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DSHA will be at this year’s ASHA Convention in the Exhibit Hall on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday!  Stop by and say “Hi”!



 

 		
 
   
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Great news! We’re repeating our hugely popular online conference focused on autism in adolescents and adults. Take part from August 2-14, to learn specific strategies to improve social communication skills in adolescents and adults with autism. Register today to save $50. http://on.asha.org/2sYS4WOThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo to the album: Sprout Social Photos.23.06.2017 at 06:30 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association In case you missed this last night, NBC reported that although there is no cure for Alzheimer's disease, three actions rose to the top as being the most promising for delaying cognitive impairment. Check it out.23.06.2017 at 01:37 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association A client’s health plan has denied your claim for audiology or speech-language treatment. Now what?
Appealing denied claims, while admittedly a hassle, can yield short-term and long-term results with all payers, including Medicare, private health plans, TriCare and Medicaid.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services #audpeeps #slpeeps
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Starting a new career is so exciting! New job, bigger responsibilities, more money ... but before you you start spending that extra income check out these tips from financial planner Jacob Parish. Making some smart financial moves now could make for a more secure future.22.06.2017 at 05:30 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Throwback Thursday! Seven years ago in 2010, ASHA's National Office hosted some very special visitors. Sen. John Glenn and his wife, Annie, came for a ceremony to unveil the Annie Glenn Award that has since been displayed permanently in ASHA's office. Pictured here is then-ASHA President, Tommie Robinson, Jr., ASHA Executive Director Arlene Pietranton, Annie Glenn and Sen. John Glenn. That year the Annie Glenn award was presented to Joey McIntyre of the band "New Kids on the Block" for McIntyre's efforts in raising awareness of the professions after his son, Rhys, was born with severe hearing loss. Since this photo was taken, the Annie Award has been presented to many other champions of the communication disorders. Sadly, Sen. Glenn passed away last year, but ASHA is forever proud of its connection to the Glenns and all the award recipients who receive the award in their name.The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo to the album: Sprout Social Photos.22.06.2017 at 10:33 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Combining hippotherapy and speech is yielding positive results for SLP Beth Macauley and her clients. Check out this post about her treatment program and what connections she's seeing.21.06.2017 at 07:03 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Add this to the already-long list of harmful effects of smoking: Children exposed to nicotine, before and after birth, could have hearing problems caused by abnormal development of the auditory brainstem, suggests new research on mice. When mothers smoke before and after giving birth, their children are exposed to nicotine in the womb and through breast milk. Nicotine exposure can cause abnormal early development in children, which (according to the authors) could include auditory processing deficits—specifically delayed speech development and learning difficulties. The paper appears in The Journal of Physiology.21.06.2017 at 04:31 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Do you like beignets? Are you a fan of jazz music? Are you currently looking for a conference to attend that is catered toward you and your work setting? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you’re in luck – Schools Connect, Health Care Connect, and Private Practice Connect are being co-located in New Orleans next month! Register today! http://on.asha.org/2outGGrThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo to the album: Sprout Social Photos.21.06.2017 at 02:03 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Want to win two tickets to the 2017 or 2018 Emmy Awards or a VIP package to the ASHA Convention? The ASHFoundation's Tinseltown Two-fer Raffle ends July 31! Purchase tickets by calling 301-296-8704. You could be the winner, but you have to enter to win! Don't miss out!
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo to the album: Sprout Social Photos.
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Summer is here and it's the perfect time to work on those executive function skills that can help during the school year! SLP Emily Jupiter provides some entertaining ways to work on these skills and still keep summer fun.20.06.2017 at 04:58 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association How great is this? Ithaca College student and future speech-language pathologist Samantha Watts was the recipient of $100,000 from The Today Show this morning! Making it even better, actor Will Ferrell presented her with the check! Way to go, Samantha! We're all rooting for you!20.06.2017 at 01:27 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Research Tuesday! New research by Holly Storkel et al: Interactive book reading to accelerate word learning by kindergarten children with specific language impairment: Identifying adequate progress and successful learning patterns. The authors provide guidance to clinicians on early benchmarks of successful word learning in an interactive book reading treatment and examine how encoding and memory evolution during treatment contribute to word learning outcomes by kindergarten children with specific language impairment. Twenty-seven kindergarteners participated in a preliminary clinical trial using interactive book reading to teach 30 new words. Word learning was assessed at four points during treatment through a picture naming test. The following performance during treatment was cause for concern, indicating a need to modify the treatment: naming 0–1 treated words correctly at Naming Test 1; naming 0–2 treated words correctly at Naming Test 2; naming 0–3 treated words correctly at Naming Test 3. In addition, results showed that encoding was the primary limiting factor in word learning, but memory evolution also contributed (albeit to a lesser degree) to word learning success. Case illustrations demonstrate how a clinician's understanding of a child's word learning strengths and weaknesses develop over the course of treatment, substantiating the importance of regular data collection and clinical decision-making to ensure the best possible outcomes for each individual child.20.06.2017 at 10:23 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association September may seem so far away, but this might make you want it to come sooner. ABC is airing a new show this fall called "The Good Doctor" about a young surgeon with autism who joins a prestigious hospital's staff. In the description, ABC describes the story as "Alone in the world and unable to personally connect with those around him, Shaun uses his extraordinary medical gifts to save lives and challenge the skepticism of his colleagues." Could make for some interesting story lines!19.06.2017 at 04:20 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association For school-based speech-language pathologists, it can be challenging to explain to parents exactly what goes on in the classroom or speech room. What does “speech” look like? Progress reports, IEPs, newsletters and speech notes can only explain so much, and sometimes information is lost in translation. That’s where the free app Seesaw comes in: It can help an SLP or educator bridge the gap between home and school. It provides parents a window into their child’s treatment, and it has completely enhanced my practice. #slpeeps19.06.2017 at 11:45 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Time to advocate! On June 27th, inform your members of Congress on why access to habilitation and rehabilitation services and devices must be preserved! Take five minutes out of your day to support the cause!The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association shared ASHA Advocacy's event.16.06.2017 at 12:48 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Is it possible to wearing hearing aids and be hip? Of course! Check out this article that shows some of the latest technology coming down the pike that could make hearing aid users the coolest kids on the block.16.06.2017 at 12:28 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association The way you communicate with your patients is often as important as the information you give them. Clinical fellow Mandie Oslund created a fun mnemonic device for successful approaches she uses to COMMUNICATE with patients and their families. See how some of these insights work for you!15.06.2017 at 05:00 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Throwback Thursday! Need a little light reading to keep you in the spirit of Aphasia Awareness Month? Check out this treasure from our archives, "Examining for Aphasia: A Manual for the examination of Aphasia and Related Disturbances" written by Jon Eisenson and published in 1954. Eisenson also served as ASHA's president in 1958. Happy reading!The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo to the album: Sprout Social Photos.15.06.2017 at 10:52 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Learn new strategies derived from the latest research for unilateral neglect and anosognosia by participating in our live webinar on June 21. Earn 0.2 ASHA CEUs. http://on.asha.org/2t1K0RSThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo to the album: Sprout Social Photos.14.06.2017 at 04:45 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association A new program for children with autism is taking root in New York City's public schools and looking to expand. Take a look at this article from the New York Times hat describes the Nest Program and let us know what you think.14.06.2017 at 04:43 pmLike