The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association After 11 years of advocacy and compromise, audiologists and speech-language pathologists in Pennsylvania have a licensure act and associated regulations, some of which are game-changing for school-based clinicians and for speech-language pathology clinical fellows.22.06.2018 at 04:45 pmLikeThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association The back-and-forth of communication isn't solely a human trait; many animals have the same instinct to know when to speak and when to listen. A review, published last week in the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences (https://on.asha.org/2th4gRj), looked at over 300 studies of animals including birds, mammals, insects, frogs and toads who practice turn-taking behavior.22.06.2018 at 10:35 amLikeThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) calls upon the Trump Administration to ensure that recently-separated migrant families are reunited in a timely fashion. Forcibly separating children from their families, and detaining the children in separate facilities from their families, has threatened to inflict unnecessary and unacceptable trauma on the children. Trauma may precipitate the development of mental and behavioral disorders, both of which are correlated to language disorders and language development.
"ASHA’s vision is 'making effective communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all,'" said Elise Davis-McFarland, PhD, CCC-SLP, 2018 ASHA President. "The practice of indiscriminately separating children from families was potentially very harmful, even destructive, to children and their families; and, incompatible with our vision. ASHA calls upon the Administration to ensure that families are reunited quickly in order to mitigate as much damage as possible." https://on.asha.org/2IbnxYL21.06.2018 at 09:01 amLikeThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Adele, Julie Andrews and Kristie Knickerbocker. All three women experienced an interruption to their singing careers because of vocal cord issues. For one of them, the severity stopped short her chances of becoming as famous as the other two. But she used that setback to change courses and now treats voice disorders.20.06.2018 at 05:50 pmLikeThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Get practical tips and strategies for creating effective intervention plans for your students with autism. Learn evidence-based approaches for addressing core challenges and co-occurring conditions, social engagement, and social skills training. Earn up to 2.6 ASHA CEUs. Take advantage of early bird rates and save $50. https://on.asha.org/2EGbIfIThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo.20.06.2018 at 01:01 pmLikeThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association What's wrong with feeding your baby or toddler a mixture of fruits and vegetables in a convenient pouch? Nothing ... until it begins to interfere with eating and feeding development. Check out this article in the New York Times that outlines why the over-reliance on these pouches can lead to problems down the road.20.06.2018 at 10:33 amLikeThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Creating a safe diet for older patients with dysphagia is a balancing act with quality of life. In a recent online chat, Nicole Rogus-Pulia shared how to work with patients, families and dietitians on how to strike that balance.19.06.2018 at 05:12 pmLikeThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National polling released this week by the ASHA and Read Aloud 15 MINUTES shows that significant percentages of parents report their children’s popular technology use is routinely taking time away from reading and conversing—activities basic to fostering brain and communication development. Additionally, 43% of parents said popular technology devices are a barrier/distraction to conversation and interaction between themselves and their children. Want to see the full poll results? Visit https://on.asha.org/2t6V69U.The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo.19.06.2018 at 12:57 pmLikeThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Research Tuesday! Recent research has highlighted the clinical relevance of understanding the nature of short-term memory (STM) and working memory (WM) deficits in persons with aphasia and the way that these deficits affect linguistic processing and functional communication in activities of daily living. The psychometric properties of tests commonly used to identify STM/WM problems in individuals with aphasia, however, have been questioned. No previous study has sought to investigate assessment practices and attitudes by SLPs involved in aphasia management. This study aimed to (a) investigate attitudes toward STM/WM assessment and the types/frequency of tests used and (b) explore factors that may influence STM/WM assessment practices. Respondents, recruited via support organizations, completed an online survey. Most reported regular use of STM/WM tests as part of aphasia management. Positive attitudes toward assessments were also reported. The most popular tests were the Cognitive Linguistic Quick Test, the Comprehensive Aphasia Test, and the Token Test. Results suggested limited knowledge about measures that assess self-perceptions of functional memory abilities. Regression analyses showed that the frequency of reported STM/WM test use was similar between clinicians and dual-role researchers/clinicians, but their attitudes toward the value of STM/WM differed. U.S. and UK respondents reported similar assessment practices. It’s reassuring that clinicians consider STM/WM when providing aphasia management. Two of the most popular tests, however, have poor psychometric properties, and caution should be exercised in clinical decision making. The different value placed on STM/WM testing by clinicians and researchers/clinicians has implications for continuing professional development.19.06.2018 at 09:45 amLikeThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association After 11 years of advocacy and compromise, audiologists and speech-language pathologists in Pennsylvania have a licensure act and associated regulations, some of which are game-changing for school-based clinicians and for speech-language pathology clinical fellows.18.06.2018 at 06:20 pmLikeThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association It's graduation season and there are plenty of speeches to be heard, but we love this one delivered by a student with autism who usually finds speaking uncomfortable. Words are powerful and we hope to hear more from students like Sef Scott. Go, Sef!18.06.2018 at 11:51 amLikeThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ASHA Live Vendor Chat: Let’s Talk Teletherapy: The Benefits to this Movement and Overcoming the Obstacles, June 26, 2018 7:00 p.m.–9:00 p.m. ET (Sponsored by DotCom Therapy).
Join DotCom Therapy team members Rachel Robinson, Elise Mitchell and Liesl Schnieder in a live vendor chat, discussing creative ways to use teletherapy for the most optimal outcomes. In an effort to realize the full benefits of teletherapy, this chat will open the doors to teletherapy as a viable means of service delivery and participants can expect to engage in meaningful discussion regarding:
The basics of teletherapy
The increasing benefits of teletherapy
Creative ways to overcome obstacles faced by telepracticioners
Online therapy as a benefit to on-site therapists
Collaboration between multidisciplinary team members
Collaboration between online therapists
Viewing teletherapy as a welcomed addition to our field, not a last resort
In addition, the DotCom Therapy team members will be available to answer any other questions therapists have regarding online therapy and to provide insight to help overcome reservations or skepticism surrounding telepractice.
This free event is open to all (it is not offered for CEUs).
https://on.asha.org/2L5tcla15.06.2018 at 05:59 pmLikeThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association A smartphone app to objectively measure Parkinson’s disease severity?
Yes, say researchers from Johns Hopkins University and the University of Rochester, based on a study indicating that the app can be used to help manage Parkinson’s disease (PD) symptoms—including voice—more effectively.
With the HopkinsPD app, “Patients can use their mobile phones to complete a few simple tasks, which the proposed method turns into an objective score,” explains Suchi Saria of Johns Hopkins’ Department of Computer Science.
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