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Speechie Side Up

Speechie Side Up

By Venita
You’re listening to the Speechie Side Up podcast hosted by author, AAC specialist, and matcha tea lover, Venita Litvack! Every week, you get to hear what other SLPs are doing in the field and how they found their passion. This podcast was created to help YOU stop re-inventing the wheel and start loving your job again!
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47: The One About Pediatric Dysphagia with Michelle Dawson

Speechie Side Up

Podcourse: Stop, Co-Regulate, & Listen!
This episode is available for ASHA CEUs! Visit to learn how! In this podcourse I am joined again by Danielle Kent. Danielle is a multi-passionate private practice SLP, dedicated towards equipping and empowering parents and professionals to teach social communication and play tools from a Neurodiversity and Inclusion Focused lens. Each experience has led her to this current path of encouraging individuals/teams to pursue alignment, more fulfilled connections, and having more fun in their day to day life personal and professional endeavors. Danielle also runs The Brainy SLP Podcast, which you can catch on all major podcast platforms.
May 5, 2021
126: The One About Maximizing Your CF Experience
On this episode I am joined by Shelby, a pediatric Speech Language Pathologist from New Jersey. She works at a clinic with children 1-6 years and at a school providing services to grades K-10. She recently received her CCCs in August 2020 and is here to talk about what has helped her navigate this world of Speech Language Pathology!
April 14, 2021
125: The One About Running a SLP Side Hustle
On this episode I am joined by my friend, Nicole Umana, who also happens to be the ASHA continuing education administrator for Tassel. Tassel is the organization that provides ASHA CEUs for some of the episodes on this podcast. Nicole is an SLP-A with a thriving side business called Creative Collaborations. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Nicole for over a year now and I asked her to come on to share how she balances therapy with her creative outlets. She is a graphic designer, social media manager, and marketing strategist for small business owners and entrepreneurs and she is here to share her tips for running a side hustle. Stop, Co-Regulate, & Listen Podcourse
April 7, 2021
124: The One About Resume Trends and Interview Techniques
On this episode I am joined by Demi Fritz, SLP and owner of SLP Resume. SLP Resume provides a service that incorporates clinical practice and terminology into an effective resume. It was developed through interviews with graduate administrators and employers to learn what makes resumes stand out. Demi is on today to share the latest resume trends to create the perfect SLP Resume for you!
March 31, 2021
123: The One About Incorporating Sensory Play in Therapy
On this episode, I am joined by Hinda Rubin, SLP and creator of Claynguage.  Claynguage (clay +language) provides a way to integrate clinical expertise with clay. The program stimulates children’s interest and is, importantly, curriculum based.
March 24, 2021
Write On!: How to Provide Authentic Writing Experiences to Bilingual Students
This episode is available for ASHA CEUs! Visit to learn how! Description: On this podcourse episode I am joined by Dr. Robin Danzak. Dr. Danzak is an Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Emerson College, specializing in language and literacy. Her research focuses on the bilingual writing of adolescents and adults, examining connections among language, culture, and identity. Dr. Danzak lived in Chile for five years, where she completed an MA in Spanish Linguistics and, more recently, spent a semester in Italy as a Fulbright scholar. In teaching, she is passionate about community-engaged learning, both locally and globally. Outside of work, she spends her time trail running, hiking, and exploring Boston.
March 17, 2021
121: The One About Working With D/HH Children With Lindsay Petersen
On this episode, I am joined by Lindsay Petersen. Lindsay is a speech-language pathologist in Philadelphia. She specializes in working with children with hearing loss and has been supporting students for over 12 years. She also teaches Aural Rehabilitation/Habilitation in the Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program at LaSalle University.
March 10, 2021
The Whole Picture: Using A Holistic Approach to Treat CAS
On this Podcourse episode, I am joined by Dr. Iuzzini-Seigel, a professor and Director of the Communication, Movement, and Learning Lab at Marquette University where she aims to identify factors that contribute to disorder onset and resolution for children with communication disorders. Her research centers on speech development and its disorder with specific focus on Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Currently, she is interested in a multilevel approach to determine the relation among procedural learning and speech, language, and motor deficits in children with Childhood Apraxia of Speech. This episode is available for ASHA CEUs! Visit to learn how!
March 3, 2021
Fun With Food: A Positive Approach to Behavioral Feeding Disorders
This episode is available for ASHA CEUs! Visit to learn how!
February 24, 2021
118: The One About Building Your Confidence in Stuttering Therapy
In This Episode I am joined by the co-founders of  Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc., Nina Reeves and J. Scott Yaruss. Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc is a specialty publishing company dedicated to helping speech-language pathologists increase their confidence in working with people who stutter. Their resources are filled with real-world, practical ideas that SLPs can use immediately to help people who stutter and their families overcome the burden of stuttering. Scott and Nina are clinical specialists with extensive experience in the evaluation and treatment of stuttering in people of all ages. They develop materials with people who stutter and SLPs in mind, all tailored to the everyday clinical needs of practicing speech-language pathologists.
February 17, 2021
117: The One About Fluency Therapy in Schools
On this episode I am joined by Martha Somes, a speech language pathologist and teletherapist who is passionate about fluency. Martha loves working with elementary-aged children and being creative with resources and technology. This led her to create resources for Teachers Pay Teachers and Boom Cards that she has found successful with her clients.
February 10, 2021
116: The One About Stuttering Assessment & Treatment with SLP Stephen
On this episode I am joined by Stephen Groner, a licensed speech-language pathologist and fluently-speaking person who stutters. After honing his fluency every day for more than a decade, Stephen is creating evidenced-based materials that are changing lives.
