Are you a certified member attending Convention? Want to get involved in ASHA’s Value of the CCCs campaign? ASHA’s offering a unique opportunity for members to create their own ad in the Public Relations Lounge, Level 1, Lobby F, of the Colorado Convention Center. Listen to what two of the ASHA members who starred in campaign ads had to say about their experience.
Podcast: Episode 35
Greetings, listeners. Going to Denver for a convention? Want to know what’s in store? Listen up for the latest and greatest to make your ASHA 2015 experience all it can be.
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Estimates of prevalence range from 3 percent to 7 percent of the general U. S. population. Untreated, voice disorders cost billions in lost productivity. For occupations like teaching that require heavy voice use, costs reach nearly $3 billion annually.
Effective treatment is available, yet some of the largest insurers refuse to cover common conditions like muscle tension dysphonia. Why? Where does that leave people who have voice disorders? Do they have any options? What are they?
ASHA’s podcast asks these and other questions of Janet McCarty, MEd, CCC-SLP, director of ASHA private health plan reimbursement; otolaryngologist Denis Lafreniere, MD; and Starr Cookman, MA, CCC-SLP. Lafreniere and Cookman diagnose and treat people with voice disorders.
Also providing input on the podcast is Kurt Cote, who received a diagnosis of muscle tension dysphonia. He shares his experiences living with the condition and trying to access insurance-reimbursable nonsurgical care.
Podcast: Episode 34
Greetings listeners, going to Denver for convention? Want to know what’s in store? Listen up for the latest and greatest to make your ASHA 2015 experience all it can be.
Today we have Lisa Fields, the membership administrator for NSSLHA, who’s going to tell us about some student events going on at convention, starting with NSSLHA honors.
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.
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.