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    Billing For Caregiver Education-Pt, Not Present

    Posted in: SIG 02, Neurophysiology...

    Looking for clarification on this issue: Is it proper to submit charges for SLP time spent educating caregivers (RN, CENA, family) re: communication/swallowing strategies when Pt. Is not present? Would there be any difference in Acute Care vs SNF vs...

  • E Maria Wheeler

    monitoring social skills

    Posted in: SIG 01, Language Learning...

    In my district we use the Social Interaction Checklist by Emmet and Simlar. Teachers and other related service providers fill it out, as well as the student in order to have the power of comparison.

  • Catherine Shaker

    RE: Pediatric pt won't take a bottle.

    Posted in: SIG 13, Swallowing...

    I appreciate the responses thus far about this question and agree with the comments. Thought I'd respond to Rachael's related comment in the thread specific to nipple selection. So glad, Rachael, that the nipple you located worked for your premature...

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    RE: Shiley Speaking valves

    Posted in: SLP Health Care

    I have. They are similar in most ways. They fit on the same exterior 15mm hub-- they slide on and pull off with a snug fit just like a PMV. They are slightly different in that the plastic piece which opens/closes is in a more neutral position rather...

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    Swallowing Therapy-Are we protected by a district...

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

    Hello fellow SLPs, For those of you providing swallowing therapy in the educational setting, are you covered by your district's liability insurance? If so, in what amount? If not, are you reimbursed for purchasing your own professional liability...


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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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