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True Confessions with Lisa & Sarah

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Being a school based SLP is hard and we have made many mistakes along the way! This podcast is all about what really happens in the speech room as well as adventures in starting our own company!

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26 Episodes
We are thrilled to participate in the first-ever SLP Live Podcon! By listening to this episode you have the opportunity to earn CEs through Nov. 9th! For more information check out:
For those of you who have listened before or follow us on social media, you may find this hard to believe but we do really care what people think of 😂 I say that because we post and say some ridiculous things but it is scary! There are plenty of times when we question ourselves! In this episode, we are chatting about what we have learned and what we hope for you! Mentions: SLP-Live podconSmiles for SpeechSpeechy MusingsAmy PorterfieldJasmine StarRachel Hollis
We're baaaaaaaaack!!!!!! We took a quick break but we are back for an all new season of confessions 🎉 We are kicking off season 2 chatting all about starting a new school year and what we hope for yours! 
It's our final episode of the season 🎉 Thank you for coming along on this journey with us! We have loved every single minute of this and can't wait to come back and start a new season in a couple months!We are thrilled to have our friend, Amy Hill, in the confessional to chat about everything SLP-A related! Amy is the perfect guest to have on to talk about this subject as she is the program director for the SLP-A program at Estrella Mountain Community College and AZ Executive Director of Clinical Support for Light Street Special Education Solutions - where she oversees SLPs and SLP-A's.With the new SLP-A ASHA certification coming soon, this is a great listen for any SLP-A or SLP supervisor! Navigating this working relationship can be tricky! Hopefully this will help :)
In our latest episode we are getting real about writing progress reports. We have done some things we are not proud of but the reality is that this part of our job is tough! We share the mistakes we made as well as solutions right in time for you to start writing your end of year progress reports!
In our previous episode about interpreting articulation norms we mentioned the use of RTI as a possible solution to providing earlier intervention. In this episode we are going to go in deeper on what that can look like and discuss if it's worthwhile! We are thrilled to have our friend, Laurel Bruce, an SLP and PhD student, in the confessional to share her experience and research! Resources:Laurel Bruce Instagram: Resources from Jennifer Taps Richard: Link to free Articulation Therapy Flowchart: Link to free articulation screener: Information about Speech Therapist’s App for /r/ Treatment (staRt) app:
Have you ever found yourself writing an IEP and filling out the present levels with something like "Johnny is a sweet boy with a nice smile who has lots of friends" and then nothing else? Yeah, us too! We are chatting about all of the frustration of current processes for gathering data at annual reviews as well as our big Aha! that led us to creating Present Level Assessments inside of SLP Toolkit. Resources mentioned in this episode:How is "appropriate progress" defined by the U.S. Supreme Court?Special discount to SLP Toolkit for our podcast listeners - To receive 50% off 2 months for a new subscription use the coupon code: podcasthalfoff
Many of us have seen the new speech sound norms infographic published by McLeod and Crowe circulating on the internet and there are a lot of feelings about what this means for school based SLPs. We are thrilled to have Kelly Farquharson, Associate Professor at FSU and speech sound expert, in the confessional to chat all about it! This episode was eye opening for us as we discovered that these norms aren't "new" and we have been interpreting the standard circulated norms (i.e. Iowa-Nebraska) all wrong. This is an important discussion and one that made us a bit nervous as sometimes researchers and practicing clinicians view the therapy world through a different lens. Tune in to find out how this conversation went down.Resources referenced in this episode: The Informed SLP: That one time a journal article on speech sounds broke the SLP internet. It Might Not Be "Just Artic": The Case for the Single Sound ErrorQuality of language intervention provided to primary-grade students with language impairmentVariability in Interpreting “Educational Performance” for Children With Speech Sound DisordersUsing Response to Intervention for Speech Sound Disorders: Exploring Practice Characteristics and Geographical Differences
We were thrilled to have Ryan Hendrix with Social Thinking as a guest on this episode. We loved chatting about how best to support students with social learning differences. Lisa & I confess how we struggled with how best to assess, write objective goals and measure progress on pragmatic language skills. Ryan shares her discovery on how complex treatment is and everything she has learned in her role as a social cognitive therapist.We are obsessed with all things Social Thinking so we may have geeked out a little bit :)Resources mentioned in this episode:Social ThinkingDynamic AssessmentMore on Dynamic AssessmentSocial Competency ModelResearch Supporting Social ThinkingClinical Training Program
In our first episode for 2019 we are chatting about goals/resolutions for the new year, all things SLP Summit and we even spill the beans on an exciting new project!
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