“It’s chaos, be kind.” -Michelle McNamara Four years ago, I released the first of...
Information About the Show
Conversations in Speech Pathology (CSP) is a podcast about issues related to the clinical practice of speech pathology. My mission is for the show to be thought-provoking & fun!
My interests are primarily Autism, AAC, and Speech Sound Disorders (SSD). I will continue to cover other areas as well from time to time.
Please don't assume that because I cover a particular topic or individual I automatically endorse everything that is said on the show. I want to hear from various voices, and I may or may not agree with everything a particular guest has to say.
1. Why don’t you put more episodes out on a regular basis? My podcast is a part-time passion and it's a lot of work. For every hour of recorded audio, about 4 hours of editing and other post-production work are required.
2. Do you feel a responsibility to champion evidence-based practice (EBP)? Yes, with a caveat. There are a number of issues in speech pathology where evidence for or against a particular intervention is lacking. Moreover, I'm finding more and more these days a serious lack of nuance and openness in certain corners of our profession. It is better to justify why you are doing a particular intervention (backed by a theoretical foundation) than to do something just because it was cited in a single study or because that is what the majority of people are doing.
3. I really like the podcast. How can I support what you’re doing? I’m glad you asked! There are 2 ways you can show your love:
1. Leave a review in Apple Podcasts or wherever else you listen to this show.
2. Spread the word! Share the show with a colleague/friend.
Conversations in Speech Pathology is a podcast meant to provide an ongoing dialogue about topics important to the practice of speech-language pathology. The show, its host, and guests do not provide medical or therapeutic advice regarding individual clients. Parents and other professionals are urged to seek the advice of a licensed professional for specific concerns regarding communication disorders/delays.
About the host...
I am now in my 24th year as a speech-language pathologist. I began my career working with adults (acute/subacute, skilled nursing facilities, trach/vent hospitals). Around 2000, I transitioned towards pediatrics and never looked back. I currently work in a school setting full-time (serving children with moderate-severe disabilities) while continuing a private practice part-time.
That’s the short version at least…
That's me with the family (background) at Chicago Botanic Garden (The Lightscape show).
Me and my trusty microphone!
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