Making an important pediatric diagnostic test easier to swallow
(Medical University of South Carolina) To diagnose swallowing problems, speech-language pathologists rely on a 'gold-standard' test that has the drawback of exposing children to ionizing radiation. Because the risks of exposure are unknown, clinicians approach the test with a great deal of variability, sometimes reducing radiation but at the cost of diagnostic power. A Medical University of South Carolina researcher has received a grant to gather evidence to guide clinicians to achieve diagnostic accuracy without compromising safety. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - April 20, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Coronavirus Shutdowns Leave Disabled Students Behind, Parents Say
BOSTON (AP) — At school, Rose Hayes, 8, works with a team of teachers and therapists trained to help with her genetic condition. They set goals for her reading, give her physical therapy to improve her balance and make sure she stays on track. But for the last two weeks, her only connection to school has been through a computer screen. Rose, home amid the coronavirus pandemic that has shuttered schools across the country, now watches lessons her teacher posts to YouTube. Her therapists check in via video chat. In between, she works through daily assignments. Her parents say it’s the best they can expect, but th...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - March 31, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Education Health Syndicated CBSN Boston Coronavirus Source Type: news

Long-term follow-up of use of therapy services for patients with moderate-to-severe traumatic brain injury - Andelic N, Forslund MV, Perrin PB, Sigurdardottir S, Lu J, Howe EI, Sveen U, Rasmussen MS, S øberg HL, Røe C.
OBJECTIVES: To examine the probabilities and baseline predictors of the use of physical therapy, occupational therapy and speech therapy over a period of 10 years after traumatic brain injury. DESIGN: Longitudinal prospective follow-up at 1, 2, 5 a... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 21, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Overcoming knowledge barriers for inclusion of school-based speech-language pathologists in the management of students with mild traumatic brain injury - O'Brien KH.
School-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs) can play an important role in the recovery of children who have sustained a mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Two types of knowledge barriers are described here that impact the beliefs and ability of SLPs ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Supporting students with TBI: a clinically focused tutorial for speech-language pathologists - Coreno A, Ciccia AH.
Attention to pediatric traumatic brain injury (TBI) has grown in recent years, likely due to the increased awareness of mild TBI (mTBI) in contact sports. With this increased attention, along with an increased diagnosis of injury, more students with TBI ne... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Traumatic brain injury in young children: a scoping review - Salley J, Crook L, Ciccia A, Haarbauer-Krupa J, Lundine JP.
To review the evidence available on early childhood (i.e., 0-5 years 11 months) traumatic brain injury (TBI) and identify clinical implications and future directions for speech-language pathology (SLP) practice and research, a scoping review of the literat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - March 14, 2020 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

What Are Some Risk Factors for Cerebral Palsy?
Discussion The term, cerebral palsy, or CP has gone through many iterations with the first description in 1861 by W.J. Little who described it as “The condition of spastic rigidity of the limbs of newborn children.” The most recent definition is from Rosenbaun et al. in 2007 which states it is “a group of permanent disorders of the development of movement and posture, causing activity limitation, that are attributed to non-progressive disturbances that occurred in the developing fetal or infant brain. The motor disorders of cerebral palsy are often accompanied by disturbances of sensation, perception, cog...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - March 9, 2020 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medicare payment change is making it harder for some patients to get home health care
Experts say there are fewer incentives for agencies to deal with those who need extensive physical, occupational and speech therapy — and some are losing services. (Source: Washington Post: To Your Health)
Source: Washington Post: To Your Health - February 15, 2020 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Judith Graham Source Type: news

Access to speech-language pathology therapy and continuity of assistance in Primary Health Care for victims of motorcycle accidents - Silva MGPD, Silva VL, Nascimento CMBD, Vilela MBR, Lima MLLT.
PURPOSE: To verify the access to speech-language pathology (SLP) therapy and continuity of assistance in Primary Health Care (PHC) for victims of motorcycle accidents. METHODS: A quantitative and qualitative study was conducted at a large hospital ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - December 20, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Purdue speech-language entrepreneur elected fellow of National Academy of Inventors
(Purdue University) Jessica Huber, a professor in Purdue University's Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences, has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - December 4, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

