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Episode 26: Cheris Frailey, MA CCC-SLP "Conflict Resolution for the SLP in a Conundrum"

12/12/2018
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In this episode Michelle is joined by the petite yet formidable Cheris Frailey, MA CCC-SLP, Interstate Compact and Legal Affairs Coordinator for the Dept. of Regulatory Agencies for the State of Colorado. Join Michelle as she seeks honest and practical advice from Cheris, a former Director of State Education and Legislative Advocacy with ASHA, in the areas of conflict resolution. In short…are you in a professional pickle at work and unsure how to come to conclusion that is amicable yet fair,...

Duration:00:58:37

Episode 25: Jennifer Ruckner, MS, CCC-SLP "Teletherapy and Early Intervention… You Can Do It Too!"

12/5/2018
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In this episode Michelle is joined by the dynamic co-director Jennifer Ruckner, MS CCC-SLP, of Tots to Teens Therapy Services, of Northern Virginia. Jennifer, a seasoned Early Interventionist who is also a Community Ambassador for Feeding Matters, a non-profit, parent founded organization, actually specializes in Telepractice for the Early Intervention and School Age pediatric population. Yes, you read that correctly, we can do telepractice in the world of EI! Join Michelle in this episode...

Duration:00:56:33

Episode 24: Carol A. Page, PhD, CCC-SLP, ATP, CBIS "AAC is More Than Pictures and Velcro? What?!?"

11/28/2018
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In this episode Michelle is joined by the esteemed Dr. Carol Page, Director of the SC Assistive Technology Program. In this episode, Dr. Page assuages listener’s fears of Augmentative and Alternative Communication! Did you know that AAC is more than pictures and a lamination machine and is in fact driven by core vocabulary with a splash of “fringe” vocabulary? Or did you know that when an SLP utilizes AAC with a patient, we are teaching them how to say what they want to say, not what we want...

Duration:00:57:27

Episode 23: Erin Forward, MSP, CF-SLP "Pass the Gravy and Start the Feeding Therapy: Understanding the Emotional Issues"

11/21/2018
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In this course, Michelle was joined by Miss Erin Forward, MSP CF-SLP, formally of Rochester, NY, but now of Cola-Town, SC to assist in addressing the “Emotional Baggage” that often accompanies our little ones at mealtimes! Does your family have a stressful Thanksgiving Meal? Do your patients tend to have “outbursts” during their mealtimes? Well sit back and enjoy as Michelle and Erin tackle the myth behind “oh it’s just their behaviors” and provide functional strategies for treatment when...

Duration:01:01:24

Episode 22: SLP Wine & Cheese "The Enigmatic Energy and Leadership of Our Colleagues!"

11/7/2018
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In this episode Michelle is joined by the dynamic duo behind the “SLPs Wine and Cheese PodCast”, Deborah Brooks, MA CCC-SLP, TSSLD and Maria Kotsonis, MA CCC-SLP, TSSLD. “What does that have to do with my continuing education,” you may openly ponder? Well, these two are shaking up what it means to be a modern day leader in the field of Speech-Language Pathology! Set aside your predisposed tendencies towards ageism and sit in awe as these two fabulous millennials inspire you to rethink your...

Duration:00:56:11

Episode 21: KiKi L'Italien "How to Drive Business and Engagement Online"

10/31/2018
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In this episode, the Michelle and KiKi address how to utilize various social media platforms to drive and market a speech language pathologist’s private practice. They tackle the troublesome concerns such as how much time and energy should a therapist spend on social media and what social media campaign should be utilized to maximize exposure and to generate business.

Duration:00:36:37

Episode 20: Erin Forward, MSP, CF-SLP "Chasing the Swallow… That Should Include ALL the Referrals!"

