June 1, 2013 Issue


People: June 2013

At a Glance: Who’s Collaborating? And How’s It Going?

ASHFoundation: Toss in Your Tickets for Raffle Extravaganza at Schools Conference

ASHA News: June 2013


Student's Say: In School With My Girls
A mother with two young daughters takes the plunge back into the academic world to pursue a speech-language pathology career.

Spreading the Word: Five Ways Appearances Matter in Publicity

School Matters: Upfront Work, Long-Term Payoffs
Regularly reaching across disciplinary lines may at first seem daunting. But when you see how much it helps clients, it becomes second nature.

Make It Work: Handling a Hard Conversation
One of the toughest things we clinicians do is break bad news to clients. These tips can help ease the pain—for you and for them.

From the President: The Magic of Interprofessional Teamwork
Interprofessional education in communication sciences and disorders isn't just a nice-to-have. It’s a need-to-have.

From My Perspective: How Do We Make Interprofessional Collaboration Happen?
It will take a lot more than talk to really change the health care culture.

First Person on the Last Page: Keeping it Cool
Audiologist Loleata Wigall uses her professional intuition to help her husband through cancer treatment.

App-titude: Gather Around the Virtual Meeting Table
New apps make it easier for interdisciplinary teams to track clients' learning goals and share treatment strategies.

Academic Edge: This Isn't the Same Old Book Learning
Learn about interprofessional education and patient simulations at the 2013 ASHA Convention.


State Spotlight: Washington Speech, Language, and Hearing Association
An interview with Washington Speech, Language, and Hearing Association's president Karen Simpson

Spotlight on Special Interest Group 10, Issues in Higher Education

Policy Analysis: Medicare Providers: Report Once in 2013 to Avoid Future Penalties
Feds clarify rules for required 2013 participation in the Physician Quality Reporting System.

Overheard: Navigating a Constantly Recalibrating Health Care System

On the Pulse: Combining Strengths in Craniofacial Treatment
Cleft palate and craniofacial teams provide a long-established model of interprofessional care.

News in Brief: June 2013

Inbox: June 2013

In the Limelight: The Dudes Abide
When you're ready to see the edgy side of speech-language pathology, let these SLPs be your tour guides.

From the Journals: June 2013

Bottom Line: Two Clinicians—But How Many Bills?
In collaborative care, clinicians from two different disciplines may treat a patient at the same time. How do you bill this co-treatment?

Blogjam: June 2013


So Long, Silos
Interprofessional care benefits patients, but teaching future clinicians how to provide it can be challenging. Follow these guidelines to "de-silo" your academic program.

On-The-Job Cross Pollination
How are you supposed to learn about interprofessional teaming if your graduate program didn't model it? Never fear. More employers are offering ways for staff to learn about one another's disciplines—together. Here's a first-hand look at some of them.

Health Care Summit Identified Need for Interprofessional Education
Clinicians, researchers and administrators agree: Changes in health care delivery and reimbursement models make interprofessional education and practice a must. Here’s what ASHA is doing about it.

Baseline Benefits
We may not know why children with epilepsy have speech and language challenges, but we do know they often struggle socially and academically. Armed with baseline and subsequent assessments, SLPs can provide the intervention these children need.