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Hosted by Matt Hott, Michael McLeoud, and Michelle Wintering, Speech Science interviews leaders in the field of speech and language therapy, individuals who are making a difference in the lives of others with disabilities, and individuals who have overcome deficits in their own lives. Weekly they offer news stories related to field and critical reviews of literature, tools, and ideas related to speech and language therapy and audiology. New episodes are released weekly.

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Hosted by Matt Hott, Michael McLeoud, and Michelle Wintering, Speech Science interviews leaders in the field of speech and language therapy, individuals who are making a difference in the lives of others with disabilities, and individuals who have overcome deficits in their own lives. Weekly they offer news stories related to field and critical reviews of literature, tools, and ideas related to speech and language therapy and audiology. New episodes are released weekly.

    Over Reliance on Standardized Assessment and ABA Encroachment

    Over Reliance on Standardized Assessment and ABA Encroachment

    After taking a month off in celebration of Matt’s new daughter the crew returns with episode 127.  Therapy conversations are happening in the group’s discord, jump in and let your voice be heard.  Matt talks about bringing his daughter home from the NICU and jumps into the Hot take about failures in paperwork that happened in the NICU.  He also found the magic word when discussing charting mistakes in the hospital that will get you answers, a root cause analysis.   Michael has more mask to mask therapy and has seen his teletherapy numbers begin to decline. He also discusses the evolution of his speech therapy room from a multi-use room to a dedicated space.  Michelle has completed her move to a new place .7 miles away from the previous place.  Michelle enjoyed the weekend by taking the family across stateliness to visit a local farm.           
              
    On today’s show, we discuss ethical or unethical encroachment of ABA into the realm of the SLP and we discuss the over reliance on standardized assessments.  This week’s Informed SLP looks at how daily cognition training can keep the doctor away.  We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process.  
     
    The Discord is up and ready for people to interact with the crew 24/7 with a new website, www.discord.speechsciencepodcast.com.
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    SSPOD Shoutout: Do you know an SLP who deserves a digital fist bump or shout out?  We want to know your #SSPODSHOUTOUT, which is recognition for someone doing something awesome somewhere.  Dr. Heidi Alaskary has been named the lead co-chair for the T20 Task Force 6 on economy, employment and education in the digital age.       
     
    SSPOD Due Process:  Do you have a complaint or need to vent, then you want to participate in the #SSPODDUEPROCESS. This week, an anonymous listener asked why are therapists only using standardized assessment in decision making?  Matt, Michael, and Michelle dive into the diagnostic triangle and the importance or lack of importance of using only a standardized score to make decisions.  Matt talks about how he has added more in depth reporting and multiple standardized and not-standardized assessments which has caused his reports to swell to 10-16 page reports for and ETR (3 year re-evaluation). 
     
    Topic #1:    Researchers look to have identified a possible genetic link for stuttering and a potential link to dopamine receptors.  The next step is to trial a synthetic dopamine drug.  What impact does this have on therapy and does this mean we are just treating the symptoms of dysfluency?  
    The Informed SLP: Engaging in cognitive training every day may keep the doctor away!. Basak and colleagues found that cognitive training was equally effective in enhancing cognitive functioning in healthy adults and adults with mild cognitive impairment (MCI).
     
    ASHA Spotlight: With ASHA Canceling its convention this year, the crew discuss future locations and the impact location will have on attendance. 
     
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    Credits
    Intro Music: Please Listen Carefully by Jahzzar is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License.
    Bump Music: County Fair Rock, copyright of John Deku, at soundcloud.com/dirtdogmusic
    The Informed SLP: At The Count by Broke For Free is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License
    Closing Music: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
     
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    • 1 hr 22 min
    Genetics, Dopamine, and Stuttering, Poetry in Therapy, and Is Social Thinking Abelist?

    Genetics, Dopamine, and Stuttering, Poetry in Therapy, and Is Social Thinking Abelist?