A Change in Medicare Has Therapists Alarmed
Medicare revamped its reimbursement policy for physical, occupational and speech therapy in nursing homes. That has left some patients with less help. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - November 29, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Paula Span Tags: Therapy and Rehabilitation Elderly Nursing Homes Health Insurance and Managed Care Medicare Elder Care Physical Therapy Home Health Care Labor and Jobs Regulation and Deregulation of Industry your-feed-health Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; CY 2020 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model; Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements; and Home Infusion Therapy Requirements
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 ...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 8, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

What Does Non-Verbal Mean?
Discussion Children can be non-verbal for many reasons with most just not wanting to talk in a given situation for a short period of time (e.g. angry with a person, scared to give a speech at school, etc.). Children may have the ability to communicate verbally but for some reason it is physically impaired for a period of time. Selective mutism (SM) “… is characterized by an individual’s consistent failure to speak in social situations in which there is an expectation to speak (e.g., at school), despite speaking in other situations.” The lack of speech cannot be due to discomfort speaking in a give...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 4, 2019 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Public Inspection: CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs; CY 2020 Home Health Prospective Payment System Rate Update; Home Health Value-Based Purchasing Model; Home Health Quality Reporting Requirements; and Home Infusion Therapy Requirements
Pre-publication 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 a...
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - November 1, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Clinics, Rehabilitation Agencies, and Public Health Agency Requirements: CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule
Source: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response [U.S. Department of Health and Human Services] (HHS ASPR). Published: 11/2019. This 38-page document from TRACIE (Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange), updated in November 2019, combines excerpts from the Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and the recently released Interpretive Guidelines from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to provide a consolidated overview document for the Clinics, Rehabilitation Agencies, and Public Health Agencies as providers of Outpatient Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Path...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - November 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Speech-language pathologists' comfort providing intervention to children with traumatic brain injury: results from a national survey - Pelatti CY, Bush EJ, Farquharson K, Schneider-Cline W, Harvey J, Carter MW.
This study inc... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 21, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) Emergency Preparedness Rule Toolkits
Source: Wisconsin Department of Health Services. Published: 10/2019. This web page provides toolkits about the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Emergency Preparedness Rule that give facilities that fall under the new rule an overview of the requirements for their provider type, as well as some sample templates that can be used in their planning efforts. Toolkits and workbooks are provided for Ambulatory Surgical Centers; End State Renal Disease Facilities (Dialysis); Intermediate Care Facilities for Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities (ICF/IID); Long Term Care: Skilled Nursing Facilities; Home Health Agen...
Source: Disaster Lit: Resource Guide for Disaster Medicine and Public Health - October 1, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Intimate partner violence and women with disabilities: the role of speech-language pathologists - Ballan MS, Freyer M.
This article is a call to action for speech-language pathologists to address the overlooked problem of intimate partner violence (IPV) among women with communication disorders (CDs). The article aims to heighten awareness of the higher rates of IPV in wome... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 19, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

A New Hope: Seal Learns To Sing Star Wars Theme
Researchers say teaching seals to copy melodies might help inform speech therapy for humans.(Image credit: Courtesy of Amanda Stansbury) (Source: NPR Health and Science)
Source: NPR Health and Science - June 23, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Daniella Cheslow Source Type: news

Postcode lottery for speech therapy, says commissioner
England's children's commissioner highlights "enormous variation" in money spent across the regions. (Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition)
Source: BBC News | Health | UK Edition - June 11, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The speech-language pathologists' role in mild traumatic brain injury for middle and high school-age children: viewpoints on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Brown J, O'Brien K, Knollman-Porter K, Wallace T.
PURPOSE The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently released guidelines for rehabilitation professionals regarding the care of children with mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). Given that mTBI impacts millions of children each year and ca... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

The speech-language pathologists' role in mild traumatic brain injury for early childhood-, preschool-, and elementary school-age children: viewpoints on guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Lundine JP, Ciccia AH, Brown J.
PURPOSE Traumatic brain injury (TBI) impacts millions of children each year, with those between birth and 4 years of age being 1 of the highest incidence groups. To address gaps in service provision specifically for children with mild TBI (mTBI), the Cente... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - June 10, 2019 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

