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A speech and language podcast to motivate and inspire school-based SLPs. Just the tips, strategies, and low prep therapy ideas you need to walk into your therapy room with confidence and plan with ease. 

Learn and hear stories an SLP in the trenches just like you!

SLP Coffee Talk Hallie Sherman

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    • 4.8 • 72 Ratings

A speech and language podcast to motivate and inspire school-based SLPs. Just the tips, strategies, and low prep therapy ideas you need to walk into your therapy room with confidence and plan with ease. 

Learn and hear stories an SLP in the trenches just like you!

    Neurodiversity-Affirming Approaches to Social and Emotional Learning with Meg Proctor

    Neurodiversity-Affirming Approaches to Social and Emotional Learning with Meg Proctor

    Have you ever heard of the neurodiversity-affirming approach to therapy? 
     
    For many years, we have been taught to teach students how to adapt to the world around them, but what if we approach it differently? The neurodiversity-affirming approach means that you work with autistic kids in a way that doesn’t ask them to fundamentally change who they are. 
     
    In today’s episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I sat down with Meg Proctor to talk about how you can start offering therapy that is respectful towards the autistic community and doesn’t teach them to be inauthentic to themselves. 
     
    Meg offers neurodiversity-affirming, strengths-based trainings to OTs and SLPs who want to be more confident, effective, and affirming in their work with autistic kids.  
     
    Meg also hosts the podcast Two Sides of the Spectrum, designed to help neurotypical therapists better take the perspective of our autistic clients. Meg’s website, learnplaythrive.com, hosts a variety of free resources as well as CE trainings registered for AOTA and ASHA CEUs. 
     
    We have to let go of our neurotypical biases when working with autistic children. By teaching our students in the way that they need to be taught, we can get much better results and more motivation from them. 
     
    Tune in to learn more about the neurodiversity-affirming approach to therapy and how you can start utilizing this method in your therapy practice today. 
     
    Full show notes available at www.speechtimefun.com/125
     
    Resources Mentioned: 
    Check out Meg’s website: https://learnplaythrive.com/
    Follow Meg on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/learnplaythrive/
    Listen to the Two Sides of the Spectrum podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/two-sides-of-the-spectrum/id1514489746
    Join Meg’s Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/OTandAutism
    Listen to Rachel Dorsey’s episode: https://speechtimefun.com/role-of-goals-for-autistic-students-with-rachel-dorsey/
     
    Where We Can Connect: 
    Follow the Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/slp-coffee-talk/id1497341007
    Follow Hallie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speechtimefun
    Follow Hallie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpeechTimeFun/
    Follow Hallie on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/missspeechie/

    • 26 min
    Help Our Students Hear with Madison Levine

    Help Our Students Hear with Madison Levine

    As SLPs, we work with students with all different backgrounds, and for some, that means hearing difficulties. For many SLPs, this is a challenge because students that need hearing aids have unique needs that we may not always feel qualified to assist with.   
    On this episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I sat down with Madison Levine, a hearing instrument specialist, to talk about hearing services for our students and how we can take an active role in helping students make the most of their hearing aids. 
     
    Madison Levine founded her audiology practice, Levine Hearing, in Charlotte, NC, in 2015. She followed in the footsteps of her mother, who showed her what it looked like to have a successful career and balance a family as well. 
     
    Besides feeling unprepared to help with hearing aids, one of the biggest challenges is when students are reluctant to use them. Hearing aids can make things feel uncomfortably loud in a way they aren’t used to and it can be jarring, however, this isn’t something that they can avoid. 
     
    The key to working with students like this is trust. Building rapport is the best way to get through to them when they are struggling to come around to their hearing aids. By building a good relationship, you can get through to them and help them understand why their hearing aids are important. 
     
    Tune in to learn more about how you can embrace learning about hearing instruments and help your students in the best way possible. 
     
