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:  Special Education in the Pandemic, Front-Line Freebies, ASHA Elections, and Dysphagia Updates

: Special Education in the Pandemic, Front-Line Freebies, ASHA Elections, and Dysphagia Updates

May 10, 2020

The group discusses what they would have done different in grad school and what they wish grad schools would have offered.  On the show this week, Mike has hit the digital wall with zoom meetings from morning till the afternoon.  Michelle has been using the ASHA education portal to take advantage of free CEUs and Matt wonders why the Learning Pass isn’t free all the time.    Matt ended his bowling season for the high school kids.  On Discord, you can interact directly with Matt, Michael, and Michelle and let them know how you are handling digital meetings all day.

 

On today’s show, we look at the yearly ASHA Elections for vice-president for Finances of ASHA, offers to thank front line workers, and the potential to waive special education law. This week’s Informed SLP update, they at the difference between pharyngeal and esophageal stasis.  We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process.  The ASHA spotlight looks at the yearly ASHA Elections.  We also replace the Hot Take with a Hot Seat

 

The Discord is up and ready for people to interact with the crew 24/7 with a new website, www.discord.speechsciencepodcast.com.

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The Entire World Of R, ASHA Elections, Data Collection, and Dysphagia Studies

The Entire World Of R, ASHA Elections, Data Collection, and Dysphagia Studies

April 27, 2020

On the show this week the crew talks about non-compete clauses in the middle of a pandemic, the use of social media and Tik Tok, Michael prepared for a live presentation on xceptionaled.com, and building garden walls.  The group talks teletherapy and how that has changed the way they document and present therapy.  On Discord, you can interact directly with Matt, Michael, and Michelle and let them know how you handle articulation.  Christine Ristuccia, M.S. CCC-SLP, the creator of Say It Right and the Entire World of R, sat down with Matt to talk /R/, starting a company, and how she became Mrs. R.  On today’s show we look at the yearly ASHA Elections for president of ASHA and the ways to take better data. This week’s Informed SLP update, they look at how we conduct swallow studies.  We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process.  The ASHA spotlight looks at the yearly ASHA Elections.  We also replace the Hot Take with a Hot Seat

 

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Travel Therapy, Sleep, Therapy Apps, and Therapy Minutes

Travel Therapy, Sleep, Therapy Apps, and Therapy Minutes

April 19, 2020

Michael has been using teletherapy to continue to grow his private practice.  He has found merits in this new part of the field may keep it going after the quarantine is lifted.  Michelle has not been seeing clients because of the Covid-19 lockdown.  Matt and Michelle talk the trials and tribulations of navigating unemployment, at this time.  Michelle’s son continues to develop language and puts a new perspective on what we learned in a classroom.  Matt recounts doing Easter from a safe social distance, his first live tele-therapy session, and the impact of being with his kids 24/7 has had on him.   On Discord, you can interact directly with Matt, Michael, and Michelle and let them know if you are considering working in a travel position or how you are coping with the pandemic lock-down.  Ashley Hamlin from TherapyTravelers, a travel speech and language therapy company, sat down with Michelle to talk about the positives of setting your own location for a travel position. On today’s show we look at the importance of sleep on cognition and a new FDA certified Speech Therapy App. This week’s Informed SLP update, they look at the importance of minutes and why you may be spending twice the time needed.  We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process.  The ASHA spotlight looks at what ASHA is doing for us during this time of pandemic.  We also replace the Hot Take with a Hot Seat

 

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Telepractice with Expressable, Medicare Changes, Visual Aides for Memory, Special Education Waivers, and Concussions

Telepractice with Expressable, Medicare Changes, Visual Aides for Memory, Special Education Waivers, and Concussions

April 12, 2020

Matt is not watching Wrestlemania for the first time in over 5 years as he lost his interest in the show. In the realm of therapy, Matt got his hands on an N-95 mask to wear for his safety. Michelle and her family have been doing the best they can to get out of the house as much as possible into their yard. Michael and Matt talk about getting hair-cuts at home. On Discord, the talk has been about how to handle long-distance learning in the schools. Leanna Sherred from Expressable, an online speech and language therapy company, sat down with Matt to talk about ways to implement teletherapy. On today’s show, we look at the 2020 Medicare outpatient coding changes, external memory aides, and changes to educational law based on Covid-19. This week’s Informed SLP update, they look at the long term effects of concussion. We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process. The ASHA spotlight looks at what ASHA is doing for us during this time of the pandemic. We also replace the Hot Take with a Hot Seat

The Discord is up and ready for people to interact with the crew 24/7 with a new website, www.discord.speechsciencepodcast.com.

