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Let's Taco Bout Speech

Let's Taco Bout Speech

By Claire Barbao and Rachael Hendzell
Join speech-language pathologists, Claire Barbao and Rachael Hendzell, on the ‘Let’s Taco Bout Speech’ Podcast as they aim to support both SLPs and parents alike. Weekly episodes focus on enhancing therapy sessions, teaching parents how to cultivate language rich activities at home and interviewing experts in the field about their experiences.
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Autism Resources
It's Autism Acceptance month and we have made it a goal to do our research! We are in no way Autism experts, but we do have a passion for learning and want our listeners to be a part of that journey. You'll hear about a ton of different resources that we have found, but we know there is so much more out there! We hope this episode will bring you an accessible way to dive into this area and motivate you to educate yourself on autistic individuals.  Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
21:29
April 13, 2021
Early Intervention Strategies
Join Claire & Rachael as they dive into specific early intervention strategies for little ones! There's also some sneak peaks into their handout bundles: Activities & Toys that support language skills in the child's everyday environment. To learn more about these handout bundles, check out Let's Taco Bout Speech Podcast on teacherspayteachers.com.  Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
39:21
April 6, 2021
Baby & Toddler Sign
Claire and Rachael are joined by Mary Smith, a licensed educational sign language interpreter, to talk all about implementing baby and toddler sign!  Get your FREE 5 secrets of baby sign here: https://www.signngrow.com/ And don't forget to follow Mary on Instagram @signngrow Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
21:01
March 30, 2021
Teletherapy 2.0
It's been a year of teletherapy and we have all learned so much! Join Claire & Rachael as they talk about the tips and resources that have been working for them during virtual treatment sessions. Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
34:27
March 23, 2021
Differential Diagnosis of Speech Sound Disorders
Claire and Rachael are joined by Amy Graham, founder of Graham Speech. Listen to their discussion about the diagnosis and treatment of speech sound disorders! Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast. More information about SpeechTherapyPD.com: Teletherapy reBOOT: Navigating a New Era can be found here: https://go.speechtherapypd.com/letstacoboutspeechpodcast
34:27
March 16, 2021
Clay and Language with Hinda Rubin
In this episode, Claire and Rachael are joined by Hinda Rubin, the founder of Claynguage. Listen to their conversation about merging pottery skills with language development at home, in a clinic or at school! You can find Hinda on Instagram @claynguage, or her website claynguage.com. Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast. More information about SpeechTherapyPD.com: Teletherapy reBOOT: Navigating a New Era can be found here: https://go.speechtherapypd.com/letstacoboutspeechpodcast
32:19
March 9, 2021
Preparing For Clinical Fellowship Year
As an SLP our CFY is an exciting, but stressful time. Join Claire and Rachael as they talk about things to look for in a clinical fellowship, interview questions, what to expect from the process, and more!  Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
32:47
March 2, 2021
Creating Materials with Speechy Musings
In this episode, Claire and Rachael are joined by Shannon Werbeckes, the founder of Speechy Musings. Listen to their conversation about the development of pediatric therapy materials and advice for creating your own resources and content! You can find Shannon on instagram @speechymusings, or her website speechymusings.com. Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
19:19
February 23, 2021
High Tech AAC
Join Claire and Rachael with their special guest Megan Stewart as they discuss the ins and outs of high tech AAC devices. You can find Megan on Instagram @sensableliteracy Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
32:50
February 16, 2021
Parent Education
Providing education to our students' and clients' parents is crucial! Join Claire and Rachael as they discuss ways they include parents in therapy sessions in order to generalize skills. Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
24:49
February 9, 2021
Black History Month Special
Black History themed sessions can (and should) be incorporated all year long! Listen to Claire and Rachael’s favorite activities to support black history for all ages!  Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
23:37
February 2, 2021
Valentine's Day Activities
Valentine’s Day themes can be about more than just pink hearts! Claire and Rachael dive into Valentine’s Day activities for all ages and goals! Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
27:21
February 2, 2021
EET Part II
The Expanding Expression Tool (EET) is an evidence-based language strategy that targets enhancing and expanding upon vocabulary words in order to support more effective communication. In this episode, Claire and Rachael discuss activities and ideas to implement EET with upper elementary, middle school and high school age kids.  Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
33:28
January 26, 2021
Children with Hearing Loss
This week Claire and Rachael are joined by Sydney Bassard, an incredible SLP who works with children with hearing loss. Learn about what SLPs can look for and important considerations regarding hearing loss.  Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
28:08
January 19, 2021
Must Have Apps
Claire & Rachael share their favorite speech therapy apps and how they implement them with their caseload! Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
