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Meet Deb and Maria. Two NYC Speech Pathologists giving practical speech therapy tips and tricks while enjoying wine and cheese.
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SLPs Wine and Cheese's Podcast Deborah Brooks and Maria Kotsonis

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    • 4.8 • 131 Ratings

Meet Deb and Maria. Two NYC Speech Pathologists giving practical speech therapy tips and tricks while enjoying wine and cheese.
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    Ep 123: SLP Autism Mom ft. Panda Speech

    Ep 123: SLP Autism Mom ft. Panda Speech

    Maria gave a shoutout to the PROMPT Community on Instagram, to follow the following Instagram accounts click here:
    funtotalk_slp = https://www.instagram.com/funtotalk_slp/
    speechwithg= https://www.instagram.com/speechwithg/
    Kian McBernie= https://www.instagram.com/mrsmcspeechie/
    Midtown Speech- https://www.instagram.com/midtownspeechnyc/
    The Speak Boutique- https://www.instagram.com/thespeakboutique/
    Speech It- https://www.instagram.com/speech.it/
    Maria Kots (me!)- https://www.instagram.com/maria_kotsslp/
    Smart Charts= Wine & Cheese listeners will get 50% off, forever if they signup via mysmartcharts.com/wine and enter code WINE into the comments sections of signup. This will include all feature updates and new bells and whistles we add along the way. We are excited to support our favorite, go-to podcast for all things speech and language! 
    To get trained in DTTC click here: https://www.childapraxiatreatment.org/dttc/
    Green Screen Facebook Group- https://www.facebook.com/groups/greenscreenspeech/
    Green Screen SLPs Wine and Cheese podcast episode: https://play.acast.com/s/slps-wine-and-cheeses-podcast/ep-118-green-screen-queens-ft-serena-murison
    Rachel Madel's AAC episode- https://play.acast.com/s/slps-wine-and-cheeses-podcast/ep-121-real-talk-aac-ft-rachel-madel
    A special thank you to our guest Amanda Schaumburg. Amanda is a speech-language pathologist working in Texas. She has experience in public/private schools, early childhood programs, rehabs, and outpatient clinics. She is a mother of a child on the Autism Spectrum and finds her unique perspective an invaluable tool when serving families in her community. She has a passion for service including volunteering for non-profits, coaching Special Olympics, and teaching merit badges in scouting programs. Amanda is an author of educational and speech therapy resources through her small business, Panda Speech LLC.  https://www.pandaspeechtherapy.com/about



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    • 35 min
    Ep 122: Apraxia ft. Jennie Bjorem

    Ep 122: Apraxia ft. Jennie Bjorem

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    Deb & Maria welcomed Childhood Apraxia of Speech (CAS) expert Jennie Bjorem to the show. Jennie has been a practicing SLP for over 20 years and is currently living in the mountains of Colorado. Jennie’s area of expertise is in early intervention birth through 5, parent education and childhood apraxia of speech. Jennie has extensive experience and training in childhood apraxia and is recognized by Apraxia Kids for Advanced Training in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. She has been in private practice for 19 years and owns a clinic in Overland Park, Kansas. She is the owner of Bjorem Speech Publications and is always creating new diverse, inclusive, functional products with speech pathologists around the country. Jennie loves traveling the the US and internationally teaching and speaking on the topic of childhood apraxia. Her latest project is pioneering a speech pathology program at Bahçeşehir Üniversitesi in Istanbul, Turkey.

    Jennie's website is: https://www.bjoremspeech.com
    Jennie's FREE downloads can be found here: https://www.bjoremspeech.com/collections/free-resources
    To learn from about CAS & DTTC click here: https://www.childapraxiatreatment.org/dttc/

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    • 31 min
    Ep 121: Real Talk AAC ft. Rachel Madel

    Ep 121: Real Talk AAC ft. Rachel Madel

    Deb & Maria welcomed Rachel Madel to the show. Maria drank Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc while Rachel had a margarita because she's a hardcore SLP. Cheers :)

    Rachel Madel M.A.,CCC-SLP is a Los Angeles-based speech-language pathologist and communication expert dedicated to coaching parents and professionals on how to incorporate technology to best support speech and language development. Rachel presents both nationally and abroad on the use of augmentative alternative communication (AAC) for children with complex communication needs and coaches clinicians, teachers and parents on integrating technology in classrooms and at home to support communication. When she’s not working with children in her private practice in Los Angeles, she co-hosts a weekly podcast called “Talking With Tech” that focuses on best practices in AAC. She is the founder of a digital media company that provides educational resources, therapy materials and training videos to help support parents and professionals of children with autism. Her work has been featured in Autism Parenting Magazine, United States Society for Augmentative and Alternative Communication, Speech Science, Praactical AAC, Xceptional Ed, Closing the Gap and ChildNEXUS.

    The book Rachel is reading right now: https://www.amazon.com/Tribe-Mentors-Short-Advice-World/dp/1328994961
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    • 45 min
    Ep 120: SMART Charts ft. Corinne Vargas & John Matthews

    Ep 120: SMART Charts ft. Corinne Vargas & John Matthews

    The anti-racism tip can be found here:
    https://mesa.umich.edu/article/10-ways-be-anti-racist
    Maria drank wine Taken which can be purchased here: https://www.tfewines.com/our-brands/taken/

    Deb and Maria welcomed Corinne Vargas and John Matthews to the show. Corinne and John discuss SLPs in tech industry, startups at all stages and marketing SLP skills to those who know nothing about what we do (John for example had zero idea).
    Wine & Cheese listeners will get 50% off, forever if they signup via mysmartcharts.com/wine and enter code WINE into the comments sections of signup. This will include all feature updates and new bells and whistles we add along the way. We are excited to support our favorite, go-to podcast for all things speech and language! 

    ***Note: Anyone looking to sign up for group or private practice can email Corinne at: corinne@mysmartcharts.com directly and they will also receive 50% for every practitioner in the group.

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    • 42 min
    Ep 119: Early Speech & Language Ft. Lia Kurtin

    Ep 119: Early Speech & Language Ft. Lia Kurtin

    The article Maria mentioned can be found here: https://rucore.libraries.rutgers.edu/rutgers-lib/62910/
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    • 44 min
    Ep: 118 Green Screen Queens Ft. Serena Murison

    Ep: 118 Green Screen Queens Ft. Serena Murison

    A Pregnancy and Parenting Podcast with Deborah Brooks
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    • 40 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
131 Ratings

131 Ratings

Edi Spaghetti ,

Fun and informative!!

This is such a great podcast about SLP, and the women do a great job of making it fun by sharing info on wine and related topics. Highly recommend!!

Dancergirl55555 ,

Great listen

Hi I’m Maria and I too love this podcast. I love to chill drink wine, eat cheese and talk to my cohost Deb !

On the show I aim to provide comedic relief YET keep it real for my SLPs! Thanks for listening

Nicholas Platis ,

AMAZING!

I love this podcast very informative and fun to listen to. definitely recommend to friends!

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