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Breast Cancer and Adhesive Capsulitis

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource discusses breast cancer, mastectomy, and the indications for adhesive capsulitis. Key Statistics for Breast Cancer. (2024). American Cancer Society. Fefferman, M., Nicholson, K., Kuchta, K., Pesce, C., Kopkash, K., & Yao, K. (2023). Rates of bilateral mastectomy in patients with early-stage breast cancer. JAMA Network Open, 6(1). Yang, S., Park, DH., Ahn, SH., […]
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Defining Memory Strategies with Patient Reported Outcomes

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
An easy-to-use guide for clinicians on how to design individualized memory strategies based on patient-reported outcomes (PROs) and patient-reported outcome measures (PROMs). Weldring T, Smith SM. Patient-Reported Outcomes (PROs) and Patient-Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs). Health Serv Insights. 2013 Aug 4;6:61-8. Angela K. Troyer, Larry Leach, Susan Vandermorris & Jill B. Rich (2019) The measurement of […]
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Resonant Voice Treatment Approach

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
A clinical guide for the basics around implementing resonant voice therapy into your voice practice. Casper JK, Murry T. Voice therapy methods in dysphonia. Otolaryngol Clin North Am. 2000 Oct;33(5):983-1002. Hacıoğlu, H. N., & Bengisu, S. (2023). Evaluation of the Effectiveness of Resonant Voice Therapy in Patients with Functional Voice Disorder. Journal of Voice. Angadi […]
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Badge Reference Cards for Medical SLPs

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
Included are ten badge reference cards related to arterial blood gas/vital signs, common ventilator modes, parts of tracheostomy, model of anatomy for speech, swallowing, and voice education, PMV considerations and cleaning, cranial nerve exam for speech and swallowing, Glasgow Coma Scale/NIH Stroke Scale, orientation log, determining risk for aspiration pneumonia, and Beck’s oral assessment to […]
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Culturally Affirming Executive Function Skills and Supports

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource helps you recognize and support executive functioning skills from non-dominant cultures and helps to broaden the perspective on therapeutic interventions for executive functioning challenges. Alcalá, L. (2023). The developing of executive function skills through culturally organized autonomy and helping. Infant and Child Development.House, R. J., Hanges, P. J., Javidan, M., Dorfman, P. W., […]
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Quick Reference Guide to Early Language and Speech Sound Treatment Approaches

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This is a quick guide to what evidence-based treatment approaches exist to tackle speech sound and language disorders in children under 6 years old. Alt, M., Meyers, C., Oglivie, T., Nicholas, K., & Arizmendi, G. (2014). Cross-situational statistically based word learning intervention for late-talking toddlers. Journal of Communication Disorders. Peter, B., Potter, N., Davis, J., […]
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Parent Training Tips for AAC Implementation

May 31, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
Parents and caregivers are the initial teachers of communication skills to young children. Children who require augmentative and alternative communication to support language require additional support from caregivers to acquire the language as well as access the language within their system to functionally communicate. Laubscher, E., Pope, L., & Light, J. (2024). “You Just Want […]
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Pelvic Floor Dysfunction

April 30, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource provides foundational information about pelvic floor dysfunction, including an HEP handout with basic pelvic floor exercises. Cho, S. T., & Kim, K. H. (2021). Pelvic floor muscle exercise and training for coping with urinary incontinence. Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation, 17(6), 379–387.
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Principles of Neuroplasticity

April 30, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This resource provides key principles of neuroplasticity with considerations to incorporate into treatment to maximize improvement through neuroplasticity. Kleim, J. A., & Jones, T. A. (2008). Principles of experience-dependent neural plasticity: implications for rehabilitation after brain damage. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 51(1), S225–S239.
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Muscle Tension Dysphagia

April 30, 2024 by Ashley Zhinin.
This quick reference guide captures the basics of muscle tension dysphagia and outlines some available treatment options. Kang CH, Hentz JG, Lott DG. Muscle Tension Dysphagia: Symptomology and Theoretical Framework. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2016 Nov;155(5):837-842. da Cunha Pereira G, de Oliveira Lemos I, Dalbosco Gadenz C, Cassol M. Effects of Voice Therapy on Muscle […]
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