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?
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.
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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December 28, 2018
Episode 59: Mai Ling Chan, Chris Bugaj, Rachel Madel, and Matt Hott sat down for a behind the scenes podcast round table. They talk how to build a show and the balance it takes to put a show on air. It’s a Christmas Celebration.
December 23, 2018
Episode 58: Multi-State Licensure, Bilingual Brains, and Loyalty Pledges On this week’s episode, Matt recaps his review of the musical Rent, Michael’s executive functioning study continues, and Michelle registered her cat so they can live on base. The crew discuss the positives, and the negatives, of a multi-state licensure allowing SLPs to practice in multiple states. How does your brain react to being bi-lingual? Lastly, would you take a loyalty pledge to boycott another country? What would you do if your job was on the line? A Texas SLP found out that she is out of a job for not signing. Also take our listener quiz and rate and review us on iTunes.
December 18, 2018
Episode 57: AAC in the Schools, Transition Plans, and More On this week’s episode, Matt questions why SLPs in the schools do not request more AAC devices. Michelle and Michael discuss their history with working with families and their transition plans. How does body language affect patients with dementia. Discussion about how does deep brain stimulation helps the brain.
December 10, 2018
Episode 56: The One with all the Hosts Michael, Matt, and Michelle are back in the hosts chairs. On this week’s episode the crew discuss the impact of video games and screen time on the brain, how are we killing communication, the Salvation Army, and Apraxia.
November 29, 2018
Welcome to episode 55 the ASHA Episode. Rachel Madel of Talking with Tech and Mai Ling Chan of Xceptional Leaders Podcast had the opportunity to interview and talk to over 60 people at ASHA. On this week’s episode Rachel and Matt talk about ASHA, Carol Flemming the ASHA Dorothy Dryer Award Winner, and Tracy Sippl the first Xceptional Leader who created a course and now has 3 up there took time from their ASHA Convention to talk to the show.
November 20, 2018
Welcome to episode 54 and a Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. We are all still recovering so we thought we would dust off one of our favorite interviews. Ivan Campos had the chance to sit down with Mary Casper - ASHA 2017 Convention Co-Chair for Speech-Language Pathology and Anita Vereb, Convention Co-Chair for Audiology. What does it take to be a Co-Chair? How long will you plan for a convention? Ivan’s got all of the answers.
November 14, 2018
Episode 53, its ASHA week. Mai Ling Chan (Podcaster, SLP, XceptionalED Co-Founder) joined Matt and Michelle for the week of ASHA. The crew discuss their ASHA plans and all of the trials and tribulations of making it to Boston this week. Also, if you are ASHA head to booth 331 and check in with Mai Ling. You may end up on air. If you cant make it to ASHA go to xceptionaled.com/asha18 and get a digital goody bag. This week the crew also discuss how students that are seen in speech and language therapy need our help when dealing with authority. Also, does Anxiety early in life lead to dementia later? Lastly, Dr. Jim Ansaldo came on air and talks Camp Yes And. Camp Yes And is a project of the Center on Education and Lifelong Learning, in partnership with the Indiana Resource Center for Autism at Indiana University. The 5-day summer day camp is designed to support verbal teens (ages 13-18) on the autism spectrum, or those with a similar diagnosis, who would benefit from support around building social communication skills. Camp also is a professional learning opportunity for educators – K-12 general and special educators, speech-language pathologists, school psychologists and social workers, community-based arts educators, etc. PS its FREE!!