10/24/2018
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In this lively episode, Michelle is joined by the lovely Miss Erin Forward, MS, CF-SLP, formerly of Rochester, NY, but now of Cola-Town, SC to assist in “Chasing the Swallow”! Did you know an SLP can’t tackle an oropharyngeal dysphagia or a feeding disorder alone? Well folks, we can’t! Why? Because we, for lack of a better phrase, are the gatekeepers, the starting point, to the greater world of the alimentary canal! In this episode, Michelle and Erin address who should join us on the journey...

Duration:00:51:24

Episode 19: Melissa Montiel, MS, CCC-SLP "VPI… It’s More Than Nasal Emissions, It Can Impact Swallowing Too!"

10/17/2018
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In this episode Michelle is joined once again by the gifted Mrs. Melissa Montiel, MS CCC-SLP, (see Episode 14 “Banishing Confusion for Clefts”), from the Medical University of South Carolina and the Evelyn Tramell Institute for Voice and Swallowing. In Melissa’s second lecture, we address both the speech component of VPI (velopharyngeal insufficiency), but also the more elusive and often misunderstood swallowing aspect of VPI. Sit back in awe as Melissa educates colleagues about signs and...

Duration:00:53:32

Episode 18: Gregg Black, MD "Dairy vs Soy vs What? The Correct Formula For Your Allergy and Why!"

10/10/2018
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In this episode Michelle is joined once again by the ever-so-funny Gregg Black, MD, of Carolina Allergy and Asthma Consultants, PA. Dr. Black, from Columbia, SC, (who hails from the upstate by way of AL, NZ, and New Orleans). In this episode they put the microscope to milk and soy testing for our youngest of young patients…hoping to enlighten clinicians around the world as to the pitfalls of changing to formulas too quickly…and how to safely proceed in the perilous presence of eczema, while...

Duration:01:06:38

Episode 17: Jennifer Tardy "My Son Has What?!? One Holistic Momma Bear’s Healing Walk For Her Son’s EOE"

10/3/2018
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In this episode Michelle is joined by holistically fierce “Momma-Bear” Mrs. Jennifer Tardy, with Eating for Healing, from Millinocket, Maine, however currently residing in Lexington, SC. In this lecture we tackle EOE, Eosinophillic Esophagitis, from the unique perspective of a mother…who happens to be a nutrition coach…to learn key insights into how a devastating diagnosis was tackled with compassion, understanding, and education! Just new to the world of EOE, then this lecture is a great...

Duration:00:39:04

Episode 16: Erin Forward, MSP, CF-SLP "Banishing Basic “Feeding” Myths in the World of Pediatrics"

9/26/2018
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In this episode, Michelle is joined by the gifted Mrs. Melissa Monteil, MS CCC-SLP, from the Medical University of South Carolina and the Evelyn Tramell Institute for Voice and Swallowing. In this lecture, we discuss the process of prenatal diagnosis of cleft and dispel misconceptions regarding feeding a little one with a cleft, especially in that first critical year. Not only does this amazing woman specialize in the subject matter for her career, but also she also freely gives of her spare...

Duration:00:58:41

Episode 15: KiKi L’Italien "What Everyone Needs to Know About Social Media Today!"

9/19/2018
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In this episode Michelle is joined by social media guru, Kiki L’Italien, CEO and founder of Amplified Growth, a digital marketing consultancy specializing in social media, SEO, and influencer marketing. Kiki, who regularly lectures to Speech-Language Pathologists and other medical colleagues, will focus this lecture in maintaining professionalism and navigating potential ethical pitfalls of social media…all the while teaching how to put social media to work for you, making your practice...

Duration:00:40:41

Episode 14: Melissa Montiel, MS, CCC-SLP "Banishing Confusion for Clefts!"

9/12/2018
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In this episode, Michelle is joined by the gifted Mrs. Melissa Monteil, MS CCC-SLP, from the Medical University of South Carolina and the Evelyn Tramell Institute for Voice and Swallowing. In this lecture, we discuss the process of prenatal diagnosis of cleft and dispel misconceptions regarding feeding a little one with a cleft, especially in that first critical year. Not only does this amazing woman specialize in the subject matter for her career, but also she also freely gives of her spare...

