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  • Brooke Leiman

    Vocal tic or stuttering? Implications for treat...

    Posted in: SIG 04, Fluency and...

    Before I begin, I should say that I did refer the mother of the child I am about to discuss to her pediatrician or neurologist. However, I'd like to be as knowledgeable on this topic as I can be so I can help the parent navigate through the information...

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    RE:Maximum improvement?

    Posted in: SIG 16, School-Based...

    Does this student have a diagnosed speech or language disorder? If so, and you feel that you have reasonable goals to work towards then you can make a case to continue seeing her. If there is no need for your services as an SLP then you should not...

  • James Coyle

    RE: dysphagia after glycerol rizotomy for trigeminal...

    Posted in: SIG 13, Swallowing...

    Laurie, I have never seen one of these cases either. But from what I have read the glycerol rhizotomy for this condition selectively blocks the ganglion of the trigeminal nerve that mediates sensory but not motor or proprioceptive nerve fibers. I...

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    RE: school rights??

    Posted in: SIG 12, AAC

    Hi Erin, You might want to recommend that parents read Millar, Light, & Schlosser (2006). The article is titled, The Impact of Augmentative and Alternative Communication Intervention on the Speech Production of Individuals with Developmental...


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Seth KosterSeth Koster

Seth Koster is currently an SLP in Okinawa Japan at the U.S. Naval Hospital - EDIS. Previously he worked in Prince George's County Public Schools in Capitol Heights, MD as an SLP with the Infants & Toddlers Program. He is a Special Interest Group 16 affiliate.

Why Does Seth participate in the ASHA Community? 

“I primarily participate to learn, though I hope that here and there I might have something useful to contribute. The wonderful thing about the ASHA community is that it affords me deep, rich and meaningful professional fellowship although I live on a small island in East Asia. I look out over the East China Sea while I read the thoughts of my American colleagues.”

What is one of your favorite quotes?
In honor of the late, great Maya Angelou:
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."
- Maya Angelou (1928-2014)

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

I could, and I did. My mother was an SLP before me, and the finest clinical mind I have ever encountered. I owe her every one of my successes, though my failures are my own.

Where would you want to retire?
Here in Asia. There is something to learn around every corner, and always an opportunity to expand one's horizons.

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