Top Reasons for Becoming an ASHA Board Specialist {SLP Spotlight}

Episode 16 June 16, 2020 00:31:07
Top Reasons for Becoming an ASHA Board Specialist {SLP Spotlight}
The Missing Link for SLPs
Top Reasons for Becoming an ASHA Board Specialist {SLP Spotlight}

Jun 16 2020 | 00:31:07


Show Notes

This week I'm back with Melissa Farrow, Founder & CEO of GlobalFlow, LLC, to learn more about her journey to Board Certification and how it has impacted herself, business and clients.

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Discussion & Reflection Questions

  1. Tell us about yourself and what you do.
  2. What are the benefits of becoming board certified?
  3. What was your journey like to becoming board certified?
  4. Advice for the speech path deciding whether or not to?
  5. What are standard requirements?
  6. What is the value of mentorship?
  7. Best thing that has happened to you since becoming board certified?

Quote Of The Conversation

“You’ll look at the three to five yeras and say, ‘Ahhh!’ but don’t be scared. If it’s something you feel passionate about, you will figure out how to get it really only do it in small pieces and one step at a time.”  Melissa Farrow

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.

Guest Speaker Information

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