms he experiences as he withdraws from the opioids his mother used during pregnancy.
An audiologist receives a referral to follow up with an infant who did not pass her newborn hearing screening. She has a history of NAS as a result of the opioids and other drugs her mother is addicted to. Fortunately, the screening result was false-positive, and the child has no hearing loss.
A school-based SLP gets an IEP testing request for a student who is lagging behind his peers in his language and literacy skills. It turns out the student had NAS as an infant.
The opioid crisis is not just in the headlines. As these examples demonstrate, it’s showing up in the caseloads and workplaces of audiologists and SLPs.
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Thinking about joining our online aphasia conference? Hurry - Early bird pricing ends Wednesday! https://on.asha.org/2OuzKPFThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo.19.11.2018 at 03:35 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Turn to this bestselling streaming video course for practical assessment and treatment techniques for evaluating and enhancing optimal phonological patterns. https://on.asha.org/2yQgtPC19.11.2018 at 01:00 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Congratulations to Kathy Hoffman, CCC-SLP, a speech-language pathologist in the Peoria (Arizona) Unified School District, who won a tight election to become Arizona’s new superintendent of public instruction. https://on.asha.org/2B8cL5p16.11.2018 at 12:13 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association From outer space to ASHA Convention! NASA Astronaut Drew Feustel and his wife, Indira Feustel, an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist, talk about Drew's mission in space and how it relates to communication for all!The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association was live.16.11.2018 at 10:43 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association From outer space to ASHA Convention! NASA astronaut Drew Feustel and his wife, Indira Feustel, an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist, talk about Drew's mission in space and how it relates to communication for all!The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association was live.16.11.2018 at 10:28 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added 4 new photos.15.11.2018 at 08:11 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Get concrete solutions to common challenges in working with bilingual children who have highly unintelligible speech with this new streaming video course. Listen as presenter Raul Prezas previews the course. https://on.asha.org/2yRIGpiThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo.14.11.2018 at 04:12 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association A speech-language pathologist is called in to help with a newborn who is struggling with feeding. It turns out the infant has neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). His feeding problem is just one of many symptoms he experiences as he withdraws from the opioids his mother used during pregnancy.
An audiologist receives a referral to follow up with an infant who did not pass her newborn hearing screening. She has a history of NAS as a result of the opioids and other drugs her mother is addicted to. Fortunately, the screening result was false-positive, and the child has no hearing loss.
A school-based SLP gets an IEP testing request for a student who is lagging behind his peers in his language and literacy skills. It turns out the student had NAS as an infant.
14.11.2018 at 04:10 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added 3 new photos.13.11.2018 at 08:00 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Approximately 42 million people worldwide experience mild traumatic brain injury each year. Even if they don’t exhibit verifiable cognitive symptoms, they might experience cognitive inefficiency in their daily lives. How can health care professionals, such as speech-language pathologists and psychologists, help them? Read more to find out!13.11.2018 at 05:08 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Research Tuesday! This report presents data on the acoustic environments in which older adults with age-related hearing loss wear their hearing aids. This observational study provided descriptive data from two primary datasets: (a) 128 older adults wearing hearing aids for an average of six weeks and (b) 65 older adults wearing hearing aids for an average of 13 months. Acoustic environments were automatically and continuously classified about every four seconds, using the hearing aids' signal processing, into one of seven acoustic environment categories. For both groups, older adults wore their hearing aids about 60% of the time in quiet or speech-only conditions. The automatic classification of sound environments was shown to be reliable over relatively short (6-week) and long (13-month) durations. Moreover, the results were shown to have some validity in that the obtained acoustic environment profiles matched a self-reported measure of social activity administered prior to hearing aid usage. For a subset of 56 older adults with data from both the 6-week and 13-month wear times, the daily amount of hearing aid usage diminished but the profile of sound environments frequented by the wearers remained stable. Examination of the results provides reliable and valid environment classifications. Present data indicate that most such wearers choose generally favorable acoustic environments for hearing aid use.13.11.2018 at 11:39 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Research Tuesday! Authors from the University of Wisconsin–Madison review research on executive function (EF) skills in children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and the relation between EF and language abilities. They assessed EF using nonverbal tasks of inhibition, shifting, and updating of working memory (WM) in school-age children with ASD. The study also evaluated the association between children’s receptive and expressive language abilities and EF performance. Children with ASD exhibited significant deficits in all components of EF compared to age-mates and showed
particular difficulty with shifting after accounting for group differences in nonverbal cognition. Controlling for social communication—a core deficit in ASD—eliminated group differences in EF performance. A modest association was observed between language (especially comprehension) and EF skills, with some evidence of different patterns between children on the autism spectrum with and without language impairment. The study identified the need for future research to examine the direction of influence between EF and language. It would be beneficial for EF interventions with children with ASD to
consider language outcomes and, conversely, to examine whether specific language training facilitates aspects of executive control in children on the autism spectrum. https://on.asha.org/2B0NzxO
13.11.2018 at 09:24 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association “My client’s insurer won’t pay the claim for my treatment, and I don’t understand why.”
Hands-down, claim denial is the most common reason ASHA members contact the association’s insurance reimbursement team for help.
Medicare, Medicaid and private insurers deny claims or refuse to reimburse services for many reasons. Often, the problem is incomplete or inaccurate documentation and/or coding.
Another—and often overlooked—reason for denials is payer-specific policies. These coverage regulations vary from payer to payer and may be related to the type of service provided or condition being treated.
12.11.2018 at 05:38 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association From outer space to ASHA Convention! Join us live on Facebook this Friday, Nov. 16 at 10:45 a.m. EST as we speak with NASA Astronaut Drew Feustel and his wife Indira Feustel, an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist.
Leave your questions for Drew and Indira in the comments below, or email them to community@asha.org, and tune in Friday to see the answers! #ASHA18
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association How we can better support our diverse caseloads? This means supporting the communication needs of students and clients of color, those exposed to two or more languages, and members of the LGBTQ+ communities. Here are two activities to carry out prior to speech-language treatment to yield positive outcomes.12.11.2018 at 10:32 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association How can SLPs make speech sound practice more relevant to children? Watch as presenter Melanie Schule explains in this course preview for our newly released streaming video course. https://on.asha.org/2JGjTIVThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo.09.11.2018 at 01:42 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association School-based SLPs earned an overall median academic year (nine- to 10-month) salary of $63,338 in 2018, a 2-percent increase from 2016, according to ASHA’s 2018 Schools Survey. Median salaries varied by school type and ranged from $62,000 in preschools to $68,000 in secondary schools.09.11.2018 at 12:18 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association New research, based on scans of five different beatboxers, was presented recently at the Acoustical Society of America. The researchers, with specialties in computer science, engineering and linguistics, are comparing the movements in beatboxing to those used to make speech. They hope to learn more about how the human body produces language and to develop algorithms that can accurately describe the dynamics of the vocal tract. Beatboxers had been thought to draw on sounds from human languages because the same throat and mouth structures are used in both speaking and beatboxing. But instead the team observed that some of the techniques the performers use to make their sounds are quite different from speech. Check it out!09.11.2018 at 09:19 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association A curriculum-based session sounds perfect but how do you set one up? In the second part of a four-part series, SLP Scott Prath outlines the why and how to implement the perfect curriculum-based session so that you can save time and be a superstar!08.11.2018 at 05:37 pmLike