Summer is officially over, but you can still enjoy the season’s most popular posts here on Leader Live. See what articles with insights and practical tips for audiologists and speech-language pathologists were read and shared the most.
The communication sciences and disorders (CSD) professions featured prominently in the news and social media this summer. A major blockbuster movie featured a character with a cochlear implant, while a major news outlet declared noisy restaurants discriminate against patrons with hearing loss. A father-son viral video demonstrated several clever communication strategies, and Congress introduced new legislation targeting diversity in the professions.
Whether you missed one of these articles or want to re-read them, soak up summer’s biggest CSD hits:
By Diane Paul
A viral video of a conversation between a father and his young child that delighted viewers while highlighting 10 key conversation strategies speech-language pathologists routinely share with families. The interaction in the video demonstrates key skills needed for speech, language, and communication development.
By Regina Escano Zappi
“Toy Story 4” includes a smiling boy with a cochlear implant in a mainstream classroom, but the entertainment industry in general falls short in including people with disabilities.
by Alexander Whelan
Although stuttering is not caused by ways parents interact with their child, these five tips can help parents support their child if the child shows signs of childhood-onset stuttering.
by Claudia Doan
A pediatric SLP shares five strategies that can help improve augmentative and alternative communication access challenges for students in class.
by Jillian Kornak
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved MED-EL USA’s cochlear implant system for single-sided deafness and asymmetric hearing loss.
By Sarah Lockhart
Having students collect their own data and using masking tape are among the ways you can simplify data-gathering during group treatment.
by Cayla White
A school-based SLP scoured the research and found several strategies helpful in her sessions with children who have endured traumatic experiences.
By Emily Ferjencik
Pediatric SLPs often use toys in sessions to keep children engaged in learning. So, which toys should we recommend to parents?
By Shelley D. Hutchins
Diners and food critics rebel against the loud restaurant trend by pointing out noise levels in reviews and ratings. A recent article in The Washington Post goes even further by detailing how noisy restaurants discriminate against patrons with hearing loss.
By Michelle Mannebach
Congressional representatives introduced a new act to increase workforce diversity in audiology and speech-language pathology—an initiative that supports ASHA’s ongoing commitment to this goal in its Strategic Objective #6: Increase the Diversity of the Membership.