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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Although struggles with social communication and bullying may increase suicide risk, the warning signs of suicide are often missed in people with autism spectrum disorder. This article from The Atlantic discusses why the signs can be obscured and how professionals are working to develop ways to better identify the risk.13.08.2018 at 04:13 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association As the new school year approaches, many questions come to mind. How did your students grow and change over the summer? How big will your caseload be? Did your school hire new staff members? The list goes on. Here are some tips to help you organize your thoughts and start the year with a motivated mindset.13.08.2018 at 10:52 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Dramatic play activities are a fun way to target a variety of communication skills with young children. Wearing costumes and acting out different roles can be highly motivating and engaging. Children with language impairments or learning difficulties will likely do better with appropriate, topic-specific language if they have a visual or tactile support such as a costume—it’s more realistic. They can see it and feel it.12.08.2018 at 10:19 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association My research focuses on variations in access to sound in children who use hearing aids or cochlear implants. I am also interested in language, listening and cognitive development of these children. My students and I hypothesize that individual differences in cognitive-linguistic representations and processing result from variations in exposure to spoken language—so for some children with hearing loss, inconsistent auditory access may lead to inefficient processing and poorer outcomes. To assess children’s auditory, cognitive and linguistic skills, our lab uses a variety of behavioral and subjective measures, including declarative and procedural learning tests, standardized language measures, and clinical audiologic tests.11.08.2018 at 08:20 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Did you know that attendees at this year’s Connect conferences in Baltimore raved about the “empowering,” “inspiring,” and “rewarding” sessions? Now, without the burden of travel and hotel expenses, you can experience these top-notch sessions too through Connect On-Demand.

Connect On-Demand gives you access to 65 session recordings as well as a virtual Exhibit Hall. Get practical content you can apply immediately in the schools, health care, and private practice settings – all from the convenience of your home or office. You can also earn up to 10.45 ASHA CEUs!

The deadline for purchasing Connect On-Demand is September 14, 2018. Session recordings will be available – for viewing and CE credit – until November 9, 2018, only.

