Conversations in Speech Pathology
By Jeff Stepen: Speech-Language Pathologist
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Join speech-language pathologist Jeff Stepen as he interviews a variety of professionals, parents, and other assorted characters about topics related to the practice of speech pathology/therapy.
||CSP 042: /skr/ape it to me! - Conversations in Speech Pathology||I met Kelly Vess at the 2016 ASHA convention. She was presenting a poster session on using evidence based practice to help 31 preschoolers with speech sound disorders (SSD). Kelly and her colleagues ran a study using a number of elements from recent li.||7/28/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 045: Milton The Mealtime Companion - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Dan Rennecker and Justin Peart are two dads who created a tool to help teach good eating habits to children. (With so many picky eaters these days, we really need all the help we can get!) Their product, Milton,||12/26/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 044: Rinki's in the SNF - Conversations in Speech Pathology||It’s my pleasure to welcome back Rinki Varindani to the show! I first interviewed Rinki more than 2 years ago when she was working acute care in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area. Rinki has now relocated to upstate New York and working in…you guessed it- a||9/18/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 043: The Traveling Traveler - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Julia Kuhn was born with the travel gene. Luckily, she gets to be in a profession that makes it easy to work on a temporary basis in a variety of locales. (Hawaii anyone?) Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in a series of temporary as.||9/1/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Nancy Inman's WordPower - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Do you ever wonder how the AAC “sausage” gets made? What in particular goes into the process of creating an AAC vocabulary set? Today we’re going to explore how one sausage in particular got made. It’s the story of WordPower,||6/6/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 040: Aphasia App-titude with Megan Sutton - Conversations in Speech Pathology||This episode is going to be a departure for me because I’m handing over the mic to none other than Rinki Varindani Desai to guest host! You might remember Rinki from a previous CSP episode. I was very impressed with Rinki’s passion for the field||4/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 039: Yvette McCoy’s Most Interesting Case…GSW & Swallowing Recovery - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Today I’m debuting the first in what I hope will become an ongoing series. I like to call it: My Most Interesting Case. Yvette McCoy is back on this inaugural episode to talk about a gentleman who suffered a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.||3/21/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||Jennifer Schultz on SLPA's - Conversations in Speech Pathology||On today’s show I’m talking with Jennifer Schultz, a speech pathologist and instructor at the Mitchell Technical Institute, about Speech Language Pathology Assistants (SLPA). Jennifer is well versed on the topic of assistants in our profession and||3/2/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 037: How We Approach Bilinguals (And What is a Bilingual Anyway?) - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Happy New Year everyone! Today, on this first podcast of the new year, I welcome noted ASHA fellow Dr. Brian Goldstein to talk about bilingualism. Brian is well known in our field for his work on bilingualism and in particular Spanish phonological deve.||1/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 034: The Informed SLP - Conversations in Speech Pathology||We all strive to be better clinicians and adhere to using best practices whenever possible. This process requires us to keep up on the literature. But keeping up isn’t easy. For one thing, there are too many journals and papers to sift through.||12/7/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 035: Is Private Practice in Your Future? - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Have you ever thought about starting your own private practice? Is now the time? If so, Scott Harmon can help. Scott is a successful occupational therapist running a brick and mortar practice in Arkansas. With over 10 years experience in private pract||11/29/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 34: Benjamin's RPM Journey - Conversations in Speech Pathology||In this episode I’m asking an important question: Is it possible for a treatment methodology to be considered pseudoscience (at least today) and yet actually work for some individuals? Yes, I’m delving into the world of RPM (Rapid Prompting Method),||11/2/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 033: The Road to Graduate School - Conversations in Speech Pathology||I’m not sure what the profession looks like in the rest of the world, but here in the U.S. the field of speech pathology is getting harder to get into. There are currently more applicants than available spots in graduate school.