One-Of-A-Kind Lyme Disease Program At Spaulding In High Demand
BOSTON (CBS) — Looking back at baby pictures reminds Brandi Dean of a terrifying scare during her second pregnancy. It turns out the Wellesley mom had Lyme disease. “All of a sudden, the right side of my body was completely numb. My heart was racing. I was disoriented and I said, ‘I think you need to take me to the hospital,’” she remembered. After the standard antibiotic treatment, Dean still didn’t feel right. “I’d gone to 12 different specialists and they all had diagnosed me with anxiety.” She had what the Centers for Disease Control calls Post-Treatment Lyme Syndro...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - June 7, 2019 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Boston News Health Healthwatch Syndicated Local Dr. Mallika Marshall LYME DISEASE spaulding hospital Source Type: news

U.S. Parents Worried About Child's Communication Skills
TUESDAY, May 14, 2019 -- One-quarter of parents with children younger than age 8 years are concerned about their child's ability to communicate, according to poll results released by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA). Between... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - May 14, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

SNF Medical Directors and Clinicians in PDPM Have Vital Role
On October 1, 2019, the Patient Driven Payment Model (PDPM) will change how skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) are reimbursed for post-acute care provided to Medicare A recipients. The major change from the existing Resource Utilization Group (RUG IV) system is the shift in focus from therapy to patients ’ clinical characteristics and services rendered. This is a natural transition because the role of SNFs has evolved over time, from rehabilitation to subacute care for medically complex patients. PDPM separates therapy and nursing as distinct payment drivers and further distinguishes physical ther apy, occupational th...
Source: Caring for the Ages - April 27, 2019 Category: Health Management Authors: Rajeev Kumar Tags: Guest Editorial Source Type: news

Foreman Therapy Services: finalist
Foreman Therapy Services is a finalist for the Entrepreneurial Opportunity Contest in partnership with BBVA Compass. For more information on the contest, click here. Company description: Foreman Therapy Services (FTS) is a healthcare staffing company providing physical, occupational and speech therapists to home health agencies across the country.   Our mission statement is to change the culture of the home health industry. This ties in everything from t he type of staff we want to hire, the… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - April 17, 2019 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: The Business Journals Content Studio Source Type: news

Foreman Therapy Services: Entrepreneurial Opportunity Contest finalist
Company description: Foreman Therapy Services (FTS) is a healthcare staffing company providing physical, occupational and speech therapists to home health agencies across the country.    Our mission statement is to change the culture of the home health industry. This ties in everything from the type of staff we want to hire, the type of work environment we want to create, the type of team we want to build and the level of quality we want to deliver to our patients.   The ho me health industry… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - April 10, 2019 Category: Biotechnology Authors: The Business Journals Content Studio Source Type: news

CMS: Medicare and Medicaid Programs: Application From the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) for Its Outpatient Physical Therapy and Speech Language Pathology Services Accreditation Program
Final notice from the Centers for Medicare& Medicaid Services (CMS) announcing the approval of the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities, Inc. (AAAASF) as a national accrediting organization for outpatient speech language pathology and physical therapy services at public health agencies, clinics, and rehabilitation agencies that want to participate in Medicaid or Medicare programs. The approval is effective April 4, 2019 through April 4, 2025. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 1, 2019 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

Einstein Adds Curriculum on Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities
BRONX, NY—(February 28, 2019)—Children with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) have long benefited from the training pediatricians receive to treat autism, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, or other disorders. Their doctors often connect these young patients with many professionals—from physical, occupational, and speech therapists to psychologists, social workers, and special-care dentists. But as children grow up, they soon discover there are far fewer physicians aware of their unique needs. (Source: Einstein News)
Source: Einstein News - February 28, 2019 Category: Universities & Medical Training Source Type: news

Electrical stimulation of brain trialled as aid to treating stutter
Technique could help speed up fluency training and make the effects more permanentPeople who stutter are being given electrical brain stimulation in a clinical trial aimed at improving fluency without the need for gruelling speech training.If shown to be effective, the technique – which involves passing an almost imperceptible current through the brain – could be routinely offered by speech therapists.Continue reading... (Source: Guardian Unlimited Science)
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - January 25, 2019 Category: Science Authors: Hannah Devlin Science correspondent Tags: Neuroscience Language Medical research Source Type: news

Health Tip: Before You Get Help for Stuttering
-- Different speech therapists have differing approaches for stuttering, so it's important to evaluate your needs before choosing a therapist, the Stuttering Foundation says. Before starting treatment, the Foundation suggests asking therapist... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - December 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

