How does your articulation assessment measure up?

It’s hard to believe it’s March…and time for Research Tuesday (again!). I remember being in grad school (or maybe undergrad) and doing a group project on articulation assessments. We were split into groups (or we split ourselves into groups, I don’t remember), and we were required to study an assigned articulation assessment, determine validity, specificity, etc… and critique the administration, picture stimuli, results, etc. It was an interesting assignment. I remember making the power point for it, and I remember talking with the Dean of the department and telling him I wanted to update the test we had (it was horribly out of date), and he said that’d be a great thesis or dissertation project. LOL. Too bad, I can’t remember the name of the test now (I could go look it up, but it’d take too much energy.)

Anyway…When I came upon today’s article, it reminded me of that assignment…and I thought it was important to review. So, without further adieu I bring you Research Tuesday! Continue reading

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What’s in a label?

research tuesdayIt’s that time again! After a brief hiatus due to family “stuff” I am back to doing Research Tuesday. With any luck I will be able to keep up the routine…I know I’m happier when I actually get things done on here…and it’s been WAY too long since I had a post! 

Today’s research Tuesday discusses the need (or lack of) for providing a “label” for unexplained language issues in children. To be fair, I need to warn you though…this is not “research” in that there’s controls, things that are done, and data to graph…It is research in that it’s compiling a lot of information, asking some tough questions, and posing challenges. The author is a much respected SLP who is available on many social media platforms and I truly hope I don’t upset her with this discussion. I found the article extremely helpful…and the discussion articles following this one were insightful. So..without further adieu Research Tuesday!

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Treating Speech Sound Disorders

It is the second Tuesday of the month, which means it’s time for Research Tuesday. As always the interpretation of the research is mine and side comments are placed in [brackets].

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Today’s post is brought to you by the letter I… errr…. the Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools journal. Continue reading

Fetal Alcohol Syndrome: Can fathers be blamed too?

I almost didn’t have a Research Tuesday post. I could come up with some pithy excuses, but they’d just be excuses…suffice it to say, there was nothing that really spoke to me that I’d read. In fact, I wondered if I’d been burnt out from reading all these articles (not really!). Then I was speaking with a teacher in my school and remembered I had stored away an article to use for my own research and hadn’t yet. It was relevant, and interesting, and … uhm…maybe a bit controversial. So…I had to use it…right? I had to! First, though, I have to give a shout out to Tatyana Elleseff at Smart Speech Therapy for providing the link to me (I’ll bet she never expected me to use it this way!). It’s a bit different…and has an odd flow to it, but it’s here. So…without further ado…I bring you Research Tuesday!

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Confidence with Autism

It’s that time of the month again…wait! Not THAT!

It’s Research Tuesday!

research tuesdayThat means it’s time for the SLP Bloggers to dust off their journal sleuthing skills and review an article. I seem to always have trouble deciding on which article I want to write about. I either have several and can’t seem to choose, or none of them inspire me. Thankfully, after several days of hemming and hawing…err…preocastrination looking around I decided on the following article. So…without further delay… Continue reading

To Be or Not To Be…Adventures in Research – 6

Also known as…You’re Considering a PhD? Are you Nuts?

It’s no secret that I periodically toss around the idea of getting my PhD. In fact, about a year ago, I had decided I was going to do it and that’s all there was to it. Fast forward a year, and here I am…no PhD (well, duh! it takes longer than a year)…and to be honest, I haven’t even retaken the GRE (although that’s mainly because I disagreed with having to take it to get my MS and I resent having to do it again to get my PhD…but I digress).

So, when looking for today’s research article, I was pleased when I this gem came across my screen. So, without further ado I present, the 6th installment of Research Tuesday. Read the compilation of everyone’s article reviews here.

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