||9/22/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 032: Slicing & Dicing Language with Russell Cross - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Greetings podcast listener! I’m happy to welcome back Mr. Russell Cross of the Prentke Romich Company (PRC) to talk about keyword vocabulary, phrasal verbs, and of course…core vocabulary. Russell is the resident speech-language pathologist for PRC||9/11/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||A Sound Practice For Accent Modification - Conversations in Speech Pathology||If you’ve ever been interested in working in the area of accent modification, have I got an episode for you! Tom Shull (@MrShullsClass) is back to talk about this very topic. What makes Tom so impressive is that his accent modification business is||7/8/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 30: Smita Joshi is Thankful for Shoes (and more) - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Smita Joshi is a speech pathologist, colleague, and friend whom I’ve had the pleasure of knowing for about 15 years. She was also one of the first persons I asked to be on this show! Though I was politely declined at the time (for very valid reasons)||6/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||Camp ALEC - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Camp ALEC (AAC, Literacy, Education, Communication) is a weeklong summer camp designed for students with physical disabilities whose primary means of communication is through AAC. The camp is now in its third year under the direction of Drs.||4/18/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 028: Product Spotlight- Forbrain - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Forbrain is an auditory processing product designed to “use your voice to boost your brain”. The combination of bone conduction for sound transmission and a dynamic filter (audio processing) make for an interesting auditory feedback loop.||4/5/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 027: Lynn Medley & The Complexities of Social Cognition - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Lynn Medley is a speech-language pathologist with over 20 years of experience working with individuals with ASD. In this episode, we discuss how difficult it is to isolate what social cognitive skills should be taught,||3/14/2016||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 026: The Dynamic Duo of Dysphagia Research - Conversations in Speech Pathology||For all of the advancements in dysphagia research and practice that’s taken place over the last decade (it’s been longer than that since I last saw an adult client), some things never seem to change. Today,||12/20/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 025: So You Wanna Make an App? - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Sometimes it seems like app creation is beginning to get about as ubiquitous as the L.A. resident working on his/her screenplay! A lot of people are either making one, thinking about making one, or want to make one (but have no idea how to).||11/29/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 024: Heidi Hanks on App Development - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Articulation Station is one of the best-known articulation apps on the iTunes store right now. I wanted to meet the developer behind this well designed app and she is none other than Heidi Hanks. Together with her husband Chris (a designer by trade),||10/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 018: Yvette McCoy on Dysphagia: Resources, Mentors, & More - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Today I talk with Yvette McCoy, a private practice owner who is highly interested in dysphagia. Yvette tells me how she became interested in dysphagia and describes some of the resources and people who helped shape the clinician she is today.||9/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 023: Rinki Varindani’s Passion - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Rinki Varindani is an adult medical SLP working in the Dallas-Ft. Worth area. Many of you will know Rinki from her Facebook group Medical SLP Forum, which just passed 8,000 members worldwide! In today’s episode,||8/3/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 022: Dysphagia Cafe - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Jonathan Waller is a speech pathologist in southern California who began the website Dysphagia Cafe more than 2 years ago. It’s purpose is to offer a centralized resource on all things dysphagia for clinicians around the world.||7/26/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 021: OPT, NSOME, OMG!! - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Is there more to the oral motor debate than meets the eye? Today’s guest thinks so! In this episode, I’m joined by speech-language pathologist Robyn Merkel Walsh of Talk Tools. She explains what she believes are common misconceptions regarding oral||7/19/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 020: Erik Raj- Uber SLP - Conversations in Speech Pathology||He’s a presenter, app developer, blogger, and yes- a male speech pathologist! He’s Erik Raj, uber speechie! Join us as we talk about Erik’s recent doctoral dissertation, some of his favorite apps, youtube, and a children’s show he is developing!||6/9/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 019: Jane Farrall & AGOSCI 2015 Highlights - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Jane Farrall is an AAC consultant with a specialization in AAC & literacy. Today, she talks with me about AGOSCI 2015, where she was both a presenter and attendee. Of course, I also throw out some related and occasionally random questions on my mind th.||6/2/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 017: The PECS/Core Mashup! - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Can PECS and core vocabulary be friends? Our guest today Megan Brazas thinks so! She recently presented on this very subject at ATIA in Orlando in January 2015. Megan is a speech pathologist in a suburban Chicago school district.||4/14/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 016: Going Deep- Natural Language Acquisition & Autism - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Hey everyone, I’m pleased to present yet another episode featuring the thoughtful words of Marge Blanc! In this episode I get to ask her all of the follow-up questions brewing in my mind since our last meeting in April 2014.