What is Genomic Imprinting?
Discussion Silver-Russell syndrome (SRS) is a rare genetic syndrome first characterized by Silver in 1953 and Russell in 1954. Patients with SRS have characteristic growth patterns and clinical findings, although within an individual patient there are phenotypical differences. Patients are born small-for-gestational age (SGA) but have a relative macrocephaly. There is postnatal growth failure and difficulty feeding, with a very low body mass index. Body asymmetry (e.g. hemihypertrophy) and facial features (i.e. protruding forehead, triangular facies, micrognathia, dental anomalies, downturned mouth corners, and ear anomali...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - November 26, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Incalculable harm to special needs education | Letters
Guardian readers respond to our report on the rise in families desperate for educational support for their childrenAn increasingly effective framework of support for some of the nation ’s most vulnerable children and their families, young people with special educational needs and disabilities, that has shown steady progress since the groundbreaking 1978 Warnock report, has been destroyed by the policies of Michael Gove and George Osborne (Crisis looms for special needs education, 23 October).As a former local education authority (LEA) senior adviser and higher education lecturer for special educational needs (SEN), I...
Source: Guardian Unlimited Science - October 24, 2018 Category: Science Authors: Letters Tags: Special educational needs Disability Society Michael Gove Politics George Osborne Austerity Economics Business Teaching Schools Psychology Science Conservatives Source Type: news

Social communication assessment after TBI: a narrative review of innovations in pragmatic and discourse assessment methods - Steel J, Togher L.
BACKGROUND: Social communication assessment after traumatic brain injury (TBI) remains a challenging area within speech-language pathology (SLP) clinical practice. Difficulties include the lack of TBI-specific standardized assessment instruments and limite... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - October 15, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

WATCH: A speech therapy session with US's youngest face transplant recipient
A year after her surgery, Katie Stubblefield is still adjusting to life with her new face, which includes learning how to talk again. (Source: ABC News: Health)
Source: ABC News: Health - September 27, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Nightline Source Type: news

How speech-language pathologists can minimize bullying of children who stutter - Yaruss JS, Reeves N, Herring C.
This article summarizes six key steps, based on the work of Murphy and colleagues, that clinicians can take to minimize th... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - August 28, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Stealthy TheraNova spinout Piccolo Medical raises $2.3m
Piccolo Medical, a stealthy spinout from medical device incubator TheraNova, yesterday reported raising a funding round worth more than $2 million. The San Francisco-based company, founded in 2016, is developing catheter navigation technology, according to its LinkedIn page. Founder & CEO Alexey Salamini (an Olympic gold medalist in rowing) also started Speech Buddies, which sells pediatric speech therapy devices and connects patients with speech therapists. Salamini also co-founded miraDry developer Miramar Labs, which was acquired for $20 million in cash and another $14 million in potential milestones last ...
Source: Mass Device - August 24, 2018 Category: Medical Devices Authors: Brad Perriello Tags: Catheters Funding Roundup Piccolo Medical Source Type: news

Brain Stimulation May Significantly Improve Post-Stroke Aphasia Brain Stimulation May Significantly Improve Post-Stroke Aphasia
Researchers looking to offer relief to people who have aphasia after experiencing a stroke assessed noninvasive brain stimulation as a way to boost gains from speech therapy.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - August 22, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology & Neurosurgery News Source Type: news

Recognizing Early Childhood Speech Problems
MONDAY, Aug. 6, 2018 -- You eagerly await baby's first words and delight at his growing vocabulary. But that excitement may cause you to miss speech problems that should be corrected quickly. According to the American Speech-Language-Hearing... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - August 6, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Bham investment firm acquires $27M Austin hospital
A Birmingham health care real estate investment company has made a multimillion purchase in a suburb of Austin. The Sanders Trust acquired Warm Springs Rehabilitation Hospital at 5980 Kyle Parkway in Kyle, Texas, in a $27 million deal. The two-story, 54,400-square-foot hospital is leased by a joint venture between Post Acute Medical, Seton Healthcare and Medcore Partners. In addition to medical rehabilit ation management, the hospital provides physical therapy, speech language pathology, occupational… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - July 13, 2018 Category: American Health Source Type: news