    Full show notes available at www.speechtimefun.com/124
     
    Resources Mentioned: 
    Follow Madison on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/madisonlistens/
    Visit Madison’s website: https://levinehearing.com/
     
     
    Where We Can Connect: 
    Follow the Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/slp-coffee-talk/id1497341007
    Follow Hallie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speechtimefun
    Follow Hallie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpeechTimeFun/
    Follow Hallie on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/missspeechie/

    • 24 min
    Ways to Diversify the Field, Implicit Bias, & Barriers with DiverCity SLP

    Ways to Diversify the Field, Implicit Bias, & Barriers with DiverCity SLP

    There is an unfortunate lack of diversity within the speech-language pathology profession.    
    With it being a predominantly white profession, that means that a large majority of SLP materials lack diversity as well. In today’s episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I sat down with Christina Royster and Courtney Overton from DiveryCity SLP to discuss the things that they are doing to increase diversity and representation within the field so that all children feel included. 
     
    In 2018, Ana-Maria Jaramillo, Courtney Overton, and Christina Royster created DiverCity SLP in order to increase diversity in the field of speech-language pathology. DiverCity SLP presents at local high schools with a high enrollment of underrepresented communities. 
     
    They speak with students about the need for more speech-language pathologists of color. Since the pandemic, DiverCity SLP has evolved to include workshops and seminars on a national level. Topics include anti-racist practices, appropriate evaluations and treatment techniques for diverse populations, culturally and linguistically sustaining approaches, and high school career outreach programs.
     
    Just because the profession lacks diversity now doesn’t mean that it has to stay that way! There are tools, resources, and other things you can do within your SLP practice that will improve the inclusivity of your lessons. 
     
    Tune in to hear more about dynamic assessments, the importance of understanding your students’ culture, where to find resources that are more representative of all people and cultures, and so much more. 
     
    Full show notes available at www.speechtimefun.com/123
     
    Resources Mentioned: 
    Get the Diversifying The Field Google Drive Resources: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1FhpF-g27XjOvvufPMMUqO1rG9Ic9XZ_H
    Follow DiverCity SLP on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/divercityslp/
    Follow Speech Of Cake, Inc on Instagram:  https://www.instagram.com/speechofcakeinc/
    Follow Play on Words Therapy LLC on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/playonwordstherapyllc/
    Follow Voz Speech Therapy DC on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/vozspeechtherapydc/

    • 32 min
    Advice From A Resource Room Teacher with Amanda Wilp

    Advice From A Resource Room Teacher with Amanda Wilp

    Do you have routines established for your speech room? 
     
    There are so many benefits to having an established routine in place in your speech therapy practice that many don’t think of. Routines help students get the practice they need to reach their goals faster, and it helps you with planning and progress monitoring. 
     
    In this episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I sat down with Amanda Wilp to talk about collaborating with classroom teachers, teaching strategies, and how to establish effective routines that will set you up for success all year long. 
     
    Amanda has been teaching for ten years and she loves what she does. As a resource room teacher, she loves having her students year after year and getting to know their strengths, weaknesses, interests, and families. She’s currently teaching 2nd and 3rd grade special education but has spent most of her time with kindergarten through 3rd grade students. 
     
    After years of basically living at school, she decided that something had to give. She needed to develop a set of interventions to help resource room teachers deliver great intervention without living at school every. single. day. 
     
    Tune in to learn more about why routines matter, how they help you and your students, tips for working with classroom teachers, organization ideas, and so much more. 
     
    Full show notes available at www.speechtimefun.com/122
     
    Resources Mentioned: 
    Check out Amanda’s website: https://theprimarygal.com/
    Free Resource Room Reading Lesson Plans: https://quiet-moon-3462.ck.page/d407fe4df5
    Follow The Primary Gal on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ThePrimaryGal/
    Check out The Primary Gal on Teachers Pay Teachers: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/The-Primary-Gal
    Follow The Primary Gal on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theprimarygal/
    Listen to The Resource Room Podcast: ​​https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-resource-room/id1547444481
    Join The Resource Room Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/TheResourceRoom
    SLP Elevate Membership: https://www.speechtimefunpd.com/slp-elevate-aug



    Where We Can Connect: 
    Follow the Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/slp-coffee-talk/id1497341007
    Follow Hallie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speechtimefun
    Follow Hallie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpeechTimeFun/
    Follow Hallie on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/missspeechie/

    • 29 min
    AAC Doesn't Have To Be Scary with Kate Thomson

    AAC Doesn't Have To Be Scary with Kate Thomson

    How do you feel about AAC devices? 
     
