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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association There are varying approaches to teaching social skills, but check out this camp from Indiana University’s “Camp Yes And,” an improv camp for teens on the autism spectrum and their educators. This camp works with speech-language pathologists and other professionals on how to use applied improv techniques to create highly supportive environments. The activities also encourage self-expression, connection with others and self-confidence.26.04.2018 at 04:37 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added 3 new photos.26.04.2018 at 09:46 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association The principal at the high school where Bernadette Laughlin worked often asked her questions about IEP legal requirements. The suburban Columbus, Ohio, school district where she’d worked as a speech-language pathologist for nearly 30 years was often short on special-education coordinators, so Laughlin was usually the one asked for guidance during IEP meetings.
Laughlin decided she’d better learn the laws regarding special education regulations and IEP requirements.

“It was a time when federal laws were being put in place that changed how we determined eligibility and wrote IEP goals and services,” Laughlin says. “And after not knowing the answers at first, I was always looking up laws and regulations.”

She originally planned to get her doctorate with a focus on legal issues. But Laughlin discussed program options with several advisors and realized her best option was getting a law degree instead.
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Games are more than just for fun; they can be used in treatments for patients who have had strokes! Check out this article from U.S. News and World Report about the benefits of playing games during recovery.25.04.2018 at 10:42 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added 2 new photos.24.04.2018 at 08:00 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association With Autism Awareness Month comes messages of love, support and good intentions. What also is bubbling up more and more is a message of acceptance. Check out this blog post by SLPs Kimberly Tice and Venita Litvack that outlines six ways SLPs can help foster this inclusive sentiment in their communities.24.04.2018 at 04:04 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Research Tuesday! More research is needed to support the work of school-based SLPs who are designing and implementing interventions for students with language disorders. This article presents the findings of a multiple-baseline, single-subject study that was conducted to assess the outcomes of an intervention designed to improve narrative discourse proficiency for children with language disorders. Four school-age children with language disorders that included deficits in narration received an experimental version of a 3-phase narrative language intervention program called Supporting Knowledge in Language and Literacy. Two additional children remained in baseline throughout the study and served as controls for history, testing, and maturation effects. Measures of story productivity and overall story complexity were used to assess the children's self-generated narratives. After the onset of treatment, all four children who received the narrative intervention made moderate-to-large improvements in narrative productivity (number of different words). Three of the four children also made moderate-to-large improvements in narrative complexity (Monitoring Indicators of Scholarly Language). The narrative abilities of the two children who did not receive intervention did not change over the course of the study. This study provides evidence for the feasibility of the Supporting Knowledge in Language and Literacy narrative instruction program for improving self-generated narratives by children with language disorders.24.04.2018 at 10:55 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association ASD and SCD are mutually exclusive disorders—someone with ASD cannot also receive a diagnosis of SCD, and the reverse is also true. The two core diagnostic dimensions for ASD are restricted and repetitive behavior patterns and persistent difficulties in social communication and social interaction. The challenge for diagnosticians is that the social-interaction behaviors of children with ASD and SCD may look similar, because both disorders focus on diagnostic symptoms of functional impairments in verbal and nonverbal social communication skills.

One issue, however, is very clear: Social communication skills should be a priority for assessment and intervention with either disorder.
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association April is not only Autism Awareness Month, but it's also opening season for baseball. Perfect timing for outfielder Tarik El-Abour, who has autism, to be signed to the Kansas City Royals minor league team! Best of luck, Tarik, and play ball!23.04.2018 at 04:30 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Communication is verbal and nonverbal—it includes the words we use and the order in which we place them, but also gestures, facial expressions, eye contact. Depending on how you define it, “prosody” contains elements of both. And it’s where many discussions about communication in autism begin. Check out this article from the Atlantic that highlights research that is looking to quantify and qualify what is awkward about the way people with autism choose and use verbal and nonverbal communication.23.04.2018 at 11:14 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Have you ever wondered how to engage your toughest kids? As I was settling into my new position as a middle school speech-language pathologist, trying to navigate the intense socio-emotional needs of this age group, I met a seventh-grader named Max.

From the beginning of our relationship, I realized Max’s biggest hurdle in communication wouldn’t be his diagnosis of autism. It would be his anxiety. He was also selectively mute.

Despite having both autism and anxiety, Max would frequently get my sarcastic sense of humor, leading me to believe that he may have higher language and social skills than one might assume.
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Are you asking an audiology assistant to do other duties or only work with hearing aids?
Gyl Kasewurm: If you haven’t used an assistant, you would be amazed at how much more productive you can be as an audiologist. An assistant is instrumental in helping with patient care: cleaning hearing aids, doing paperwork, ordering supplies, calling on orders, keeping rooms stocked and helping with tests. They also screen hearing, modify ear molds, repair aids, order spare parts and the list goes on and on. Audiologists should spend the majority of their time on tasks that generate revenue. And an assistant is paid about half of what an average audiologist is, so we [audiologists] can see twice as many patients.
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Going out to eat this weekend? You may need to bring some ear plugs. Check out this article from Vox (featuring former ASHA President Gail Richard) that verifies what we already know: Restaurants are getting louder and louder. To learn more about the dangers of loud noise exposure and how audiologists can help, visit https://on.asha.org/2JYy3F8.21.04.2018 at 10:01 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association The FDA granted its “breakthrough therapy” designation to a drug that may improve social interaction and communication for people with autism spectrum disorder. The FDA uses the designation to speed the development of promising medications for serious conditions—in this case, balovaptan, manufactured by Swiss drug-maker Roche.20.04.2018 at 10:08 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association The results are in! If you are curious about more trends in the speech-language pathology and health care, check out the ASHA SLP Health care survey here: https://www.asha.org/Research/memberdata/HealthcareSurvey/.20.04.2018 at 09:41 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Learning the nuances of communication and language is intuitive for typically developing children, but not always so for kid with autism spectrum disorders. One way to teach and reinforce these skills is through music activities. SLP Cassie Wilhelm and board-certified music therapist Alyssa Graber share three music activities that can help teach language and social skills.19.04.2018 at 07:32 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association National Specialized Instructional Support Personnel Awareness Week is the perfect time to contact your representatives and tell them to support H. Res 823! Click below to make your voice heard!The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association shared ASHA Advocacy's post.19.04.2018 at 01:33 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Throwback Thursday! Back in 1999 ASHA was really rolling with data collection efforts and was recruiting speech-language pathologists in schools and health care to participate in the Pre-K National Outcomes Measurement System (NOMS). Here we see ASHA staffers Floyde Roye and Tracy Schooling (both still working at ASHA!) looking over data. While Tracy and Floyde are still here, we think (hope?) the computer in the photo has since been replaced.The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo.19.04.2018 at 10:53 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association The medical model inherently views disability as something harmful in need of a cure. In contrast, the social model instead identifies social and environmental barriers as the cause of activity and participation restrictions. The medical and social models of disability may at first seem abstract, but they make a meaningful difference in my practice as an SLP.

Try these practical ways to implement them to improve your rapport with clients and the effectiveness of your treatment.
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added 2 new photos.18.04.2018 at 05:20 pmLike