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What You Clicked, Read and Shared This Year

by Shelley D. Hutchins
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Leader Live launched its new look this past spring. The goal involved creating a better display for all the online-exclusive content created to help audiologists and speech-language pathologists find out what’s happening now in the world of communication sciences and disorders (CSD).

You seem to like the new look and speed with which we can deliver the latest, because this year you read more posts from CSD pros, news stories about the professions, advocacy updates from ASHA, and other online-only articles than ever before. 

Here are the hot topics most viewed, shared and commented on from 2018. 

Is It ‘Yanny’ or ‘Laurel’? The Internet Wants Answers 

As the Internet debated this audio chameleon—dividing friends, families and co-workers worldwide—journalists have been seeking answers from experts, many of them audiologists or speech-language pathologists. Their answers are certainly enlightening.

The Speech-Language Pathologist’s Role in Diagnosing Dyslexia

SLPs are critical in making a differential diagnosis. They can evaluate all language domains—listening, speaking, reading and writing.

Explaining Language Skill Development to Parents Using a House-Building Analogy

One SLP answers tough questions about a child’s progress by comparing different skills to the parts of a house.

Congress Repeals Medicare Therapy Caps and Lifts Limits on Speech-Generating Devices

Congress permanently repealed Medicare Part B therapy caps and permanently extended the Steve Gleason Enduring Voices Act, which authorizes the purchase of speech-generating devices.

Why I Went to ASHA’s Advocacy Day and Plan to Go Back

Audiologist David Alexander got a taste of professional advocacy and discovered how effective it is. 

Social Communication Disorder and the SLP

SLPs are uniquely suited to teasing out the differences and identifying the characteristics that point to social communication disorder or autism spectrum disorder, and developing effective, functional treatment programs.

11 Tips to Improve a Child’s Communication Using Signs

If you work with clients who are nonverbal and communicate through tantrums, signing provides good results with most young children and their families.

Tech Industry Workers Express Concern About Children and Technology Overuse

Most tech workers responding to a recent ASHA survey say they limit their own and their children’s use of technology. They also think prominent industry figures should speak out about tech overuse.

Lessons Learned From the Outcomes of Children With Hearing Loss Study

In this online chat, two presenters discuss implications of the study findings for aural rehabilitation. The event was sponsored by SIG 9, Hearing and Hearing Disorders in Childhood.

The How and Why of Collecting a Language Sample

Language samples provide some of the most useful information we can gather about a child’s communication.

How to Minimize Your Student Loan Repayment

A financial advisor who specializes in helping audiologists and speech-language pathologists explains approaches for repaying federal student loans without forgiveness.

From “Grazers” to “Continual Bathers”—Practical Approaches to Meet Hygiene Needs of People With Late Stage Dementia

A health care-based SLP created a program to help caregivers view the act of bathing as a process they can segment and complete over a longer period,possibly reducing stress and refusal of care.

When Sam Found Language

An SLP uses sign language to help a client with hearing loss move past tantrums and communicate.

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