    After taking a week off for Labor Day the group returns to the airwaves.  Therapy conversations are happening in the group's discord, jump in and let your voice be heard.  Michael continues to transition to face to face therapy in his clinic has proven to be great for him as much as it has been for his clients.  Michelle must move, again, less than a month in at her current location.  However, on the positive side, they hadn’t unpacked everything yet.  Matt has completed his last CEU hour needed to get his ACE award and he prepares to enter the delivery room for the latest edition to his family.               
    On today’s show, we discuss the impact genetics and dopamine have on stuttering, the use of poetry in the therapy setting, and we look at Social Thinking and break down if it’s too ableist. We also look at the news headlines including Big Brother and Blackout Drinking.  This week’s Informed SLP looks at the why and how of working on writing.  We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process.  
     
    The Discord is up and ready for people to interact with the crew 24/7 with a new website, www.discord.speechsciencepodcast.com.
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    SSPOD Shoutout: Do you know an SLP who deserves a digital fist bump or shout out?  We want to know your #SSPODSHOUTOUT, which is recognition for someone doing something awesome somewhere.  Sandy Bennett is most deserving of this week’s SSPODshoutout.  Sandy retires from speech and language therapy after contributing to it for 50 years.       
     
    SSPOD Due Process:  Do you have a complaint or need to vent, then you want to participate in the #SSPODDUEPROCESS. This week, an anonymous listener sends in the following situation.  A high school student working on /r/ and /l/ says the do not bother them, but teachers report that the student does not volunteer information and has cried during her presentations in March because someone asked her to repeat a phrase.  The therapist states the student is unmotivated in therapy.  Should therapy be continued or move to dismissal?
    Topic #1:    Researchers look to have identified a possible genetic link for stuttering and a potential link to dopamine receptors.  The next step is to trial a synthetic dopamine drug.  What impact does this have on therapy and does this mean we are just treating the symptoms of dysfluency?  
     
    Topic #2: Inferential and figurative language can be difficult to target in a therapy setting.  One SLP looks at adding Poetry to her therapy lessons. 
     
    Topic #3:   A study from an ABA group has come up again questioning the validity of the Social Thinking Curriculum.  Could there be some truth to the ABA concerns about evidence?  Should we be using Social Theory to cover up communication deficits or should we follow a less ableist look at Pragmatic Language?
     
    The Informed SLP: The Why and How of Working on Writing. Working on writing is an essential part of supporting our clients’ literacy development and research to support it.
     
     
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    Credits
    Intro Music: Please Listen Carefully by Jahzzar is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License.
    Bump Music: County Fair Rock, copyright of John Deku, at soundcloud.com/dirtdogmusic
    The Informed SLP: At The Count by Broke For Free is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License
    Closing Music: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Comm

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Pitfalls of Teletherapy, Caregivers Perspectives, and Inclusive Halloween

    The Pitfalls of Teletherapy, Caregivers Perspectives, and Inclusive Halloween

    Matt announces on air that he would officially like to go back to school to get his principal’s licensure to pursue his dream job in the schools.  He took his boys to learn tennis and is putting the speech schedule together.  Michelle continues to unpack and has joined an outdoor socially distant workout group.  Michael visited Ricketts Glenn State Park in Pennsylvania.          
    On today’s show, we discuss the telehealth company that was fined for not being truthful in its ads and we talk about the importance of caregivers perceptions of SLPs, what we do in therapy, and we react to the headlines in the news involving a Gucci’s new model with Down Syndrom, dysfluency and Gabby Giffords at the DNC, and Target has new accessible Halloween costumes.  Matt sat down Dr. Givona Sandiford to talk about her Health and Fitness Journey.  This week’s Informed SLP looks at the role parents play in ASD diagnosis.  We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process.  The ASHA spotlight looks at what ASHA is doing to improve funding and prep for SLPs in the schools. 
     
