Perspectives & Tutorials

On 22q…

Need to know what you need to know about 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome (which you might have learned about as velocardiofacial or DiGeorge Syndrome)? This trio of articles is your one-stop shop. Or three-stop shop? Like a little strip mall of knowledge!

Communication and Feeding/Swallowing Disorders in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome: A Primer for the Pediatric Speech-Language Pathologist

Psychosocial Risks and Management for Children and Adolescents With 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome

Speech-Language Disorders in 22q11.2 Deletion Syndrome: Best Practices for Diagnosis and Management

Others

Beyond Nodules—Diagnostic and Treatment Options in Pediatric Voice Disorders

This paper by Hseu and Ongkasuwan provides an excellent overview of etiologies of pediatric dysphonia with images and suggested management techniques from an ENT’s perspective. Given that many children have speech and language problems that co-exist with voice disorders, the authors highlight that a speech-language pathologist is essential during the imaging assessment to tease out which elements are most impairing intelligibility, to prioritize therapy routes, and to educate caregivers. The color images that accompany each etiology is another beneficial part of this paper. There is more to pediatric dysphonia than just nodules!

Ethical Considerations for Client-Centered Telepractice

Considering moving into telepractice, or already online? This is required reading, helpfully organized around hypothetical ethical and legal questions, some of which you’ve probably been asking yourself.

The Good, the Bad, and Social Media in Adolescents With Disability

Navigating Terminology and Promoting Evidence-Based Practice for Child Language Disorders: Challenges and Solutions for Educators

This article is aimed at those of you who teach the next generation of SLPs, especially if you’ve got the child language class. The authors lay out a class activity you can use to tackle the tricky “what label do we use for language disorders” topic.

Starting to Talk at Age 10 Years: Lessons About the Acquisition of English Speech Sounds in a Rare Case of Severe Congenital But Remediated Motor Disease of Genetic Origin

Teaching Written Expression to Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder and Complex Communication Needs

Check out this review for a rundown on evidence-based approaches to work on writing with your students. It covers using meaningful contexts, predictable routines, technology, direct instruction, and self-management strategies.