The Speech Science Podcast

Kristin Martinez and Teletherapy Discussion Part 3, Literacy and Dementia, Cameras in the Therapy Room, Reading Rates and Aphasia, and the Annie Glenn Award

November 20, 2019

The Discord is up and ready for people to interact with the crew 24/7. Matt and Michelle are prepping for ASHA this week!  As this goes live, Michelle will be in the air and Matt will be driving through the foothills of Tennessee. Are you making your plans to see the live taping at ASHA? Head over to for more information to see the crew live in Florida.  Matt is presenting on the Ethics of Podcasting and Michelle is hosting a live Speech Science Event.


Teletherapy looks to be the future of speech and language pathology. What is the best way to handle the increase and demands? Michelle sat down with Kristin Martinez from PresenceLearning for a 3 part interview diving into the nuts and bolts of Teletherapy. This week on part 3, they talk about discharge and answering all of your questions about teletherapy. Kristin Martinez is the head of Clinical Standards and Outreach at PresenceLearning.


Did you know there may be a link between literacy and dementia.  Recent research shows that literate patients or patients that are life long readers may have a less chance at cognitive decline and dementia.  How does literacy impact your ability to correctly identify cognitive decline.  How comfortable would you be with a camera in your therapy session?  Who should or shouldn’t access it?  A school district in Dallas wants cameras in every special education classroom. 


The reading rate of speakers may be impacting people with Aphasia.  A study looked at rates of 120, 150, and 180 words per minute to identify the appropriate speed.  Could this impact receptive language students in the classroom?  It is ASHA week, what are your plans?  Make sure you tag #SSPOD in all of your ASHA podcasts and visit the hosts live on the show floor. 




Voicemail: (614) 681-1798




New Episode and Interact here:


Patreon – A Chance for Dinner at ASHA


Rate and Review:


Show Links




Literacy and the Brain


Cameras in the Therapy Room


Text to Speech Rate and Aphasia


Annie Glenn Award




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

Bump Music: County Fair Rock, copyright of John Deku, at

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



Speech Science Powered by: You!

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App