Duration:00:51:41

Episode 13: Gregg Black, MD "So you’re telling me allergy testing is important?"

9/5/2018
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In this episode Michelle is joined by the charismatic Gregg Black, MD, of Carolina Allergy and Asthma Consultants, PA. Dr. Black, from Columbia, SC, (by way of Clemson, SC, Birmingham, AL, Whangaeri, NZ, and New Orleans, LA), shares the process by which infants, as young as 30 days, can begin safely assessing for food allergies and the best way to go about the diagnostic process. This lecture is the perfect starting point for clinicians as they learn to recognize early s/s of potential food...

Duration:00:50:09

Episode 12: Erin Forward, MSP, CF-SLP "To Bag or Not to Bag? True Struggles of a “Bagless” EI SLP!"

8/29/2018
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In this bold and brazen episode, Michelle is joined by the lovely Miss Erin Forward of Rochester, NY, where they take on an age old debate of “to-bag” or “not-to-bag” in the world of Early Intervention. Best practice guidelines, everything from ASHA to the WHO, are discussed, then real-world advice on how home-health speech therapists can implement these guidelines in a home where resources are limited and poverty is high is tackled. Put your bags and fears aside, as Michelle and Erin...

Duration:00:52:59

Episode 11: Jennifer Tardy "Have a Business… Now How Do I Drum Up the Business?"

8/22/2018
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In this episode Michelle is joined by business savy Mrs. Jennifer Tardy, with “PT the OT Therapy and Wellness, originally from Millinocket, Maine, however currently residing in Lexington, SC. In this lecture we tackle the largest fear of small business owners, “how do we ethically obtain referrals?”. Jennifer, a successful Director who currently manages referrals for three different businesses, offers her functional/practical insight into how you too can make it in the world of...

Duration:00:31:19

Episode 10: Juliana Miller, MS, CCC-SLP "Setting Supervision Straight"

8/15/2018
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In this course Michelle is joined by the charming Mrs. Juliana Miller, from Columbia, SC…and together they address problematic practicum placements and the “do’s” vs. the “do not’s” of clinical supervision, as well as to highlight the upcoming 2020 ASHA changes to supervision…all from the perspective of a Director of External Clinical Practicums.

Duration:00:54:53

Episode 9: Diane Postman M.Ed "AAC and ECSE and Literacy…those three words can be in the same sentence fragment?"

8/8/2018
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In this podcast, Michelle is joined by the dynamic Mrs. Diane Postman of Yorktown, VA to demystify how AAC and emergent literacy can work in an ECSE classroom with a “push-in” approach. We are not talking swapping out pictures for objects here folks, but data drive core-vocab with real-life examples! Hilarity, albeit in a geeky fashion, does occur in this most functional of discussions!

Duration:00:47:06

Episode 8: Erin Forward, MSP, CF-SLP "So… We Have That Tube and Now the SLP is Going to Get Them to Eat… Right?"

8/7/2018
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In this podcast, Michelle is joined by the lovely Miss Erin Forward of Rochester, NY. On the menu: common terminology for our pediatric populations with feeding tubes, emphasis on quality not quantity feeds, and addressing long-term planning…stressing the motto of “fed is fed is fed” and that some of these little ones do need a feeding tube for nourishment and PO for quality of life.

Duration:00:46:28

Episode 7: Karina McCollum "Teamwork… What? IFSP to IEP… it too can happen!"

7/25/2018
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Ms. Karina McCollam, ECSE teacher, joins Michelle for this interview, where we have that crucial conversation about IFSP to IEP transitions. Do you despise that “ohhh-to-common” breakdown in communication during this critical period too? Sit back and enjoy as functional strategies are discussed to address this concern.

Duration:00:51:15