Specific information regarding the Communication Sciences and Disorders' Acute Care Speech Language Pathology practicum led by Carley Evans MS CCC SLP. Carley is a medical speech pathologist at the Evelyn Trammell Institute for Voice and Swallowing of the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. If you are new to this practicum, start with the oldest post listed in Archive.

Friday, May 30, 2008

June, 2008 Practicum Schedule

In June, I will be at the SPEAKING OUT conference in New York City on Aphasia. I leave Wednesday, June 18th and return to MUSC on Tuesday, June 24th.

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Terminology for Clinical Documentation

Refer to naming members of a category within a time limit as verbal fluency, exemplar generation, or generative naming. Animal naming on some aphasia batteries is an example of verbal fluency. Another frequently used task on examinations is naming as many words that start with a particular letter of the alphabet without including proper nouns.

To document unwanted repetitions in an exemplar generation task such as naming as many animals as possible in a minute, refer to these as perseverations. In other words, an unwanted repetition or perseveration is any repeat of a previously named item. An item not belonging in the category is called a frank error.

Naming objects from descriptions is called naming to description.
Answering wh-questions (who, what, where, how many, when) with one word is called responsive naming.
Naming an object or pictured object is called confrontational naming.

Answering yes versus no questions such as "Is water wet?" is referred to as answering short, concrete yes/no ?s whereas answering yes versus no questions involving comparison or before and after relations is referred to as answering moderately complex yes/no ?s re: comparatives, or before/after relations.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Practicum Goals

Please provide a written list of your goals for this practicum by Monday, June 2nd. Thanks!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Thursday, May 8, 2008