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The Swallow Your Pride Podcast was created with the purpose of diving deeper into the issues that speech-language pathologists face when working with patients with swallowing disorders. We’ll discuss many controversial topics in order to provide the LATEST evidence-based treatment strategies, and create a community of dysphagia clinicians who want to consume incredibly valuable insight and information. Our goal is to allow you to #swallowyourpride, and be open and willing to try the latest in evidence based treatment approaches by learning from experts and researchers in our field in order to create the best outcomes for our patients who need it most. The Swallow Your Pride Podcast is hosted by Theresa Richard, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Theresa has a unique way of spreading digestible, evidence-based information so that clinicians of all levels of experience can implement it with their patients immediately.

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The Swallow Your Pride Podcast was created with the purpose of diving deeper into the issues that speech-language pathologists face when working with patients with swallowing disorders. We’ll discuss many controversial topics in order to provide the LATEST evidence-based treatment strategies, and create a community of dysphagia clinicians who want to consume incredibly valuable insight and information. Our goal is to allow you to #swallowyourpride, and be open and willing to try the latest in evidence based treatment approaches by learning from experts and researchers in our field in order to create the best outcomes for our patients who need it most. The Swallow Your Pride Podcast is hosted by Theresa Richard, M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders. Theresa has a unique way of spreading digestible, evidence-based information so that clinicians of all levels of experience can implement it with their patients immediately.

    329 – A New Kind of Journal for Med SLPs? Decisions, decisions…

    329 – A New Kind of Journal for Med SLPs? Decisions, decisions…

    Ever face a clinical decision for a dysphagia patient where each option feels too risky? Or maybe you stick to the conservative side of decision-making.  Better safe than sorry….  Until you learn that what you thought was safe is actually harmful. How are we supposed to know? What can actually guide us toward making better […]

    • 37 min
    328 – The Ultimate Exit Plan: An SLP Who Left Her Facility to Start a Global Virtual Voice Clinic with Melissa Grassia Chisholm

    328 – The Ultimate Exit Plan: An SLP Who Left Her Facility to Start a Global Virtual Voice Clinic with Melissa Grassia Chisholm

    When life hands you lemons, make lemonade, right?



    For a lot of SLPs, it can be hard to do that. Maybe we think our job would crumble without us. Maybe we think we have no other choice but to just accept the sour situations life throws at us.



    If you’re feeling trapped in a particularly unsavory situation right now, let THIS episode serve as your inspiration and motivation to follow your passion and make the career pivot you’re meant to make. 



    Melissa Grassia Chisholm, M.S. CCC-SLP, was working full-time in a hospital when her son was diagnosed with leukemia. With her world completely flipped upside-down, she made the decision to leave her job and build a virtual voice clinic instead so she could be with her son while pursuing her passion.



    Tune in to this week’s episode of the Swallow Your Pride Podcast to hear how Melissa did it, what her virtual clinic looks like, her goals to expand globally, and the EXACT moment she knew that leaving her hospital was the right move.



    If you or someone you know is searching for affordable and accessible voice therapy, you’re invited to check out Melissa’s virtual clinic at TheVoiceRehab.com. Use the promo code “swallowyourpride” to get 10% off the first month of her Voice Rehab Program!



    Episode Website: https://syppodcast.com/328



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    TIMESTAMPS:



    Melissa's Career Background (00:01:05)

    Melissa's Vocal Health Struggles (00:06:14)

    Leadership Role at Cleveland Clinic (00:08:33)

    Transition to Private Practice (00:10:53)

    Balancing Family and Career (00:13:06)

    Blood Test Results and Hospital Visit (00:15:11)

    Leukemia Treatment Journey (00:19:07)

    Career Transition and Growth (00:20:04)

    Mentorship and Team Building (00:22:01)

    Addressing Healthcare Cuts and Virtual Clinic (00:25:42)

    Live Group Coaching (00:30:16)

    Affordable Teletherapy (00:31:23)

    Legal and Medicare Guidelines (00:32:55)

    Patient Support and Navigation (00:34:33)

    Care in Healthcare (00:36:39)

    Inspiring Passion and Support (00:38:45)

    Finding Melissa and Future Plans (00:40:27)

    • 43 min
    327 – What Can Private Practice Look Like for Med SLPS? with Jena Castro-Casbon

    327 – What Can Private Practice Look Like for Med SLPS? with Jena Castro-Casbon

    You can be a Med SLP outside the walls of the hospital. 



    You can ALSO build your own schedule, set your own rates, and see who you WANT to see outside the walls of the hospital.



    How? Through private practice!



    Private practice isn’t *just* for pediatric therapists. In fact, there could be an argument that there’s an increasing DEMAND for medical SLP private practices.



    But what does that look like? How do you get started? Is it realistic for you?



    Get ready to dive into the world of private practice with Jena Castro-Casbon, a private practice coach and founder of Independent Clinician. She shares her journey and expertise in empowering SLPs to establish and expand successful private practices focused on THEIR zone of genius.



    Ready to hear how you can leverage your Med SLP expertise outside the hospital?



    Tune in to this week’s discussion and hear what Jena has to say about it!

    • 46 min
    326 – Jumping into Business: Tips, Strategies, Suggestions, and More with Ebony Green MS, CCC-SLP

    326 – Jumping into Business: Tips, Strategies, Suggestions, and More with Ebony Green MS, CCC-SLP

    Have you ever considered jumping into the business side of speech pathology?



