The Missing Link for SLPs

An Interview with a Rural SLP {SLP Spotlight}

The Missing Link for SLPs
An Interview with a Rural SLP {SLP Spotlight}

In this episode, I'm with Amanda Bostrom, a rural medical Speech-Pathologist, who is going to share her experience in one of those coveted positions that she got straight out of her graduate program.

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Introduction of Guest Speaker

Amanda Bostrom is a speech-language pathologist at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, MN. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire with a BS degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders and from St. Cloud State University with a master’s degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders. She currently works in a rural hospital, providing care to patients across the lifespan in the acute care and outpatient settings as well as in the school setting. 

Discussion & Reflection Questions

  1. Why did you become a speech-language pathologist?
  2. Did you always want to become a medical SLP? 
  3. Tell us about your typical day as a medical SLP (hours worked, patients seen)
  4. Tell us about your top challenges as a medical SLP.
  5. Tell us about your greatest rewards as a medical SLP. - Share a story if possible.
  6. What words of advice do you have for the graduate student who is deciding between a school or a medical setting?
  7. What words of wisdom do you have for the newer SLP in the medical field?
  8. Any last comments or insights?


  • To give listeners a brief introduction to what a SLP serving rural communities does.

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Brought to you by Mattie Murrey, MA, CCC/SLP - Fresh SLP of The Missing Link for SLPs