The Speech Science Podcast

ASHA “Elections,” Aphasia and Memory, and Must Needed Therapy Tools

March 14, 2021

Matt and Michelle hold down Speech Science this week as Michael takes a much-needed week off at home.  Speech Science also celebrates having 3 new baby girls in the last 6 months!  Michelle looks like she is moving back to Texas!  Matt recounts the end of his coaching season. 


On today’s show, we discuss the link aphasia and memory, what are our favorite therapy items, and a look at the ASHA Elections.  We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process.  The weekly news headlines return and the Informed SLP dives into targeting working memory with Aphasia treatment.     


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

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.   

SSPOD Due Process: Your opportunity to message us about a problem in your area that you would like us to talk about, use the #SSPODDUEPROCESS. 


Topic #1:    Aphasia affects the brain similarly to Alzheimers but without memory loss, so how does that change the way we look at therapy?     


Topic 2: Matt and Michelle discuss the tools and tricks they love for therapy.     


The Informed SLP: A recent student found that targeting working memory helped improve working memory, fluency, auditory comprehension, naming, and reptition.


ASHA Spotlight: The elections committee presented the single candidates for the majority of all open positions.  The crew discuss if this is really an election. 




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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.


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