    While business classes aren’t a part of the SLP curriculum, they SHOULD be. As for now, one of the best ways to learn more about the business practices behind speech-language pathology is to hear from those are are actually doing it!



    Ebony Green, M.S., CCC-SLP, is here to help!



    Ebony is a Bilingual SLP with experience in school, home health, and private clinic settings. Today she shares her journey from education to entrepreneurship and the valuable lessons she learned along the way that will encourage you to explore entrepreneurship and navigate the business aspects of the profession.



    Ready to uncover the business side of being an SLP?



    Tune in to this week’s discussion and hear what Ebony has to share about it!



    Download the show notes here: https://syppodcast.com/326

    • 39 min
    325 – Reconstructing Hope with Meg Lico and Kaitlin Hanley

    325 – Reconstructing Hope with Meg Lico and Kaitlin Hanley

    Face transplants.



    Nope, that’s not just something you see on Grey’s Anatomy. It’s a real procedure and SLPs can support pre-operative evaluations, postoperative rehabilitation, and lifelong happiness for those who undergo this process.



    And in this week’s episode of the Swallow Your Pride Podcast, you’ll get to hear from two SLPs who have direct experience with serving this population!



    Join Meg Lico and Kaitlin Hanley, both SLPs at NYU Langone Health in New York City, as they share the challenges, triumphs, and profound impact of their collaboration with a surgical team as they navigate the complexities of their roles when serving those who receive a transformative face transplant.



    Gain insight into the passion and dedication driving Meg and Kaitlin’s work with craniofacial and facial transplant populations as they advocate for increased awareness and education.



    Start challenging the traditional perceptions of speech-language pathology and celebrate the multifaceted expertise of these dedicated professionals. 



    Ready to learn how SLPs played a MAJOR role in a groundbreaking face transplant?



    Tune in to this week’s discussion and hear what Meg and Kaitlin have to share about it!



    Get the show notes for this episode here: https://syppodcast.com/325



    Timestamps:

    The introduction (00:00:12)

    Introducing the speakers (00:01:10)

    Preparation for the case (00:02:56)

    Post-surgery updates (00:04:49)

    Collaboration and patient progress (00:08:21)

    Preoperative assessment and strategies (00:09:38)

    Inpatient care and progress (00:12:17)

    Utilizing research and strategies (00:15:29)

    Passive Stretching Therapy (00:18:02)

    Collaboration Challenges (00:18:56)

    Critical Thinking and Collaboration (00:19:37)

    Interdisciplinary Collaboration (00:20:25)

    Expertise and Collaboration (00:23:33)

    Patient Journey and Preparation (00:25:45)

    Specialty Populations (00:31:43)

    The lack of awareness about speech pathology (00:35:02)

    Challenges in explaining the profession (00:35:44)

    The limited understanding of speech pathology (00:36:12)

    The profound impact of speech pathology (00:37:33)

    • 39 min
    324 – You Can Automate That: Productivity and Efficiency Power Moves for MedSLPs

    324 – You Can Automate That: Productivity and Efficiency Power Moves for MedSLPs

    Theresa is BACK this week with the recording of the fourth and FINAL day of the Effective SLP workshop! This is where four brilliant SLPs and Medical SLP Collective mentors came together to discuss all-things productivity and share their tips and tools to help medical SLPs do more ON the clock WITHOUT sacrificing their time OFF the clock.



    This week, you’ll hear Laura McWilliam’s discussion from night four of The Effective SLP workshop. She shares a helpful leadership and teamwork method she calls the PARTNER method.



    Laura outlines how SLPs can apply the components of the PARTNER method to gain a seat at the productivity table and contribute to leadership discussions about workplace productivity standards.



    Laura even provided the outline of the PARTNER method inside the free Productivity Playbook that came with this workshop, which you can access along with the entire workshop at medslpcollective.com/effectiveslp 



    Tune into this week’s episode and get motivated to make some changes at work to help you accomplish more WITHOUT sacrificing more.



    Get the shownotes for this episode here: https://syppodcast.com/324



    Timestamps:



    The Partner Method (00:01:14)

    Leadership and Teamwork (00:02:00)

    Rethinking Workflow (00:04:31)

    Comprehensive Care (00:08:27)

    Data-Driven Change (00:12:39)

    Addressing Staffing Challenges (00:15:21)

    Balancing Clinical and Non-Clinical Responsibilities (00:17:33)

    The Partner Method (00:18:44)

    Understanding Leadership (00:19:59)

    Planning and Communication (00:20:54)

    Asking for Partnership (00:21:51)

    Responding to Changes (00:22:48)

    Time Efficiency (00:23:51)

    Engaging with Team and Leadership (00:24:47)

    Engaging in Data (00:25:51)

    Continuous Quality Improvement (00:26:57)

    Challenges in Leadership (00:29:02)

    Navigating the Healthcare Climate (00:36:04)

    Leveraging Patient Safety Programs (00:36:28)

    Empowering Clinicians for Quality Improvement (00:37:36)

    Productivity and Data Analytics (00:39:23)

    Work-Life Balance and Career Growth (00:44:25)

    • 50 min

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868 Ratings

868 Ratings

mushroom farmer🍄 ,

Your title is misleading!

I haven’t listened to this podcast yet but I think that Maybe you should change the title because it could come off as homophobic just a disclaimer

ST in the midwest ,

Just ok…. Theresa talks too much

A lot of great information, however,
Would be even better if the host rambled less and allowed her guests to actually speak. There are now better medical SLP podcasts out there.

8mileandnovarra ,

Informative!

Love this podcast
Please bring on Aproova Ramaswammy

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