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Join speech-language pathologist Jeff Stepen as he interviews a variety of professionals, parents, and other assorted characters about topics related to the practice of speech pathology/therapy.

Conversations In Speech Pathology Jeffrey Stepen

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 2 Ratings

Join speech-language pathologist Jeff Stepen as he interviews a variety of professionals, parents, and other assorted characters about topics related to the practice of speech pathology/therapy.

    CSP 064: Preventing Burnout with Expanded Practice

    CSP 064: Preventing Burnout with Expanded Practice

    Every therapist I've ever met has dealt with feelings of burnout from time to time. From productivity pressures to feelings of imposter syndrome, we all struggle to make sense of it all as the years of practice fade into the background. We must regularly take stock of our own emotions and beliefs to prevent the big "B."

    Danielle Stoller is a physical therapist who did experience burnout. The subject of today's episode is how she dealt with that hopelessness and found answers to re-establish her passion and drive for her patients. Her journey was made possible with inspiration from Marabeth Quinn, a parent of a client of Danielle's. Together they formed Expanded Practice, a site where therapists can find the support to examine their relationships within and with others.

    Thank you, Danielle and Marabeth, for a very thought-provoking episode!

    Links:

    Check out the expanded-practice website, where you can pick up their free e-book 8 Simple Ways to Start Thriving in Your Practice Today.

    You can follow Expanded Practice on social media:

    IG: instagram.com/expandedpractice

    Facebook: facebook.com/expandedpractice

    How to Communicate with the Healing Brain Like an Expert  class and the 30-day Immersive Indispensable Therapist: Clearing the Lens program can be found here: https://www.expanded-practice.com/programs

    Episode Sponsor:

    This episode is sponsored by Simplepractice. If you need a stellar all-in-one practice management system that can also handle your teletherapy clients, look no further. Simplepractice can deliver it all. New users can sign up for two months for the price of one when they click on this link.

    Show Your Support:

    If you like the show, you can show your support in several ways, including:


    Leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to the show.
    Share the show with a friend or colleague.
    Are you a speech therapist or educator in need of some unique material? Check out my newly opened Teachers Pay Teachers Store. The selection is small, but I promise you it's unique!

    If you would like to get in touch with me regarding show suggestions, feedback, or anything else, please email me: jeff@conversationsinspeech.com.

    Thanks for listening!

    Jeff

    • 45 min
    CSP 063: Jill Escher (National Council on Severe Autism)

    CSP 063: Jill Escher (National Council on Severe Autism)

    Jill Escher is president of the National Council on Severe Autism (NCSA), an organization formed over two years ago by a group of parents looking to raise awareness and advocate for autistic individuals with more severe manifestations of autism. The NCSA has been sounding the alarm bells regarding the lack of societal preparedness for the magnitude of young adults leaving the educational system at 21. They address complex issues without pulling punches—housing, therapy interventions, mental health, guardianship, and the neurodiversity movement are all covered through a combination of position statements, webinars, and powerful blog pieces.

    In today's episode, we cover:


    Jill's background and advocacy role
    Rising incidence of autism
    Issues of causality, future directions of research
    The Neurodiversity movement
    FC and Rapid Prompting

    Links:

    Here are the two most important links from today's episode:

    The NCSA's Website

    Jill Escher's Website

    Episode Sponsor:

    This episode is sponsored by Simplepractice. If you need a stellar all-in-one practice management system that can also handle your teletherapy clients, look no further. Simplepractice can deliver it all. New users can sign up for two months for the price of one when they click on this link.

    Show Your Support:

    If you like the show, you can show your support in several ways, including:


    Leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to the show.
    Share the show with a friend or colleague.
    Are you a speech therapist or educator in need of some unique material? Check out my newly opened Teachers Pay Teachers Store. The selection is small, but I promise you it's unique!

    If you would like to get in touch with me regarding show suggestions, feedback, or anything else, please email me: jeff@conversationsinspeech.com.

    Thanks for listening!

    Jeff

    • 1 hr 32 min
    CSP 062: Kate Thomson

    CSP 062: Kate Thomson

    Kate Thomson is the founder of SpeechEase, a clinic with 3 locations throughout Queensland, Australia.

    Here is what we discussed:


    How Kate became interested in speech-language pathology as a career
    Her journey to opening SpeechEase and the challenges of leadership
    AAC and QWERTY vs. symbol use (hey, tangents are what the show is all about!)

    I hope you enjoy this episode. If you like the show, you can show your support in several ways, including:


    Leaving a review on Apple Podcasts or wherever you listen to the show
    Sharing the show with a friend or colleague
    Are you a speech therapist or educator in need of some unique material? Check out my newly opened Teachers Pay Teachers Store.

    Don't forget to check out my website: www.conversationsinspeech.com for updates, blog posts, etc.

    Lastly, please feel free to reach out to me: jeff@conversationsinspeech.com.

    • 30 min
    CSP 061: Anna Vagin

    CSP 061: Anna Vagin

    Anna Vagin has been in the social cognition space for over 25 years. She is the creator of YouCue Feelings and recently updated what I think is her marquee product: Conversation Paths Pack.

    Here are some of the things we cover:

    *Using YouTube animation shorts to teach a variety of skills.

    *Mental State Verbs

    *Conversation in real-time

    *Therapeutically applied role-playing games

    *Client-driven conversations

    Links:

    Anna Vagin's Website

    Simon's Cat (YouTube)

    Maca and Roni YouTube Channel

    Critical Core Role-Playing Game

    Story Grammar Marker

    Magination Press Children's Books

    Autism as Context Blindness Book

    • 42 min
    CSP 060: Skills For Connection

    CSP 060: Skills For Connection

    In this episode, I am happy to welcome Miriam Campbell from Skills for Connection. Miriam is both a certified speech-language pathologist and a social worker. Why the dual degrees? From the start, Miriam was keenly interested in working in the social cognition space. But she felt her slp training did not give her everything she needed at the time.

    You'll hear about Miriam's journey as well as her philosophy of empowering both teachers and students to choose who they wish to be in this moment and the next.

    I'm proud to announce the show's first sponsor. If you need a stellar all-in-one practice management system that can also handle your teletherapy clients, look no further. Simplepractice can deliver it all. And- new users can sign up for two months for the price of one when you visit simplepractice.com/conversationsinspeech.

    Finally, I'm happy to announce I recently joined the ranks of many other slp's by opening a Teachers Pay Teachers store! I have a few digital products that I think are unique (and modestly priced). You can link to them from my show’s website: conversationsinspeech.com

    If you'd like to get in touch, please feel free to reach out at:
    jeff@conversationsinspeech.com

    Take care, everyone!

    -Jeff

    • 47 min
    CSP 057: Can you /skr/ape it to me…The Book!

    CSP 057: Can you /skr/ape it to me…The Book!

    This is a repost of an episode originally released in April 2021. For some reason, it is not playing properly on Spotify. Hopefully, this will help those listeners access the episode.

    • 1 hr 20 min

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Apphunter57544 ,

Speech Student

Hey Jeff, I'm a SLP Masters student in Australia and found your podcast with Linda D'Onofrio great to listen to because it was down to Earth and funny. Many SLP Podcasts are highly technical and not very relatable as a student and yeah SLP stuff is technical but this is informative and a bit of fun. LIKE!

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