    If you think everything surrounding AAC is a little scary, you’re not alone! Many SLPs feel this way, but it doesn't have to be scary! AAC devices can benefit our students in so many ways, you just have to understand it and be patient. 
     
    In this episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I sat down with Kate Thomson to dive into the topic of AAC and what you need to know about using these devices to help your students reach their speech goals. 
     
    Kate is a go-getter who established the first SpeechEase clinic in Townsville two days a week while still working full-time in her government job. She saw a huge need for speech therapy services in Mackay when the NDIS started and began providing services there on the weekends until there was enough demand to open a second clinic. Kate is also Branch Chair for the Queensland Branch of Speech Pathology Australia and regularly provides supervision and mentorship to early career and senior Speech Pathologists. 
     
    As a speechie, Kate loved helping unlock a clients’ communication abilities using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) so they could show the world who they are and what they know.
     
    Make sure to tune in to learn more about the magic of AAC devices, how to use them, and how to help your students flourish with them. 
     
    Full show notes available at www.speechtimefun.com/121
     
    Resources Mentioned: 
    Check out the SpeechEase website: https://www.speechease.net.au/
    Follow Kate on Instagram: ​​​​https://www.instagram.com/speechease/



    Where We Can Connect: 
    Follow the Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/slp-coffee-talk/id1497341007
    Follow Hallie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speechtimefun
    Follow Hallie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpeechTimeFun/
    Follow Hallie on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/missspeechie/

    • 20 min
    We Are Not A Reading Teacher

    We Are Not A Reading Teacher

    How are SLPs different than reading teachers?   
     
    This is a question I see a lot in my SLP Elevate membership. People want to know how we can differentiate ourselves from a standard reading teacher and show our value without just doing the same thing over and over. Some even wonder why students even come to us for things like this. 
     
    In this episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I want to really dive into this question. I want to share how we as SLPs are, in fact, very different from reading teachers, and how we can differentiate our instruction. 
     
    Yes, our students are working on things like the main idea, summarizing, inferencing, and answering questions in their regular classroom. What you have to remember is that decoding times language comprehension equals reading comprehension. A student can’t be an effective reader if they do not have adequate language skills, and that is where we fit into the puzzle. 
     
    We are the ones that focus on that integral piece of education. We work on sentence structure, categorization, syntax, vocabulary, auditory memory, and so much more. We are the ones going deep into those skills and strategies that our students really need to succeed. 
     
    Make sure to tune in today to hear my best tips for differentiating your lessons to highlight your unique position in your students' educational experience. 
     
    Full show notes available at www.speechtimefun.com/120
     
    Resources Mentioned: 
    Get my free Critical Thinking Probes: https://www.speechtimefunpd.com/critical-thinking-probes
    Join my membership to plan with ease and confidence: https://www.speechtimefunpd.com/slp-elevate-aug
     
    Where We Can Connect: 
    Follow the Podcast: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/slp-coffee-talk/id1497341007
    Follow Hallie on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/speechtimefun
    Follow Hallie on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/SpeechTimeFun/
    Follow Hallie on Pinterest: https://www.pinterest.com/missspeechie/

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
72 Ratings

72 Ratings

JTen1111 ,

The best SLP podcast out there!

Hallie is an expert in her field and makes SLP “talk” fun and interesting! She always has great ideas, helpful tips and hosts really valuable guests. Highly recommend!

grads2dnt ,

Marissa S. CCC-SLP

Love this podcast! She provides honest and real advice and really cares about what she discusses. And I love the jokes at the end of the session!

Kim.L.SLP ,

Great advice!

We all need reminders to take care of ourselves when we feel overwhelmed. This podcast gives some great tips and advice on how to achieve that self-care so we can be better SLP’s, parents and spouses and work through the overwhelm we all feel. Love the simple idea of just sitting in my car to regroup while listening to music rather than instantly running in the house immediately when I get home from work.

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