    The Discord is up and ready for people to interact with the crew 24/7 with a new website, www.discord.speechsciencepodcast.com.
     
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    SSPOD Shoutout: Do you know an SLP who deserves a digital fist bump or shout out?  We want to know your #SSPODSHOUTOUT, which is recognition for someone doing something awesome somewhere.  Dr. Givona Sandiford deserves this week’s SSPODshoutout.  Dr. Sandiford is in the running the to be Ms Health and Fitness.  Matt talks with her during the show’s interview segment as well.       
     
    SSPOD Due Process:  Do you have a complaint or need to vent, then you want to participate in the #SSPODDUEPROCESS. This week, an anonymous listener sends in the following situation.  The ESY services provided to one of her students was done by a non-SLP and the district does not want to inform the family.  What should they do?
     
    Topic #1:    PresenseLearning settled with the California Government for $600,000 related to making false claims about the effectiveness of their therapy.  Families across the country have already raised concerns about their students not being served correctly; how do we ensure that our students that receive teletherapy would benefit from it.   
     
    Topic #2: Caregivers value clear and direct information from their SLPs, but we as a field are not always clear.  What is the importance in using clear and defined terms when speaking to parents. 
     
    Interview: Matt spoke with Dr. Givona Sandiford about her health journey following the birth of her child.  She is in the running for Ms Health and Fitness and can be on the cover of Muscle and Fitness: Hers.
     
    The Informed SLP: Parents can effectively participate in early screenings for ASD via telepractice.  The Informed SLP looks at the research associated with this. 
     
    ASHA Spotlight: We look at what ASHA is doing to advocate for safety, telepractice, increased funding, and flexibility for the upcoming 2020–2021 school year.
     
    Contact
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    Credits
    Intro Music: Please Listen Carefully by Jahzzar is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License.
    Bump Music: County Fair Rock, copyright of John Deku, at soundcloud.com/dirtdogmusic
    The Informed SLP: At The Count by Broke For Free is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License
    Closing Music: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLe

    • 1 hr 10 min
    US Public Health Services Part 2, Lee Silverman Training, and Monitoring

    US Public Health Services Part 2, Lee Silverman Training, and Monitoring

    Michelle is 3 weeks into her new move and continues to unbox everything in the new home.  Michael was able to return to Long Island for the weekend to see family before the school year starts up.  Matt has had to navigate the Ohio Department of Education’s website to renew a license and he continues to digitize his classroom just in case he has to go virtual.     
    On today’s show, we discuss if you should be using the Lee Silverman Voice Training for patients with Parkinson's and why our use of a numerical pain scale may be wrong.  Michelle sat down with the United States Public Health Services Speech and Language Pathologists for this week’s interview.  This week’s Informed SLP looks at testing options for Mild Cognitive Impairment.  We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process.  The ASHA spotlight is about the resources available to improve our therapy toolboxes. 
     
    The Discord is up and ready for people to interact with the crew 24/7 with a new website, www.discord.speechsciencepodcast.com.
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    SSPOD Shoutout: Do you know an SLP who deserves a digital fist bump or shout out?  We want to know your #SSPODSHOUTOUT, which is recognition for someone doing something awesome somewhere.    
     
    SSPOD Due Process:  Do you have a complaint or need to vent, then you want to participate in the #SSPODDUEPROCESS. 
     
    Topic #1:    Through the use of LSVT, patients were able to describe the impact of Parkinson's on their voice and were able to discuss the characteristics of functional communication.  How should we be using LSVT and does it meet the requirements for Evidence-Based Practice?
     
    Topic #2:     Pain can interrupt our brain's ability to understand numeric spatial awareness.  Should we continue to be using a number scale or move to pictures?
     
