True Confessions with Lisa & Sarah
By SLP Toolkit
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This is the true story of two school-based SLPs who decided to start a business and are stupid enough to record it. Find out what happens when we stop being polite and start getting real. We would love to hear from you! Email us at email@example.com with questions or ideas for future podcasts!
||CleanE18: I used to avoid writing social goals because I didn't know how to measure them.||We were thrilled to have Ryan Hendrix with Social Thinking as a guest on this episode. We loved chatting about how best to support students with social learning differences. Lisa & I confess how we struggled with how best to assess, write objective goals and measure progress on pragmatic language skills. Ryan shares her discovery on how complex treatment is and everything she has learned in her role as a social cognitive therapist. We are obsessed with all things Social Thinking so we may have geeked out a little bit :) Resources mentioned in this episode: Social Thinking Dynamic Assessment More on Dynamic Assessment Social Competency Model Research Supporting Social Thinking Clinical Training Program||2/13/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE17: We had no idea how big SLP Summit would get.||In our first episode for 2019 we are chatting about goals/resolutions for the new year, all things SLP Summit and we even spill the beans on an exciting new project! www.slpsummit.com||1/17/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE16: Running my business is harder than being an SLP.||In our latest episode, Jenna Rayburn from Speech Room News is doing the confessing! She shares how she got started, what it takes to be successful and why she does it. Jenna's website: https://thespeechroomnews.com/ Instagram handle: @speechroomnews||12/12/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE15: What really went down at ASHA 2018!||In this episode, we spill the tea on what went down at the ASHA convention! Listen to find out what we really think about the convention, what we learned from talking to so many awesome SLPs and what it was like to have the best exhibit hall neighbors ever! And stick around until the end when we answer some of your questions!||11/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE14: I get paid to play for a living.||If you are interested in early intervention but haven't tried it yet this is the episode for you! Our guest, Emily Cohen, speech-language pathologist, and author chats with us about using a play based approach in therapy and the benefits of including the family. Resources mentioned in this episode: Playing with Purpose Book https://www.tandemspeechtherapy.com/playingwithpurposebook/ The discount code if people are interested in purchasing the book is: slptoolkit Blog https://www.tandemspeechtherapy.com/blog/ Downloadable Milestone Checklist https://www.tandemspeechtherapy.com/milestone-checklist/ Hanen Centre: http://www.hanen.org/Home.aspx Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org||11/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE13: I used to only take data because someone said I had to.||In this episode, we are talking about everyone's favorite topic - data! Please still click play :) We share how we really feel about data collection, why it's so challenging and solutions to make it easier and more effective.||10/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE12: Sometimes my pride gets in the way.||We convinced our friend Doug Cutler, M.A. CCC-SLP, to jump into the confessional and we are thrilled that he did! In this episode, Sarah confesses that she never wanted to reach out to Doug, who is the AAC specialist in the district because she was embarrassed with how little she knew about AAC. Doug confesses that he would have a hard time going back to being a school-based SLP. And Lisa finally gets to use a new term she coined 😂. This episode is packed full of real stories and tips/strategies for how to get started with AAC, the importance of cueing/promoting, using the curriculum - plus so much more! Doug's Guest Blog post: "How Do I Write AAC Goals" https://www.slptoolkit.com/blog/how-do-i-write-aac-goals/ SETT Framework http://www.joyzabala.com/ Prentke Romich https://www.prentrom.com/ Coughdrop https://www.mycoughdrop.com/ Caroline Musselwhite http://www.aacintervention.com||10/9/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE11: We have been treating apraxia all wrong.||We are thrilled to have apraxia specialist, Jennie Bjorem, in the confessional for this episode! We chat about treating childhood apraxia of speech, confess we had no idea what we were doing and discuss how we have all had imposter syndrome at one time or another! This episode will not only give you practical treatment ideas but will also discuss how we are all doing the best we can with what we have. https://www.bjoremspeech.com/ Bjorem Speech on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrCdsLuZlbxACUAbi1Fe5HQ Jennie's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/bjoremspeech/ Edith Strand's DTTC: https://www.apraxia-kids.org/library/integral-stimulation-method/||9/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE10: We are the last people that should be talking about balance.