The purposes of the Academy are professional, clinical, educational, scientific and charitable and are ultimately to encourage the highest quality of life for those with communication disorders.
Ep. 18 - A Conversation with Peter Meulenbroek: ANCDS Writing Group for Traumatic Brain Injury
Peter Meulenbroek, PhD, CCC-SLP, uses sociolinguistic description and theory about talk at work to develop new ways to assess and treat persons with TBI who hope to return to stable employment. He runs the Social Communication and Cognitive Abilities Lab where he has developed online assessment and treatment tools for social communication deficits after TBI. He is interested in increasing life participation after brain injury through employment and volunteer options. At the time of this interview, he was the chair of the ANCDS Writing Group for Traumatic Brain Injury and is currently the Editor for SIG2 Perspectives Journal as well as Assistant professor at The University of Kentucky.
Ep. 17 - The Clinical Fellowship Year Experience
Nayiri Adessian is a licensed and certified speech language pathologist who earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology with a minor in Cognitive Science from Montclair State University and her Master of Science degree in Communication Disorders and Sciences from California State University, Northridge in May 2018. Nayiri completed her clinical fellowship at Nancy Sedat and Associates, an out-patient private practice, and continues to work there as a therapist. She evaluates and treats patients with adult neurogenic communication, voice and swallowing disorders. She has a special interest in working with individuals with aphasia.
Zack DeWall is a clinical fellow in speech pathology at the Pi Beta Phi Rehabilitation Institute within the Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He received his master’s degree in speech pathology from Vanderbilt University in August of 2019
Hillary X. Enclade is currently a speech-language pathologist at the West Los Angeles VA Medical Center. She received her master’s degree in communicative disorders from California State University, Northridge in Spring of 2018 and completed a clinical fellowship at West Los Angeles VA Medical Center in August 2019.
Ep. 16 Brendan Constantine – A conversation with Brendan Constantine about poetry and aphasia
Brendan Constantine is a nationally recognized poet based in Los Angeles. His work has appeared in many of the nation’s poetry standards, including Best American Poetry, Prairie Schooner, Tin House, Ploughshares, Virginia Quarterly, and Poem-a-Day.
His first book, ‘Letters to Guns’ (2009 Red Hen Press) received wide acclaim and is now taught in schools across the country. His most recent collections are ‘Dementia, My Darling’ (2016) from Red Hen Press, and a chapbook ‘Bouncy Bounce’ (2018) from Blue Horse Press.
Mr. Constantine has received support and commissions from the Getty Museum, James Irvine Foundation, and the National Endowment for the Arts. A popular performer, Brendan has presented his work to audiences throughout the U.S. and Europe, also appearing on TED ED, NPR's All Things Considered, KPFK's Poet’s Café, numerous podcasts, and YouTube. He holds an MFA in poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts and currently teaches at the Windward School.
“The Opposites Game” - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KO6527S5JOU
Brendan Constantine reads at the 2014 Dodge Poetry Festival - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mplyVOXWwfM
"The Translation" by Brendan Constantine - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_RZ0-I9hG9c
Ep. 15 - A Conversation w/ Ronda Winans-Mitrik and Patrick Doyle: Intensive Aphasia Treatment
Ronda Winans-Mitrik, MA, CCC-SLP, has been a Speech-Language Pathologist since 2009. She began her career at the VA Pittsburgh Healthcare System (VAPHS) by providing intensive, evidence-based aphasia treatment to veterans and active duty service members from across the United States through the Program for Intensive Aphasia Treatment & Education (PIRATE). Since that time, she has provided countless hours of aphasia assessment and intervention services to patients with a wide range of aphasia severities. During her time with PIRATE, she developed the clinical processes for in-person and remote candidacy evaluations and follow-up using tele-practice technology. She is a recipient of the 2012 Association of Veteran Affairs Speech Language Pathologists (AVASLP) Outstanding Achievement Award for her work with the PIRATE Clinical Team and co-authored a peer-reviewed manuscript in 2014 that details the PIRATE program’s description, rationale, clinical processes, and outcomes.
Dr. Patrick J. Doyle is a Speech Language Pathologist whose clinical and research work is focused on the rehabilitation of language processing disorders following brain injury. He is an Associate Professor of Communication Science and Disorders at the University of Pittsburgh, a Fellow of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association, and has received the Honors of the Association of VA Speech Language Pathologists. Dr. Doyle previously served as a Visiting Scientist in the Assessment, Classification and Epidemiology Unit of the World Health Organization in Geneva, Switzerland where he collaborated on the revision of the International Classification of Functioning Disability and Health (ICF). He is the developer of the Burden of Stroke Scale (BOSS) and the Founding Director of the Program for Intensive Residential Aphasia Treatment & Education (PIRATE).
Ep. 14 - A Conversation w/ Heather Clark - Diagnosing & Treating Motor Speech Disorders & Clinical…
Heather Clark, PhD, BC-ANCDS, is Chair of Speech Pathology in the Department of Neurology and Associate Professor in the College of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. She is board-certified by the Academy of Neurologic Communication Disorders and Sciences and a Fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association. Her clinical responsibilities include differential diagnosis of communication and swallowing disorders in adults and children. Dr. Clark serves as co-investigator in several projects examining the nature of speech, language, and swallowing impairment in degenerative neurologic disease.
Ep. 13 - A Conversation w/ Ramani Voleti: A Personal Experience w/ Board Certification and Aspects…
Ramani Voleti, M.S., CCC-SLP, BC-ANCDS, is an assistant teaching professor and speech language pathologist at the Gebbie Clinic at Syracuse University. She has several years of experience working in different settings and in different countries (India, Malaysia, Botswana, and US). Her clinical and research interests include acquired neurogenic speech/language disorders, dysphagia, and voice disorders in adults. She teaches courses in neurogenic communication disorders and professional issues in medical settings. She is certified in Lee Silverman Voice Treatment and is board certified in neurogenic communication disorders in adults by ANCDS.
Professors being professional
Excellent podcast, but I would warn away the layman as Speech Language Pathology and industry terms will rarely if ever be defined. If you are an SLP or a student this is an interesting source discussing treatments and ideas that you may not have heard about. Seems to be focused on neurology sofar.
This postcast is a must for SLPs and students interested in the area of neurologic communication disorders. It is a wonderful opportunity to listen to researchers and creative professionals in our field talking about their work in a welcomming and intimate discussion. We read their papers and go to their courses and trainings, but this podcasts brigns you closer to the individual, making you feel connected and inspired. I really enjoy and recommend this podcast.
I love this podcast it's great for SLPs who want to learn more and keep up with research discussions