Interview with a Board Certified SLP in Disordered Swallowing {SLP Spotlight}

Episode 14 June 02, 2020 00:29:53
Interview with a Board Certified SLP in Disordered Swallowing {SLP Spotlight}
The Missing Link for SLPs
Interview with a Board Certified SLP in Disordered Swallowing {SLP Spotlight}

Jun 02 2020 | 00:29:53


Show Notes

In this episode, please welcome my guest Melissa Farrow, a medical SLP focused on disordered swallowing

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Discussion & Reflection Questions

  1. Tell us about yourself and what you do.
  2. How and why did your company get started?
  3. Why is your website so important - any stories to share?
  4. What is the craziest thing you have seen in your career?
  5. What is your biggest frustration in our field?
  6. What is the best thing that has happened since you have started?
  7. If you were to do your career over again, what would you do?
  8. What words of advice do you have to the new SLP?

Guest Speaker Information

Melissa Farrow, Founder & CEO, GlobalFlow, LLC

Guest Speaker Bio

Melissa Farrow, Founder & CEO, GlobalFlow, LLC

Melissa's area of expertise is in the management of disordered swallowing in medically complex populations. She earned her master’s degree in Speech-language Pathology from Duquesne University in 2012. Melissa's passion for helping patients with swallowing problems has been the driving force of her career. She is board certified as a Swallowing Specialist by the American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders, holds certification as a Modified Barium Swallow Impairment Profile (MBSImp) clinician, and has earned four consecutive ACE awards from ASHA for her exceptional commitment to continuing education in dysphagia.

Currently, Melissa works as a speech-language pathologist for the Texas Health and Human Services Commission, where she serves those with intellectual disabilities who are medically fragile. Melissa also researches in dysphagia management in those with intellectual disabilities and has been invited to present her work regionally and nationally.  She and her husband Joe, are also the founders of Global Flow, LLC, with a mission to supply products that help those with dysphagia continue to eat, drink, and love life. 

Aside from her love for all things speech, Melissa is endlessly devoted to her family. She loves hanging out with them and spending time in the great outdoors. She's also game for cuddling on the couch with a good movie, maybe a Netflix binge (or two), and scrapbooking!

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