||In this episode, we talk about our attempts (and failure) at balancing work, motherhood, love and health. We also confess if we really get along as much as it looks like we do!||8/28/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE9: Feeling uncomfortable is a good thing.||We are so excited to have Maria Dixon in the confessional! Maria is not only our friend but is also a professor at Arizona State University and has all the goods about what it takes to successfully survive grad school! We chat about everything from what it takes to be an SLP, to being teacher's pet and tips for supervising grad students. Warning this episode is very funny! Here is a link to a blog post Maria wrote about the NAGPOT strategy mentioned in our podcast: https://www.slptoolkit.com/blog/nagpot/ Maria's guest blog post: Recipe for Success https://www.slptoolkit.com/blog/guest-blog-recipe-for-success/||8/15/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE8: I don't sit around reading research all day.||We are super excited to have Dr. Meredith Harold in the confessional (virtually) where she confesses that, "As a PhD, I thought SLPs should just know the research, and if they didn't, they weren't trying hard enough." We love her openness and perspective as she realized that this couldn't be further from the truth and shares the struggles of bridging practice and research! The Informed SLP: https://www.theinformedslp.com/ Meredith's IG handle: @theinformedslp Speech Bite: http://speechbite.com/ ASHA Evidence Maps: https://www.asha.org/Evidence-Maps/||7/30/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE7: I have fear of using AAC.||We are super excited to have our friend Anne Page in the confessional for this episode! Anne shares her confession: "I had a student show up with a device and I had no idea how to use it." If you struggle with helping students with AAC or meeting the needs of students with complex communication needs this episode is for you! Anne's website: http://beautifulspeechlife.com/ Anne's IG: https://www.instagram.com/beautifulspeechlife/ Other resources: http://praacticalaac.org/ Email us at email@example.com for feedback and ideas for future episodes!||7/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE6: There is no shame in our game!||In this episode, we talk about SLP shaming and why it needs to stop!||7/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE5: We are not business majors||In this episode, Lisa and Sarah confess that they had no idea what they were doing when they started SLP Toolkit. They share how the idea came to them, how they got it off the ground and what they have learned along the way.||6/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanE4: I don't care if you call me speech teacher!||In this episode Lisa and Sarah discuss a somewhat polarizing topic - being called a "speech teacher". Big surprise - they have an opinion :)||6/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE3: We gained 90 lbs in a year!||In our latest episode, we are talking about our struggles with weight gain and what if anything we are doing about it. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with comments or questions about this episode!||5/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE1: Who do we think we are?||Welcome to the very first episode of True Confessions! In this episode we share a little bit about ourselves and what we hope to accomplish in this brief tell all podcast! Thanks for listening :) Email us at email@example.com with comments or questions about this episode!||4/24/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitE2: I want to quit my job!||Welcome back :) In this episode, Lisa & Sarah talk about times when they wanted to throw in the towel and how to survive burnout! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with comments or questions about this episode!||4/23/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
I can’t express enough how much you two lovely ladies have literally saved me from SLP burn-out. SLPToolkit and this podcast have given me my joy for therapy back. Before using SLPToolkit, I felt bogged down by how I was going to deliver quality therapy while taking data all at the same time. I am so grateful to you! Listening to this podcast has given me a new hope and joy for this great career of ours. Hearing you keep it real and positive has validated me in so many ways. I love your realness and humor. I feel like your my best speech friends! You two are a light in the speech world! Keep doing what your doing!
I love how open and honest Sarah and Lisa are when it comes to our awesome profession. It makes me feel so much better that I am not alone in my joys and struggles. I look forward to each episode because I know I am guaranteed practical guidance and great advice! I wish I had this support in my early years as a speech therapist...now I soak it all in!
Love the authenticity of this podcast! Thank you ladies for keeping it real and diving into topics and conversations we all want to hear about.