||3/13/2015||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 015: The Julie + Michael Tracy Family Foundation - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Today I speak with Julie Tracy, a mother of an adult son with high functioning autism. Julie talks about the foundation her family recently started: The Julie + Michael Tracy Family Foundation. It’s aim is to provide residential, social, vocational,||12/26/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 014: Tom Shull on Donors Choose, Cued Speech, and…Mel Gibson! - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Do you work in a school setting in the U.S.? Do you know about Donors Choose? Have you used it? Well, Tom Shull sure has! He’s a speech pathologist from the Boston area who successfully funded over $15,000 in projects using the site.||11/23/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 013: Getting More Out Of Our SGD Language Samples with “Realize Language” - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Today I talk to Paul Andres & Russell Cross from the Prentke Romich Company (PRC) about a new method for interpreting SGD (speech generating device) language samples. It’s called “Realize Language”. I just started using the service and I can no lo||11/18/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 012: You Say Apraxia, I Say Dys…ok, fine- Apraxia! - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Join me today as I talk with Dr. Kathy Jakielski, professor and chair of the Department of Communication Sciences & Disorders at Augustana College, about the often puzzling disorder we all know and love- Apraxia! Specifically,||10/27/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 011: Jessica Aubin - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Jessica Aubin is a speech pathologist from the Seattle area who works in her own private practice. She is also the founder of JOTx, an iPad app that streamlines the therapy note taking process. Join us as we talk about a wide range of subjects,||9/14/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 010: Product Spotlight- The SmartPalate from CompleteSpeech - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Here’s the first in what I hope will be a number of episodes featuring discussions about products marketed to SLP’s. In today’s episode, you’ll hear about the SmartPalate system by CompleteSpeech. The SmartPalate system is a portable electropala||8/20/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 009: Ongoing Assessments in AAC - Conversations in Speech Pathology||In this episode I talk to Dr. Tracy Kovach, a speech pathologist with extensive experience in the field of AAC. Dr. Kovach lectures widely on the subject of performing ongoing assessments for AAC users. Here she shared with me why doing so is so vital .||7/25/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 008: The Tongue Wagging the SLP - Conversations in Speech Pathology||In this episode, I talk to ASHA Fellow Dr. Gregory Lof of the MGH Institute of Health Professions about nonspeech oral motor exercises. My hope is that this episode addresses some of the concerns or questions you might have about this timely topic.||7/8/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 007: Echolalia & ASD Part II: Supporting Natural Language Development - Conversations in Speech Pathology||In this second installment of Echolalia & ASD, I finish up my conversation with Marge Blanc of the Communication Development Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Marge is the author of Natural Language Acquisition on the Autism Spectrum: The Journey from Echo.||5/4/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 006: Echolalia & ASD: Supporting Natural Language Development - Conversations in Speech Pathology||This episode features Marge Blanc of the Communication Development Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Marge is the author of Natural Language Acquisition on the Autism Spectrum: The Journey from Echolalia to Self-Generated Language.||4/17/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 005: AAC & Autism - Conversations in Speech Pathology||In this episode, I talk with John Halloran from The Center for AAC & Autism about LAMP (Language Aquisition through Motor Planning). John explains the difference between LAMP the approach and the LAMP Words for Life application.||3/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 004: SQWrite - Conversations in Speech Pathology||In this episode I speak with Michael Gladstein, an educational psychologist, about his innovative approach to written intervention known as SQWrite. You can visit Michael’s website at www.sqwrite.com||3/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 003: Talking RtI with Dr. Pat Van Slyke - Conversations in Speech Pathology||Today I’m featuring a former professor of mine, Dr. Pat Van Slyke, who discusses the history of RtI (Response to Intervention) as well as how us SLP’s fit into the picture. Enjoy! You can find Dr. Pat Van Slyke at: www.patvanslyke.com||2/5/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 002: Temple Grandin - Conversations in Speech Pathology||In this second episode, I have a brief conversation with Temple Grandin. Over the course of the conversation, we touched on some issues that I hope to bring up again in future episodes. I hope you enjoy it.||1/19/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
||CSP 001: Welcome to Conversations in Speech Pathology - Conversations in Speech Pathology||In this first episode, I talk about who I am and why I started a podcast. Please remember, if you have a show idea or would like to be a guest yourself, please drop me a line. Thanks for listening!||1/2/2014||Free||View in iTunes|
Talking the talk...
This is an extremely informative podcast! Great way to keep up-to-date on matters in speech pathology. How are there not more SLP podcasts when we all love to talk so much?!
This podcast is an excellent source of information for current speech-language pathologists and future students considering the field! Personally, I LOVE podcasts and was over the moon to discover one that specifically targets my career. THUMBS UP, JEFF + GUEST SPEAKERS!
Keep it up!
It's so nice to have a podcast that is intelligent and keeps me up to date on topics in our profession. Love it!