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56: The One About Speech Sound Disorders with Amy Graham

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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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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!
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58: The One About Self-Publishing with Jennie Bjorem
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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!
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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!
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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!
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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!
35:32
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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 fusionwebclinic.com/speechiesideup and mention Speechie Side Up to receive a $50 credit off your first month of Fusion.
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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!
28:04
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!
30:39
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50: The One Year Anniversary Episode
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36:09
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!
39:28
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!
23:33
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 https://www.healthy-height.com/ 
49:55
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 https://www.healthy-height.com/ 
31:39
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 https://www.healthy-height.com/ 
45:01
June 5, 2019
44: The One About Correcting a Lisp & Vocalic R with Karen Krogg
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33:08
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 https://www.healthy-height.com/ 
32:01
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!
44:15
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!
41:49
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!
39:27
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!
23:57
April 24, 2019
38: The One with Nikki Hunjan from Teach Speech 365
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28:18
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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 http://bit.ly/Ep37AnnePage
27:50
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36: The One About Childhood Apraxia of Speech with Nancy Kaufman
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35: The One About Getting Organized with Marisha From SLP Now
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34: The One About Work Advocacy with Katie Bernadkin
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41:16
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33: The One About Minimal Prep Therapy with The Type B SLP
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36:44
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. 
53:22
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.
54:14
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!
36:37
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.
42:16
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.
32:03
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.
34:31
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!  
39:52
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. 
36:24
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!
29:52
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.
43:53
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.
30:01
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).
26:58
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.
22:24
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.
25:57
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.
48:07
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!
33:02
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.
1:09:21
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.
26:55
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.
42:24
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.
35:54
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.
36:55
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!
36:05
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.
26:00
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.
40:28
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.
44:42
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!
36:43
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!
30:21
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.
37:35
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.
37:10
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.
33:31
July 25, 2018
2: The One About Book Publishing
Get useful tips and tricks on the book publishing process.
32:22
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.
29:15
July 8, 2018
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