The Speech Science Podcast

Academic Impact, Hidden Grad School Barriers, and Barbara Fernandes ”Sis, You Got This!”

March 19, 2022

Marie, Matt, Michael, Michelle, and Rachel dive into the research and pop news in and related to the field of Speech and Language Pathology and the Informed SLP breaks down the latest research.   On this week’s episode the group looks at Barbara Fernandes’ new book “Sis, You Got This,” academic impact or adverse affect in school, and the hidden barriers of getting into grad school.  The Informed SLP looks at Gestalt Language Learners. 

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

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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:

Blanc, M. (2012). Natural Language Acquisition on the Autism Spectrum: The Journey from Echolalia to Self-Generated Language. Communication Development Center.’




Sis, You Got This


Barriers to Grad School


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