Health Tip: Recognizing Hearing Loss in Infants
-- If an infant has hearing loss, it can affect the child's ability to develop speech, language and social skills, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says. An infant's first hearing screening is recommended typically within the... (Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews)
Source: Drugs.com - Daily MedNews - July 10, 2018 Category: General Medicine Source Type: news

Tablet computers can be of use in speech therapy for kids
(Kazan Federal University) Thus, computer games have been established to be a potential benefit for speech therapy and for children's motivation and satisfaction from classes. Moreover, games can be used both in hospitals and in outpatient activities. (Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science)
Source: EurekAlert! - Social and Behavioral Science - July 10, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

How Tech As Therapy Can Be Big Business
How a speech therapy app is helping children to overcome speech impediments, and have fun in the process. (Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News)
Source: Forbes.com Healthcare News - June 22, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Alice Bonasio, Contributor Source Type: news

What is the Developmental Outcomes of Patients with 22q11 Deletion Sequence?
Discussion 22q11.2 deletion sequence (22q11) is the most common micro-deletion syndrome. Most deletions are de novo. It affects ~1 in 2000-4000 live births. As it is autosomal, it affects males and females equally. Childhood mortality is low and often associated with congenital heart defects. Its phenotypic expression is highly variable. Some of the most common medical problems are: Congenital heart defects especially conotruncal abnormalities Palatal problems especially velopharyngeal incompetence and/or cleft lip/palate Immunodeficiency especially T-cell lymphopenia, but also abnormalities of IgG production, autoimmu...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - June 11, 2018 Category: Pediatrics Authors: pediatriceducationmin Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How to stop or reduce a stutter
An estimated 70 million people worldwide are affected by stuttering. For some, it can significantly impact communication. Here, we discuss the types of stutter and ways to manage them. Learn tips to use on a daily basis and which long-term solutions can help, including speech therapy and altered auditory devices. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - May 31, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Neurology / Neuroscience Source Type: news

Many Parents Miss Speech Disorders in Young Kids
The poll of more than 1,100 audiologists and speech-language pathologists across the United States found that 69 percent said parents of young children are not aware of the early warning signs of  speech/language disorders. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - May 9, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

French Man First to Have Second Face Transplant
Along with medicines to reduce the risk that the second transplant is rejected, Hamon is also receiving mental health support and speech therapy. (Source: WebMD Health)
Source: WebMD Health - April 18, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

CMS: Agency Information Collection Activities: Submission for OMB Review; Comment Request
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services is accepting public comment on an information collection for the request for certification in Medicare and Medicaid programs for providers of outpatient physical therapy and/or speech-language pathology which is used to determine if the provider conditions of participation are met. Comments are due by May 14, 2018. (Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center)
Source: Federal Register updates via the Rural Assistance Center - April 13, 2018 Category: Rural Health Source Type: news

New Drug Could Help Treat Core Symptoms Of Autism
BOSTON (CBS) – Currently 1 in 68 children has an autism spectrum disorder in the United States and there’s no drug yet to treat it, but now researchers at Montefiore Medical Center in Bronx, New York are studying whether a first-of-its kind drug, called Balovaptan, could make a difference. Balovaptan prevents a molecule from binding to brain receptors and is designed to improve social interaction and communication in people with autism. Previous research in adults has been promising. Researchers say this treatment would not be a cure and that kids would still need speech therapy, occupational therapy and educat...
Source: WBZ-TV - Breaking News, Weather and Sports for Boston, Worcester and New Hampshire - April 2, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Health – CBS Boston Tags: Health Local News Syndicated Local Autism Autism Drug Dr. Mallika Marshall Source Type: news

Stephen Hawking May Have Been the Longest-Living ALS Survivor. Here ’s What We Know
The world lost one of its most brilliant scientific minds Wednesday, when legendary physicist Stephen Hawking died at age 76. Hawking’s cause of death was likely amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS, a neurodegenerative disease that wears away at nerve and muscle function over time. He was first diagnosed with ALS more than five decades ago, at age 21, and was initially given just a few years to live — making the very nature of his long, illustrious career as much of a scientific marvel as the theories and discoveries it yielded. Here’s what to know about ALS, and what may have allowed Hawking to beat th...
Source: TIME: Health - March 14, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Jamie Ducharme Tags: Uncategorized healthytime medicine onetime Source Type: news