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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association “A large percentage of the population have hearing loss, speaking problems and communication difficulties ... Many children are born with hearing loss, or have had repeated infections and accumulate some damage along the way. Farmers often end up with hearing loss from working with noisy machinery. There are also logistical issues to overcome. Most people have to travel several hours to get access to basic health care.”19.03.2019 at 04:06 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Research Tuesday! Traditional efficacy research, or research that studies interventions in controlled settings, can be difficult to translate to real-world clinical settings. In this article, the articles introduce the field of health services research (HSR) as a possible tool to aid in this translation. HSR is a field of research that examines and intervenes in the use, cost, quality, delivery, organization, and outcomes of clinical interventions and services in the real-world setting. The complexity of the world outside the clinic walls is accounted for in HSR methods and data sources. As such, HSR often requires collaboration of stakeholders, including patients, caregivers, clinicians, and policy makers. These stakeholders are often engaged throughout the research process, from selecting research questions to disseminating results. HSR brings together researchers from multiple disciplines, including sociology, health economics, epidemiology, and implementation science, among others. The outcomes of HSR can inform policy changes both locally and nationally. To clarify the scope and impact of HSR, we present examples of HSR-based research on communication between patients with communication disorders and health care providers. https://on.asha.org/2HrCATgThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo.19.03.2019 at 10:20 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Patients with hearing loss are more likely to be hospitalized and readmitted within 30 days for the same condition , and also to report poorer communication and satisfaction during medical care encounters, as found by researchers such as Ji Eun Chang.18.03.2019 at 08:38 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association "I joined after I began working in the Department of Defense (DoD), where hearing loss and prevention are seen as being in the public health domain, in addition to being a medical issue. SIG 8 hits that exact mark and goes beyond, showing how hearing loss and tinnitus are public health issues on a global scale." #ASHASIG818.03.2019 at 04:55 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Going out to lunch with friends today or do you prefer eating solo because the sound of other people chewing makes your skin crawl? If you fall in the second camp you are not alone. Check out this story from NPR about misophonia and the ways people with the condition (and their families) can help manage mealtimes. Also be sure to check the article from the July 2018 ASHA Leader to learn what kind of treatments audiologists can offer: https://on.asha.org/2FjqbNY.18.03.2019 at 11:20 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Many medical settings, particularly long-term care and skilled nursing facilities, do not allow their SLPs to order instrumental swallowing assessments. No state or federal law or regulation compels MBSS or FEES assessments, and ASHA cannot dictate facility policies. Without access to these tools to help evaluate swallow function, providing evidence-based best practices is extremely challenging.17.03.2019 at 08:57 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Under legislation passed in 2018, Medicare beneficiaries can own—rather than rent-to-own—their speech-generating devices (SGDs). The legislation allows Medicare beneficiaries who are temporarily inpatients to take their SGDs to the facility and use them during their stay, a change in policy from previous years.16.03.2019 at 05:28 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Have you heard the latest about the International Diet Standardisation Intiative (IDDSI)? Check out ASHA's new web page here! #slpeeps #dysphagia https://on.asha.org/2HiBIzgThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo.16.03.2019 at 08:06 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Young adults who experience multiple mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs) may have lasting cognitive changes or altered brain activity , suggests a study from the University of New Hampshire.15.03.2019 at 04:09 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association A new study recently published in Science Magazine (https://on.asha.org/2VVoPP4) has researchers suggesting that the transition to eating softer foods changed how bites developed as people aged. The physical changes, the authors said, made it slightly easier for farmers to make certain sounds, like “f” and “v.”15.03.2019 at 11:02 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Judith *, age 62, has cerebral palsy, uses a speech-generating device, and brings her personal care assistant (PCA) to all of her doctors’ appointments. She’s grateful that she and her primary care physician have a close relationship, and that he takes the time to learn how best to communicate with her. For example, he always schedules appointments to allow for extra time—care that led him to detect her breast cancer early.

Unfortunately, Judith’s experience with her oncologist has not been as positive. The oncologist always speaks first (and primarily) to Judith’s PCA. If she does speak with Judith, she uses “baby talk.” Judith repeatedly asks the oncologist to use her normal voice and speak directly to her, but she never grants this request. Frustrated, Judith questions whether she receives the same quality of care that she would have if she did not have a disability.

Alas, the research suggests that the quality of care Judith receives is not just lower because of her disability—it’s compromised by the type of disability she has: a communication disability.
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Did You Hear? ASHA is joining @ReadAloud.org this March for its 21 Day Read Aloud Challenge! Encourage your patient and client families, friends, neighbors, and anyone with young children to start on the path to making daily reading a household habit. All the (free) materials you need to get started are here! #21DayReadAloud https://on.asha.org/2HioZg2The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo.14.03.2019 at 01:16 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association The day has finally arrived. You realize you need electronic health records (EHR) technology for your private practice but aren’t sure how to find the right system. How can audiologists and speech-language pathologists determine which EHR software best fits their practice? Here are five questions you need to ask before taking the next step.14.03.2019 at 11:11 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Don't just take it from us—hear from your peers! Check out this video to find out why speech-language pathologists love ASHA’s Connect conferences!

Bringing Schools Connect, Health Care Connect, and Private Practice Connect under one roof, ASHA Connect is the go-to event for SLPs. Attend a Connect conference July 19–21, 2019, in Chicago to earn up to 1.75 ASHA CEUs, choose from 80+ expert-led sessions, meet 80+ helpful exhibitors, and network with 1,100+ SLP peers. Registration opens April 8! Early-bird rates end June 7. Make plans NOW to experience Connect in person, online (through Connect On-Demand), or both! Learn more here! https://on.asha.org/2HigNMT
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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Breaking potentially unpleasant news about an assessment or a diagnosis is never fun. But doing it in a compassionate way that informs patients and their families can go a long way to helping them reach optimal outcomes. SLP Jody Vaynshtok shares five tips to keep in mind when approaching these conversations.12.03.2019 at 05:08 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Research Tuesday! Patient-reported outcomes measures contain information that comes directly from the patient without interpretation by anyone else. These measures are an important part of a clinician’s arsenal of assessment approaches and are critical in the development of patient-centered approaches to intervention. In this article, the authors provide a history of this approach to measurement and its place within the context of clinical research and practice. The process of instrument development and application is reviewed, along with examples of measurement tools from the field of neurological communication disorders. The article is supplemented by references that provide interested readers with more detailed information. https://on.asha.org/2FPdhIq12.03.2019 at 10:56 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Sharing practical advice and personal insights about the facts of #stuttering can help families understand and accept it. https://on.asha.org/2HhCD2g #slpeepsThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo.11.03.2019 at 08:44 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association "The brain processes the music — releases those endorphins when it’s great — but the ear is the conduit. If doing something you love, is killing the enjoyment of what you love, there’s some seriously painful irony going on. There’s a reckoning: Is that journey through the land of mega-decibels the acceptable cost of enjoying what you love?" To learn more about noise-induced hearing loss, visit https://on.asha.org/2sQcCyq.11.03.2019 at 10:20 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association The March Leader is live online, #audpeeps and #slpeeps, with articles on how people with communication disorders experience barriers to accessing quality health care and how you can help. https://on.asha.org/2EWsZRdThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo.10.03.2019 at 10:53 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Swathi Kiran’s research on brain plasticity opens up new treatment possibilities for people with aphasia, even years after after a #stroke or other acquired brain injury. https://on.asha.org/2BOiw8j #slpeeps #TBIThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo.09.03.2019 at 05:51 pmLike