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Diagnostic Decisions, 1 Million Word Gap, Lego Braille, and Free Comic Book Day

Diagnostic Decisions, 1 Million Word Gap, Lego Braille, and Free Comic Book Day

May 2, 2019

Episode 76: Diagnostic Decisions, 1 Million Word Gap, Lego Braille, and Free Comic Book Day

 

Special guest host, the award winner and the only member of XPN to have her name on a shirt from Talking with Tech, Rachel Madel sat down with Michael and Michelle this week.  Michael on a fresh return from a trip to Boston and Matt continues to count down his days till summer break while Rachel preps for a trip to the Grand Canyon.  97% of clinicians allow standardized scores to guide their clinical decisions, but is that the best way to make the decision?  They discuss the role of the “Diagnostic Triangle.”  If you read a child 5 books a day from the day they are born, they will have heard 1.5 Million words by the time their 5.  If you don’t read to them, they may be missing over a million words.  Lego is teaching children Braille.  Lastly, this week is Free Comic Book Day (Saturday May 4th).  Summer Loehr from the SLBeeps stops in to discuss the funny books and therapy.  You should be using comic books in your therapy sessions and we will tell you where to get some free books and also why you should buy something else while you are there.    

 

 

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Dementia and Telephone Scams, Captioned Telephone Services, ASHA President Elect Candidate Lynn Williams

Dementia and Telephone Scams, Captioned Telephone Services, ASHA President Elect Candidate Lynn Williams

April 26, 2019

Episode 75: Dementia and Telephone Scams, Captioned Telephone Services, ASHA President Elect Candidate Lynn Williams

Could our ability to fall for multi-media scams be a sign for dementia?  Your ability to understand and identify phishing attempts could be directly linked to signs for future dementia.  AAA and ASHA have teamed up to create a standard for captioned telephone services.   Dr. Lynn Williams sat down with Speech Science to discuss the power of the CCCs, the future of the association, and her view on the direction it should go.  Dr. Williams also touched on how to improve awareness and advocacy in our field and what does the clinical doctorate has to do with it. 

 

 

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Preschool and ADHD, Occupational Licensure, SLP Saturation, and ASHA President Elect Candidate Dr. Howard Goldstein, CCC-SLP

Preschool and ADHD, Occupational Licensure, SLP Saturation, and ASHA President Elect Candidate Dr. Howard Goldstein, CCC-SLP

April 17, 2019

Episode 74:  Preschool and ADHD, Occupational Licensure, SLP Saturation, and ASHA President Elect Candidate Dr. Howard Goldstein, CCC-SLP

How young is too young for preschool?  Does sending a student to school too early lead to ADHD?  Would going to preschool for an extra year help with development of our students?  Studies show that an increased year in preschool can help children learn the soft skills needed for school.  Some states are looking at changing the Occupational Licensure requirements.  What does ASHA’s recent announcement of joining the Professional Certification Coalition mean for those of us in these states?  Is your state oversaturated with SLPs?  If you find yourself negotiating for a new job, what do you need to do?  ASHA President-Elect Candidate Howard Goldstein came on air to talk about his future for the organization, what ASHA can do to improve its image with its SLPs and AuDs, the important of evidence based practice, and what he would like to accomplish in his 3 years. 

 

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ASHA Election Special

ASHA Election Special

April 11, 2019

Episode 73:  ASHA Election Special

This is a long one.  It’s the ASHA Election Special.  Who do you vote for? Who is running? When is elections?  Elections open up for voting on April 16th.  This episode we go over the individual candidates for the positions of President-Elect, Vice President for Academic Affairs in Audiology, and Vice President for Standards and Ethics in Speech-Language Pathology.  We also offer up an in-depth interview with the candidates for Vice President for Planning: Craig E. Coleman, Kathy Coufal, and Yvette Hyter.  On behalf of Michael, Matthew, and Michelle we apologize if we made any errors when pronouncing names.  If you would like to be interviewed for your position, please email or call below.  Grab some popcorn, take a long drive, and listen as we break down the elections.

 

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Talking with Speech Science: The AAC Accreditation Episode

Talking with Speech Science: The AAC Accreditation Episode

April 4, 2019

Episode 72:  ASHA’s AAC Certification

This is a very special episode.  Talking with Tech’s Chris Bugaj and Rachel Madel stop by to discuss the ASHA recommendation for AAC Certification.  Will this be good or bad for the field?