February 3, 2021
Beyond Words: Making the Experience of Stuttering More Joyful
This episode is available for ASHA CEUs! Visit to learn how! Description: On this episode I am joined Christopher Constantino, a professor at Florida State University whose research interests include stuttering, identity, neurodiversity, and therapy.
January 27, 2021
114: The One About Gently Expressing Concerns with Families in El
Today I am joined by Carly Tulloch, a Pediatric Speech-Language pathologist with extensive training and over 10 years’ experience in helping children of all abilities learn to communicate to their fullest potential.  She is a mom of two little girls, so she knows how busy life can be. That is why in 2017, she started using Instagram and online courses to educate and empower families.
January 20, 2021
113: The One About Preverbal Skills Development & Using Gestures in El
On this episode I am joined by Laura Brown, a speech language pathologist that specializes in pediatrics. Laura is an author and private practice owner. She found a niche providing therapy to children from birth to age 3 while learning about development for her own child, and from there, "Mommy & Me Milestones" was born!  She is passionate about empowering other parents with knowledge and excitement for early communication skills.
January 13, 2021
112: The One About Routine-Based Intervention & Teletherapy in El
On this episode I am joined by Katie Sterbenz, a speech-language pathologist and owner of Talking Littles. Katie strongly believes in the idea that speech and language therapy should be family centered and take place in the child’s natural environment for optimal generalization of skills. She loves being able to affirm what parents and caregivers are already doing while also providing them with new ideas and tools to empower them to help their little one improve language abilities.
January 6, 2021
111: The One About Parent Coaching in El with the SLT Scrapbook
On this episode I am joined by Becky, a Speech and Language Therapist with a passion for creating fun and engaging materials for therapy sessions and lessons. She loves sharing parent coaching tips & tricks, and helping other SLPs love early language development and intervention.
December 16, 2020
110: The One About Early Developmental Milestones with The Speech Sisters
On this episode I am joined by Brooke & Bridget, sisters and speech-language pathologists who are passionate about guiding parents with practical tips to integrate speech and language techniques into their everyday routines. Together, they have more than 20 years of combined experience, and have even been featured on Good Morning America!
December 9, 2020
Supporting Prelinguistic Communication For At-Risk Children & Caregiver Education; Root for The Home Team: Caregiver Coaching & Family Capacity Building in EI
This episode is available for ASHA CEUs! Visit to learn how! Description: On this episode I am joined by Mollie Romano, a professor and Assistant Director of the Communication and Early Childhood Research and Practice Center at Florida State University. Her research focuses on caregiver implemented interventions to support the development of infants and toddlers with disabilities and those at risk for delays, professional development approaches for early childhood providers, and interventions that target pre-linguistic communication skills.
December 2, 2020
108: The One About When To Start AAC Therapy & Pediatric TBI
On this episode I am joined by Rebecca Taskin, a licensed New York City based speech and language pathologist with a background in neuroscience. She specializes in complex feeding and communication disorders. Aside from her many AAC trainings, Rebecca has been trained in PROMPT Therapy, Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evaluation of Swallowing (FEES), and is currently starting a TVI program at Hunter College in the Fall. She specializes in AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication) and provides evaluation and assessment for assistive technology and speech generating devices for children with complex disorders including children with CVI (cortical visual impairment). ROOT FOR THE HOME TEAM: CAREGIVER COACHING & FAMILY CAPACITY BUILDING IN EI
November 25, 2020
107: The One About AAC & Literacy With Megan Stewart
On this episode I am joined by Megan Stewart, a Speech and Language Pathologist that is passionate about literacy and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She firmly believes that ALL kids, no matter what, should have access to amazing reading, writing and literacy experiences! This passion led her to start the SENSEable Literacy blog and YouTube channel.
November 18, 2020
106: The One About Capacity Building & Data Logging in AAC Therapy
On this episode I am joined by two amazing AAC SLPs, Maggie and Jeanna! These ladies are making a huge impact in their community and across the field of AAC by providing school-based AAC & assistive technology consultations, evaluations, therapy, and trainings at local and national events.
November 11, 2020
105: The One About AAC Funding & Private Practice
I am joined by Kacy Barron, otherwise known as the SLP Coach. Kacy is passionate about coaching SLPs to build their AAC skills and helping SLP entrepreneurs build an online business
November 4, 2020
104: The One About Assistive Technology & Interactive Teletherapy
Did you know you can make AAC keyguards for iPads? Today, I’m joined by Ashley Larisey to talk about 3D keyguard printing and practical ideas for making teletherapy more interactive. Check out the YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN AAC: SUPPORTING SOCIAL INTERACTIONS WITH AAC USERS podcourse on Tassel Continuing Education!
October 28, 2020
You've Got a Friend in AAC: Supporting Social Interactions with AAC Users [Podcourse]
This episode is available for ASHA CEUs! Visit to learn how! Description: This session discussed important factors in supporting social interaction and friendship for individuals who use augmentative and alternative (AAC) systems, as well as supporting children with complex communication needs and autism.
October 21, 2020
102: The One About Occupational Therapy & Health Literacy
At some point in your career as an SLP, you will likely collaborate with an occupational therapist. What is their role in pediatric therapy and how can they help your practice? Today I am joined by an OT, Brittany Ferri, to talk about strategies that you can use in therapy, the significance of health literacy and teletherapy. Check out the YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN AAC: SUPPORTING SOCIAL INTERACTIONS WITH AAC USERS podcourse on Tassel Continuing Education!
October 14, 2020
101: The One About Yoga, Mindfulness, & Self-Care
In this episode, I am joined by Natalie & Belkis from Culturally Speaking SLPs to talk about diversifying your speech therapy materials, how to incorporate yoga and mindfulness, and practicing better self-care. Check out the YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN AAC: SUPPORTING SOCIAL INTERACTIONS WITH AAC USERS podcourse on Tassel Continuing Education!
