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    Resources for Dysphagia training in underserved...

    Posted in: SIG 13, Swallowing...

    Greetings, We are involved in helping to develop a basic training program in a developing country where SLP services have not historically been available. Does anyone know of any materials that have been created to use as a basic swallow screen...

  • Carleen Ozley

    Coding question ????

    Posted in: SIG 03, Voice and...

    I have a voice patient whose Insurance (Aetna) is refusing payment. He has spasmodic dysphonia and I have use the following billing codes 478 .79 spasmodic dysphonia; 784.42 dysphonia and 784.49 hoarseness. His wife states that the insurance company...

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    RE:Sensory deficits in dysphagia patients

    Posted in: SIG 13, Swallowing...

    Try olfactory stim actual fragrances included vanilla,almond ,mint chocalate rosmary and basil entices salivation or swallow to combine with vital st

  • Maria Munoz

    ASHA Convention Sponsored Sessions

    Posted in: SIG 14, Comm. Disorders...

    Will you be in Orlando in November? If so, we hope you plan to attend the two SIG 14 sponsored sessions. This you we working in collaboration with the Adult Language Disorders planning committee to invite two great speakers. We're excited to report...

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    Voice Prosthesis Change Chattanooga or Nashville,...

    Posted in: SIG 03, Voice and...

    Dear SIG 3 List, Does anyone have a recommendation for an SLP in Chattanooga or Nashville, Tennessee who could change a voice prosthesis for a patient with a total laryngectomy? I would appreciate your suggestions.


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Sindy SandsSindy Sands

Sindy Sands has been an SLP since 1978 and currently works in the Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, WA. She is a STEP Participant, and member of the Special Interest Group 16 coordinating committee.

Why Does Sindy participate in the ASHA Community? 

“It is inspiring to see the caliber of folks who are in my chosen profession. It gives me a broader perspective of my field and helps me to understand what is happening nationwide. I get questions answered. I get to give to the profession from my knowledge and experience. I have been an SLP since 1978 and I have seen a lot…I get new perspectives from others' practices. It unifies us.”

What is one of your favorite quotes?
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day
Teach a man how to fish and he eats for a lifetime

What would you name the autobiography of your life?
At the end of the line there is another school

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

I have a mentor professionally. Ellyn Arwood, a genius SLP and educator, who has changed the face of SLP work.
There are so many I can learn from.

Name something fun you think others don't know about you.
I was in the junior miss pageant in high school and my talent was baton twirling.. I was a competition baton twirler.

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