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C/APD Update: New Developments on an Old Controversy

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In the past two years, I wrote a series of research-based posts (HERE and HERE) regarding the validity of (Central) Auditory Processing Disorder (C/APD) as a standalone diagnosis as well as questioned the utility of it for classification purposes in the school setting. Once again I want to reiterate that I was in no way disputing […]

New Product Giveaway: Comprehensive Literacy Checklist For School-Aged Children

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I wanted to start the new year right by giving away a few copies of a new checklist I recently created entitled: “Comprehensive Literacy Checklist For School-Aged Children“. It was created to assist Speech Language Pathologists (SLPs) in the decision-making process of how to identify deficit areas and select assessment instruments to prioritize a literacy […]

SLP Efficiency Bundles™ for Graduating Speech Language Pathologists

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Graduation time is rapidly approaching and many graduate speech language pathology students are getting ready to begin their first days in the workforce. When it comes to juggling caseloads and managing schedules, time is money and efficiency is the key to success. Consequently,  a few years ago I created  SLP Efficiency Bundles™, which are materials highly […]

Creating Successful Team Collaboration: Behavior Management in the Schools

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In March 2014, ASHA SIG 16 Perspectives on School Based Issues, I’ve written an article on how SLPs can collaborate with other school based professionals to successfully work with children exhibiting challenging behaviors secondary to psychiatric diagnoses and emotional and behavioral disturbances. In this post I would like to summarize the key points of my article as […]

Smart Speech Therapy LLC Receives ASHA Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider Recognition

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Smart Speech Therapy (SST) LLC Receives ASHA Approved Continuing Education (CE) Provider Recognition ASHA Approved CE Provider Status Demonstrates Commitment to High-Quality CE Programming for Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists (more…)

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What parents need to know about speech-language assessment of older internationally adopted children

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This post is based on Elleseff, T (2013) Changing Trends in International Adoption: Implications for Speech-Language Pathologists. Perspectives on Global Issues in Communication Sciences and Related Disorders, 3: 45-53 Changing Trends in International Adoption: In recent years the changing trends in international adoption revealed a shift in international adoption demographics which includes more preschool and school-aged […]

DI or SP: Why it’s important to know who is treating your child in Early Intervention

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Recently on the American Speech Language Hearing Association Early Intervention forum there was a discussion about the shift in several states pertaining to provision of language services to children in the early intervention system.  Latest trend seems to be that a developmental interventionists (DI) or early childhood educators are now taking over in providing language intervention […]

Improving Social Skills of Language Impaired Children

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Many children on our caseloads have social pragmatic language goals aimed at improving their social emotional functioning in a variety of settings.  In therapy we often target our clients ability to engage in interpersonal negotiations, interpret ambiguous facial expressions, as well as appropriately relate to peers. However, oftentimes finding appropriate and relevant real-life photos is […]

FASD and Background History Collection: Asking the Right Questions

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Note: This article was originally published in August 2013 Issue of Adoption Today Magazine (pp. 32-35).    Sometime ago, I interviewed the grandmother of an at-risk 11 year old child in kinship care, whose language abilities I have been asked to assess in order to determine whether he required speech-language therapy services.  The child was attending an outpatient […]

New Product: Speech Language Assessment of Older Internationally Adopted Children

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Today  I am very excited to introduce to you my brand new product which has been long in the making.  “Speech Language Assessment of Older Internationally Adopted Children”. In the past I have written a number of articles and blog posts as well as done a number of  presentations on related topics. I finally decided […]

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