October 7, 2020
100: The One About Incorporating Diverse Cultural Arts in Therapy with Tamara Anderson
You might know why it's important to use diverse resources in therapy, but need more ideas on how to do so. Today I am joined by Tamara Anderson to talk about how you can effectively and purposefully use varying forms of culture such as art, poetry/books, and music in speech and language therapy sessions to promote diversity and inclusion. Check out the YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN AAC: SUPPORTING SOCIAL INTERACTIONS WITH AAC USERS podcourse on Tassel Continuing Education!
September 30, 2020
Read My Lips! Why SLPs Should Be Involved in Dyslexia Interventions
This episode is available for ASHA CEUs and part of the 2020 SLP Connect Podconference until October 7, 2020. If you want to earn ASHA CEUs, then stay on until the very end, because that is where I provide information on how to register for ASHA CEUs and other details like how to win awesome giveaway prizes! You can also read about the details here. If you are listening to this episode after SLP Connect, then I hope you will still enjoy this amazing interview that covers why SLPs should be involved in dyslexia interventions with Jeannette Washington, M. Ed.
September 23, 2020
Be an AACtivist: How to Promote Cultural Diversity in AAC Assessment & Treatment
This episode is available for ASHA CEUs and part of the 2020 SLP Connect Podconference until October 7, 2020. If you want to earn ASHA CEUs, then stay on until the very end, because that is where I provide information on how to register for ASHA CEUs and other details like how to win awesome giveaway prizes! You can also read about the details here. If you are listening to this episode after SLP Connect, then I hope you will still enjoy this amazing interview that covers How to Promote Cultural Diversity in AAC Assessment & Treatment with Cara Walton, M.A, CCC-SLP.
September 21, 2020
97: The One About Serving the LGBTQIA+ Community with Greta Abbott
Are you interested in learning more about your role in serving the transgender and gender-diverse community? Greta Abbott, a queer-identified SLP is on this episode to share about basic terminology you should know as an SLP, transgender voice therapy, and other resources you can turn to. Find out more details about the SLP Connect Podconference at
September 16, 2020
96: The One About Therapy Nonprofit Organizations with Sandy Dorsey
Would you like to help improve the lives of children in impoverished countries? Sandy Dorsey, a certified Speech-Language Pathologist & private practice owner is on today to share how you can make an impact through her non-profit organization, Smiles for Speech. Find out more details about the SLP Connect Podconference at
September 9, 2020
95: The One About Verbal Behavior with SLP Nerdcast
Why does verbal behavior get a bad rap?  Kate and Amy, the hosts of SLP Nerdcast, are on today to explain the principles of verbal behavior and how it can improve your therapy. Now you can get full episode transcriptions and handouts for select podcast episodes! Visit for more info.
September 2, 2020
94: The One About Play-Based Behavioral Interventions with Liz Willis
In this episode, Liz Willis, and SLP and BCBA shares her tips for utilizing a naturalistic, play-based behavioral approach to teaching speech and language. Head on over to to learn how you can earn ASHA CEUs while listening to podcourses! If you decide to join, use the discount code ssupodcast (all lowercase) to receive up to 20% off whichever membership you choose.
August 26, 2020
93: The One About Emotional Learning with Allie from Miss Behavior
In this episode, Allie Szczecinski, a special education teacher with a focus on behavior management, shares all about emotional learning and trauma informed practices! Head on over to to learn how you can earn ASHA CEUs while listening to podcourses! If you decide to join, use the discount code ssupodcast (all lowercase) to receive up to 20% off whichever membership you choose.
August 19, 2020
92: Bring on the Challenge: AAC Meets Challenging Behaviors Podcourse
This episode is available for ASHA CEUs! Visit to learn how! Description: This session discussed important factors to keep in mind when treating a new student that has limited natural speech, and how to effectively implement augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) systems when working with students that have challenging behaviors. Other evidence-based strategies were discussed for this population, including how to run group therapy.
August 12, 2020
91: The One About Early Intervention & Behavior with Ashley Scott
Need tips on how to support students with challenging behaviors? You want your students to be able to communicate effectively, but their behaviors often get in the way. In this episode, Ashley Scott, a dually-certified speech language pathologist and BCBA, shares all about early intervention and behavioral strategies! Find the show notes here:
August 5, 2020
90: The One About SLP Graduate School with Nancy Hillman
On this episode, I am joined by a fellow podcaster and SLP graduate student, Nancy Hillman! Nancy’s podcast called Sunshine Speechie helps future SLPs learn about the necessary resources and knowledge to succeed in graduate school and beyond. Her mission is to leave no aspiring SLP behind!
June 10, 2020
89: The One About Entrepreneurship with Quintina Briscoe
Quintina is the CEO and founder of a tele-therapeutic pediatric speech and language clinic as well as a newly developed app, both named, Pediatric Speech Lab. Quintina is a Speech-Language graduate of the University of D.C. and Howard University. Quintina has traveled the world for outreach in places such as Dominican Republic and Thailand.
May 27, 2020
88: The One About Low Tech AAC with Mary Katherine Dally
On this episode I am joined by SLP and AT consultant, Mary Katherine Dally from AAC for All! Mary Katherine is honestly one of the most talented and creative people I know! You can give her any object and she’ll find a way to turn it into AAC!
May 20, 2020
87: The One About Sensory Play with Kandice Soni
Today I am joined by Kandice Soni, the SLP entrepreneur behind Sparkly Speech Girl. Kandice is a school-based SLP and TPT author who has a passion for early intervention and articulation.  This episode sponsored by Double Time Docs. Write your SLP evaluation reports in a fraction of the time.
