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The Speech Link: A Speech Therapy Podcast
62 minutes | Oct 27, 2022
Ambiguous Loss: Supporting Families During Stressful Times - Karyn Lewis Searcy, MA, CCC-SLP
This course defines ambiguous loss and how it can impact caregiver-child interactions. Ms. Searcy specifies how to assist families during stressful times and events, including the difficulties of communication disorders and delays. She covers the stressful details that caregivers can experience and how, if not addressed, it can negatively impact positive interactions and learning for the child.
62 minutes | Sep 28, 2022
How and Why to use the term “DLD” to Raise Awareness and Generate Connections - Holly L. Storkel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Developmental language disorder (DLD) has gone by many names. Why does the name matter, especially when it doesn’t match the terminology used in schools (e.g., IDEA) or medical settings (e.g., ICD)? In this course, we will explore how and why you should share the term DLD with families and other team members.
54 minutes | Aug 11, 2022
Ep. 74 - Surprising & Practical Language Therapy Applications from a 1980s Research Study - Teresa Farnham, MA, CCC-SLP
Guest: Teresa Farnham, MA, CCC-SLP - We have explicitly known for over 3 decades that parents influence their child’s language development—especially vocabulary—with the quantity and quality of their input and interactions. In the 1980s, Hart & Risley conducted a remarkable research project examining the differences in preschool children's verbal environments. You’ll learn the pertinent and practical results that you can apply.
55 minutes | Jun 22, 2022
Ep. 73 - Reading Beyond the Book: How to Apply Interactive Reading with Young Children - Jacqueline Towson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Guest: Jacqueline Towson, Ph.D., CCC-SLP - This course outlines practical strategies to implement during shared interactive book reading. Embedding techniques will be shared to facilitate language and emergent literacy skills with young children with language impairments, developmental disabilities, or those considered at-risk. Considerations for book selection, preparation, setting, and environment will be discussed.
62 minutes | May 9, 2022
Ep. 72 : Key Methods to Enhance Speech Sound Treatment Success - Holly L. Storkel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Guest: Holly L. Storkel, Ph.D., CCC-SLP - This course presents a variety of practical methods to enhance and systematically guide treatment success for children with speech sound disorders. For example, did you know that selecting complex sounds as your treatment target can accelerate speech sound learning? Or, that there are better ways to contrast sounds than conventional minimal pair treatment? All of this and more will be explained in detail.
56 minutes | Apr 13, 2022
Ep. 71: The Underestimated Power of Chewing - Licia Coceani Paskay, MS, CCC-SLP
Guest: Licia Coceani Paskay, MS, CCC-SLP - This course provides an overview of chewing that’s been researched within the medical and dental fields. Chewing is an overlooked and underestimated function that has a significant and well-documented impact on swallowing. Implications are covered from infants to the elderly. Chewing should take a more prominent role, especially in swallowing disorders.
59 minutes | Mar 15, 2022
Ep 70 - Instill Confidence & Joy in our Language Kids who Suffer from Educational Trauma - Deborah Ross-Swain, EdD, CCC-SLP
Guest: Deborah Ross-Swain, EdD, CCC-SLP - School-aged children with language and learning differences are at risk for education trauma; some feel defeated. They’re often labeled as unmotivated, ADHD, lazy, unfocused, or oppositional. SLPs are a part of a collaborative team that can recognize and avoid this trauma and boosts a child’s educational success, confidence, and joy. Numerous practical and easy-to-apply strategies will be covered.
61 minutes | Feb 28, 2022
Ep 69: Three Super-Techniques to Foster Academic Success for Those with Down Syndrome - Jennifer Gray, MS, CCC-SLP
Guest: Jennifer Gray, MS, CCC-SLP - We must find ways to motivate those with Down syndrome to join their peers in learning. Strategies for active listening, retrieving known information, and planning and executing speech allow them to perform better academically and become independent. This podcast shares three simple and essential strategies to address complex communication issues specifically for students with Down syndrome.
52 minutes | Feb 1, 2022
Ep. 68: “Therapy Essentials” for Teletherapy Services - Kristin Martinez, MA, CCC-SLP
Guest: Kristin Martinez, MA, CCC-SLP - Kristin shares practical information on Therapy Essentials, a comprehensive therapy platform and teletherapy training option for both school-based speech-language pathologists (SLPs) and SLPs in the clinical setting. She clarifies and outlines the full features and benefits of Therapy Essentials that can be used to deliver teletherapy, and within hybrid speech-language services
60 minutes | Jan 19, 2022
Ep. 67: Conflict Resolution: Essential Tools for Successful Supervision - Janice M. Wright, MA, CCC-SLP
Guest: Janice M. Wright, MA, CCC-SLP - Ms. Wright discusses the issues of conflict resolution rather than conflict management related to the supervision of speech-language pathology supervisees. She shares constructive definitions, analyzes the typical views of conflict, identifies conflict styles, and tactfully imparts techniques to effectively resolve disputes positively and productively.
