The Speech Science Podcast
Genetics, Dopamine, and Stuttering, Poetry in Therapy, and Is Social Thinking Abelist?

Genetics, Dopamine, and Stuttering, Poetry in Therapy, and Is Social Thinking Abelist?

September 16, 2020

After taking a week off for Labor Day the group returns to the airwaves.  Therapy conversations are happening in the group's discord, jump in and let your voice be heard.  Michael continues to transition to face to face therapy in his clinic has proven to be great for him as much as it has been for his clients.  Michelle must move, again, less than a month in at her current location.  However, on the positive side, they hadn’t unpacked everything yet.  Matt has completed his last CEU hour needed to get his ACE award and he prepares to enter the delivery room for the latest edition to his family.               

On today’s show, we discuss the impact genetics and dopamine have on stuttering, the use of poetry in the therapy setting, and we look at Social Thinking and break down if it’s too ableist. We also look at the news headlines including Big Brother and Blackout Drinking.  This week’s Informed SLP looks at the why and how of working on writing.  We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process.  

 

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 Pitfalls of Teletherapy, Caregivers Perspectives, and Inclusive Halloween

The Pitfalls of Teletherapy, Caregivers Perspectives, and Inclusive Halloween

September 1, 2020

Matt announces on air that he would officially like to go back to school to get his principal’s licensure to pursue his dream job in the schools.  He took his boys to learn tennis and is putting the speech schedule together.  Michelle continues to unpack and has joined an outdoor socially distant workout group.  Michael visited Ricketts Glenn State Park in Pennsylvania.          

On today’s show, we discuss the telehealth company that was fined for not being truthful in its ads and we talk about the importance of caregivers perceptions of SLPs, what we do in therapy, and we react to the headlines in the news involving a Gucci’s new model with Down Syndrom, dysfluency and Gabby Giffords at the DNC, and Target has new accessible Halloween costumes.  Matt sat down Dr. Givona Sandiford to talk about her Health and Fitness Journey.  This week’s Informed SLP looks at the role parents play in ASD diagnosis.  We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process.  The ASHA spotlight looks at what ASHA is doing to improve funding and prep for SLPs in the schools. 

 

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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US Public Health Services Part 2, Lee Silverman Training, and Monitoring

US Public Health Services Part 2, Lee Silverman Training, and Monitoring

August 26, 2020

Michelle is 3 weeks into her new move and continues to unbox everything in the new home.  Michael was able to return to Long Island for the weekend to see family before the school year starts up.  Matt has had to navigate the Ohio Department of Education’s website to renew a license and he continues to digitize his classroom just in case he has to go virtual.     

On today’s show, we discuss if you should be using the Lee Silverman Voice Training for patients with Parkinson's and why our use of a numerical pain scale may be wrong.  Michelle sat down with the United States Public Health Services Speech and Language Pathologists for this week’s interview.  This week’s Informed SLP looks at testing options for Mild Cognitive Impairment.  We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process.  The ASHA spotlight is about the resources available to improve our therapy toolboxes. 

 

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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Ethics in Private Practice, US Public Health Services, and Mask Usage in Communication

Ethics in Private Practice, US Public Health Services, and Mask Usage in Communication

August 18, 2020

Matt joins the show this week after a long week that included a baby Sprinkle Shower, fishing with his kids, and created a singular drive for his entire family to use to share photos.   Michelle has set up shop in Kansas and continues to unload boxes around the home as she and her family acclimate themselves to the neighborhood.  Mike continues to improve his golf skills while honing the private practice to be prepared for the school year.   

 

On today’s show, we discuss how will you be using a mask in therapy (clear or not) and the ethics of taking on private practice patients from a current work location.  Michelle sat down with the United States Public Health Services Speech and Language Pathologists for this week’s interview.  This week’s Informed SLP looks at what it takes to return to previous activities following a TBI.  We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process.  The ASHA spotlight is about the resources available to returning School Based SLPs including a Covid workload calculator.  

 

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, which is recognition for someone doing something awesome somewhere.    This week we recognize the Speech and Language Virtual Rooms group!

 

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 was submitted anonymously:  Is it inspiroporn or just innocent videos on Tik Tok?

 

Topic #1:    What is the importance of non-verbals and being able to see the articulators during therapy?

 

Topic #2:     If you want to make your private practice stronger, can you just solicit patients from former or current work settings? 

 

Interview: Part 1 of a 2 part interview series looking at the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Services and what being a Speech and Language Pathologist serving on the front lines of Public Health.  Special thanks to the following Speech and Language Pathologists who have participated in interview:

Non-Clinical Billets

CAPT Mercedes Benitez McCrary

CAPT Michelle Baker-Bartlett

CDR Cathleen Davies

CDR Dean Trombley

LCDR Carla Chase

 

Clinical Billets

CDR Erik Cala

CDR Joann Sents

LT Courtney Wood

 

The Informed SLP: “Will I be able to get back to (fill in the blank) after my TBI?”  That’s the question that clinicians and clients are trying to address as the end goal of therapy. Two studies elucidate the importance of metacognitive processing times, auditory processing, higher-level language and wearing head gear as critical factors that directly influence one’s ability to return to activities of daily living for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI).