May 13, 2020
86: The One About Using Mini Objects in Therapy with Rachelle Paquette
Today I am joined by pediatric speech-language pathologist and business owner, Rachelle Paquette. Rachelle is the SLP behind Speech Tree Co. A company that creates engaging mini object boxes for speech and language therapy. This episode sponsored by Double Time Docs. Write your SLP evaluation reports in a fraction of the time.
May 6, 2020
85: The One About Play-Based Assessment with Anna Dee SLP
On this episode, I am joined by speech-language pathologist and TPT author, Anna Dalziel. Anna specializes in severe speech and language delays in children ages 3-6. This episode sponsored by Double Time Docs. Write your SLP evaluation reports in a fraction of the time.
April 29, 2020
84: The One About Parent Involvement with Andi Putt
Today I am joined by Mrs. Speechie P, otherwise known as Andi Putt! Andi is a speech-language pathologist who loves working with children with autism. She runs a popular blog for parents of children with special needs, and serves over 45,000 families in her Facebook group!
April 22, 2020
83: The One About AAC & Autism with Rachel Madel
Today I am joined by Los Angeles-based speech therapist, parent coach and technology specialist, Rachel Madel. Rachel is dedicated to helping families and speech therapists of children with complex communication needs to communicate functionally throughout their day.
April 15, 2020
82: The One About Common Telepractice Myths
Today I am joined by SLP and founder of Expressable, Leanne. Expressable is committed to improving outcomes and experiences for children and adults with speech and language therapy needs. They recruit the best SLPs by paying them an exceptional wage, and provide telehealth services to families at an affordable rate.
April 8, 2020
81: The One About Telepractice with Jill Shook
Today I am joined by Jill Shook! Jill is a speech-language pathologist, private practice owner, presenter and TPT author.
April 1, 2020
80: The One About Keeping Kids Engaged in Teletherapy with Stacey Pfaff
This episode I am joined by speech-language pathologist and teletherapist, Stacey Pfaff. Stacey works as a teletherapist full time for an online virtual academy.
March 25, 2020
79: The One About Getting Started With Teletherapy With Stacy Crouse
On this episode I am joined by Speech Language Pathologist, Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist, and teletherapist, Stacy Crouse. Stacy currently works full-time as a school-based SLP teletherapist providing services to children in K-12. She also creates no-print/no-prep SLP materials as well as resources for SLPs working with children with hearing loss.
March 18, 2020
78: The One About Money & Job Benefits
This episode we have our first male guest, Craig Goldslager. Craig Goldslager, CExPTM is the founder of Utterly Financial, a financial services firm specializing in helping Speech Language Pathologists and Private Practice Owners plan for an exceptional retirement.
March 11, 2020
77: The One About Stuttering with Nina Reeves
Today I am joined by award-winning fluency specialist, Nina Reeves! Nina currently serves as staff fluency specialist for several school districts near Dallas, Texas. Her private practice is dedicated to children and adolescents who stutter, and she travels extensively, presenting training workshops on topics related to fluency disorders.
March 4, 2020
76: The One About Co-Regulation With Danielle Kent
Today I am joined by the SLP and author, Danielle Kent. Danielle is passionate about watching other SLPs grow and succeed in the field by finding alignment and becoming leaders. Recently, she has become focused on the areas of regulation/coregulation due to a personal experience that she’ll share about!
February 26, 2020
75: The One About Providing Therapy To Children Abroad
Today is a first for the Speechie Side Up podcast. It is the first time I am interviewing two SLPs at once. Not to mention, they are joining me all the way from Zambia in southern Africa!
February 19, 2020
74: The One About Managing AAC Therapy In The Classroom
Today I am joined by Emily Diaz. Emily is a SLP with a passion for all things AAC and literacy!  Learn more about Emily's course here:
February 12, 2020
73: The One With Lauren Haines From Busy Bee Speech
Lauren (LaCour) Haines is a graduate of Louisiana State University and has been a school-based speech-language pathologist in the Baton Rouge area for over 12 years. She serves as SLP and lead special education teacher at a local primary school. Lauren is the author of the website and sells speech therapy related resources on Teachers Pay Teachers.
February 5, 2020
72: The One About Finding Your Passion With Devin Roscillo
Today I am joined by the Empowering Speechie, Devin Roscillo. Devin is an SLP and Empowerment Mentor who is passionate about helping you laser in on identifying your WHY, beat feelings of feeling “stuck,” gain clarity, and feel more fulfilled! For more information about the Elevate SLP course, visit
January 29, 2020
71: The One About Helping Kids with Self-Regulation
Today we are joined by Amanda Binns! In this episode, we discuss how Amanda started working towards her PhD and tips on helping clients with self-regulation!
January 22, 2020
70: The One About Literacy with Kimberly Delude
This episode features Kimberly Delude from The Speech Vine. In this episode, we discuss at-home practices for caregivers, advice for introverted SLPs and using books in speech!
January 15, 2020
69: The One About Articulation & Literacy With Kelly Farquharson
I am so excited for today’s interview, because it’s with Kelly Farquharson! Dr. Farquharson is a speech-language pathologist, associate professor, and director of the Children’s Literacy and Speech Sound (CLaSS) Lab at Florida State University. Today we are joined by Kelly Farquharson! In this episode, we discuss Speech Sound Disorders, Literacy, and Supporting School-Based SLPs!
December 12, 2019
68: The One About Keeping Kids Motivated
In this episode, I am joined by my previous business partner and co-host, Kimberly Tice! We discuss her tips for finding what motivates children who do not display any strong interests and the benefits of taking a functional approach to therapy. 
