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!
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!
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.
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.
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.