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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.     

Bullying and Autism, SLP Unions, Depression and Strokes, and Snake Oil

Bullying and Autism, SLP Unions, Depression and Strokes, and Snake Oil

February 1, 2019

Episode 63 finds Matt, Michelle, and Michael braving the Polar Vortex for therapy.  How do you address bullying with students with Autism?  What if the student is bullying?  Where does teasing end and bullying begin?  The link between depression and stroke are higher in female patients than male.  How do you address the mental side of rehab?  SLPs and teachers were on strike last week.  Is it time for SLPs to have a national union?  Sentence diagramming was a major part of education for years.  Now its gone.  Should SLPS focus on sentence diagramming?  Lastly, Matt had a patient bring him an advertisement that looked like a real newspaper article.  Should there be laws addressing this?  Also Happy Birthday to friend of the show and a great researcher, the Informed SLP, Dr. Meredith Harold.

What has ASHA Done for You Lately, Toys: Talkies or Not, Rappers with the Largest Vocabulary, and Housing

What has ASHA Done for You Lately, Toys: Talkies or Not, Rappers with the Largest Vocabulary, and Housing

January 27, 2019

Episode 62: Matt, Michelle, and Michael bring in episode 62 with a look back on the week as Matt looks at 30+ ETRs, Michael continues his research, and Michelle works on the new state licensure. The top 10 threats to healthcare this year includes Anti-Vaxers. What impact will this have on therapy? At the age of 22 students can no longer enroll in school and must seek outside therapy. What happens if their caregivers pass, where do they live? It is super tough being a parent. Sometimes its nice to just have a few minutes of quiet time. What toys are your kids (or students) playing with? Is it stunting language growth? Lastly, how do we incorporate pop music and therapy?

Featuring Melanie Potock.  Adventures in Veggieland, High Functioning Autism, and the Power of Oral Care

Featuring Melanie Potock. Adventures in Veggieland, High Functioning Autism, and the Power of Oral Care

January 17, 2019

Episode 61: On this week’s episode, the crew dig themselves out of the massive snow storm that swept through the Midwest. Michael discusses his research project on Executive Functioning and Resiliency. Michelle and baby Speech Science work on completing her new licensure in Kentucky after moving across the country. Matt has learned the power of Pokémon. On the show, Matt, Michael, and Michelle discuss the challenges of high functioning Autism. Also, O’Hare Airport has made a fully functional bathroom for travelers with disabilities. Lastly, what’s in a toothbrush and why is Oral Care important? Featured in the interview chair this week is Melanie Potock. Melanie Potock is an SLP and pediatric feeding expert better known to her patients/families as "Coach Mel". She joined Michelle to talk about her new book called Adventures in Veggieland and her experiences as a Speech Language Pathologist. She has a wide variety of experiences as an SLP that led her to her to her work with pediatric feeding. Mel is based out of Denver, Colorado. She has authored three books and speaks internationally, helping children and their families eat healthier.

The Bachelor, Art and Autism, Emily Blunt Stuttering, and Failing State Special Education

The Bachelor, Art and Autism, Emily Blunt Stuttering, and Failing State Special Education

January 12, 2019

Episode 60: The Bachelor, Art and Autism, Emily Blunt Stuttering, and Failing State Special Education

 

Matt, Michael, and Michelle return in for the new year.  Have you heard about Cassie the SLP on the Bachelor? Which of the 3 would make the best reality tv show contestant.  On this week’s episode, the crew discusses Emily Blunt and her history of stuttering, art and autism, and a failure in special education.   They also feature a story about an Eagle Scout helping adults with down syndrome find a job. 

 

 

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