    Interview: Part 2 of a 2 part interview series looking at the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Services and what being a Speech and Language Pathologist serving on the front lines of Public Health.  Special thanks to the following Speech and Language Pathologists who have participated in the interview:
    Non-Clinical Billets
    CAPT Mercedes Benitez McCrary
    CAPT Michelle Baker-Bartlett
    CDR Cathleen Davies
    CDR Dean Trombley
    LCDR Carla Chase
     
    Clinical Billets
    CDR Erik Cala
    CDR Joann Sents
    LT Courtney Wood
     
    The Informed SLP: Are there alternative methods for detecting mild cognitive impairment (MCI)?  The Informed SLP looks at the research to improve your ability to detect MCI.
     
    ASHA Spotlight: What is in your therapy toolbox?. 
     
    Contact
    Email: speechsciencepodcast@gmail.com
    Voicemail: (614) 681-1798
    Discord: https://discord.speechsciencepodcast.com
     
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    Credits
    Intro Music: Please Listen Carefully by Jahzzar is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License.
    Bump Music: County Fair Rock, copyright of John Deku, at soundcloud.com/dirtdogmusic
    The Informed SLP: At The Count by Broke For Free is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License
    Closing Music: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
     
    Show Links
     
    The Informed SLP:
    https://www.theinformedslpmembers.com/reviews-adults/a-simple-ask-are-there-alternative-methods-for-detecting-mild-cognitive-impairment-mci
    https://journals.plos.org/plosone/article?id=10.1371/journal.pone.0233225
     
    Commisioned Corps of The U.S. Public Health Services
    https://www.usphs.gov/
     
    Lee Silverman
    https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S002199242030099X?via%3Dihub
    https:/

    • 1 hr 36 min
    Ethics in Private Practice, US Public Health Services, and Mask Usage in Communication

    Ethics in Private Practice, US Public Health Services, and Mask Usage in Communication

    Matt joins the show this week after a long week that included a baby Sprinkle Shower, fishing with his kids, and created a singular drive for his entire family to use to share photos.   Michelle has set up shop in Kansas and continues to unload boxes around the home as she and her family acclimate themselves to the neighborhood.  Mike continues to improve his golf skills while honing the private practice to be prepared for the school year.   
     
    On today’s show, we discuss how will you be using a mask in therapy (clear or not) and the ethics of taking on private practice patients from a current work location.  Michelle sat down with the United States Public Health Services Speech and Language Pathologists for this week’s interview.  This week’s Informed SLP looks at what it takes to return to previous activities following a TBI.  We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process.  The ASHA spotlight is about the resources available to returning School Based SLPs including a Covid workload calculator.  
     
    The Discord is up and ready for people to interact with the crew 24/7 with a new website, www.discord.speechsciencepodcast.com.
     
    SSPOD Shoutout: Do you know an SLP who deserves a digital fist bump or shout out?  We want to know your #SSPODSHOUTOUT, which is recognition for someone doing something awesome somewhere.    This week we recognize the Speech and Language Virtual Rooms group!
     
    SSPOD Due Process:  Do you have a complaint or need to vent, then you want to participate in the #SSPODDUEPROCESS.  This week’s due process was submitted anonymously:  Is it inspiroporn or just innocent videos on Tik Tok?
     
    Topic #1:    What is the importance of non-verbals and being able to see the articulators during therapy?
     
    Topic #2:     If you want to make your private practice stronger, can you just solicit patients from former or current work settings? 
     
    Interview: Part 1 of a 2 part interview series looking at the Commissioned Corps of the United States Public Health Services and what being a Speech and Language Pathologist serving on the front lines of Public Health.  Special thanks to the following Speech and Language Pathologists who have participated in interview:
    Non-Clinical Billets
    CAPT Mercedes Benitez McCrary
    CAPT Michelle Baker-Bartlett
    CDR Cathleen Davies
    CDR Dean Trombley
    LCDR Carla Chase
     
    Clinical Billets
    CDR Erik Cala
    CDR Joann Sents
    LT Courtney Wood
     
    The Informed SLP: “Will I be able to get back to (fill in the blank) after my TBI?”  That’s the question that clinicians and clients are trying to address as the end goal of therapy. Two studies elucidate the importance of metacognitive processing times, auditory processing, higher-level language and wearing head gear as critical factors that directly influence one’s ability to return to activities of daily living for individuals with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
     
    ASHA Spotlight: As schools return this week or next, ASHA has updated their school based resources. 
     
