Speech Therapy

Swallowing Restrictions vs. Patient Wishes: Tips when patient also has cognitive deficits like Dementia

Swallowing

As a Speech-Language Pathologist, you have most likely come across a difficult situation like the following. You get a referral for a dementia patient who has swallowing difficulties. You determine they are aspirating on thin liquids, can no longer effectively chew regular solids, are having difficulty processing how to feed themselves, and are not getting through…

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Better Hearing and Speech Month: It’s all about communication

Communication

May is officially Better Hearing and Speech Month. This is the perfect time to take a moment to think about how communication is essential in day-to-day life. Answering a phone call, listening to a lecture, talking with loved ones, ordering a meal, and laughing at a joke: all of these activities involve communication. Speech, language, hearing, reading,…

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Communication and ALS: The New Frontier

HealthDay News recently discussed a new study that is on the very frontier of utilizing brain imaging to help those with locked-in syndrome communicate. A new development in brain imaging and computer technology may be key in helping people with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease, communicate while being “locked-in.” Using…

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Great News!

We have had several successful grass roots efforts at the end of 2016! Firstly, HB 350 passed (as an amendment to HB 463), requiring fully insured health insurance plans to cover the treatment of autism. Did you know that Ohio was one of only 6 states left who had NOT passed legislation that required fully insured health insurance…

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Allied Health Week!

Pat yourselves on the back allied health professionals, because this is your week to celebrate all that you do in the healthcare industry! Did you know you make up approximately 60% of the healthcare workforce? And that there are nearly 7 million of you? Allied health professionals don’t just include therapists like us, but also…

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