Michael and Michelle have the week off, so Leigh Ann Porter, host of Speech Uncensored settles into the co-host chair this week with Matt. Leigh Ann recounts her week in the clinical setting and the joy of seeing a patient returning to your caseload. Matt’s home health caseload continues to rise which means his free time continues to decrease. Matt and Leigh Ann discuss the tests they enjoy when working with adults. In the middle of the show, Matt had to run down a mouse in his house!
On today’s show, we look at tools for dysphagia, the importance of counseling during therapy, and which states are failing IDEA. This week’s Informed SLP looks at perceptual ratings for dysarthric speech. We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process. The ASHA spotlight looks at the ASHA Connect Conference.
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SSPOD Shoutout: Do you know an SLP who deserves a digital fist bump or shout out? We want to know your #SSPODSHOUTOUT, which is recognition for someone doing something awesome somewhere. Dr. Anthony Koutsoftas from Seton Hall University received a 1.4 million dollar federal grant for research in improving writing skills in special education.
SSPOD Due Process: Do you have a complaint or need to vent, then you want to participate in the #SSPODDUEPROCESS.
Topic #1: With the rise of 3d printing companies have found ways to create new assistive tools for feeding therapy. Obi a robot who can feed a patient to trays specially designed can help change our approach to feeding therapies.
Topic #2: A majority of states are failing to meet the minimum of IDEA. Why are schools failing? Is it directly linked to funding and will it improve anytime soon?
Topic #3: Counseling should be a bigger part of our therapy sessions, or so says a recent study. Do you find yourself as an information counselor or one that helps identify our patients’ wants and needs?
The Informed SLP: A downside to relying on perceptual ratings is that perceptual ratings alone don’t usually qualify a child for speech services or provide a normative benchmark (other than normal/abnormal). But the authors of this study have created age-specific norms and cut-off scores for perceptual ratings that can be used in dysarthria assessments of school-aged children.
ASHA Spotlight: The ASHA Connect Conference is up and online till July 20th.
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