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The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association A turbulent health care policy landscape, coupled with the internet’s rapid spread of information, can lead to quick blurring of fact and fiction.
Conversations in the audiology community reveal some confusion about ASHA’s position on over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. ASHA would like to set the record straight on the association’s support of audiologists during this time of change. Here is a recounting of what some may think happened—and what actually happened.
22.10.2017 at 02:29 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association In August, President Trump signed into law legislation requiring the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to develop regulations related to over-the-counter (OTC) hearing aids. This new category would apply to adults with perceived mild to moderate hearing loss.
The FDA will have three years to develop the regulations, as directed by the legislation (H.R. 2430), passed by the House of Representatives in July and the Senate in August. So what’s next for OTC hearing aids under this legislation? Here’s a step-by-step look.
21.10.2017 at 02:36 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Jay Rosenbek, PhD, CCC-SLP, examines an expanded approach to evaluation and treatment while focusing on swallowing safety, efficiency, and eating at our webinar on October 26. http://on.asha.org/2yV8EtKThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo.20.10.2017 at 03:26 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association The speech-language referral process influences the size of our caseloads, as well as the tone of our interactions with teachers and other school staff. For many speech-language pathologists, a school’s referral process can generate more issues than it resolves. On one hand, many SLPs prefer not to participate heavily in the referral process, because this workload often isn’t reflected in our caseload. By assuming a greater role in the referral process, we take on added work.
On the other hand, not participating in the referral process often means we receive insubstantial evaluation requests. An evaluation can take anywhere from eight to 15 hours for observation, testing, writing the assessment, and meeting with parents and teachers. And, after this time investment, the student might not be found eligible for treatment. Teachers and parents wait a long time for these results and often expect the child to receive services.
But there are ways we SLPs can help streamline the process, saving time and improving relationships between SLPs and school staff.
20.10.2017 at 02:03 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association During middle age, factors that leave you prone to a heart attack or stroke — high blood pressure, diabetes, and smoking — may raise your risk of developing dementia a quarter-century later, new research from Harvard suggests. In fact, says one of the researchers, "For understanding the vascular risks for dementia, this study is as close to definitive as we can get." Read on.20.10.2017 at 10:11 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Pre-reading activities can build the bridges to help early readers engage with a narrative. SLP Scott Prath shares five of his favorite activities to help students from a variety of cultural backgrounds.19.10.2017 at 07:00 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association 5 pre-reading activities for students to better engage in narrative #slpeeps http://on.asha.org/2yVmRqx19.10.2017 at 04:02 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added 2 new photos.19.10.2017 at 12:01 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Such great news! EHDI has been reauthorized! Be sure to follow ASHA Advocacy for more!The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association shared ASHA Advocacy's post.19.10.2017 at 10:07 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association The speech-language referral process influences the size of our caseloads, as well as the tone of our interactions with teachers and other school staff. For many speech-language pathologists, a school’s referral process can generate more issues than it resolves. On one hand, many SLPs prefer not to participate heavily in the referral process, because this workload often isn’t reflected in our caseload. By assuming a greater role in the referral process, we take on added work.
On the other hand, not participating in the referral process often means we receive insubstantial evaluation requests. An evaluation can take anywhere from eight to 15 hours for observation, testing, writing the assessment, and meeting with parents and teachers. To prevent this sort of situation, our only choice is to participate in the referral process from the get-go—raising the time issue again.
But there are ways we SLPs can help streamline the process, saving time and improving relationships between SLPs and school staff.
18.10.2017 at 04:14 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Going to LA for the ASHA Convention? Check out this video to learn about the benefits of earning ASHA CEUs and joining the ASHA CE Registry! http://on.asha.org/2xHAMgh18.10.2017 at 02:00 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association A new study released by researchers at the University of Washington shows that schoolchildren who read and write at home with their parents may build not only their academic literacy skills, but also other important life and learning skills, a recent study found. http://on.asha.org/2hJMzmJ18.10.2017 at 09:43 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association When it comes to evidence-based practice, what role does professional experience play? A big one, says SLP Robyn Merkel-Walsh. Check out her views on how research and experience play into moving the professions, and patient outcomes, forward.17.10.2017 at 05:35 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Nominations are now being accepted for ASHA Board of Directors and Advisory Councils! To submit nominations, go to http://on.asha.org/2hKuDbJ and login with your email address and ASHA account number.17.10.2017 at 03:44 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Learn how to use the new ASHA-Read Aloud Toolkit! For more visit on.asha.org/2xdtmUZ!The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association was live.17.10.2017 at 02:53 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Research Tuesday! This study assessed speech processing for listeners with simulated age-related hearing loss (ARHL) and investigated whether the observed performance can be replicated using an automatic speech recognition (ASR) system. The authors aimed to develop a system helping audiologists and hearing-aid dispensers to fine-tune hearing aids. Sixty young participants with normal hearing listened to speech materials mimicking the perceptual consequences of ARHL at different severity levels. Two intelligibility tests and one comprehension test were administered. Several language models were developed and used by the ASR system to fit human performances. Strong significant positive correlations were observed between human and ASR scores. However, the spectral smearing used to simulate losses in frequency selectivity caused larger declines in ASR performance than in human performance. Both intelligibility and comprehension scores for listeners with simulated ARHL are highly correlated with the performances of an ASR-based system.17.10.2017 at 11:11 amLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association We all know how important voice is but now a new study in the journal American Psychologist is suggesting that voice can be such a telling vehicle for emotion that it might even be a better indicator than facial expression. Read more here: http://on.asha.org/2yNxLi716.10.2017 at 05:44 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Goldie Hawn wants children to use their brains. More than that, she wants children to learn what the parts of the brain do and use this knowledge to improve their learning and life skills. By integrating research-based social-emotional learning tactics into classrooms, Hawn believes we can create generations of engaged learners equipped to excel in the real world.
“In my estimation, there’s the holistic teaching of a child that isn’t just about reading, writing and math,” she says. “It’s really about how we help them learn.”
16.10.2017 at 01:59 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Twinkling lights glitter throughout the room as Frank Sinatra croons, “Fly me to the moon … let me play among the stars.” A woman’s soft voice joins in and clearly sings each word as she dances the foxtrot with her husband. As the last line fades, and the couple stops twirling, an audience of more than 50 bursts into applause.
Fred DiCarlo probably clapped the loudest on that day last December. The woman dancing and singing along to Sinatra has primary progressive aphasia. DiCarlo runs the aphasia group she attends at Nova Southeastern University’s speech-language pathology clinic. He worked with four graduate students for two semesters organizing the event—“Dancing With the Aphasia Group Stars”—and was surprised by this particular contestant bursting into song.
15.10.2017 at 05:44 pmLike
The American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Learn specific approaches with examples for advancing play skills by participating in our live webinar on October 25, Using Pretend Play to Improve Communication in Young Children With Autism. http://on.asha.org/2hFh4KDThe American Speech-Language-Hearing Association added a new photo.14.10.2017 at 03:30 pmLike