Research Tuesday: PD and Memory Problems

by Cyndee Williams Bowen, MS, CCC-SLP April is Parkinson’s Disease Awareness Month. This contribution  to the Research Tuesday project explores the nature of memory deficits experienced by people with PD. Citation Chiaravalloti ND, Ibarretxe -Bilbao N, DeLuca J, Rusu, O, Pena J, Garcia-7Gorostiaga I, Ojeda N. The source of the memory impairment in Parkinson’s disease: […]

App Review: Predictable – Part 1

by Cyndee Williams Bowen The folks at Therapy Box have recently updated their Predictable 4 Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app. I have explored Predictable 4 for a couple of months now, and I find it most impressive for several reasons. Intro to the App Predictable 4 is intended for users who have lost the […]

Research Tuesday: NMES for Dysphagia in ALS?

I am happy to launch 2015 by rejoining my fellow #SLPBloggers in our #ResearchTuesday blog project! This month I’m faced with the need to investigate the use of neuromuscular electrical stimulation (NMES) in the treatment of dysphagia in people with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). I have my own thoughts on the topic, but I chatted with […]

Medicare vs. Speech Generating Devices

Medicare is poised to decline payments for speech generating devices that do not meet their criteria. It’s not that they are dictating improved functionality. They actually expect features to be removed for certain SGDs to qualify for reimbursement. Features that: Facilitate training that can enhance a user’s functional use of the device; Allow video conferencing between the person […]