The Speech Science Podcast

What do you need in your speech bag?

May 1, 2021

this week, Michael, Matt, and Michelle were joined by Learn With Less’ Ayelet Marinovich!  Ayelet’s kids have returned to in person school this week.  Michelle received her second shot of the vaccine.  Michael celebrated Earth Day.  Matt took his son’s Cub Scout pack to the Reds Stadium for a tour and goes off on the hospital that mis-charted his daughter’s hearing loss.              

On today’s show, Ayelet joins the crew to talk about what is important to have in your speech bag and what’s worth it and what’s worth skipping, a look at ASHA Elections and the lack of diversity, and the Informed SLP dives into the link between posture and your voice.   The crew breaks down the over-reliance school districts have on standardized assessments and ensuring students meet a certain threshold. 


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:  As new SLPs get ready to graduate, the crew talk about the materials every SLP should or should not have in their bag.  If you are seasoned SLP what things should you take out of your therapy bag?        


The Informed SLP: we know that good posture improves respiratory support, which in turn can optimize vocal performance and speech production. Now, think about those patients who have difficulty with postural control.   But what more can we do to achieve better posture for our patients?


ASHA Spotlight: We take a deep dive into the lack of diversity available in the ASHA Elections and why that is. 




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

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

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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