SSPOD Shoutout: Do you know an SLP who deserves a digital fist bump or shout out? We want to know your #SSPODSHOUTOUT, like our Military SLPs who participated in a countrywide social hour online. .

SSPOD Due Process: Do you have a complaint or need to vent, then you want to participate in the #SSPODDUEPROCESS.

Article #1: At the beginning of the year, Medicare changed the billing and coding for outpatient therapy. Michael talks about a change that has affected him since the start of the new year.

Article #2: How does visual aides affect long term memory? Visual aids can lead to better recovery of information, but only if you are using them correctly. Michael breaks down how this looks for executive functioning.

Article #3: A waiver may be introduced for schools affected by Covid-19. What does this mean for therapy minutes on an IEP?

Interview: Leanne Sherred of Expressable sat down with Matt to talk Telepractice and ways to make it work. Leanne calls Austin, Texas home but studied Speech and Hearing Sciences at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. and gained her Master's in Speech-language pathology from Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. While her interest in speech prior to college was piqued by accents and dialects as it pertained to acting and performance, once she began studying in the field, her eyes were opened to the huge range of topics that an SLP can cover. She has worked in pediatric outpatient clinics, schools, early intervention, and home health. As many SLPs do, she found working with students, patients, and clients to be her favorite part, but dreaded the paperwork headache of insurance submissions and SO many denials. Her heart broke for families that were denied coverage, especially when out-of-pocket speech rates meant that the family would then potentially forgo the services all together. So with the combined brainpower of her husband, Nick - who has experience in the healthcare tech industry - and two other teammates, the vision for Expressable was created. A telepractice company, Expressable envisions a modern and affordable way for anyone who needs speech therapy to access it - with all the superb convenience of therapy at home and without breaking the bank.

The Informed SLP: A recent study looked at the effects of a concussion. Post-concussion participants scored normal on the discrete cognitive-linguistic tests typically used. However, when shown an unfamiliar video, then given 5 minutes to write a narrative, the patients with post-concussion produced significantly fewer key story points.

ASHA Spotlight: The crew celebrate ASHA’s one-stop-shop for all information affecting SLPs and AuDs with the Covid-19 Pandemic.

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Learn with Less (stuff), Mask Usage in a Pandemic, and Special Education Moving Online

Learn with Less (stuff), Mask Usage in a Pandemic, and Special Education Moving Online

April 5, 2020

The crew continues to struggle with stay at home orders and balancing it with their therapy.   Michael has moved his private practice a teletherapy setting and he continues to identify ways to improve his therapy delivery.   Michelle is adjusting and facing the challenge of working from home while her husband works from home as well and having a young child at home.  Michelle’s clinic remains closed but is making plans to open shortly.  Matt continues to change the way he is presenting therapy to his students from the school district and still is seeing elderly patients in the home setting.  On today’s show we are talking the recent updates on the FDA and sterilization of masks, a study on paper versus cloth masks, looking at special education and kids falling through the cracks, and telepractice success stories.  Hours after recording this show, Battelle was approved to use the serialization process for masks.  On this week’s Informed SLP update, they look at the research behind hearing aides and young children.  We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process.  The ASHA spotlight looks at what ASHA is doing for us during this time of pandemic. 

 

The Discord is up and ready for people to interact with the crew 24/7.

 

SSPOD Shoutout: Do you know an SLP who deserves a digital fist bump or shout out?  We want to know your #SSPODSHOUTOUT, like front line workers and SLPs who are working with out Covid-19 positive patients.     

 

SSPOD Due Process:  Do you have a complaint or need to vent, then you want to participate in the #SSPODDUEPROCESS.  This week’s due process comes from the crew as they hate the way people use racial terms to name the current Covid-19.    

 

Article #1: A recent study shows that the use of cloth masks have a higher infection rate than the surgical masks.  Also Ohio based Battelle has identified a way to sanitize N95 masks.  At the time of recording, they were awaiting FDA approval to disinfect up to 160,000 masks per day.  Hours after recording, the FDA gave them the approval needed. 

 

Article #2: As we move education online, the role of the special education teacher and related staff becomes more difficult.  Recent articles look at the risk our students face of falling through the cracks of education. 

