We reported last week on an article in The Wall Street Journal on factors that can sometimes lead to excessive provision of rehabilitation services in skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). Yesterday, The Wall Street Journal published two opinion letters on the controversy. The first—written by Sharon L. Dunn, president of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)—included the support of ASHA President Judith L. Page and American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA) President Virginia C. Stoffel.
Children who resist trying new foods range from the garden-variety, hesitant “picky eater” to extremely selective. Deciphering the intricacies of where a child lies on the eating spectrum takes our professional experience in feeding disorders and … [Continue reading]
As a speech-language pathologist, I know how much successful treatment relies on parent involvement and home practice. We might work miracles during our treatment sessions, but we have only a couple hours with our clients each week. If a child … [Continue reading]
Several major news outlets recently reported stories on nationwide skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) allegedly overbilling Medicare for rehabilitation services. The Wall Street Journal featured an in-depth report on how Medicare's reimbursement … [Continue reading]
Our sense of hearing relies upon many factors within the ear, but none so much as the cochlea hair cells. Ears need inner and outer hair cells to create the electromotile responses needed to collect information from incoming sound to enable us to … [Continue reading]