    Contact
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    Credits
    Intro Music: Please Listen Carefully by Jahzzar is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License.
    Bump Music: County Fair Rock, copyright of John Deku, at soundcloud.com/dirtdogmusic
    The Informed SLP: At The Count by Broke For Free is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License
    Closing Music: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribut

    • 1 hr 34 min
    Reimbursement Cuts and Interstate Compacts

    Reimbursement Cuts and Interstate Compacts

    Due to technical difficulties during recording, some audio may sound distorted. 
    Michelle has made it across the country and is calling in again this week as her world possessions are delivered to her new home.  Matt went fishing with his boys this weekend for the first time and finally sat down to watch a movie.  Michelle has begun her move in process with her family.  Michael has been attempting to socially distance on the golf course and outside of the home before the school year ramps up/           
     
    On today’s show, we discuss an improvement in the Interstate Compact, cuts to reimbursement, and we continue the discussion on SLP assistants and telepractice.  We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process. 
     
    The Discord is up and ready for people to interact with the crew 24/7 with a new website, www.discord.speechsciencepodcast.com.
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    SSPOD Shoutout: Do you know an SLP who deserves a digital fist bump or shout out?  We want to know your #SSPODSHOUTOUT, which is recognition for someone doing something awesome somewhere. We shout out to Armani Williams, NASCARS first driver with Autism. 
     
    SSPOD Due Process:  Do you have a complaint or need to vent, then you want to participate in the #SSPODDUEPROCESS.  This week’s due process was submitted anonymously:  Let us know what you have on your mind this week. 
     
    Topic #1:    Another state has been added to the interstate compact.  We need 10 states to sign on and we have 5 as of now. 
     
    Topic #2:  What happens when we cut funding or reimbursement for speech and language services. 
     
    Contact
    Email: speechsciencepodcast@gmail.com
    Voicemail: (614) 681-1798
    Discord: https://discord.speechsciencepodcast.com
     
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    Credits
    Intro Music: Please Listen Carefully by Jahzzar is licensed under a Attribution-ShareAlike License.
    Bump Music: County Fair Rock, copyright of John Deku, at soundcloud.com/dirtdogmusic
    The Informed SLP: At The Count by Broke For Free is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License
    Closing Music: Slow Burn by Kevin MacLeod is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License.
     
    Show Links
     
    Topic 1:
    https://leader.pubs.asha.org/do/10.1044/2020-0810-interstate-compact-success/full/?fbclid=IwAR1bPtHTuNBcl0IgTCsiGWABn8T1W03Lxyq-ei-IlUUDiXgGsTFAKZnqjOQ
     
    Topic 2
    https://leader.pubs.asha.org/do/10.1044/2020-0731-mpfs-cuts-advocacy?fbclid=IwAR0CBWTOHUC3ft8A4XUKAbs1EsoKLyOieCvBKgsEVWCZQjZrBFfWAYETnUw
     
    https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2019/11/15/2019-24086/medicare-program-cy-2020-revisions-to-payment-policies-under-the-physician-fee-schedule-and-other
     
    https://www.asha.org/practice/reimbursement/medicare/Potential-2021-Medicare-Part-B-Payment-Reductions/
     
     
    https://www.asha.org/uploadedFiles/2020-Medicare-Physician-Fee-Schedule-SLP.pdf
     
     
    SSPODSHOUTOUT
    https://sports.yahoo.com/nascar-driver-autism-raises-awareness-093909827.html
    https://www.freep.com/story/sports/2020/08/09/nascar-armani-williams-autism-michigan-international-speedway/3326567001/
     
     
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