Accent Connection is a website designed to connect speech pathologists with clients seeking accent modification. Seth Koster, an American speech pathologist, is the developer behind the site. In this episode, we'll hear Seth's story of how he left the United States for Okinawa, then Tokyo, and now Vietnam.
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For years many of us have relied on still photos to help teach children on the autism spectrum. That may be fine for things like dogs and cars, but verbs? With my students, I have found video clips (and gifs) to be way more interesting. So why split-screen verbs? Well, I got the idea from a reference to a research article not too long ago. It got me thinking that there might be something to the idea of presenting two clips of the same verb at the same time. Maybe it would help students to focus on actions and not so much on objects. It certainly was fun making these videos!
1. 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: Interesting, Thought Provoking, & Fun!
2. My interests are primarily Autism, AAC, and Speech Sound Disorders (SSD). I will continue to cover other areas as well from time to time.
3. Please don't assume that because I cover a particular topic or individual that I automatically endorse everything that is said on the show. I want to hear from a variety of voices and I may or may not agree with everything a particular guest might say.
Working FAQ (Updated Summer 2021)
1. Why don’t you put more episodes out on a regular basis? My podcast is a part-time passion of mine and it's a lot of work. For every hour of audio I record, there are about 4 hours of editing and other post-production work that need to get done. There are also a lot of other speech podcasts these days- I'm really impressed!
2. Do you feel a responsibility to champion evidence-based practice (EBP)? Yes, with a slight 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. I have always believed that it is better to justify why you are doing a particular intervention than to do something just because it was cited in a study or because someone else is doing it.
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Conversations in Speech Pathology is a podcast meant to provide an ongoing dialogue about topics important to the practice of speech-language pathology/therapy. 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 22nd year as a speech-language pathologist. I began my career working with adults (acute/subacute, skilled nursing facility, 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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