48:25
January 12, 2021
Goals
The start of the new year calls for goal making! Join Claire and Rachael as they discuss their own goals, as well as how they develop goals for their students. Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
43:52
January 5, 2021
Narrative Based Language Intervention
Join Claire and Rachael with their special guest Kallie Knight as they discuss the ins and outs of narrative based language intervention. You can find Kallie on Instagram @kknighttherapy Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
26:38
December 15, 2020
Special Interest Groups
Claire and Rachael interview a very special guest, Amanda Pericles, who tells us all about the importance of special interest groups! You can find Amanda on LinkedIn or on Instagram @theblackspeechie Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
27:31
December 8, 2020
Holiday Special
Tis the season for low prep therapy materials! Join Claire and Rachael for a fun episode with lots of easy ideas to bring some holiday cheer into your session! Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
36:32
December 1, 2020
Must-Have Materials
Claire & Rachael share their favorite speech therapy materials and how they implement them with their caseload! Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
34:05
November 24, 2020
Q & A Part 2
You asked and they answered! Join Claire and Rachael for an episode discussing a range of topics that YOU chose! Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
42:52
November 17, 2020
Social Language
Join Claire and Rachael as they discuss the assessment and therapy for social language, or pragmatics as we call it in the SLP world. Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
31:20
November 10, 2020
PlaySpark Toys
Claire and Rachael are joined by some new friends, Serena and Kylie, founders of PlaySpark Toys! Listen as they talk all about green screens and being engaging and effective therapists through the screen. Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast and visit our website at letstacoboutspeech.com
32:08
November 3, 2020
Dyslexia with Jeannette Washington
Join Claire and Rachael with their special guest, Jeannette Washington, as they discuss an SLP's role in dyslexia. Learn about the many ways an SLP can be involved in the diagnosis and treatment of this disorder, as well as specific advice from Jeannette!  Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
28:05
October 20, 2020
Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC)
It’s Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) Awareness month! Join Claire and Rachael as they go over the basics of AAC in both children and adults, as well as their own experiences. There are so many ways that to implement communication; the most important goal is to give our clients a voice, in whatever modality that may be! Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
43:30
October 13, 2020
Halloween Mini Episode
Join Claire and Rachael for a surprise Halloween mini episode! There are so many fun, easy and inexpensive ways to celebrate Halloween while supporting a positive language environment. Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
30:40
October 9, 2020
Mindfulness with Marie Muratalla
Join Claire and Rachael with their very special guest, Marie Muratalla, as they discuss the importance of mindfulness both as a professional and how to incorporate it with children of all ages. You can find Marie on thanksmorris.com, as well as her instagram @thanksmorris. Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
41:15
October 6, 2020
Short Films in Speech Therapy
Short films are a fun way to switch up our therapy sessions and target skills in an authentic environment. Every kid loves youtube, so these are highly motivating and build great rapport while still addressing goals! Check out our website letstacoboutspeech.com for links to all of our favorites! Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast.
35:38
September 29, 2020
Pediatric Feeding Therapy with Hallie Bulkin
Join Claire, Rachael and Hallie as they talk all about pediatric feeding therapy this week. Hallie Bulkin, MA, CCC-SLP, COM is a Feeding Specialist, Certified Orofacial Myologist and Speech-Language Pathologist. She specializes in treating infants, toddlers, children with tethered oral tissues (TOTs), feeding delays and disorders and orofacial myofunctional disorders (OMDs). You can sign up for her Feed the Peds course at www.feedthepeds.com. You can also follow her on Instagram @halliebulkin, and listen to her podcast: The Untethered Podcast. Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast and visit our website at letstacoboutspeech.com
47:12
September 22, 2020
Engaging Older Students with Hallie Sherman
As children get older, motivating them often becomes more challenging. Hallie Sherman, founder of Speech Time Fun, is an expert on engaging and supporting older students with their speech and language development. Join Claire, Rachael and Hallie as they discuss these specific activities and motivational tips for this population. Visit Hallie's website at: speechtimefun.com. You can also follow her on Instagram @speechtimefun, and listen to her podcast: SLP Coffee Talk.  Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast and visit our website at letstacoboutspeech.com
28:57
September 15, 2020
Let's Play!
Join Claire and Rachael as they discuss toys to use in play based therapy to support a language rich environment.  Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast and visit our website at letstacoboutspeech.com
43:29
September 8, 2020
Q & A with Claire and Rachael
In this episode, the listeners got to choose the topics! Join Claire and Rachael in their first Q&A where they answer a variety of questions pertaining to speech and language, as well as the roles and experiences of being a speech pathologist.