December 4, 2019
67: The One About AAC & Literacy
This episode is all about AAC and Literacy. The audio was taken from the Core Calendar Club Facebook Live and features Kristen Powell from Daily Dose of Speech and Anne Page from A Beautiful Speech Life. Tune in to hear about how we use adapted books, mid-tech devices, evidenced based reading strategies, predictable chart writing, and more to teach literacy to AAC users! For a list of the resources we discuss, click here. Have you ever thought about going contract? If you're looking to make a change or wonder what it would be like to go contract, then check out this episode's sponsor: or give them a call at 770-425-6661.
November 27, 2019
66: The One About Student Loans With Brooke Tierney
Today I am speaking with Brooke Tierney about student debt and loan forgiveness. Brooke is a speech language pathologist working in the elementary school setting in southern California. She graduated in 2018 with close to $90,000 in student loan debt. She is determined to pay off her student loans aggressively, by targeting one loan at a time. Brooke has been in repayment for nine months, and she has paid off $21,000 of student loan debt. She plans to pay off the remainder of her student loans in the next three years. In our chat today, we learn what Brooke has done to reduce expenses, stay motivated and different types of debt payoff. Brooke also discusses loan forgiveness and the common mistakes SLPs make. Topics/Questions: 1. Initially facing debt (after graduating) 2. Decreasing expenses, increasing income 3. Paying extra to debt (and how to pick which loans to target) 4. A few things to consider if you’re pursuing loan forgiveness Game: What is a piece of advice you would tell your younger self?
November 20, 2019
65: The One About Getting Started with AAC
Are you interested in learning more about augmentative and alternative communication (AAC), but don’t know where to start? Tune in to learn about 10 actions you can take today to become more comfortable with AAC, and help the individuals you serve to functionally communicate! SHOW NOTES: TEN WAYS TO BOOST YOUR KNOWLEDGE IN THE AREA OF AUGMENTATIVE AND ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION (AAC) Want to learn more about MedBridge? Click here and don't forget to use the promo code speechiesideup to get $175 off your membership!
November 13, 2019
64: Laryngeal Learning: Best Practice for SLP's Treating Voice
In this SLP Live session, we discussed different types of vocal rehabilitation techniques, the referral and assessment process for voice disorders, and when it's appropriate to discharge a patient. We also explored different considerations to keep in mind when running a private practice that serves patients with voice disorders.
October 31, 2019
63: Bilingual Myth Busters & Best Practices for Bilingual Speech/Language Assessment
In this session, we discussed common myths associated with bilingual language development. We also discussed different resources for learning more about best practices when providing bilingual speech therapy and during a  bilingual speech and language evaluation. In addition, we explored various strategies for integrating the curriculum into bilingual language therapy and running whole group therapy sessions.
October 30, 2019
62: The One About Social Thinking with Michelle Garcia Winner
Keynote interview from SLP Live featuring Michelle Garcia Winner of Social Thinking.  Michelle is a speech-language pathologist, and pioneer in treating social learning challenges. She travels all over the world to deliver energetic and educational conference presentations. Michelle is also a prolific writer and has written and co-authored more than 40 books and over 100 articles about a term and methodology she developed, called Social Thinking. We hope you enjoy this special keynote episode with Michelle about how to be an effective SLP in today's digital world!
October 30, 2019
61: The One About Moving Beyond Requesting with AAC Users
This week’s episode is a panel discussion form the AAC rock stars – Kacy, Joey, Kristen, Anne, and yours truly --  where we talk about helping our students move beyond requesting. We cover things like our favorites apps and games, strategies for helping our students find their voices and learn to protest, what types of activities facilitate language functions, recommended reading, mindsets to adopt, and so much more!
October 23, 2019
60: The One About Hearing Loss with Lindsay Cockburn
This week you get to hear from pediatric audiologist Lindsay Cockburn. In this episode, Lindsay shares about her background and how and why audiologists and SLPs should collaborate. When you hear her ideas, you’ll see what a no-brainer it is that we work together. Together we can take our hard-of-hearing patients farther. Lindsay explains how hearing loss affects speech and gives us clues on when SLPs should recommend hearing tests for kids. Lindsay and I cover a lot of ground in the episode, including things SLPs need to know when treating DHH kids. Join us!
October 16, 2019
59: The One About Using AAC in the Classroom with Lauren Enders
This week you get to hear from SLP and AAC expert Lauren Enders. In this episode, Lauren shares some of her favorite sources for information and inspiration. She shares valuable tips for getting buy-in for AAC implementation in schools and how to use AAC in classrooms. We also discuss the importance for looking beyond helping our clients communicate their needs and wants to helping them connect with others and cultivate relationships. This is a jam-packed episode you don’t want to miss!
October 9, 2019
58: The One About Self-Publishing with Jennie Bjorem
This week you get to hear from Jennie Bjorem, apraxia expert and publisher of the Bjorem Speech Sound Cues. In this episode, we discuss Jennie’s private practice; we learn the backstory behind her popular Speech Cues; we discuss how she became an apraxia expert...and we discuss some personal things like her exercise routine. You don’t want to miss this one! Come listen in on my chat with Jennie!
October 2, 2019
57: The One About Working with Older Students with Kristin Bowers
This week you get to hear from Kristin Bowers, SLP from Kiwi Speech! Kristin has a private practice in Pittsburgh. In this episode, we discuss how Kristin incorporates brain teasers into her therapy, how she’s able to motivate older and gifted students, her unique approach to data collection...and more! Kristin is an extremely talented SLP who runs a blog, TPT store, and private practice. She enjoys handlettering and creates beautiful marketing materials for therapy professionals. You’ll love getting to know Kristin. Join us!
