Raising Awareness of Developmental Language Disorders
The DLD Fact Sheet has been developed as a helpful resource to share with people from a variety of settings. From 2019, this Fact Sheet will be translated into languages other than English.
Language Sampling Resource
SAMPLING UTTERANCES & GRAMMATICAL ANALYSIS REVISED
An easy, valid, evidence-based and cost-free language analysis method designed for use with children ages 3:0-7:11
Bob Owens, Ph.D., and Stacey Pavelko, Ph.D. designed and researched SUGAR as a cost-free LSA tool for rapid but thorough language assessment.
SUGAR is a tool for enabling speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to use language sample analysis (LSA) as a regular part of a comprehensive assessment of children with possible language impairment.
Contained on the SUGAR website are video training modules, sub-analysis forms, norms, handouts, and intervention materials to enable you to collect, transcribe, and analyze a 50-utterance child language sample in approximately 20 minutes. Within another 20 minutes, you can identify possible intervention targets. Intervention resources are also available.
Visit the website
Learn about SUGAR
Practice the SUGAR techniques
Apply the SUGAR research to your clinical practice
Make SUGAR and LSA a regular part of your clinical practice
COCHLEAR IMPLANT REVIEWS: CONSUMER AFFAIRS
- Since the 1970s, thousands of people who are severely hard of hearing or deaf have received the gift of hearing from cochlear implants or other hearing implants. “Cochlear implants are very different from hearing aids,” Dr. Selena Briggs told ConsumerAffairs. Dr. Briggs is a neurotologist-skull base surgeon in the Department of Otolaryngology at the MedStar Washington Hospital Center. “Hearing aids only amplify noise. Cochlear implants channel sound to bypass damaged parts of the cochlea.”“There are only three cochlear implants that are FDA-approved,” Dr. Briggs says, “but, ultimately, the choice is up to the patient.” In addition to cochlear implants, other types of hearing implants may be a good choice for you depending on the type of hearing loss you have. Most hearing implants cost about $40,000 before insurance, but each brand has different features to keep in mind before choosing the best one for you. See reviews here
CEREBRAL PALSY SUPPORT
- Cerebral palsy (CP) is a disability caused by brain damage that restricts normal movement and coordination. Each year, 10,000 children in the U.S. are diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Cerebral Palsy Guide provides free educational materials, financial options and support to help those across the country affected by this disorder. Find out more here: https://www.cerebralpalsyguide.com/
SCHOOL LICENSURE ISSUE
- School Licensure Issue re: Speech-Language Technician Qualifications
There has been much confusion and frustration in regards to this issue. In order to provide further information and proper understanding, please click here
- Workload refers to all activities required and performed by school-based SLPs. Workload includes direct services to students as well as other activities necessary to support student education programs, implement best practices, and ensure compliance with IDEA and other mandates. Caseload/workload efforts involve identification of workload responsibilities to facilitate better caseload management. To learn more, Click here
- The Task Force on Fluency Services in the Schools, sponsored by ASHA’s Division #4 for Fluency and Fluency Disorders is dedicated to addressing the needs of school-based therapists of children and teens who stutter.
- Link#1: Internet Resources for SLPs who work with Preschoolers http://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/schools/SID4page2.htmlThe links, plus other resources can be accessed at the website for ASHA’s Division 4 for Fluency and Fluency Disorders: http://www.asha.org/members/divs/div_4.htm
- Link#2: Internet Resources for School Based SLPshttp://www.mnsu.edu/comdis/kuster/schools/SID4page.html
- The Stuttering Foundation offers many free materials, eBooks and online streaming videos for consumers as well as workshops and ASHA-approved CEU opportunities for SLPs. Information on research and our newsletters are also available online. Stuttering Foundation English web sitewww.stutteringhelp.org Stuttering Foundation Spanish web site www.tartamudez.org
ASHA CAREER CENTER
- Easy access to career opportunities in speech-language pathology and audiology
- Opportunity to create and post a professional profile
- Use of the exclusive “Job Agent” feature that searches the Career Center continually for jobs that meet the member’s criteria and notifies the member when there is a match
- Advanced searching capabilities by key word, job level, full time, part time, location, and more!