41:17
September 1, 2020
Sensory Processing Disorder with Rebecca Duvall Scott
Join Claire and Rachael as they talk about the importance of collaboration between team members, hear all about Rebecca Duvall Scott’s journey with Sensory Processing Disorder and learn tips to meet sensory needs at home. Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast and visit our website at letstacoboutspeech.com!
51:28
August 25, 2020
Let's Get Visual
There are so many ways to incorporate visual learning in both therapy sessions and in the home! Join Claire and Rachael as they go over some of their favorite ways to incorporate visual supports, and how important it is to language and learning! Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast and visit our website at letstacoboutspeech.com!
48:28
August 18, 2020
Back to School
Join Claire and Rachael as they navigate their way through this new back to school season. Caley from Learn with Chatter Boxes will also tell us all about her product and what a great resource it is for both parents and SLPs. We will get through this school year together!  Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast and visit our website at letstacoboutspeech.com! 
58:10
August 11, 2020
All About Books with Jenna Rayburn Kirk
This episode will be one for the BOOKS! Join Claire and Rachael with their special guest Jenna Rayburn Kirk, as they discuss book-related activities and resources to support learning and language. Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast and visit our website at letstacoboutspeech.com!
54:40
August 4, 2020
Smiles for Speech with Sandy Dorsey
On this episode, Claire & Rachael are joined by Sandy Dorsey, founder of Smiles for Speech. This is an incredible organization that aims to educate and provide resources for speech and language to underprivileged countries. Please help us support this movement! Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast and visit our website at letstacoboutspeech.com!
14:05
August 2, 2020
PPE and Safety Tips
In this new world we're living in, it can be scary and hard to take all the right safety measures. Join Claire and Rachael as they discuss PPE, communication barriers, sanitation tips, and how to make sure our kids stay healthy and safe. Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast and visit our website at letstacoboutspeech.com!
44:42
July 28, 2020
Private Practice with Jena Castro-Casbon
Have you ever wondered about seeing speech therapy clients privately, or ‘on the side’? Join Claire, Rachael and their very special guest, Jena Castro-Casbon as they discuss the important steps of starting a private practice. Jena is the founder of The Independent Clinician, a company she created 12 years ago with the drive to help Speech Language Pathologists get the most out of their profession. Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast and visit our website at letstacoboutspeech.com!
59:25
July 21, 2020
Addressing Sensory Needs
Little ones love to explore and are motivated by all things sensory! Join Claire and Rachael as they discuss ways to support sensory needs in order to facilitate more language and learning.  Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast and visit our website at letstacoboutspeech.com! 
40:27
July 14, 2020
Explaining the Expanding Expression Tool
The Expanding Expression Tool is an evidence-based language strategy that targets enhancing and expanding upon vocabulary words in order to support more effective communication. In this episode you’ll learn each part of this tool, as well as different activities that Claire and Rachel have implemented in their therapy sessions! Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast and visit our website at letstacoboutspeech.com!
39:22
July 7, 2020
Fourth of July Mini-Episode
Join Claire and Rachael in their first holiday mini-episode! There are so many fun, easy and inexpensive ways to celebrate the Fourth of July, while also supporting a positive language environment.  Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast and visit our website at letstacoboutspeech.com!
25:47
July 1, 2020
Introduction to Stuttering with Dr. Rodney Gabel
Stuttering impacts individuals across the lifespan and can be a very difficult barrier to effective communication.  Join Rachael and Claire, as well as their special guest Dr. Rodney Gabel, as they discuss an introduction to stuttering identification and therapy. Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast and visit our website at letstacoboutspeech.com!
44:56
June 30, 2020
Implementing Language Activities in the Home Environment
CALLING ALL PARENTS! Did you know you can incorporate language development into everyday tasks like grocery shopping and laundry? Join Claire and Rachael as they discussion six ways to support speech and language in activities that you already do at home! Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast and visit our website at letstacoboutspeech.com!
41:11
June 23, 2020
Diving into Teletherapy
Teletherapy has become a huge part of our everyday lives as both clinicians and parents. Join Claire and Rachael as they share their fails, give us specific activities to try and  dive into the ins and outs of teletherapy. Parents, these activities can also be used to facilitate language in the home!  Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast and visit our website at letstacoboutspeech.com!
29:22
June 16, 2020
Diversity and Cultural Considerations in Speech Language Pathology
Join Claire and Rachael on their first episode of the Let's Taco Bout Speech Podcast as they take a look at diversity and cultural considerations directly related to speech pathology.  Please remember to review, rate and subscribe! Thank you! If you have any questions, concerns or would like to suggest a future topic, email us over at letstacoboutspeechpodcast@gmail.com. You can also find us on Instagram @letstacoboutspeechpodcast and visit our website at letstacoboutspeech.com!
14:04
June 9, 2020