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The crew continues to struggle with stay at home orders and balancing it with their therapy. Michael has moved his private practice a teletherapy setting and he continues to identify ways to improve his therapy delivery. Michelle is adjusting and facing the challenge of working from home while her husband works from home as well and having a young child at home. Michelle’s clinic remains closed but is making plans to open shortly. Matt continues to change the way he is presenting therapy to his students from the school district and still is seeing elderly patients in the home setting. On today’s show we are talking the recent updates on the FDA and sterilization of masks, a study on paper versus cloth masks, looking at special education and kids falling through the cracks and telepractice success stories. Hours after recording this show, Battelle was approved to use the serialization process for masks. On this week’s Informed SLP update, they look at the research behind hearing aides and young children. We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process. The ASHA spotlight looks at what ASHA is doing for us during this time of pandemic.
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SSPOD Shoutout: Do you know an SLP who deserves a digital fist bump or shout out? We want to know your #SSPODSHOUTOUT, like front line workers and SLPs who are working with out Covid-19 positive patients.
SSPOD Due Process: Do you have a complaint or need to vent, then you want to participate in the #SSPODDUEPROCESS. This week’s due process comes from the crew as they hate the way people use racial terms to name the current Covid-19.
Article #1: A recent study shows that the use of cloth masks have a higher infection rate than the surgical masks. Also Ohio based Battelle has identified a way to sanitize N95 masks. At the time of recording, they were awaiting FDA approval to disinfect up to 160,000 masks per day. Hours after recording, the FDA gave them the approval needed.
Article #2: As we move education online, the role of the special education teacher and related staff becomes more difficult. Recent articles look at the risk our students face of falling through the cracks of education.
Interview: Ayelet Marinovich is an SLP and the host of the Learn with Less Podcast. On her show and in her books she addresses the challenges and realities of early parenthood, and the information you need to know about early childhood.
The Informed SLP: Keeping anything on a toddler that the toddler doesn’t want there is one of life’s great challenges. Hats, sunglasses, pants… the struggle is real. When you add hearing aids to that mix you’d better put on a hard hat because there may be things flying at your head. So if you work with toddlers who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (DHH), you are 100% going to get parents coming in saying that they have the hearing aids, but the toddler just will not wear them.
ASHA Spotlight: COVID-19 has created many challenges to our daily lives. One of the ways ASHA can help you during this difficult time is to offer you free continuing education.
The Informed SLP:
Ambrose, S.E., Appenzeller, M., Al-Salim, S., Kaiser, A.P. (2019). Effects of an Intervention Designed to Increase Toddlers’ Hearing Aid Use. The Journal of Deaf Studies and Deaf Education. https://doi.org/10.1093/deafed/enz032
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