September 25, 2019
56: The One About Speech Sound Disorders with Amy Graham
This week you get to hear from Amy Graham of Graham Speech Therapy! Amy works out of her home in Colorado Springs with private-pay clients. In this episode, we discuss being in business for yourself, how having a niche therapy can help draw private-pay patients, the importance of doing an oral mech exam when assessing SSDs, her favorite tip for correcting lateral lisps, and how she uses principles of motor learning for SSDs. ⠀ You’ll love hearing Amy’s practical tips and words of wisdom. Join us!
September 18, 2019
55: The One About Theme-Based Therapy with Chloe Elizabeth
This week you get to hear from the queen of theme-based therapy, Chloe Elizabeth, a pediatric SLP in California. Chloe loves arts and crafts, theme-based therapy, planning ahead, and staying organized.    ⠀ In this episode, Chloe shares how she uses themes to plan ahead for therapy sessions, her go-to resources, and her tips for helping you to get more organized. We also hear about Chloe’s career shift from a school setting to private practice. Finally, if you’re a fan of The Office, you’ll love The-Office-related get-to-know-you questions! Join us!
September 11, 2019
54: The One About SLPAs with Jillian Yudin
This week you get to hear from Jillian Yudin an SLPA in Orange County, CA. Jillian is the first SLPA on the podcast, and she clarifies for us the role of an SLPA, what they can and can’t do, and how they can augment the practice of an SLP.   ⠀ In this episode, you will learn about Jillian’s path into speech pathology, about the pros and cons of the SLPA path and why it might – or might not – be a good path for you. If you’re an SLP, you’ll learn how to get the most out of your relationships with your SLPA. I had a great time getting to know Jillian, and I learned that we have a lot in common. Join us!
September 4, 2019
53: The One About Bilingual Speech Therapy with Sarah Wu
This week you get to hear from blogger, Youtuber, and creator of Bilingual Speech Therapy Resources, Sarah Wu! Sarah is a bilingual SLP who was born in Australia, grew up in Wisconsin, and is now located in Illinois. In this episode, you will learn about Sarah’s unique path to speech-language pathology, about the pros and cons of teletherapy, and her bilingual therapy membership service.  Click here for the show notes!  Need help managing your private practice? Check out and mention Speechie Side Up to receive a $50 credit off your first month of Fusion.
August 28, 2019
52: The One About Preventing Burnout with Kirsten Kelly
This episode features author, blogger and resource creator Kirsten Kelly. Kirsten is half the brains behind It's A Speech Thing. Today we chat about their most popular resources, taking care of your mental health, and about her partnership with close friend, Taryn. Did you know Kirsten loves to bake too? Tune in to hear her favorite recipes!
August 21, 2019
51: The One About Volunteering Abroad with Shannon Werbeckes
This episode features blogger and pediatric SLP, Shannon Werbeckes of Speechy Musings! Listen to learn about her AAC Implementation Toolkit, 5 things she wants every SLP to know, and all about her volunteer trip to Ghana. Click here for the show notes!
August 14, 2019
50: The One Year Anniversary Episode
Kim returns for a reunion and we catch up over wine and Mexican food. It’s an easy listen and you’re going to love her tips for getting rid of clutter and reducing screen time for kids. Tune in to celebrate one year of SSU with us! This podcast would not have been possible with you! Click here for the show notes! Need help managing all of your goals? Try SWIVEL Scheduler for FREE
July 10, 2019
49: The One About Getting Autism Siblings Involved in Therapy with Natalie Castro
This episode features author and autism sibling, Natalie Castro! Listen to hear what it's like growing up with a sibling with autism, the importance of getting autism siblings involved in speech and language therapy, and about a new book she wrote with her sister who has autism. Click here for the show notes!
July 3, 2019
48: The One About Sensory Storytelling with Author Kelsey Brown
This episode features author and graduate student, Kelsey Brown! Listen to hear her tips for incorporating sensory storytelling in therapy, what resources she has found to be helpful as a graduate student, and why she wrote the published book, Come On, Calm! Click here for the show notes!
June 26, 2019
47: The One About Pediatric Dysphagia with Michelle Dawson
This episode features podcast host and pediatric dysphagia expert, Michelle Dawson! Listen to learn about important considerations and her top 5 tips for treating pediatric dysphagia, as well as what you can find on her podcast called First Bite. Click here for the show notes! Get 30% of Healthy Height with the code SPEECHIE30 by visiting 
June 19, 2019
46: The One About Play-Based Therapy & Private Practice with Emily Cohen
This episode features Emily Cohen, an SLP, author, and the founder of Tandem Speech Therapy! Listen to hear her tips for starting a private practice, her go-to strategies for teaching language through play, and all about her new book called Playing With Purpose. Click here for the show notes! Get 30% of Healthy Height with the code SPEECHIE30 by visiting 
June 12, 2019
45: The One with Catherine From Chi Kids Feeding
This episode features Catherine Callahan of Chi Kids Feeding. Listen to hear her tips for food chaining, a product that she uses with picky eaters, and courses that she recommends for learning more about feeding and swallowing. Click here for the show notes! Get 30% of Healthy Height with the code SPEECHIE30 by visiting 
June 5, 2019
44: The One About Correcting a Lisp & Vocalic R with Karen Krogg
This episode features Karen Krogg from The Pedi Speechie! Listen to hear her tips for treating a lisp and vocalic /r/, about her most popular TPT resources, and where she gets inspiration for her funny felt board quotes. Click here for the show notes! Get 30% of Healthy Height with the code SPEECHIE30 by visiting 
May 29, 2019
43: The One About SLP Doctoral Programs with Danielle Reed
This episode features Danielle Reed from Sublime Speech! Listen to learn about her involvement in a recently published book on autism, how she manages being a doctoral student and lead SLP in her district, and what she enjoys doing on her free time.   Click here for the show notes! Get 30% of Healthy Height with the code SPEECHIE30 by visiting 
May 22, 2019
42: The One About PECS with Lindsey Hockel
This episode features Lindsey Hockel from Speechy Things! Listen to find out her tips for targeting the /r/ sound, managing challenging behaviors, and implementing PECs. Click here for the show notes!
