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Use of Stability Balls with Students with Autism

Alicia L. Fedewa, Ph.D., NCSP, Licensed Psychologist

February 13, 2012

Do you have any knowledge of the use of stability balls with students on the autistic spectrum?   Read More


Recommended Seating Assignment for a Child Utilizing a Stability Ball

Alicia L. Fedewa, Ph.D., NCSP, Licensed Psychologist

February 13, 2012

Is there a recommended place in the class that would be most suitable for a child that is using a stability ball?   Read More


Introducing Stability Balls as a Seating Alternative

Alicia L. Fedewa, Ph.D., NCSP, Licensed Psychologist

February 13, 2012

In your study using stability balls instead of chairs, how did the teacher explain the introduction of the stability ball to the children in the classroom? What reason was given for switching from th...   Read More


Oral Motor Exercises for Pediatric Dysphagia

Donna Scarborough, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

December 21, 2011

What oral motor exercises would you recommend for pediatric dysphagia?   Read More


Normal Attention Development

Kerri Phillips, SLP.D., CCC-SLP

December 21, 2011

What is a good reference for normal attention development? Is there a quick scale of children's milestones in this area?   Read More


Funding for AAC Assessments

Patricia Ourand, M.S., CCC-SLP

December 21, 2011

Is the funding source critical to the successful outcome of an AAC assessment?   Read More


Feeding Issues with Cerebral Palsy

Erin Redle, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

December 21, 2011

How do I teach my 3yr old boy to stick his tongue out? He has Cerebral Palsy and eats orally. I have to finger feed him and I am trying to teach him to eat from a spoon, however he does not open his m...   Read More


Dysphagia and Patients with Alzheimer's

David W. Stein, Ph.D., CCC-SLP

December 21, 2011

Could you please describe the methods involved with spoon feeding a patient with Alzheimer's disease who has a hyperactive gag reflex?   Read More


Chunking Versus Categorization Training

Victoria Harding, M.S., M.B.A., CCC-SLP

December 21, 2011

What is the difference between chunking and categorization?   Read More


Challenges of Supervision

Angela Sherman, SLP.D., CCC-SLP

December 21, 2011

What are some of the challenges to being a good supervisor?   Read More


Building a Good Relationship with Parents/Caregivers

Michael Flahive, Ph.D., CCC-SLP/A

December 21, 2011

What can you suggest when a parent responds negatively when asked if they understood the instructions/explanation by saying something like, "You are making me feel stupid."?   Read More