Why We Created a Virtual Support Group for PhD Students in CSD

No one ever said being a doctoral student is easy, but getting support from your peers along the way makes a big difference. Based on personal experiences navigating the first four years of two different doctoral programs, we realized how much the support of other PhD candidates in communications sciences and disorders (CSD) will help us succeed as future independent researchers and university faculty. Doctoral programs involve a significant amount of “learn-as-you-go” knowledge not directly passed on by your academic mentor or through courses. Peers provide a safe space to ask questions we might hesitate to ask to a professor or mentor, test out not fully formed ideas, and get advice about navigating tricky academic situations. After realizing how much we both relied on our own close-knit student groups as we worked toward becoming clinician-teacher-scientists, we decided to create a social media space specifically for CSD doctoral students. We chose Facebook groups as our platform where we can share resources and support one another in completing the PhD journey. PhD Students in CSD is a Facebook community for speech-language pathology, audiology, or speech &hearing science doctoral students and postdocs to network, share resources, and ask questions through public or anonymous posts. More than 300 current PhD students belong to the group and we average 15 posts per month. Students share useful tutorials for statistical analysis and data visualization; discu...
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Conclusion: Deaf children with cochlear implants who are performing well on linguistic and auditory tests can still experience serious limitations in desired functioning. Our findings suggest that a capability approach may reveal aspects of what is being achieved through rehabilitation that might otherwise remain unnoticed, and that could help to further improve the well-being of our patients.IMPLICATIONS FOR REHABILITATIONOverall, children with cochlear implants appeared disadvantaged in certain capability areas, like accessing information, communication, social participation, and participation in school.It may be worthwh...
Source: Disability and Rehabilitation - Category: Rehabilitation Authors: Tags: Disabil Rehabil Source Type: research
When speech-language pathologists work with middle and high school students, we can focus our services more on real-life topics—both in addressing academic skills and social interactions. Students at this level also tend to take more ownership of their sessions by recognizing areas needing more attention, helping set goals, and identifying strategies that work best for them. IDK if U Can Read This: Handling ‘Textese’ in Treatment? Handling Trolls on Social Media: A How-To Guide When Viral Videos Fuel Parent Expectations Working with older students and young adults gives SLPs an opportunity to look at go...
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ABSTRACT Anterior open bite (AOB) is characterized by the lack of overlap or contact between maxillary and mandibular incisors, while the posterior teeth are in occlusion. Correction of this malocclusion is challenging due to difficulties in determining and addressing the etiologic factors, and the high relapse rate. A multidisciplinary approach may be necessary, with participation of Orthodontics, Surgery and Speech Therapy, to achieve adequate esthetic and functional results for long term stability. The present paper discusses the treatment options for AOB, their advantages and implications.RESUMO A mordida aberta anteri...
Source: Dental Press Journal of Orthodontics - Category: Dentistry Source Type: research
As more of our students choose to live out their authentic gender expression, school-based speech-language pathologists can play a role in supporting and serving them. Some SLPs they already work with students on their caseload to align their voice and communication with their gender identity and expression. Giving Voice to Teachers on World Voice Day—or Any Day Holistic Voice Therapy for the Whole Person Can Students Qualify for Voice Treatment? For others, learning how to provide appropriate gender-affirming services to those who want and ask for the support might seem overwhelming on top of other responsibilitie...
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Conclusions: Children with fetal alcohol syndrome have a higher need for early developmental promotion such as speech treatment, ergotherapy, and physiotherapy. Mouthbreathing, habits, and lack of breastfeeding may result in orthodontic treatment needs. High DMFT and modified DDE indexes hint at a higher treatment and prevention need in dentistry.
Source: International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health - Category: Environmental Health Authors: Tags: Article Source Type: research
Conclusions The current results suggest that PWA use gestures to compensate for their verbal limitations under varying communicative constraints. The properties of the communicative task influence the use of different gesture types in people with and without aphasia. Thus, the influence of communicative constraints needs to be considered when assessing PWA's multimodal communicative abilities. PMID: 31710512 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of speech, language, and hearing research : JSLHR - Category: Speech-Language Pathology Authors: Tags: J Speech Lang Hear Res Source Type: research
Notice of final rule with comment period from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services regarding updates to the home health prospective payment system (HH PPS) and wage index for CY 2020. Among other things, the final rule implements changes to the unit payment from 60-day episodes of care to 30-day periods of care, allows physical, occupational, and speech-language pathology therapist assistants to provide maintenance therapy, makes changes to home health quality reporting program measures, and updates home infusion therapy payment rates for CY 2020. The final rule will be effective January 1, 2010 and comments are ...
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Publication date: Available online 6 November 2019Source: International Journal of Child-Computer InteractionAuthor(s): Yao Du, Katie SalenAbstractSpeech language pathologists (SLPs) work with children with diverse types of disabilities. Their clinical knowledge and experience using mobile technology can inform child-computer researchers novel design techniques to facilitate communication and learning for children with disabilities. This paper presents perspectives from an SLP through an overview of design challenges and opportunities for children with communication impairments across disciplines such as instructional desi...
Source: International Journal of Child Computer Interaction - Category: Child Development Source Type: research
You know that hearing problem you can have when you’re trying to pick up just one voice in a crowd … This week on the podcast, we talk to neural engineer Nima Mesgarani. His research into how we communicate may lead to a solution to this common “cocktail party” problem. A faculty member at Columbia University’s Zuckerman Institute, Mesgarani tells us about his lab’s investigations into the brain’s role in hearing—and technology that could one day allow us to highlight a specific voice in a crowd. Also on the podcast, we talk about ways of discussing hearing loss. A new tool ...
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Inspiratory Vocal Fry (IVF) is the voice production during inspiration of a sound with vocal fry perceptual characteristics. The existing scientific literature shows a lack of studies on it. The aim of the study is to highlight anatomical and physiological characteristics of IVF, to assess its effects on spoken and singing voice, to confirm the potential usefulness in speech therapy and vocal pedagogy.
Source: Journal of Voice - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
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