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The SLP-Minded Podcast

The SLP-Minded Podcast

Author: Megan Nosol

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The aims of this podcast are to encourage a stronger appreciation for research and foster a stronger relationship between the researchers and the clinicians. By critically thinking about unanswered clinical questions and the clinical implications of the latest research, SLPs and researchers can collaboratively work toward improving evidence-based practice and patient outcomes.

A complete list of upcoming episodes can be viewed at

Each episode is accompanied by a Resources and References page for clinicians, downloadable at
4 Episodes
Today, I'm talking with Dr. Deborah Hersh about a case study she wrote about in Aphasiology in March of 2018. The full article is available on the podcast website at Dr. Hersh is an Associate Professor in Speech Pathology at Edith Cowan University in Perth, Western Australia. She is a Fellow of Speech Pathology Australia. She has nearly 30 years of clinical, research and teaching experience in speech pathology in the UK and Australia. She has published and presented extensively in the areas of discharge from aphasia therapy, professional client relationships, aphasia groups, rehabilitation goal setting, aphasia assessment and acquired communication disorder in Aboriginal Australians following stroke and brain injury.
This episode features Dr. Joanne Patterson, a clinical academic speech & language therapist who has over 25 years of clinical experience. She is a NIHR Clinical Lecturer and Macmillan Principal Speech & Language Therapist (SLT), funded jointly by City Hospitals Sunderland and a NIHR personal award. She completed her PhD (NIHR RDC award) in 2010, during which she reported on swallowing outcomes following head and neck cancer treatment. Her clinical and research interests include head and neck cancer dysphagia, functional outcome measures, cancer survivorship, medically unexplained dysphagia, cricopharyngeal dysfunction and swallowing intervention development. In this interview, we discuss her research article, titled, “Feasibility and acceptability of combining cognitive behavioural therapy techniques with swallowing therapy in head and neck cancer dysphagia,” which was published in BMC Cancer in January of 2018.
Dr. Jacqueline Laures-Gore is an Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Georgia State University. She earned her PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, her MHS from the University of Missouri-Columbia, and her BS from Iowa State University. She directs the Aphasia and Motor Speech Disorders Research Lab at Georgia State University. Her research areas include aphasia, stress, integrative health, and depression. Dr. Laures-Gore’s work has been funded by the National Institutes of Health, Academy of Neurological Communication Disorders and Sciences, as well as other entities. In this episode, Dr. Laures-Gore discusses her current research in the area of depression and stress in people with aphasia and the various assessments SLPs have at their disposal. Don't forget to download the References and Resources page on the podcast website at!
Claire Mitchell (MRCSLT, BSc (Hons), MPhil, PhD), Research fellow for NIHR Collaboration for Leadership in Applied Health Research, and Care (CLAHRC) Greater Manchester and Senior Clinical Lecturer has worked in England's National Health Service (NHS) for 20 years. Claire was awarded a National Institute for Health Research Fellowship in 2014 to undertake her PhD which was completed in 2017. This fellowship, ReaDySpeech for people with dysarthria after stroke: a feasibility study, was looking at the feasibility of using technology for speech rehabilitation for people with post-stroke dysarthria. In this episode, we hear more about her interesting work that holds promise for SLP dysarthria treatments!
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