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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Securing insurance approval for a speech-generating device (SGD) can be a complex process for speech-language pathologists, involving extensive paperwork requirements and coordination with physicians, manufacturers and durable medical equipment suppliers. Specialized resources or tools, such as documentation checklists or evaluation templates, can streamline documentation and payer-report preparation.
However, these tools do not replace the clinical judgment of the SLP, who is ultimately responsible for accurate billing and documentation to justify the need for an SGD.
Here are a few things to keep in mind when seeking approval for a client’s SGD.
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Don’t miss out! Our exciting online conference begins next week. Learn practical, holistic strategies to address the unique communication and emotional needs of adolescents. Earn up to 3.0 ASHA CEUs. Register now! http://on.asha.org/2ABgc1FThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo.16.02.2018 at 06:03 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association What is the focus of your research?
Children with developmental language disorder (DLD), also known as specific language impairment or expressive/receptive communication delay, have poor academic outcomes and face lifelong challenges. I am particularly interested in understanding the cognitive mechanisms and the type of input that supports language learning in children with DLD. I try to answer this question using experimental studies and treatment research. My current work investigates how the type of input children receive affects their ability to generalize the target morphemes to new situations.
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Confirming what SLPs already know, a recent study out of Massachusetts Institute of Technology shows that for children's brain development, parents don't just need to talk to their kids — it's important to talk with them, in back-and-forth exchanges. Pass it on! For more information about how parents can help their children develop their language skills, visit https://www.asha.org/public/speech/development/parent-stim-activities/.16.02.2018 at 10:09 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Do you work with patients who have had concussions or traumatic brain injuries? Then you know the more quickly the injury is detected, the faster a patient can get on the road to recovery. Now a new blood test had been approved to help speed up identification. http://on.asha.org/2ELswC215.02.2018 at 05:31 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Part 2: It's almost President's Day weekend and we are celebrating by honoring the office of ASHA's president! Learn some interesting facts and trivia about some of the professionals who served in this office over the past 93 years!The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association was live.15.02.2018 at 12:13 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association It's almost President's Day weekend and we are celebrating by honoring the office of ASHA's president! Learn some interesting facts and trivia about some of the professionals who served in this office over the past 93 years!The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association was live.15.02.2018 at 12:03 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Throwback Thursday! This upcoming weekend is President's Day Weekend, but we here at ASHA are celebrating a different way by honoring those who have served as ASHA's presidents! Here we have a the cover of ASHA Magazine featuring Sandra C. Holley, ASHA's president thirty years ago in 1988. Holley was the first African-American to serve in this position. Want to learn more highlights about ASHA's past presidents? Tune into our Facebook Live video this afternoon to find out more!The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo.15.02.2018 at 10:01 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association We all could use a good night's sleep and it's especially critical for patients who are recovering from a traumatic brain injury. SLP Emily Dubas provides six ideas to help patients settle into a bedtime routine, track their sleep habits and get some much needed ZZZs.14.02.2018 at 06:32 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Of the about 40 million adults in the U.S. who report hearing difficulties, nearly one-third have not sought help, found an observational study.14.02.2018 at 11:06 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Looking for a engaging and effective way to help your students target their communication and language goals? Break out the art supplies! SLP Erin Elizabeth Milewski provides the who, what, where, when, why and how behind her monthly "Art Gallery Days" that get her students talking, describing and critiquing.13.02.2018 at 05:59 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Why is interprofessional practice so important in the management of central auditory processing disorder in children and adults? See the new Practice Portal page on Central Auditory Processing Disorder to find out! http://on.asha.org/2Ezu7eaThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo.13.02.2018 at 01:12 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Research Tuesday! Children with speech and language disorders are at risk in relation to psychological and social well-being. In this study, the authors sought to understand the experiences of these children from their own perspectives focusing on risks to their well-being and protective indicators that may promote resilience. Eleven 9- to 12-year-old children were recruited. Narrative inquiry was employed. Data were generated in home and school settings using multiple semi-structured interviews with each child over 6 months. Fifty-nine interviews were conducted. Data were analyzed to identify themes in relation to potential risk factors to well-being and protective strategies. Potential risk factors in relation to well-being were communication impairment and disability, difficulties with relationships, and concern about academic achievement. Potential protective strategies were hope, agency, and positive relationships. This study highlights the importance of listening to children's narratives so that those at risk in relation to well-being can be identified. Conceptualization of well-being and resilience within an ecological framework may enable identification of protective strategies at both individual and environmental levels that can be strengthened to mitigate negative experiences.13.02.2018 at 10:05 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association “Come visit Sarah Bellum’s Bakery & Workshop! Honor your cerebellum,” baker Had Walmer, 62, cheerfully broadcasts from the front of his booth on a sunny summer afternoon. “Live long and prosper! Joie de vivre is alive and well at Sarah Bellum’s Bakery!”
Walmer stops passersby to offer samples of red velvet, lemon-blueberry, chocolate-salted caramel, carrot cake and vegan/gluten-free coconut-lime cupcakes, captivating patrons with descriptions of the homemade desserts.
12.02.2018 at 06:20 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association It's time to step up! Today, Feb. 12, is the last day for students and ASHA members to sign up as S.T.E.P. mentees and mentors! Go to https://www.asha.org/students/mentoring/step/.12.02.2018 at 12:27 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Widely considered the ultimate no-no, checking out your smartphone during a Broadway show is OK in this case. A new app is allowing closed captioning for shows to help audience members with hearing loss enjoy the experience more. Says Jerry Bergman, who is a member of the Hearing Loss Association of America (Official Page), "Of course, it was music to our ears, no pun intended."12.02.2018 at 11:03 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Come join our online chat "Private Practice 101: Online Marketing Tips For Audiologists" February 27, from 7-9 p.m. ET! Sponsored by Hearing Choice, this free live online chat will discuss tips and strategies to market your audiology practice online. Have your questions answered about which online marketing channels (Google, Bing, Facebook or Youtube) are best for you! If you're perplexed by terms such as SEO, PPC or CRO or have struggled to effectively use online marketing in the past, you can get all your queries answered on this live chat! Panelists Noam Korbl, Founder of Hearing Choices and formerly marketing specialist at Innovate Online and
Akiva Szental, Founder of Hearing Choices and Queen of Tickets will answer all your questions! This free event is not offered for CEUs. http://on.asha.org/2DiNG6m
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Participant: If a participant were to put into practice only one idea from your session, what would that one key takeaway be?
Jill Preminger: I think that the most important takeaway is communication—to remember that our patients are our partners in hearing health care. They are the experts in understanding their experience and their communication. If we take the time to listen to their stories, that will build trust and a relationship.
11.02.2018 at 08:24 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Speaking two languages gives preschoolers an advantage in controlling reflexive responses, according to a longitudinal study published in Developmental Science.
Researchers from the University of Oregon followed 1,146 preschoolers over 18 months. They divided participants into three groups: English monolinguals, Spanish-English bilinguals and children who transitioned from being Spanish monolingual to Spanish-English bilingual during the course of the study.
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association At long last! Congress has permanently repealed Medicare Part B therapy caps and permanently extended the Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act, which authorizes the purchase of speech-generating devices (SGDs)! The measures were included in a continuing resolution passed yesterday that funds the federal government for the next two years. Read on for more details!09.02.2018 at 04:21 pmLike