May 15, 2019
41: The One About Selective Mutism with Mia McDaniel
This episode features Mia McDaniel from Putting Words in Your Mouth! Listen to find out why she started blogging, what the evidence says about working with students with selective mutism, and what it is like working at the district level. Click here for the show notes!
May 8, 2019
40: The One About Clinical Fellowship with Julia Mora
This episode features Julia Mora from Easy Speechie! Listen to hear how her Clinical Fellowship year is going, how Instagram has influenced her professional career, and some new projects she is working on. Click here for the show notes!
May 1, 2019
39: The One with Jenn From Crazy Speech World
This episode features Jenn Alcorn from Crazy Speech World! Listen to hear her tips for supervising graduate students and advocating for yourself, and why she used to call herself a nontraditional graduate student. Click here for the show notes!
April 24, 2019
38: The One with Nikki Hunjan from Teach Speech 365
In this episode, I had the pleasure to speak with Nikki Hunjan from Teach Speech 365. Tune in as we discuss her organization tips, a sneak peek at her weekly lesson plans, and using apps in therapy.  Visit our webpage and shownotes at
April 17, 2019
37: The One About AAC & Self-Care with Anne Page
This episode features Anne Page from Beautiful Speech Life! Tune in as we discuss the AAC Academy, self-care, and lifting other women up. Visit our website and show notes at
April 10, 2019
36: The One About Childhood Apraxia of Speech with Nancy Kaufman
This episode features Nancy Kaufman, renowned expert in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Tune in as we discuss the signs and symptoms of Childhood Apraxia of Speech, treatment options for Childhood Apraxia of Speech, and how Nancy is helping children and families from afar. 
April 3, 2019
35: The One About Getting Organized with Marisha From SLP Now
This week I had the pleasure of speaking with SLP and entrepreneur, Marisha McGrorty. Tune in as we discuss literacy based materials, the process it took to create an online conference, and tips for getting more organized in therapy! 
March 27, 2019
34: The One About Work Advocacy with Katie Bernadkin
This week I’m speaking with one of the funniest and sweetest SLPs I know, Katie Bernadkin! Tune in to learn how to effect systematic change for the students you serve, and get her tips for identifying and seeking help for your students’ mental health needs. We even have a surprise SLP caller!
March 20, 2019
33: The One About Minimal Prep Therapy with The Type B SLP
This episode features Abby from The Type B SLP! Tune in to hear how she is using technology to meet students' needs, where she gets inspiration for her custom bags, and using what you have in therapy!
March 13, 2019
32: The One With Rachel From Let’s Talk Speech Therapy
   This episode features Rachel Jacobs from Let’s Talk Speech Therapy. Tune in as we discuss what it’s like to work in a Title 1 school, her love of working with mixed groups, and how Let’s Talk Speech Therapy has led her to finding a strong SLP community that she can rely on. 
March 6, 2019
31: The One with #1 NY Times Best-Selling Author Laura Numeroff
This episode features the #1 NY Times best-selling author, Laura Numeroff! Tune in to hear about where she finds inspiration, her new books, and the top 5 things aspiring children’s book writers should focus on doing.
February 27, 2019
30: The One About Working Abroad with Rebecca Reinking
This episode features an SLP who lives all the way in Australia - Rebecca From Adventures in Speech Pathology! Tune in to hear about her passion for articulation and phonological disorders, what it's like to work and study abroad, and her advice for SLPs who want to work overseas!
February 20, 2019
29: The One About Themed Therapy and Blogging with Whitney Smith
This episode features the amazing SLP, blogger, and TPT-author - Whitney Smith! Tune in to find out how she uses dramatic play and story grammar marker in therapy, secures grants for new materials, and her tips for blogging.
February 13, 2019
28: The One About Season One and Kim's Big Announcement
This episode features none other than my co-host Kim! In this episode, we reflect on Season 1, what to expect in Season 2, and Kim has a big announcement to make. You can also catch the video recording of this interview on the Speechie Side Up Pod Facebook Group.
February 6, 2019
27: The One With Jennifer From Speech Therapy Plans
This episode features Jennifer Bradley from Speech Therapy Plans! Listen to hear about everything Speech Therapy Plans has to offer busy SLPs, her tips for first year SLPs working in the schools, and her journey as a mom of a child with apraxia of speech.
January 30, 2019
26: The One With Deborah Brooks
This episode features Deborah Brooks! In this episode, we discuss the pros and cons of podcasting, how she incorporates her passion for art and comedy into therapy, and how she manages to go bag-free to all her sessions!  
January 23, 2019
25: The One With Nicole Allison From Speech Peeps
This episode features Nicole Allison from Speech Peeps! Tune in to hear Nicole's tips for being a minimalist SLP, her favorite resource she has ever created, and what it was like getting speech therapy as an adolescent. 
January 16, 2019
24: The One With Claudia From Creative Speech Lab
This episode features Claudia Doan from Creative Speech Lab! Listen to learn how Claudia incorporates theater in her therapy, her tips for getting published, and whether or not someone breaks out into song. Tune in to find out!
January 9, 2019
23: The One With Kristin From Talkin With Twang
This episode features Kristin Immicke from Talkin With Twang! Listen to hear the most important lesson Kristin has learned from running an online business, how being a teacher has influenced her current role as an SLP, and what it was like transitioning from the school to private practice setting.
