Pediatric Newsletters

June 2024 Pediatric Newsletter

“If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.”

Referrals

In order to schedule an appointment, we require the following from a referring physician:

  • A SIGNED order requesting a “Modified Barium Swallow Study” or a “Swallow Function Study.” The physicians can write their own or find one on our website under the ‘Pediatrics’ tab.
  • Demographic sheet with insurance information
  • Their latest clinical notes to provide a thorough history

These documents can be faxed to 888-920-1201 or emailed to info@diagnostex.us.

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions regarding this process.

May 2024 Pediatric Newsletter

“Mother love is the fuel that enables a normal human being to do the impossible.” – Marion C. Garretty

Happy NATIONAL SPEECH-LANGUAGE-HEARING Month to all Speech-Language Pathologists!

We are such a diverse field and all play an important role in each life that we touch. It is important that we all continue to grow in various areas of our field and collaborate with each other & other professionals to provide the best quality care for our patients.

April 2024 Pediatrics Newsletter

“If you don’t like something, change it; if you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.”

Referrals: In order to schedule an appointment, we require the following from a referring physician:

  • A SIGNED order requesting a “Modified Barium Swallow Study” or a “Swallow Function Study.” The physicians can write their own or find one on our website under the ‘Pediatrics’ tab.
  • Demographic sheet with insurance information
  • Their latest clinical notes to provide a thorough history

These documents can be faxed to 888-920-1201 or emailed to info@diagnostex.us.

March 2024 Pediatric Newsletter

May your troubles be less, and your blessing be more,
and nothing but happiness, come through your door.

Referrals: We require the following from a referring physician:

☘️ A SIGNED order requesting a “Modified Barium Swallow Study” or a “Swallow Function Study.” The physicians can write their own or find one on our website under the ‘Pediatrics’ tab.
☘️ Demographic sheet with insurance information
☘️ Their latest clinical notes to provide a thorough history
☘️ These documents can be faxed to 888-920-1201 or emailed to info@diagnostex.us

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions regarding this process.

February 2024 Newsletter

Let all that you do be done in LOVE. - 1 Corinthians 16:13

Referrals

I often get questions regarding required documents to refer a patient, so I thought I would review that process. We require the following from a referring physician:

  • A SIGNED order requesting a “Modified Barium Swallow Study” or a “Swallow Function Study.” The physicians can write their own or find one on our website under the ‘Pediatrics’ tab.
  • Demographic sheet with insurance information
  • Their latest clinical notes to provide a thorough history
  • These documents can be faxed to 888-920-1201 or emailed to info@diagnostex.us

Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any questions regarding this process.

January 2024 Pediatric Newsletter

Welcome change, embrace adventure, & make this new year one you will never forget!

New Beginnings

As we embrace the end of one year and welcome the next, I can’t help but feel incredibly grateful for the opportunity to serve our community! In these first 9 months of seeing patients, we have helped many parents ensure they are feeding their children a safe diet, and I’m looking forward to growing the program more this next year.

November 2023 Pediatrics Newsletter

“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them” – John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Hi all! For those that are new to the newsletter, my name is Ashley Stone. I am the Pediatric Program Manager and a Speech Language Pathologist at DiagnosTEX. Our outpatient Modified Barium Swallow Study clinic is now open for pediatric patients of all ages! We have supported seating devices for those in need and have the capability to also complete studies in a side-lying position. We accept most insurances. Contact me for more information on how to make a referral. My contact information is at the bottom of this newsletter.

August 2023 Pediatrics Newsletter

“When educating the minds of our youth, we must not forget to educate their hearts.” — Dalai Lama

Guest Expert: I’d like to welcome Landon Hughes MS, CCC-SLP, from Therapedia, LLC in Keller. He prepared the following for us all this month. Enjoy!

July 2023 Pediatrics Newsletter

“When we honor our flag, we honor what we stand for as a Nation – freedom, equality, justice, and hope.” – Ronald Reagan

Hi all! For anyone new to the newsletter, my name is Ashley Stone, and I am the pediatric SLP at DiagnosTEX. Our outpatient Modified Barium Swallow Study clinic is now open for pediatric patients of all ages! We have supported seating devices for those that are in need and have the capability to also complete studies in a side-lying position. A few quick facts:

❖ We accept most insurances.
❖ We MUST have a signed order from a physician prior to initiating any contact with families. All orders should be faxed to 888.920.1201.
❖ I will personally call all families and the treating SLP (if applicable) prior to the study to gain a thorough history.
❖ In addition to faxing the full report to the referring physician & the treating SLP, I will also call/text the treating SLP following the study to give a brief synopsis.

June 2023 Pediatrics Newsletter

Good News! We are now able to complete an MBSS in side-lying position for the infant population. We know that this is a beneficial feature, as many babies with dysphagia leave the hospital with recommendations for feeding in side-lying position. The machine can easily adjust between viewing the patient in side-lying and semi-reclined, so both positions can be assessed during one study.