The Speech Uncensored Podcast is your one-stop shop to dig into the world of medical Speech and Language Pathology. We unpack therapy techniques, critique assessment protocols, and discuss resources to enhance your practice. You’ll hear from passionate SLPs in the field, eager to share their knowledge and experience. We also sit down with neurologists, radiologists, ENTs, rehab physicians, patients, and caregivers. Check out www.speechuncensored.com for the show notes and discussion guides.
140: Meaningful Dementia Therapy with Michelle Bourgeois, Ph.D., CCC-SLP ASHA Fellow, GSA Fellow, AAAS Fellow and Sarah Baar, M.A., CCC-SLP
Sarah Baar is guest hosting this episode of the Speech Uncensored Podcast and her guest is Michelle Bourgeois! Meaningful speech therapy for dementia is possible! Using a person-centered philosophy is supported by research. Sarah and Michelle dive into assessment, goals, and treatment with this approach. Check out https://www.speechuncensored.com/podcastepisodes/140 to access an incredible list of links and resources, the discussion guide, and more!
139: Working Towards Expertise in Dysphagia Management with Rinki Varindani Desai, M.S.,CCC-SLP, CBIS, CDP
Rinki joins Leigh Ann to chat about education vs expertise, advocacy, and impact. Check out https://www.speechuncensored.com/podcastepisodes/139 for more info!
138: Advocating for FEES with George Barnes MS CCC-SLP and Allie Boyer MA CCC-SLP
Do you as a clinician ever feel like you’re recommending dysphagia diets and exercises, not knowing if you’re taking the best therapeutic approach for your patients? Does your workplace give pushback when you recommend dysphagia instrumental assessments? Allie and George are here to provide you with a step by step guide on how to get access to mobile FEES services in your clinical setting. After all, you can’t fix what you can’t see! Check out https://www.speechuncensored.com/podcastepisodes/138 to access resources provided by Allie and George, the discussion guide for your very own Table Talk experience, and more!
137: Outpatient Swallow Diagnostics: Get the Whole Picture with Isabel Ramati, M.S., CCC-SLP
Isabel Ramati joins Leigh Ann this week to discuss our role and responsibilities when conducting outpatient video swallow studies (may apply to FEES as well), how to obtain all relevant information needed for a comprehensive assessment, and factors to consider when making recommendations. Visit https://www.speechuncensored.com/podcastepisodes/137 to access resources, the discussion guide, and more tools for your SLP practice.
From patient to provider: A crash course in concussion care with Kara Focht MS CCC-SLP, CBIS
Kara discusses her experience as a SLP graduate student turned patient, and how that experience shaped her SLP career. She talks about how she navigated graduate school with a brain injury, what helped her recovery the most, and how she now uses that experience to provide holistic and functional treatment for her patients. Visit https://www.speechuncensored.com/podcastepisodes/136 to access the show notes for resources mentioned in the episode and the Discussion Guide for your Uncensored Table Talks!
135: Being Inclusive of Trans and Non-binary Patients for Medical SLPs with Finn Menzies and Wes Chernin
Wes and Finn lay out some guidance on inclusion of queer and trans people in the medical field of speech-language pathology. In this episode they define what it means to be transgender and non-binary, share research on discrimination within healthcare, and provide steps you can take to incorporate LGBTQ+ inclusion in your practice. Visit https://www.speechuncensored.com/podcastepisodes/135 for access to the show notes, resources, and the discussion guide for your Table Talks!