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Use of the Brief Cognitive Rating Scale with Dementia Clients

Michelle Hediger, M.S., OTR/L

May 15, 2012

Is the Brief Cognitive Rating Scale (BCRS) typically completed only at the initial evaluation or can it be completed at various times during the course of your treatment with an individual?   Read More

 


Use of Myoelectric Prosthesis with Frail Clients

Joyce Tyler, OTR/L, CHT

May 11, 2012

Can a myoelectric prosthesis work on a frail person without muscle bulk?   Read More


Staff Receptiveness to Increased Movement in Class

Britt Collins, MS, OTR/L

May 11, 2012

Have you found that schools and staff are receptive to increased movement strategies in class?   Read More


Frequency of Reevaulation of Custom Seating Options

Kirsten Davin, OTD, OTR/L, ATP, SMS

May 11, 2012

How often do you reevaluate after fitting someone with a custom seating system?   Read More


Frequency of re-assessing positioning with chronic, fixed conditions

Michelle Hediger, M.S., OTR/L

February 27, 2012

What would you recommend in terms of frequency of reassessing a client when you’re dealing with a chronic or a more fixed condition, like a fixed kyphotic posture or a fixed scoliosis? What woul...   Read More


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