 

ASHA Spotlight: As schools return this week or next, ASHA has updated their school based resources. 

 

Contact

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Credits

Intro Music: Please Listen Carefully by Jahzzar is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License.

Bump Music: County Fair Rock, copyright of John Deku, at soundcloud.com/dirtdogmusic

The Informed SLP: At The Count by Broke For Free is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License

Closing Music: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

 

Show Links

 

The Informed SLP:

https://www.theinformedslpmembers.com/reviews-adults/will-i-be-able-to-get-back-to-fill-in-the-blank-after-my-tbi

https://journals.lww.com/headtraumarehab/Abstract/2020/03000/Postdecisional_Processing_Delays_in_Metacognitive.7.aspx

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02699052.2020.1725845?journalCode=ibij20

 

Masks and the Impact on Communication

https://leader.pubs.asha.org/do/10.1044/2020-0727-masks-communication-advocacy/full/

https://apps.apple.com/us/app/eyehear/id1321200884

 

Ethics and Private Practice

https://leader.pubs.asha.org/do/10.1044/2020-0814-taking-clients-ethics/full/

 

SSPODSHOUTOUT

https://www.facebook.com/groups/2610466689273930/?hc_location=ufi

 

SSPODDUEPROCESS

https://www.buzzfeed.com/kristatorres/down-syndrome-things-that-dont-make-sense

 

ASHA School Resources

https://www.asha.org/SLP/schools/School-Based-SLP-Resources-for-Physical-and-Virtual-Reopening/

https://www.asha.org/slp/schools/workload-calculator/

 

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Reimbursement Cuts and Interstate Compacts

Reimbursement Cuts and Interstate Compacts

August 12, 2020

Due to technical difficulties during recording, some audio may sound distorted. 

Michelle has made it across the country and is calling in again this week as her world possessions are delivered to her new home.  Matt went fishing with his boys this weekend for the first time and finally sat down to watch a movie.  Michelle has begun her move in process with her family.  Michael has been attempting to socially distance on the golf course and outside of the home before the school year ramps up/           

 

On today’s show, we discuss an improvement in the Interstate Compact, cuts to reimbursement, and we continue the discussion on SLP assistants and telepractice.  We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process. 

 

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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Covid and the CFY and Covid in the Clinic

Covid and the CFY and Covid in the Clinic

August 5, 2020

Michelle is live from the road this week and is calling in to the show.  Matt found out before the show that he is 1 hour short of getting an ACE award, continues to redesign his office, and has continued gardening.  In Michael’s area schools have been moving to virtual.  With this change in the status quo, Michael has been doing parent education and moving slowly back to the clinic.  Michelle tested positive for Covid-19 and was in quarantine.  But she has been cleared to continue her move to Kansas and she and her family have been cleared for recovery.        

 

On today’s show, we discuss Covid and the return to school’s affect on CFYs and Externships and what does therapy look like in the Covid era.  This week’s Informed SLP dives into the world of infant language.  We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process.  The ASHA Spotlight looks at the ASHA Youtube Channel. 

 

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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Returning to Schools, Covid and Your Voice, and Med Students Performing Speech

Returning to Schools, Covid and Your Voice, and Med Students Performing Speech

July 28, 2020

Michelle’s trip to Kansas was side-lined as she faces quarantine.  Michael has been working with students and their families to ensure language skills continue to generalize and he found a way to end up on the Golf Course.  Matt continues to work home health care and has found a new love for some clear liquors while he has been tested every 2 weeks for COVID.         

 

On today’s show, we discuss Houston medical students being asked to be SLPs, the tell tale signs in your voice of COVID, and the return to schools for SLPS.  This week’s Informed SLP Dr. Meredith Poore Harold stops by to talk about why we shouldn’t buy into the Headlines.  We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process. 

 

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, which is recognition for someone doing something awesome somewhere.  Tera Sumpter submitted a Shoutout to Tina Moreno the co-founder of Camp Alec. 

 

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 was submitted anonymously:  How do we balance returning to schools and the safety of everyone involved?

 

Topic #1:    Families in several states are suing to have their students IEP minutes met during the change in schooling.  Tied into the Due Process for this week, how do we balance the needs of our students and also the safety of the caregivers? 

 

Topic #2:  A recent article highlighted Med-Students performing SLP services, what should have happened?   

 

Topic #3: COVID may change your voice and may be detectable

 

 

 

The Informed SLP: Dr. Meredith Poore Harold stops by and talks with Matt about the importance of diving deep into the articles and not falling for just the headlines. 

