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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, 114 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. 91: Talking with an #SLPBoss

    Ep. 91: Talking with an #SLPBoss

    Maria and Deb begin the episode with an easy glass of white wine. Needless to say they voted "drink it" and ate Parmesan cheese. Next, Maria interviews Michele Desimone. Dr. DeSimone holds a clinical doctoral degree in speech-language pathology. She is the founder and clinical director at The Sensory Studio, a pediatric center for speech and occupational therapy. Dr. DeSimone specializes in disorders affecting pediatric development and provides educational mentorship to many local clinical providers. Michele enjoys learning, traveling and exploring nature with her husband and two small children. 
    -This episode is also brought to you by the Sensory Studio. They are now offering teletherapy to all NYers. Please email them at info@thesensorystudio.com or call (718) 979-5678 to reach their parent coordinator. Check out their website at: https://thesensorystudio.com/category/speech-therapy/

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    • 44 min
    Ep 90: It's HOW you say it ft. Corinne Vargas

    Ep 90: It's HOW you say it ft. Corinne Vargas

    On this episode, Maria and Deborah chat with Corinne Vargas. Maria drank a chardonnay that she definitely voted "Drink it". The wine Maria drank can be found at: https://www.erickentwines.com/shop/item?itemid=2020&catid=436

    Corinne Vargas is a specialist in leveling the workforce playing field and enabling others to be seen for their unique talents and authentic selves by highlighting strengths, accomplishments and desired messages. In 2019, Corinne launched a start-up called Smart Charts to support people of all ages and backgrounds throughout their path to betterment, development and rebuilding. Find her Smart Charts https://www.mysmartcharts.com

    -This episode is also brought to you by the Sensory Studio. They are now offering teletherapy to all NYers. Please email them at info@thesensorystudio.com or call (718) 979-5678 to reach their parent coordinator. Check out their website at: https://thesensorystudio.com/category/speech-therapy/
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 89: Life in quarantine with Gayle Merrefield

    Ep 89: Life in quarantine with Gayle Merrefield

    In this episode Maria talks with her mentor Gayle Merrefield. Gayle Merrefield’s undergraduate background was in speech and theater. She went on to study speech-language pathology at the University of Georgia, where she earned her master’s degree in 1978. Gayle’s early career was happily spent in the public schools in Georgia. When she relocated to New York with her family in the mid-1980s, she worked primarily in early intervention and a special needs preschool. Eventually Gayle opened a private practice on Staten Island, and later in Manhattan, where she has lived since 2006. Gayle became an instructor for the PROMPT Institute in 2005 and has been teaching course and mentoring clinicians ever since. You can find her at: https://promptinstitute.com/members/?id=37668747

    -This episode is also brought to you by the Sensory Studio. They are now offering teletherapy to all NYers. Please email them at info@thesensorystudio.com or call (718) 979-5678 to reach their parent coordinator. Check out their website at: https://thesensorystudio.com/category/speech-therapy/
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    • 1 hr 4 min
    Ep 88: Our 2 year Anniversary!

    Ep 88: Our 2 year Anniversary!

    Thank you so very much to all of our listeners!
    It's May 7 2020 and it is our 2 year anniversary!! It's also episode 88 and Deborah and Maria were born in 1988. They started this podcast right before turning 30 and had some inner struggles. However, this podcast has brought us so much joy and creativity to our lives. Thank you so much for your ongoing support. Also, thank you to our sponsors that help us to keep improving our show! :)
    We love to hear from our listeners our email is: slpswineandcheese@gmail.com
    Follow us on Instagram at: @slps_wine_and_cheese_pod @deborahbrooksslp @maria_kotsslp
    Cheers to more episodes, healthy and happiness!!



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    • 25 min
    Ep 87: Checking in with Kristie Knickerbocker

    Ep 87: Checking in with Kristie Knickerbocker

    Welcome back Kristie Knickerbocker, MS, CCC-SLP.
    Kristie Knickerbocker, MS, CCC-SLP, is a speech-language pathologist and singing voice specialist in Fort Worth, Texas. She rehabilitates voice and swallowing at her private practice, a tempo Voice Center, and lectures on voice science nationally. She is part of the Professional Development Committee for ASHA Special Interest Group 3, Voice and Upper Airway Disorders, and a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing and the Pan-American Vocology Association. Knickerbocker blogs on her website at  www.atempovoicecenter.com. She has developed a line of kid and adult-friendly therapy materials specifically for voice on TPT or her website. Follow her on Pinterest, on Twitter and Instagram or like her on Facebook.

    -This episode is also brought to you by the Sensory Studio. They are now offering teletherapy to all NYers. Please email them at info@thesensorystudio.com or call (718) 979-5678 to reach their parent coordinator. Check out their website at: https://thesensorystudio.com/category/speech-therapy/

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    • 44 min
    Ep 86 Breastfeeding Ft. Jillian Schweiger-Nemeth Lactation Consultant

    Ep 86 Breastfeeding Ft. Jillian Schweiger-Nemeth Lactation Consultant

    In this episode Deborah chats with her step sister, a lactation consultant, about breastfeeding. Follow Jill on Instagram @jnlactationconsultant

    -This episode is also brought to you by Therapy Travelers, specializing in staffing professionals in schools nationwide. They employ: SLPs, OTs, PTs, Special education teachers, school nurses, BCBAs and more! Visit https://therapytravelers.com/ and mention "SLPs wine and cheese podcast".
    -This episode is also brought to you by the Sensory Studio. They are now offering teletherapy to all NYers. Please email them at info@thesensorystudio.com or call (718) 979-5678 to reach their parent coordinator. Check out their website at: https://thesensorystudio.com/category/speech-therapy/

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    • 37 min

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4.8 out of 5
114 Ratings

114 Ratings

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Great mix!

This is a great podcast with a nice mix of clinical info and casual conversation. I really have enjoyed all of the episodes, so far. Keep it up!

Hsiao-Ting Su ,

Love this podcast!

Learned so many interesting topics with Deb and Maria! Will keep listening!

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