Looking for a speech therapy podcast that delivers real-world info and ideas that you can use? Join Char Boshart, MA, CCC-SLP as she cuts to the heart of what we all want: Effective Therapy Strategies. You’ll enjoy her no-nonsense discussions with highly qualified, exceptional experts within speech-language pathology. If you work with school-age children, this one’s for you. An extra benefit--Get CEUs for every Speech Link episode. Go to SpeechTherapyPD.com, subscribe, and voila: .1 ASHA CEU!
Ep. 59: Moving From Smart Guesses to Smarter Questions - Lisa Chattler, MA, CCC-SLP, Fellow
Guest: Lisa Chattler, MA, CCC-SLP - This course covers the concept of instructing “questions” in our 8+ year old students. Students’ perception of classroom involvement can impact their willingness to take question-asking risks. Ms. Chattler shares details on how to support our classroom teachers, and how to create relevant lessons to address the processes of understanding, answering, and formulating questions.
Ep. 58: Simple Strategies to Develop Cooperation & Engagement of Children During Therapy - Adina Soclof, MS, CCC-SLP
Guest: Adina Soclof, MS, CCC-SLP - This one-hour course provides practical information and strategies to successfully manage disruptive and challenging student behaviors during therapy sessions. Adina provides effective ways to motivate and engage students to create an inviting therapy environment to stimulate cooperation and more responsible and respectful behavior conducive to learning.
Ep. 57: Moving from Survival to Thrival in the Public School Setting - Melissa Burk DeLange, MA, CCC-SLP
Guest: Melissa Burk DeLange, MA, CCC-SLP - In this episode, Melissa reaches out to school SLPs who are discouraged and burnt out. From experience and much reading and research, Melissa shares her Four Pillars for Thriving in the public schools. She discusses what is within the SLP's control, what is not, and what can be influenced even without control. She details suggestions for time management and how to create positive interpersonal relations.
Ep. 56: How to Effectively Supervise Future Speech-Language Pathologists - MariBeth Plankers, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP
This episode explained the ASHA supervision expectations as well as five additional, practical guidelines on how to effectively supervise practicum for graduate students in any setting. Numerous details were provided regarding supervision of the evaluation/diagnostic process, treatment implementation, professionalism, and the importance of being flexible.
Ep. 55: EI: Maximize Communication, Minimize Behavior, and Empower Parents - Karyn Lewis Searcy, MA, CCC-SLP
This 1-hour course focused on practical and effective therapy techniques for the early intervention child with significant speech delays. It provided numerous insights and ideas to work online as well as in person to improve the child’s communication skills. Specific and doable strategies were shared to inspire and empower parental involvement.
Ep. 54: Language Sampling: A School-Based SLPs Best Friend - Teresa Farnham, MA, CCC-SLP
Terri presented how language sampling and analysis is an effective, authentic, and reliable method to establish baseline speech and language performance as well as periodically evaluate progress. She refreshed our skills in language sampling and analysis, and how these basic principles can be effectively applied in the school practice setting for evaluation as well as documentation.
I love this podcast. Very warm, encouraging and informative!
Please provide more extensive show notes!!
Although I enjoy many of the topics on this podcast, I am almost always frustrated by the fact that there are no links to written documentation regarding the resources/references etc. that are discussed. Since I usually listen to the podcast while I’m walking or driving, I’m not able to write down key information and I end up forgetting it which makes actually remembering and implementing what I learned very difficult. Especially since these podcasts are offered for continuing education, it would be more ethical to provide supporting materials so that we would be more likely to actually implement the information presented.
This is such an informative podcast and I have really learned a lot from listening to it! Out of all the speech podcasts out there, this has been my fav so far. Definitely recommend it!