The impact of climate-related disasters on children's communication and wellbeing: addressing sustainable development goals - McGill N, Verdon S, Curtin M, Crockett J, Parnell T, Hodgins G.
PURPOSE: Natural disasters can significantly impact children's health, development, and wellbeing, as well as their access to education and support services (including speech-language pathology). Children's needs are often overlooked in the urgent aftermat... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - February 6, 2023 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Infants and Children Source Type: news

Maui company launches new speech therapy clinic
Kihei resident Emily Steenbergh started Malama Therapy Services with her friend and business partner, Kim Brock, in 2019. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - February 2, 2023 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Kelsey Kukaua Medeiros Source Type: news

NSF announces new AI institute
The U.S. National Science Foundation announced a new artificial intelligence institute to focus on the speech language pathology needs of children. The need for speech and language services has been exacerbated during the COVID-19 pandemic due to a … (Source: NSF News)
Source: NSF News - January 9, 2023 Category: Science Authors: NSF Source Type: news

Two Sisters Start a Homeware Brand Focused On Slowing Down
Sophie Weill and her sister Kiki are in their early 30’s but ready to slow down. Sophie who has built a a communications career, running her own public relations agency for the last four years, and Kiki, who works in healthcare as a speech therapist, take an annual sisters’ trip. For Sophie’s…#pianopiano #sophie #vietrisulmare #italian #meganmaguire #amalfi #kiki #sophieweill #piano (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - December 18, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Episode 4: Team Effort: Multidisciplinary Approach to Severe Asthma Episode 4: Team Effort: Multidisciplinary Approach to Severe Asthma
Drs Wechsler and Jackson discuss their partnerships with nurses, asthma educators, psychologists, speech therapists, and other specialists when diagnosing and treating patients with severe asthma.Medscape (Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines)
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - October 4, 2022 Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pulmonary Medicine InDiscussion Source Type: news

Automated hand hygiene compliance system's audible alert reminder increases healthcare worker hand hygiene compliance
Conclusion: Utilization of an AHHCS with real-time reminder audible alerts may be an effective method to increase healthcare worker HH compliance to ≥90%. Users of AHHCSs should consider the use of real-time reminders to improve HH compliance. (Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH))
Source: Current Awareness Service for Health (CASH) - September 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hong Kong court sentences speech therapists to 19 months in prison over'seditious' children's books
A Hong Kong court on Saturday sentenced five speech therapists to 19 months in prison over children's books deemed to be seditious, in a case that rights defenders say marks a major blow to free... #tightening #rightsdefenders #hongkong (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 11, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

The University of Kansas Health System Outpatient Clinical Concussion Comprehensive Protocol: an interdisciplinary approach - Davenport M, Condon B, Lamoureux C, Phipps Johnson JL, Chen J, Rippee MA, Zentz J.
OBJECTIVE: The concussion team at The University of Kansas Health System outpatient rehabilitation spine center is comprised of experienced multi-disciplinary experts including physical therapists and a speech language pathologist. The team set forth with ... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - September 3, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Economics of Injury and Safety, PTSD, Injury Outcomes Source Type: news

Texas home health company opens Santa Fe location
Operating under the Klarus Home Health brand, the facility will provide skilled nursing, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy and home health aides. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Physician Practices headlines - August 15, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Chris Keller Source Type: news

The school-based speech-language pathologist and students with concussion: an examination of evolving knowledge and confidence - O'Brien KH, Lundine JP, Pei Y, Kemp AM.
This study examines school-based speech-language pathologists' (SLPs') experience, knowledge, and confidence in supporting students as they return to the classroom following concussion, with a particular focus on knowledge of new management guidel... (Source: SafetyLit)
Source: SafetyLit - July 28, 2022 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Tags: Age: Adolescents Source Type: news

Robbed of the most precious thing': Missile kills Liza, 4 - The Associated Press
VINNYTSIA, Ukraine — Liza, a 4-year-old girl with Down syndrome, was en route to see a speech therapist with her mother in central Ukraine when a Russian missile rained down from the sky. She... #liza #theassociatedpress #vinnytsia (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - July 15, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Scottsdale medical technology company Aural Analytics lands $1.4M grant
The grant money will help the startup in its mission to create a tool that measures speech signals that could be missed by speech language pathologists using just their ears. (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Biotechnology headlines - July 13, 2022 Category: Biotechnology Authors: Jeff Gifford Source Type: news

Covid: The number of people being referred to speech therapy DOUBLES after lockdown
THE FULL impact of the coronavirus pandemic has not been felt, not yet. From how people communicate to how they work, the virus has transformed society and affected almost everyone in some way. This includes how they speak. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - May 17, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Woman, 22, accused of being 'drunk' at work discovers she actually has EPILEPSY 
Annie Newcomen, a speech therapist from Liverpool, had been suffering from 'episodes' that would cause sudden brain fog and memory loss in the lead up to her diagnosis in March. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - April 20, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

What is Vocal Cord Dysfunction?
Discussion Vocal cord function involves balancing muscular and neuronal functions. The superior laryngeal nerves (SLN) and recurrent laryngeal nerves (RLN) are the main nerves responsible for sensation and motor innervation. There are two sides to the larynx and they operate ipsilaterally, therefore one side can be affected while the other is not. Vocal cord paresis or paralysis are “an impairment of the vocal fold motor function that is caused by nerve or neuromuscular abnormalit[ies].” Paresis involves some maintenance of vocal cord movement while paralysis does not. Paresis is also more of a continuum than a...
Source: PediatricEducation.org - April 18, 2022 Category: Pediatrics Authors: Pediatric Education Tags: Uncategorized Source Type: news