December 19, 2018
22: The One With Erin From Speech Tea Blog
This episode features Erin Larsen from Speech Tea Blog! Listen to hear Erin's pros and cons of working in a private clinic, our speech therapy pet peeves, and how to survive traveling with a baby.
December 12, 2018
21: The One With Amanda From A Perfect Blend
This episode features Amanda Newsome from A Perfect Blend! Listen to find out how Amanda got into graphic design, her tips for mastering social media, and her favorite types of coffee (if she had to choose).
December 5, 2018
20: The One With Darla From Ms. Gardenia's Speech Room
This episode features Darla Gardner from Mrs. Gardenia’s Speech Room! Listen to find out where Darla gets her inspiration, what it's like working in a SNF, her tips for managing an online business, and what she does for fun outside the speech room.
November 28, 2018
19: The One With Allison Fors
This episode features Allison Fors! Listen to find out where Allison gets her clip art inspiration, her tips for maintaining a work-life balance, and her favorite place that she has ever traveled to.
November 14, 2018
18: The One About Feeding Therapy With Melanie Potock
This episode features the renowned feeding specialist, Melanie Potock! Listen to find out about Melanie’s newest book release, her tips for expanding a child’s food choices, and even how she incorporated paintball in her feeding therapy.
November 7, 2018
17: The One With Felice From The Dabbling Speechie
This episode features Felice Clark from The Dabbling Speechie. Listen to hear Felice's tips for providing services in the classroom, managing a large caseload, and even her story about being interviewed on a Russian radio station!
October 31, 2018
16: The One About AAC With Gail Van Tatenhove
This episode features the original AAC Speechie, Gail Van Tatenhove! Listen to find out what Gail believes to be the most challenging part of providing AAC services, her thoughts about new trends in the field, and even how she envisions incorporating fashion with AAC.
October 24, 2018
15: The One With Cheri From Super Power Speech
This episode features Cheri Chin from Super Power Speech. In this episode, we discuss important lessons she’s learned about keeping a blog and business going for several years, what it’s like being a doctoral student, and how she infuses superheroes into her therapy sessions.
October 17, 2018
14: The One With The Award Winning Author Julia Cook
This episode features the award-winning children’s book author, Julia Cook! In this episode, we discuss Julia’s new book, her favorite book she has ever written, her advice for parents and aspiring authors, and even how her dogs are helping her teach important concepts to children.
October 10, 2018
13: The One With Kristen From The Daily Dose of Speech
This episode features Kristen Powell from The Daily Dose of Speech. Listen to find out Kristen’s recommendations for AAC-related professional development, how she designs her school based therapy, and even how being an SLP has influenced her parenting style.
October 3, 2018
12: The One With Rose From ABA Speech
This episode features Rose Griffin from ABA Speech. Listen to hear Rose's unique perspective as both an SLP and BCBA, how she maintains a healthy work-life balance, and why she decided to pursue a second degree.
September 26, 2018
11: The One With Jenna Kirk From Speech Room News
This episode features Jenna (Rayburn) Kirk from Speech Room News. Listen to learn about Jenna’s favorite product she has ever made, her tips for improving job satisfaction, and even where she gets her inspiration for home décor!
September 19, 2018
10: The One With Amanda From Panda Speech
This episode features Amanda Schaumburg from Panda Speech. Listen to learn about Amanda’s role as a coach for the Special Olympics, her journey as a mom of a child with autism, and her favorite place she has visited on her family road trips.
September 12, 2018
9: The One With Ashley From Sweet Southern Speech
This episode features Ashley Rossi from Sweet Southern Speech. Listen to find out where she gets her product inspiration, as well as her tips to improve collaboration with other professionals and her affinity for cupcakes.
September 5, 2018
8: The One With Jess From The Social Speechie
This episode features Jessica Massey from The Social Speechie. Listen to find out her tips for doing more of what makes you happy, getting organized, and mastering social media.
August 29, 2018
7: The One With Hallie From Speech Time Fun
This episode features Hallie Sherman of Speech Time Fun. Hallie is an SLP and genius when it comes to low or no prep activities. She is an inspiration to all busy SLPs who aspire to make speech time fun! Listen to find out Hallie’s tips for keeping older students motivated, her top 5 no prep activity ideas, how to streamline social media, and even her favorite Bravo housewife!
August 22, 2018
6: The One With Heidi From Smartmouth SLP
This episode features Heidi Britz of the Smartmouth SLP. Heidi is an SLP and creator of some of the best social skills resources. Listen to find out how Heidi gets her product inspiration and explains a concept called forest bathing!
August 15, 2018
5: The One With Rachael From Texas Speech Mom
This episode features Rachael Baethge of Texas Speech Mom. Listen to find out Rachael’s advice for balancing work and being a mom, her favorite therapy hacks, and what every SLP needs to have in their therapy bag.
August 8, 2018
4: The One With Maureen From The Speech Bubble SLP
This episode features Maureen Wilson of The Speech Bubble SLP. Listen to find out her thoughts on what goes in to running a successful blog and TPT store and the secret to successful collaboration.
August 1, 2018
3: The One With Meredith From Peachie Speechie
This episode features Meredith Avren of The Peachie Speechie. Listen to find out where she gets her product inspiration, how she works collaboratively with her husband, her advice for SLPs starting a new business, and how she really feels about peaches.
July 25, 2018
2: The One About Book Publishing
Get useful tips and tricks on the book publishing process.
July 18, 2018
1: The One About Killing Class Pets and Pinterest Fails
Learn how Kim accidently killed her class pet and Venita's most embarrasing therapy moment.
July 8, 2018