Dental Distress: Helping Children with Autism Successfully Navigate a Trip to the Dentist

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Do you like listening to podcasts while you commute, run errands or work around the house? Now you can catch up on your audiology or speech-language pathology tips and tricks while you listen. ASHA has produced more than 30 podcasts on topics ranging from “Untreated Hearing Loss in Older Americans” to “Building Language and Literacy Skills During the Lazy Days of Summer.”

Listen to the latest episode on helping kids with autism handle a trip to the dentist then check out the entire archive of podcasts.

 

Podcast: Episode 32
Almost half of parents of children with autism spectrum disorder describe their child’s dental health as fair or poor, according to a study in the journal Pediatric Dentistry. Considering that one in 68 children in the U.S. has autism, this is a sizable issue. Trisha Self, an associate professor and speech-language pathologist at Wichita State University, discusses an innovative pilot program, featured in The ASHA Leader, designed to help children with autism successfully complete a trip to the dentist. Collaborator Kelly Anderson and Lisa Cicchetti, the mother of one of the program participants, also share their insights.

Read the transcript.

 

Trisha Self, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wichita State University and coordinator of the school’s Community Partners: Autism Interdisciplinary Diagnostic Team. She is an affiliate of ASHA Special Interest Groups 1, Language Learning and Education; and 10, Issues in Higher Education.
Trisha.Self@wichita.edu 

 

 

Building Language and Literacy Skills During the Lazy Days of Summer

Podcast: Episode 31
Summers mean a break from academics for most kids, but that doesn’t mean learning should stop, particularly for elementary school children who are building so much foundational knowledge. In this podcast, certified SLP Lyndsey Zurawski offers tips and advice for parents about how to stimulate children’s language skills during everyday activities over the break—helping them build literacy skills and setting the stage for long-term academic success. Read the transcript.

Autism Diagnosis and Treatment of Today and Tomorrow: Part 2

Patty-Prelock_PodcastPodcast: Episode 30 (Part 2)
Autism is a topic of significant interest to almost all parents given the spike in children diagnosed with the condition over the past decade. ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist Dr. Patricia Prelock offers an in-depth look at treatment options, and explains the new criteria for diagnosing autism. Read the transcript.

Listen to Part 1 of this podcast: Dr. Patricia Prelock discusses some of the reasons behind the increase, as well as the early signs parents should look for, and when and where parents should go for a diagnosis if they suspect autism.

Autism Diagnosis and Treatment of Today and Tomorrow: Part 1

Patty-Prelock_PodcastPodcast: Episode 30 (Part 1)
Autism is a topic of significant interest to almost all parents given the spike in children diagnosed with the condition over the past decade. ASHA-certified SLP Dr. Patricia Prelock discusses some of the reasons behind the increase, as well as the early signs parents should look for, and when and where parents should go for a diagnosis if they suspect autism. Read the transcript.

Listen to Part 2 of this podcast: Dr. Patricia Prelock offers an in-depth look at treatment options, and explains the new criteria for diagnosing autism.

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Children—A Preventable Problem: Part 2

Jessica-RossiKatz-PodcastPodcast: Episode 29 (Part 2)
ASHA-certified Audiologist Dr. Jessica Rossi-Katz discusses the prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss in children, how to prevent it from occurring, and available treatment options. Read the transcript.

Listen to Part 1 of this podcast: Dr. Rossi-Katz discusses the background of noise-induced hearing loss in children and prevention strategies for parents.

Noise-Induced Hearing Loss in Children—A Preventable Problem: Part 1

Jessica-RossiKatz-PodcastPodcast: Episode 29 (Part 1)
ASHA-certified Audiologist Dr. Jessica Rossi-Katz discusses the prevalence of noise-induced hearing loss in children, how to prevent it from occurring, and available treatment options. Read the transcript.

Continue listening to Part 2 of this podcast: Dr. Rossi-Katz discusses signs of hearing loss in children, sources of noise in everyday life, and how audiologists treat such hearing loss.

Newborn Hearing Screening—In the Hospital and Beyond

Patti-Martin-PodcastPodcast: Episode 28
ASHA-certified Audiologist Dr. Patti Martin talks about what to expect from a newborn hearing screening, why it is important, and how to identify the signs of hearing loss within the first year of a child’s life. Read the transcript.

Early Speech and Language Development of Children

Elizabeth-Crais_PodcastPodcast: Episode 27
How can you tell the difference between a child who may have a speech or language disorder and a “late bloomer?” What are the benefits of early intervention? SLP and ASHA Fellow Elizabeth Crais answers these and other key questions as part of ASHA’s “Identify the Signs” campaign. Read the transcript.

Untreated Hearing Loss in Older Americans

Sandra-GordonSalant-PodcastPodcast: Episode 26
With roughly 50 percent of Americans over 60 suffering from some form of hearing loss, Sandra Gordon-Salant, audiologist and ASHA fellow, discusses signs of hearing loss and available treatment options as part of ASHA’s new “Identify the Signs” campaign. Read the transcript.

Identify the Signs

Patty-Prelock_PodcastPodcast: Episode 25
ASHA 2013 President Patricia A. Prelock talks about “Identify the Signs,” a new ASHA campaign focused on educating the public about recognizing and seeking help for communication disorders. Read the transcript.