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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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?Read More
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.Read More
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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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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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!!Read More
Episode 52, the one before ASHA. Michael, Michelle, and Matt come together to discuss the growing need for collaboration in the field and in the schools. What does special education look like when administration and staff are on the same page? Where does the line between rehab therapy and technology begins and ends? Can a robot help in rehab? How is stuttering affected by anxiety?Read More
Episode 51, the episode of birthdays. Matt had a birthday party for a two year and things were going great till the balloons popped. Michelle didn’t have any popped balloons on her birthday this week and Michael was upset over his Giants losing. On this week, the crew look at the communication intent of children in the NICU and how to help families feed their newborns. Everything is bigger in Texas, including Special Education violations. Also, how do we train families to understand what their loved ones with dementia are going through? Lastly, we meet a candidate for Superintendent who is also an SLP. Also hit us up with #speechscienceLife and tell us about your daily therapy.Read More
Episode 50, the pod-life crisis episode is here. On Episode 50, Dr. Kyle Karches sat down with Matt to discuss the future of AI and medicine. The group discusses cognitive impact of mundane tasks and the impact of CBD and speech and language delays. Also, what factor does funding have on education? Lastly, should we be doing a better job to ensure patients are only receiving therapy that can help them?Read More
Episode 49: Verbalizing from a Tongue Tie Clip, Fortnight, and IEPs
Matt, Michael, and Michelle discuss the implications therapists have on IEPs. Michael, the resident expert on executive functioning, breaks down how the brain is affected by video games and Netflix. Can clipping a tongue tie make a student verbal?Read More
Episode 48: RPM, Dementia, Apple Watches, and Clinicians
Michael, Michelle, and Matt are back.
A controversial article in the Walt Street Journal about RPM and our responses on this week’s episode.Read More
After a week of technical difficulties, episode 47 is being uploaded.
Episode 45: Lebron James’ Promise, ADHD and Video Games, Social Time and Dementia, Swimming SLPs, and Recess and Language
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Straw debate, week 2! Matt still fights about the straw ban, Michele has officially finished her move across the country, and Michael educates on the link between Executive Functioning and ADHD. The crew debates about video game addiction and the link with ADHD. Matt struggles with allowing his son to play versus learning flash cards. Studies show that some dementia patients get an average of 2 minutes per day for socialization. NBA star and all around good guy, Lebron James, has created a school for troubled youth in his home town of Akron, Ohio. The crew also fights through some technical difficulties during the recording.