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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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Stroke Survivors, Social Media, Social Communication Disorder, and Ronda Rousey

Stroke Survivors, Social Media, Social Communication Disorder, and Ronda Rousey

February 23, 2019

Episode 66: The new website has launched. It is www.speechsciencepodcast.com and its with the other wonderful shows of the XPN. Matt, Michael, and Michelle worked during their three day weekends. Stroke survivor Rosemary Brown stated she felt lost when she came home from the hospital. What can we do as therapists to aide patients as they transition home? Our scope of practice continues to grow larger and larger, however, are we missing social communication disorders? An ASHA article gives insight how to address this. We post on Twitter, Facebook, and others. But what should or should we not be posting on social media? The baddest woman on earth, Ronda Rousey, sits on top of the WWE title landscape. However, shes been getting “negative heat” over her promos. How does she over come her motor speech disorder?

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Awards, Fleetwood Mac and Vocal Damage, Loan Forgiveness, and Autism and the Officers

Awards, Fleetwood Mac and Vocal Damage, Loan Forgiveness, and Autism and the Officers

February 16, 2019

Episode 65: This week the crew continue to make their way towards the end of the school year.  Matt was nominated as chosen as an OSLHA Fellow.  Michael continues to fine tune his research.  Michelle tracks down her licensure.  Are you part of the small percentage that has gotten a loan forgiven?  ASHA has started to help SLPs get loan forgiveness.  Fleetwood Mac Guitarist went in for emergency heart surgery and came out with vocal cord damage.  How common is this?  A Chicago man with autism was almost arrested in a hospital, but instead the officers sang and danced with him. 

 

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X-Box Video Games, Data Collection, Parent Buy-In, and Reading Comprehension

X-Box Video Games, Data Collection, Parent Buy-In, and Reading Comprehension

February 10, 2019

Episode 64 for Speech Science.  Michael continues to work with his private practice, Michelle works on her Kentucky licensure, and Matt plays catch up from 3 calamity days in a row!  Microsoft’s big game commercial showed off their brand new controller for disabled gamers.  Are we collecting data wrong?  When do we have time to teach a topic? Parent buy in shows greater growth in late talking toddlers!  We are all, probably, teaching reading comprehension wrong.