Medical Speech Pathology

Curiosity, Dialogue, and Knowledge

A Quick Note of Thanks

Okay… So it’s been way too long since I added original content to the site, but life is like that sometimes, eh?  This post is meant to be a thanks … Continue reading

May 13, 2014 · Leave a comment

Documentation Dilemmas

In April of this year, I took a new job within my company where I scrutinize documentation and educate on how to document,  to ensure that the patients at our … Continue reading

November 16, 2013 · Leave a comment

Highlighting the Common Risk Factors for Stroke

Someone in the United States has a stroke every 45 seconds and although 10% of people who suffer one make almost a full recovery, the story isn’t so good for … Continue reading

June 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

An Ounce of Prevention

by Eve Pearce (Guest Contributor) ***Many thanks to Eve for sharing her time and expertise with this information! Dietary Changes to Prevent a Recurrent Stroke Just short of 800,000 Americans … Continue reading

May 7, 2013 · 1 Comment

Words Words Words

My father told me what his seminary professor told him; he said, “Son, fall in love with words.  You can do whatever you want to, if you can master them.” … Continue reading

May 4, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Importance of Being Earnest (in diagnostic testing)

Earnest- (adj.) 1. serious in intention, purpose, or effort; sincerely zealous: an earnest worker. 2. showing depth and sincerity of feeling: earnest words; an earnest entreaty. 3. seriously important; demanding or receiving serious attention. Many of you are already earnestly seeking precise diagnostic information before you begin treating your patients.  Some of you are not. … Continue reading

October 5, 2012 · 4 Comments

Serving Our Patients by Studying Our Numbers

Whenever someone participates in an activity and enjoys it, they seek to justify their participation by employing reason, invoking emotional pleas, disparaging the quality of other competing activities (regardless of … Continue reading

September 9, 2012 · 2 Comments

Hyponatremia and Cognition

What I didn’t know about the healthcare field when I started out was far greater than I imagined at the time.  I worked hard to do well in school and … Continue reading

August 16, 2012 · 7 Comments

Bedside Manner

The space between myself and my patients is necessary. When I’m too close to my patients, they don’t listen. They think they can ignore me like they ignore a friend’s … Continue reading

July 21, 2012 · 1 Comment

Oral tongue vs. Base of Tongue in Normal Swallow Function

Oral Tongue vs. Base of Tongue in Normal Swallow Function  Jerilyn A. Logemann, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BRS-S The oral tongue receives neural control from the cortex and the 12th cranial nerve … Continue reading

July 11, 2012 · Leave a comment