 

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ASHA Elections Part 3: Dr. Yvette Hyter; Burnout, Women’s Voice; and Hearing Protection

ASHA Elections Part 3: Dr. Yvette Hyter; Burnout, Women’s Voice; and Hearing Protection

March 29, 2019

Episode 71:  ASHA Elections Part 3: Dr. Yvette Hyter; Burnout, Women’s Voice; and Hearing Protection

On this episode, the crew went back to Facebook Live to start the show.  Michael, Matt, and Michelle discuss holding licensures in multiple states.  What is Burnout? How can SLPs help women be heard at work?  How loud is too loud?  Did you know there are amusement parks labeled as a Certified Autism Center, what about Sesame Street?  Michelle was able to sit down with Dr. Yvette D. Hyter.  Yvette is an ASHA Fellow, and Professor of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences at Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo.  Yvette is running for VP of Planning for ASHA. 

 

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ASHA Elections Part 2: Dr. Kathy Coufal, Presidential Attitudes, Feeding Standards, and /F/ Words

ASHA Elections Part 2: Dr. Kathy Coufal, Presidential Attitudes, Feeding Standards, and /F/ Words

March 23, 2019

Matt, Michael, and Michelle discuss the news and views of the week.  This week, President Donald Trump mocked Joe Biden’s dysfluent moment by stating he had a low IQ, he did this previously to Seth Myers in 2011.  Did cooking food lead us to being able to state our favorite F and V words?  Lastly, a start date for a Dysphagia Standard is coming in less than 2 months, what does this mean for us?  Lastly, Dr. Kathy Coufal has spent her career advocating and teaching leaders in our field.  Now she is running for VP of Planning and sat down with Matt to talk about her vision for ASHA. 

 

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Finding Your Voice, Vaccines and Autism, Blocks or Batteries, and Dementia and TV

Finding Your Voice, Vaccines and Autism, Blocks or Batteries, and Dementia and TV

March 12, 2019

Episode 69: Finding Your Voice, Vaccines and Autism, Blocks or Batteries, and Dementia and TV

 

On this week’s episode, Matt has returned from OSLHA with the fellow of the association award, Michael’s study moves forward, and Michelle returns to her passion in volleyball.  Joining the trio this week is Dr. Tiffany Hogan of SAIL.  They discuss the importance of having a voice that matches the AAC or Communication device user.  The largest study to look at the potential link between the measles vaccine and autism found that there is no link.  Batteries or bricks?  How do we grow brain power?  The answer may be in the simple objects for children and 7 hobbies to help the adult brain.  Lastly, how much TV is too much TV?  Could watching TV for 3 and half hours a day result in lower brain power? 

 

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Tina Eichstadt and the Selection of the Right Assessment, Perry Flynn and the ASHA Update, Aetna Denies Claims without Reading, and Banning Productivity

Tina Eichstadt and the Selection of the Right Assessment, Perry Flynn and the ASHA Update, Aetna Denies Claims without Reading, and Banning Productivity

March 6, 2019

Episode 68: Tina Eichstadt and the Selection of the Right Assessment, Perry Flynn and the ASHA Update, Aetna Denies Claims without Reading, and Banning Productivity

 

Matt, Michael, and Michelle discuss Luke Perry passing from the complications of a stroke and the impact it has on others.  Perry Flynn took time from his trip to Capital Hill to inform Speech Science Listeners what ASHA is doing for them.  Aetna Medical Director admits to never reviewing medical claims before declining to pay for them.  What role does productivity have in your setting?  An idea for an MD is to ban it completely.  Lastly, Tina Eichstadt from Pearson Assessments sits down and discusses all things about assessments.  How are they chosen, which is the best, and how do you get yours represented by Pearson. 

 

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Craig Coleman Running for VP, AAC and AI, and Miracle Cures

Craig Coleman Running for VP, AAC and AI, and Miracle Cures

February 27, 2019

Episode 67: On this week’s show, Michael is recovering from traveling to Denver and back, Michelle has her Kentucky Licensure, and Matt wraps up his coaching commitments.  Matt had an opportunity to sit down with Craig Coleman as he is running for VP of Planning.  Craig speaks about ABA and Speech and Language therapy, advocating for our profession, and how he sees ASHA can improve its image.  Artificial Intelligence continues to improve and learn.  Can it learn enough to help our patients with disabilities?  Is there a link between apraxia and physical differences in the brain?  Lastly, how does the hope of a miracle cure for autism impact the work we do?

 

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