 

Interview: Ayelet Marinovich is an SLP and the host of the Learn with Less Podcast.  On her show and in her books she addresses the challenges and realities of early parenthood, and the information you need to know about early childhood.

 

The Informed SLP: Keeping anything on a toddler that the toddler doesn’t want there is one of life’s great challenges. Hats, sunglasses, pants… the struggle is real. When you add hearing aids to that mix you’d better put on a hard hat because there may be things flying at your head. So if you work with toddlers who are Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing (DHH), you are 100% going to get parents coming in saying that they have the hearing aids, but the toddler just will not wear them.

 

ASHA Spotlight: COVID-19 has created many challenges to our daily lives. One of the ways ASHA can help you during this difficult time is to offer you free continuing education.

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Handling the Corona Virus Depression with the PTSDSLP and Managing Burn-Out with Angie Merced

Handling the Corona Virus Depression with the PTSDSLP and Managing Burn-Out with Angie Merced

March 29, 2020

Rachel Archambault, the PTSDSLP, joins Matt, Michael, and Michelle to talk about the three S’s during the Covid-19 breakout and lockdown.  The group talks about the current Status of their states, how they are handling the Stress of this situation, and then how are they going to provide Service.   Michael makes the shift this week from in person to telepractice.  Rachel is waiting to find-out which way Florida schools are going.  Michelle is attempting to figure out what her therapy will look like.  Matt is in Ohio where schools are closed till April 6th but he is still considered an essential employee for home care visits.  The Informed SLP join the show this week to talk about Alternating Motion Rates.  Angie Merced stops by the show to talk about burnout and what you can do to avoid it. After the episode, a quick outtake roll from this episode.    

 

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Now Hiring Black Male SLPs with Billy Fuller, Impactful Play, and Dyslexia

Now Hiring Black Male SLPs with Billy Fuller, Impactful Play, and Dyslexia

March 1, 2020

Due to illness and events outside of their control, episode 104 has been delayed, until now.  Michelle was out this week, but Dr. Tiffany Hogan stepped into to keep Michael and Matt in line.  Tiffany hosts the See, Hear, Speak Podcast.  Matt continues to be addicted to Tik Tok videos and the hashtag Tip Tok. Billy Fuller, the author of the ASHA Article “ Now Hiring, Black Male SLPs.  How does play impact learning, the crew will discuss the impact on therapy.  The crew also revisits dyslexia and Dr. Hogan’s study.   

 

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Adam’s Camp, Praise and Therapy, Myelination and Autism, Dysphagia and Verbal Cues, Interstate Compacts

Adam’s Camp, Praise and Therapy, Myelination and Autism, Dysphagia and Verbal Cues, Interstate Compacts

February 15, 2020

Michael was off this week, which means Matt and Michelle were left alone running episode 103.  Matt found TikTok and he can’t stop watching short videos about everything and anything and he cant get over the effects contouring has on women’s makeup.  Michelle was looking for suggestions to make a diaper cake.    The crew talks the importance of praise in therapy, the link between myelination and autism, dysphagia and cues from the Informed SLP, and Interstate Compacts as well as the shoutouts and due process.

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Crying in Your Car, Predicting Dyslexia, and Dehumanizing and Social Skills

Crying in Your Car, Predicting Dyslexia, and Dehumanizing and Social Skills

February 7, 2020

The gang is back together for Episode 102 and the show has a new format.  The show was recorded the night of the Emmy’s and the evening of learning about the passing of Kobe Bryant.  The crew comes to terms with the loss of an athlete and the role the Grammy’s have in letting us know we are getting older.  On the show this week, Michelle sat down the author, Kari Knutson, of the article than ran in the ASHA Leader about crying in your car.  Is training social skills dehumanizing?  Also, can you predict Dyslexia?  We also have our SSPOD Shoutout, the SSPOD Due Process, the ASHA Spotlight, and the SSPOD Hot Take. 

 

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XPN Holiday Special

XPN Holiday Special

January 29, 2020

What happens when the hosts of every XPN show get together to try Holiday Trivia?  An interesting twist on the holiday season.  

 

The Discord is up and ready for people to interact with the crew 24/7. On this week’s episode, the crew dissect the ASHA convention and come up with a wish list of what they want at a future ASHA Convention and what they did not like at this years ASHA Convention, too many ribbons, male restrooms, and no more pseudo-science top the list. 

 

   

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