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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Race, income and education level may influence hearing aid use in adults older than 55, according to a University of Michigan (U-M) study published in The Gerontologist. Researchers analyzed data from the national Health and Retirement Study on more than 35,500 adults over the age of 55 with self-reported hearing loss.10.08.2018 at 04:20 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ASHA is hiring! We are currently seeking a Clinical Research Associate. Is it you? Come join one of DC's top places to work! To learn more, visit American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo.10.08.2018 at 02:26 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Conducting a thorough cranial nerve exam is critical in diagnosing and treating a speech and sound disorder. Watch this streaming video course for detailed guidance on testing cranial nerve pairs, identifying cranial nerve abnormalities, interpreting exam results, and developing individualized treatment plans. Earn 0.25 ASHA CEUs. Save 20% through 8/31. at 12:03 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association In trying to harness consumers' growing penchant for using their voices to interface with technology, "hearables" may offer an answer to future consumerism and hearing technology. Check out this article in Fast Company about the upcoming technology we all should hear about.10.08.2018 at 10:39 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association "I approach my SIG 17 duties as part of my overall role as an SLP. It also helps when other members of SIG 17 take it equally seriously. We schedule monthly phone meetings well in advance, are in constant correspondence via email, and are all held accountable in terms of our involvement. All of this feeds into the larger picture of what it means to be a well-rounded clinician and leader in the field."09.08.2018 at 06:01 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Children with executive function dysfunction experience social and academic difficulties. Check out our new online journal course for practical strategies for assessment and intervention. Save 20% through August. at 12:33 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Throwback Thursday! Ten years ago in 2008, the ASHA Leader ran this photo in the “People” section. Three members of the Ball State University Chapter of NSSLHA teamed up with the Heads Up! Foundation to raise money by recycling used printer ink and toner cartridges. Heads Up! supports the efforts of health care organizations that care for children with craniofacial abnormalities. The three students (now clinicians hopefully) pictured are (left to right) Stephanie Tobin, Blair Decker and Allison Apple.The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo.09.08.2018 at 10:14 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association It can be scary to learn something new. We see this through the looks of trepidation on the faces of our students each semester as they head into their first-in-their-life sessions with their clients. As veterans in the field, we thought we were done with those apprehensive days.
But then a new opportunity came our way, and we felt compelled to answer.
Our university clinic received a call looking for transgender voice therapy—a previously unexplored yet intriguing clinical service area—and we agreed to try to help.
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ASHA’s Board of Directors recently approved new position statements that discourage use of two particular techniques, Facilitated Communication (FC) and the Rapid Prompting Method (RPM), because they lack scientific validity and do not foster independent communication. Both statements were open to peer review by all interested parties. ASHA stands firmly behind its members in support of effective services leading to independent communication for those they serve. To read the statements and for more information, visit at 03:53 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Who doesn't love a little baby talk? We can't get enough of this video of actor Dwayne Johnson having a conversation with this 3-month old daughter, Tiana! Something tells us she and her father are going to have long conversations for years to come. Keep talking to your children!08.08.2018 at 10:08 amLike
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Think telepractice is too hard? Too easy? Doesn't work? You can wear whatever you want? Think again. SLP Tracy Sippl, clinical supervisor for Advanced Travel Therapy and member of the Coordinating Committee of ASHA SIG 18, Telepractice, sets the record straight on eight common myths about telepractice.07.08.2018 at 05:37 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Research Tuesday! Despite literature showing a correlation between oral language and written language ability, there is little evidence documenting a causal connection between oral and written language skills. This study examines the extent to which oral language instruction using narratives impacts students' writing skills. Three groups of 1st-grade students were exposed to staggered baseline, intervention, and maintenance conditions. During the intervention condition, groups received six sessions of small-group oral narrative instruction over two weeks. Separated in the school day from the instruction, students wrote their own stories, forming the dependent variable across baseline, intervention, and maintenance conditions. Written stories were analyzed for story structure and language complexity using a narrative scoring flow chart. Corresponding to the onset of oral narrative instruction, all but one student showed meaningful improvements in story writing. All four students, for whom improvements were observed and maintenance data were available, continued to produce written narratives above baseline levels once the instruction was withdrawn. Results suggest that narrative instruction delivered exclusively in an oral modality had a positive effect on students' writing. Implications include the efficiency and inclusiveness of oral language instruction to improve writing quality, especially for young students.07.08.2018 at 10:15 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association It’s a typical work day, and Erica Cappellini sits among a group of students during a teacher-planned cooperative learning activity. As students share their ideas, the speech-language pathologist notices a student (not on her caseload) struggling to express his thoughts coherently. Cappellini asks the teacher if she has noticed the same issue, and she has. They quickly schedule a time to further discuss the extent of the student’s issues, the effects on his education, and some strategies that the teacher could use to help. Only if the student does not respond to Cappellini’s suggested interventions after a set timeframe will he be considered for the special education speech-evaluation process.
This example illustrates the workings of the multi-tiered system of supports (MTSS) framework that Cappellini uses at Centennial School of Lehigh University, a private school in Pennsylvania that serves students (ages 6–21) with severe emotional/behavioral disorders.
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Although it can be life-changing for people with severe speech or language problems, augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) often presents potential ethical concerns due to its complex and commercial nature. Tune into our webinar, "Effective Solutions to Ethical Dilemmas in AAC," to find out how you can make ethically informed decisions about AAC use.

In this webinar, expert speaker Kathryn Clapsaddle, MS, CCC-SLP, will discuss trends in health care and education settings that may affect ethical decision-making in AAC, how to use the ASHA Code of Ethics to identify potential ethical concerns in AAC use, and more.
Watch the live webinar ( on September 20, from 1 to 3 p.m. ET. The on-demand version ( will be available September 24, 2018 through September 20, 2019.
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