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A show about how we communicate and how that communication changes our lives.

ASHA Voices American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA)

    • Health & Fitness
    • 4.0 • 49 Ratings

A show about how we communicate and how that communication changes our lives.

    Gender-Inclusive Language and the CSD Professional

    Gender-Inclusive Language and the CSD Professional

    This conversation was originally published in August 2021.Clients need to feel that they are valued and respected, and for gender-diverse clients, this often begins with the language we use. The consequences of not showing this respect can be large. They can even lead to negative client outcomes, as our guest today shares.SLP Greg Robinson is a faculty member at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, and the chair of L’GASP, ASHA’s LGBTQ+ caucus.Robinson shares guidance on how to approach conversations around gender and what to do if you inadvertently slip up. They also tell a personal story of how a health care provider’s language led them to stop receiving care.

    • 28 min
    An SLP Examines Opioids, Respiration, and Health Care

    An SLP Examines Opioids, Respiration, and Health Care

    On this episode of the podcast, we’re joined by SLP Wendy Olsen for a conversation of interest to SLPs in health care. Olsen discusses the effects of opioids on respiration and how collaboration may be the key to meeting patients’ needs. Olsen is a post-doctoral researcher at the Breathing Research and Therapeutic Center at the University of Florida. The interprofessional research center focuses on issues of respiration in health care and rehabilitation. She joins the podcast from Florida to discuss the opioid epidemic and to highlight research that may be of interest to other SLPs who treat patients affected by opioid use. This is the third episode of our 2022 series looking at how the opioid epidemic affects the work of CSD professionals.

    • 22 min
    SLPs Make the Case for a Fearless Approach to Dysphagia Treatment

    SLPs Make the Case for a Fearless Approach to Dysphagia Treatment

    Two SLPs invite you to rethink your approach to swallowing disorders.Ed Bice and Alicia Vose advocate for taking the fear out of dysphagia treatment—starting with the language we use.In recognition of Dysphagia Awareness Month, we hear their insights on the words they choose and how they approach conversations with physicians. We also discuss what a person-centered approach looks like, and why it’s important to assess a swallow in relation to the whole person.Plus, we look at the results of our guests' 2021 survey examining how often SLPs consult registered dietitians. They share why they think the results may point to a big opportunity.Both guests are presenters at ASHA's online conference, “Controversies and Consensus in Dysphagia Management.” The conference begins August 3. Find details at asha.org.

    • 33 min
    SLP Authors’ Lives Inform the Printed Page

    SLP Authors’ Lives Inform the Printed Page

    In this episode, we feature two SLPs who have been interviewed on the podcast. We’ll hear from the voices behind the words on the page: an SLP whose children’s book is equal parts personal and professional and a school-based SLP collecting and sharing real-life stories of cultural responsiveness.

    • 24 min
    HBCU Leaders Share Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Underrepresented Students in CSD

    HBCU Leaders Share Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Underrepresented Students in CSD

    It’s graduation season at many colleges and universities, and ASHA Voices is taking the occasion to look forward and explore the pipeline into the professions. What might the future of CSD look like?Increasing diversity, representation, and inclusion in the pipeline through colleges and universities continues to be critical. On this episode of the podcast, we’ve gathered three leaders from CSD programs at historically Black colleges and universities (HBCUs). Guests discuss strategies for recruiting and retaining students from underrepresented backgrounds. They also share stories of the people and places that helped them find success in CSD.

    • 40 min
    In Wake of Bruce Willis' Aphasia Diagnosis, an SLP Discusses Work With High-Profile Patients

    In Wake of Bruce Willis' Aphasia Diagnosis, an SLP Discusses Work With High-Profile Patients

    You’ve surely read the headlines: Bruce Willis is stepping away from acting due to the effects of aphasia. Amidst the many career retrospectives and heartfelt appreciations of him online are scores of articles offering varying definitions and explanations of his condition.SLP Fabi Hirsch joins the podcast for a conversation about this complex disorder, and her work with public figures who have it, including U.S. Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Hirsch is CEO and director of clinical services for the nonprofit Friends of Aphasia., which she co-founded with Giffords.

    • 19 min

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