 

Contact

Email: speechsciencepodcast@gmail.com

Voicemail: (614) 681-1798

Discord: https://discord.speechsciencepodcast.com

 

New Episode and Interact here:

www.speechsciencepodcast.com

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Support

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Credits

Intro Music: Please Listen Carefully by Jahzzar is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License.

Bump Music: County Fair Rock, copyright of John Deku, at soundcloud.com/dirtdogmusic

The Informed SLP: At The Count by Broke For Free is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License

Closing Music: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.

 

Show Links

 

The Informed SLP:

https://www.theinformedslp.com

 

 

Non-Licensed SLPs?

https://www.fox26houston.com/video/831184?fbclid=IwAR3Cp___Z8PCMVTHhjTZUe0gUJ66SxOgoDDt1OihINV8WocspH67rb7AoIA

 

https://www.fox26houston.com/news/houston-area-medical-students-form-group-to-help-doctors-with-everything-from-tasks-to-tutoring?fbclid=IwAR3TAM1Dp9aMIkSnZvq3YB-d9GsnppkHSOx2-INy9hCf9UvJ0O9iCVVR3sM

 

Covid and Your Voice

https://news.mit.edu/2020/signs-covid-19-may-be-hidden-speech-signals-0708?fbclid=IwAR2s0ib6TyH4LRVlxg12Nr6bL3A3-hd1iemC0Q7cMozz_LcQIxRLHNDSk4A

 

 

Returning to School and Lawsuits?

https://www.npr.org/2020/07/23/893450709/families-of-children-with-special-needs-are-suing-in-several-states-heres-why?utm_term=nprnews&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=npr&fbclid=IwAR3cvHXGZr4EMiENGS4a3Qe8lEXnH6dVZ6V-BnbSuW1qqK2oTeb0QgSoQXk

 

SSPODSHOUTOUT

http://www.campalec.com/about

 

 

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Dysphagia Tools, IDEA Failures, and Counseling

Dysphagia Tools, IDEA Failures, and Counseling

July 14, 2020

Michael and Michelle have the week off, so Leigh Ann Porter, host of Speech Uncensored settles into the co-host chair this week with Matt.  Leigh Ann recounts her week in the clinical setting and the joy of seeing a patient returning to your caseload.  Matt’s home health caseload continues to rise which means his free time continues to decrease.  Matt and Leigh Ann discuss the tests they enjoy when working with adults.  In the middle of the show, Matt had to run down a mouse in his house!

 

On today’s show, we look at tools for dysphagia, the importance of counseling during therapy, and which states are failing IDEA.  This week’s Informed SLP looks at perceptual ratings for dysarthric speech.  We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process.  The ASHA spotlight looks at the ASHA Connect Conference.  

 

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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Vocabulary and Recall, Disney and Disability Lawsuit, and Patriotic Music and Memory

Vocabulary and Recall, Disney and Disability Lawsuit, and Patriotic Music and Memory

July 7, 2020

Its episode 118, even if they keep calling it episode 117.  During this week’s show, they plan for a longer Fourth of July Weekend.  Michelle’s child turns two on the fourth this week as she wraps up her last few days before her move.  Michael looks forward to some social distancing family get togethers.  Matt talks about how he is terrible at using the holidays in his speech and language therapy and he will be attending a reverse parade.     

 

On today’s show, we discuss recent research showing why some words are easier to remember than others, Disney World has won a disability lawsuit, and how music impacts memory.  This week’s Informed SLP looks at tongue ties.  We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process.  The ASHA spotlight looks at what ASHA is doing to spotlight SLPs of color.   

 

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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Discharging from Articulation, Changing Grad School, ASHA Communities, and Teletherapy Proof

Discharging from Articulation, Changing Grad School, ASHA Communities, and Teletherapy Proof

June 30, 2020

During this week’s show, the group practiced going live on Instagram.  Michael’s clinic has begun to open up to in person live therapy and he continues to balance the role teletherapy has on his current caseload as well.  Michelle continues to prep for leave to Kansas and looks to transition patients to new therapists.  Matt is now being tested every other week for Covid-19 as part of keeping the home health staff and patients safe. 

 

On today’s show, we discuss recent research comparing teletherapy to in person therapy and the role COVID-19 has in impacting future graduate school classes.  This week’s Informed SLP looks at the importance of timing for therapy.  We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process.  The ASHA spotlight looks at the ASHA online communities. Christina Ristuccia returns for the third time to discuss when to finally discharge a student when you have been working on /r/ for so long.  So how do you avoid the lifers?   

 

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, which is recognition for someone doing something awesome somewhere.  Courtney Claxton is an SLP who has created an online community for speech and language pathologists and hearing professionals living with hearing loss.          

 

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

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