On this week’s episode of Speech Science, the crew discuss the Nest Classroom Trend and ways to help children with Autism Succeed in the classroom.  The crew become heated when talking about the lack of scientific proof behind Facilitated Communication and RPM.  Then ASHA Vice President for Planning, Perry Flynn, sat down to speak with Speech Science.  Perry talks about the future for ASHA and the road thus far. 

This week on Speech Science Podcast Episode 8, the Speech Science Crew had the opportunity to speak with Daniel Kottke.  Kottke was an early employee at Apple.  Kottke speaks briefly about his time at Apple, his relationship with Steve Jobs, and the future of technology.  The Speech Science crew discuss dementia detection, speech therapy for screen addiction, and social anxiety in students with Autism.  

This week on Speech Science the topic of paying interns/externs while they are in grad school.  Part 2 of the Ayesha Butt interview, a leader in the SLP field in Pakistan.  Lastly a way to fight burn out in the field.  

This week, Matt and Lucas discuss the gender language of fathers, an SLP in Winnipeg working with accent modification, and the importance of advocacy in the field. The interview this week is with Ayesha Butt, a pioneer in the field in Pakistan. She speaks about creating the masters program, the need for more help, and the troubles of setting up a program in her country.

This week, the Speech Science crew discuss fidget spinners in the classroom, working collaboratively with other services, and the ASHA initiative for the Steve Gleason Act. This week's interview is with The Sleeper Hit podcast host, writer, producer, and roller derby athlete Meryl Williams. Williams discusses her hearing loss and the effects it had on her career.

This week the Speech Science crew spoke with 2 of the three candidates for Vice President of Speech-Language Pathology Practice, Craig Coleman and Gregory Lof (Marie Ireland was unable to be scheduled at this time). The Speech Science crew also discussed the current issue of over the counter hearing aides, what babies hear in the womb, and if you should you use cotton swabs in your ears (you shouldn't).

This week, the Ivan, Lucas (live from an art show), Chandru, and Matt discuss screen time for children and tantrums in children with autism.  Lucas had an opportunity to sit down and speak with Aziz Khalaf Almayahe, a language researcher in Iraq.  

The 4 hosts come together to discuss SpeechScience.org . One fundamental question for therapists is how to ensure generalization. How do we make sure our patients use the skills they learn in the therapy room when they leave the clinic and enter the outside world? Edward Taub and Gitendra Uswatte speak with us about a new assessment that measures the generalization of spoken language in people with aphasia.

Mike Skiados, CAE, is Director, Membership., for the American Speech-Language Hearing Association and a powerful advocate for the growth of the field. In this inaugural episode of our podcast, he was kind enough to speak at length about his role, the organization's plans for promoting diversity, and overall strategic initiatives for the coming year. Thanks a lot to mike for his time - and we can't with to see what's coming from the organization in the coming years!