Guests: Heidi Britz, MA,CCC-SLP and Elissa Kilduff, MA,CCC-SLP - In this 1-hour podcourse, our presenters share their experience on how to get the new school year off to a great start. They openly explain the realties of school therapy: What to do during the week prior to kids returning, how to effectively use the first few weeks to collaborate with teachers, ideas for scheduling, doing therapy-room prep, and how to connect with parents.
Guest: Patricia Fisher, MA, CCC-SLP, COM - In this 1-hr course, Patty, an experienced private practitioner, shared one of her most intriguing cases. A 20-year-old man was originally referred for speech, swallowing, and lingual range of motion tasks; but that wasn’t all. His voice quality had severely impacted him for 20 years. Interestingly, his restrictive lingual frenum had been a critical factor of his pitch vocal issues. Before and after audios of the man, and therapy strategies...
Guest: Pat Mervine, MA, CCC-SLP - In this presentation, the presenter shared her knowledge and expertise on creating a positive atmosphere to enrich communication for students with complex communication needs. She explains how to engineer the environment by raising expectations with your attitude, actions, and teaching strategies so students of all ages have ample opportunities to communicate throughout the day with a variety of communication partners, using speech or their AAC system. She...
Guest: Margo Kinzer Courter, M.A., CCC-SLP - Char is cruising on the SpeechTherapyPD.com Conference at Sea. Over the next couple episodes we will be sharing a couple of the best episodes of the first year of the Speech Link Podcast. Enjoy!
Guest: Stephen Sacks, MA, CCC-SLP - Steve shared his vast knowledge of how to successfully remediate the distorted /r/ and /s/. Over the past 25 years, he and many other SLPs have successfully used his program, the SATPAC. He explained what the SATPAC is—a computerized, contextual list-builder—and the rationale and fundamentals of speech sound production behind it, as well as several other how-to and sound-stim techniques.
Guest: Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC - In this 1-hr podcourse, Michelle shares information and examples of the many young medically fragile and developmentally disordered children she’s worked with and explains why and how to ensure a quality transfer into school-related services. She stresses the importance of a comprehensive, coordinated and team-based approach for the continuation of critical services.
Guest: Kristen Edwards, MS, CCC-SLP - Kristin is an expert in the field of telepractice and shared not only the practical, therapeutic side, but the essential technological side, as well. She stressed the importance of knowing the rules and regulations of your home state and states you do telepractice in. She shared details of how to do assessment and therapy, what platforms are needed, and the “tools” to do quality therapy.
Guest: Heidi Britz, MA, CCC-SLP - In this 1-hour episode, Heidi shares her vast experience of how to work effectively and efficiently with school-aged children with social language differences. She discusses the referral process, assessments, and explains how to develop and support a school-based therapy plan with the child, teachers, and parents. She covers the specifics of collecting data as well as therapy materials and resources.
Guest: Elissa Kilduff, MA, CCC-SLP - In this episode, Elissa shares her time-saving, creative approach of how to effectively use individual books to meet the needs of several speech and language children within a group each with a variety of specific needs and goals. She outlines how to select the books, pre-plan and organize the materials, and implement the therapy. This approach can be used effectively with K–6 grades; several resources are provided.
Guest: Lorraine Maida, MA, CCC-SLP - In this episode, Lorraine shared her vast knowledge and experience of how to elevate and incorporate the art of storytelling and the use of songs in language instruction with young children. She explicitly covered the developmental sequence of oral narrative growth in children and how to adapt books in ways that allow children to participate as active versus passive learners in language and literacy instruction. Numerous practical activities were...
Guest: Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin, PhD, CCC-SLP - Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are receiving increasing referrals of English Learners (ELs) with potential language impairment. Because these children speak diverse languages, SLPs have few assessment options that are nondiscriminatory, legal, and that rule out the impact of environment. In this podcourse, you learned legally sound, non-standardized assessment methods and materials that are easy to implement and represent evidence-based...
Guest: Cathy Alexander, MA, CCC-SLP - In this episode, Cathy details her knowledge and expertise about the intricacies of morphology and morphological therapy for pre-school and upper- and lower-elementary-aged children. She also explains and provides examples of how to shift into curriculum content-area words to teach for middle- and high-school students. She explains the association of morphology and vocabulary and provides numerous activities and books appropriate to instruct prefixes,...
Guest: Cathy Alexander, MA, CCC-SLP - Cathy shares her knowledge and expertise on how to enrich vocabulary in young children. She explains the vocabulary acquisition process of most children, then compares the characteristics of language impaired children. She outlines how to apply her nine evidenced-based strategies for systematic vocabulary instruction, and details the strong and reciprocal relationship between reading and vocabulary. Numerous practical activities are provided.
In this episode, Ms. Boshart explained why sometimes it takes additional and deliberate instruction strategies to impact children’s retention and generate transfer outside of the therapy room. You specifically learned the nine evidence-based, foundational keys to intensive language instruction, and how to implement and incorporate them into language therapy.
Guest: Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP - Robyn shares practical knowledge and strategies from her experience and research on how to determine when children are developmental and when others have orofacial issues that may deter speech development and progress in therapy. She outlined analyze procedures for potential respiratory issues, oral hard and soft tissue issues, and offered therapy suggestions.
Guest: Sarah James, MS, CCC-SLP - Sarah presents insights from her research, study and experience in connecting language skills with areas of reading instruction. She believes one can have language without literacy, but not literacy without language. She shared strategies for phonemic awareness, phonics, comprehension, vocabulary and fluency.
Char shares how to do effective therapy for both the lateral /s/ and the frontal /s/. She compared and contrasted the similarities and differences between the two speech errors and outlined helpful techniques for dealing with both. She included insightful, research-based information about the /s/ and why some oral-respiratory differences can impact production and remediation.
Char presents insights from her extensive study and experience of working with hundreds of individuals with “r” distortions. She shared an in-depth description about the /r/ production and critiqued several remediation techniques. She explained the rationale as to why some strategies work, why some don’t, and outlined the primary factors that must be included in therapy for successful, complete “r” remediation.
Guest: Linda Eve Seth, SLP, M.Ed. - In this episode, Linda and Char discuss Linda's creative concepts of incorporating Love, Listening, and Language into artic and language therapy for school-aged children.
Guest: Lisa Rodgers, Behavior Specialist - In this one-hour episode, Lisa focuses on communication through behavior. She shares how to not just address aberrant behaviors but the emotional causal factors, as well. She explained the four primary functions of behavior, how they are the rationale behind most behaviors, and how to address behaviors using the four functions as a reference point. She discussed several procedures to use with lower-functioning children, as well as a several key tips...