65 minutes | Nov 16, 2021
Ep. 66: Diadochokinesis (DDK): Research Data and Clinical Applications - Ray D. Kent, PhD
Guest: Ray D. Kent, PhD. - Diadochokinesis (DDK) has been in our field for almost a century and has applications in many specialties. A scoping review found 360 DDK articles and has been associated with diverse etiologies: motoric, structural, sensory, and cognitive. Its popularity notwithstanding, it is not unquestioned as an assessment tool. However, it has been used across a spectrum of disorders and as a proposed biomarker.
55 minutes | Nov 8, 2021
Ep. 65: The Competent Clinician, EBP, and Real-World Data Collection Methods - Sandra Combs, PhD, CCC-SLP
Guest: Sandra Combs, Ph.D., CCC-SLP - Some clinicians avoid using research to guide their practice due to implementation challenges that appear controlled or too large to apply to their population. Dr. Combs outlines data collection and procedures on how to utilize single-case research to improve therapy quality. Her goal is to bridge the clinical world and the academic world of speech-language pathology to meet client needs better.
59 minutes | Nov 1, 2021
Ep. 64: Selective Mutism: Real-World Info & Answers for SLPs - Shari Gross, MA, CCC-SLP
Guest: Shari Gross, MA, CCC-SLP - -Selective mutism is an often misunderstood social pragmatic communication disorder. For many children, within their selective silence, their social pragmatic issues mask additional communication disorders: articulation, semantics, syntax, processing, and even autism spectrum disorders. This course introduces SLPs to the evaluation and treatment strategies of children with selective mutism.
58 minutes | Oct 25, 2021
Ep. 63: Posture: The Missing Piece in Speech Production - Bryan Gick, PhD
Guest: Bryan Gick, Ph.D. - In this research studies and strategies episode, the importance of posture in speech production will be discussed. Posture is vital in motor systems as a precursor to all movements. Maintaining speech articulators in stable postures provides a motor foundation for all speech sounds and movements. Learn how lingual postures shape speech sounds, how postural positions can help in therapy, and how posture governs facial expressions, phonation, and velopharyngeal port control. Prepare to change how you view speech!
63 minutes | Oct 18, 2021
Ep. 62: The Art of Accessing & Applying Amazing Materials & Activities from the Library - Megan Panatier, MS, CCC-SLP
Guest: Megan Panatier, MS, CCC-SLP - After visiting all 72 branches of the Los Angeles Public Library with her daughter, Megan was blown away at the quality and quantity of the FREE materials and activities available for speech and language therapy and literacy use. She tells of their journey, what she learned and how she applies the rich resources in her therapy to enhance reading enjoyment and verbal participation.
61 minutes | Oct 11, 2021
Ep. 61: Essential Interdisciplinary Management of Pediatric Sleep Disordered Breathing - Nicole Archambault, EdS, MS, CCC-SLP, CLEC
Guest: Nicole Archambault, EdS, MS, CCC-SLP, CLEC - Pediatric sleep-disordered breathing (SDB) can jeopardize development, performance, and health. SDB is within the SLP’s scope of practice. We have knowledge of oral functions (speaking/swallowing/chewing), craniofacial structures, respiration, oral rest postures, and executive skills, SLPs can help mitigate SDB. We’ll cover research and management strategies within an interdisciplinary framework.
59 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
Ep. 60: Speak Up: How to Improve Speech Clarity for Those with Down Syndrome - Jennifer Gray, MS, CCC-SLP
Guest: Jennifer Gray, MS, CCC-SLP - Speech clarity is possible for many of those with Down syndrome. New therapy techniques in motor speech, voice, and executive functioning are emerging and present viable options. Several were discussed: How to generate active engagement, voice-based methods, and how to encourage frequent practice to accelerate speech and language used to improve comprehension for success and independence.
53 minutes | Jul 30, 2021
Ep. 59: Moving From Smart Guesses to Smarter Questions - Lisa Chattler, MA, CCC-SLP, Fellow
Guest: Lisa Chattler, MA, CCC-SLP - This course covers the concept of instructing “questions” in our 8+ year old students. Students’ perception of classroom involvement can impact their willingness to take question-asking risks. Ms. Chattler shares details on how to support our classroom teachers, and how to create relevant lessons to address the processes of understanding, answering, and formulating questions.
53 minutes | Jul 20, 2021
Ep. 58: Simple Strategies to Develop Cooperation & Engagement of Children During Therapy - Adina Soclof, MS, CCC-SLP
Guest: Adina Soclof, MS, CCC-SLP - This one-hour course provides practical information and strategies to successfully manage disruptive and challenging student behaviors during therapy sessions. Adina provides effective ways to motivate and engage students to create an inviting therapy environment to stimulate cooperation and more responsible and respectful behavior conducive to learning.
57 minutes | Jun 17, 2021
Ep. 57: Moving from Survival to Thrival in the Public School Setting - Melissa Burk DeLange, MA, CCC-SLP
Guest: Melissa Burk DeLange, MA, CCC-SLP - In this episode, Melissa reaches out to school SLPs who are discouraged and burnt out. From experience and much reading and research, Melissa shares her Four Pillars for Thriving in the public schools. She discusses what is within the SLP's control, what is not, and what can be influenced even without control. She details suggestions for time management and how to create positive interpersonal relations.
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