The Missing Link for SLPs

At the intersection between grad school and a successful career, our Fresh SLP content focuses on empowering SLPs and audiologists to launch their careers with confidence. Get clinical wisdom, pep talks, tips for success and ...more

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July 21, 2020 00:21:13
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Top 5 Reasons for Joining the New and Wildly Popular Dysphagia Journal Club on Facebook {How-To SLP}

In this episode I'm speaking with Tom Dixon, MS, CCC-SLP, who has such a passion for dysphagia that he started a Facebook Dysphagia Journal Club to collaborate with peers around the latest research and activities. Listen in to learn how 1,800 members joined in three days, why journal clubs are so important for SLPs and how to start one. Visit FreshSLP.com/podcast for this episode's show notes and more resources, including “5 Reasons to Join a Journal Club” (https://bit.ly/MLE21JoinJC) and “5 Steps to Start a Successful Journal Club” (https://bit.ly/MLE21StartJC). Full audio transcript at https://bit.ly/MLE21Dixon.  Not a substitute for a formal SLP education or medical advice for patients/caregivers. ...

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July 14, 2020 00:28:57
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How and Why an SLP Returns to the Field after 15 Years Absence [SLP Spotlight]

In this episode I'm giving listeners an introduction to Julie Frandsen-Horner, MA, CCC-SLP, an SLP who has an amazingly flexible career as she is also a stay-at-home mom, military wife, and caregiver. She shares her experience returning to the field and feeling better than ever after a 15 year absence. Visit FreshSLP.com/podcast for this episode's show notes and more resources. Full audio transcript at https://bit.ly/MLE20Return. Not a substitute for a formal SLP education or medical advice for patients/caregivers. ...

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July 07, 2020 00:37:35
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Say What? A Day in the Life of an SLP Immersed in the Deaf Community {SLP Spotlight}

In this episode I'm giving listeners an introduction to Katherine Scarlett, MS, CCC-SLP, an SLP who works using ASL in the Deaf and Hard of Hearing schools and communities. Visit FreshSLP.com/podcast for this episode's show notes and more resources. Full audio transcript at https://bit.ly/MLE19Scarlett. Not a substitute for a formal SLP education or medical advice for patients/caregivers.  ...

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June 30, 2020 00:25:09
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How Passion and Curiosity Drive this SLP’s Podcast Rise to the Top of the Charts {SLP Spotlight}

This week I'm speaking with Leigh Ann Porter, a practicing SLP and the creator and host of "Speech Uncensored Podcast," to learn more about her creative career path. ---> Download this episode's “study guide”  (https://bit.ly/MLE18PorterOU) or the full audio transcript (https://bit.ly/MLE18PorterT)<--- Focus How SLPs can use their expertise not only in the field to serve patients but also to create training programs and engaging podcasts to support peer education and camaraderie. Discussion & Reflection Questions How did you get started as an SLP? In what settings do you currently practice? How did you get started podcasting? Tell us about the CEUs you develop and record. What words of advice do you have for the new graduate? Quote Of The Conversation  “…I was facing burnout, right out of the gate. Like my first two years, thinking, how can I exit this field? And I was like, oh, gosh, Leigh Ann, you just started.  But I wasn't feeling fulfilled. And that had many facets to it...but one of them was managing stress. So if I had the tools to manage my stress in different areas of my life, including my SLP stress, I think that would have brought a lot more clarity and peace and have and allowed me to focus more on learning the tools and just being a lot more calmer those first couple years.”  -Leigh Ann Porter Guest Speaker Bio Leigh Ann Porter, MA, CCC-SLP, Speech Uncensored ...

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June 23, 2020 00:20:20
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Hey Professor - What Do I Say? SLP Scripts {Hey Professor}

Today's episode starts the first in a series called “Hey Professor,” discussing conversation templates - or scripts - medical SLPs can use to prepare for a breadth of scenarios.  ---> Download this episode's “study guide” (https://bit.ly/MLE17ScriptsO) or the full audio transcript with example SLP scripts (https://bit.ly/MLE17Scripts) <--- Format Storytelling and discussion based on “Hey, Professor” questions from SLP graduate students and CFYs. Focus Talk through and provide examples of SLP scripts, a way of planning what you are going to say in any given scenario. Discussion & Reflection Questions Scripts for Three Medical SLP Scenarios Working with Patients  AIDET Approach Introductions Wrapping Up Caregiver Communication Working with Medical Team When a Patient Passes On Resources AIDET [in transcript, page 3 https://bit.ly/MLE17Scripts]  SLP Script Templates [in transcript https://bit.ly/MLE17Scripts] Even more SLP Scripts will be in my upcoming Guide for Medical SLPs and also related to Dysphagia. Sign up to get the latest at FreshSLP.com Challenge Of The Week Focus on lean, agile, clear and compassionate patient communication. Tip For Success Go in with a plan, then go with the flow! Upcoming Topics More “Hey Professor” More “SLP Spotlight” Keep the Conversation Going Thank you for listening to The Missing Link for SLPs podcast! If you enjoyed the show, I'd love you to subscribe, rate it and leave a short review. ...

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