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Michael has been using teletherapy to continue to grow his private practice. He has found merits in this new part of the field may keep it going after the quarantine is lifted. Michelle has not been seeing clients because of the Covid-19 lockdown. Matt and Michelle talk the trials and tribulations of navigating unemployment, at this time. Michelle’s son continues to develop language and puts a new perspective on what we learned in a classroom. Matt recounts doing Easter from a safe social distance, his first live tele-therapy session, and the impact of being with his kids 24/7 has had on him. On Discord, you can interact directly with Matt, Michael, and Michelle and let them know if you are considering working in a travel position or how you are coping with the pandemic lock-down. Ashley Hamlin from Therapy Travelers, a travel speech and language therapy company, sat down with Michelle to talk about the positives of setting your own location for a travel position. On today’s show we look at the importance of sleep on cognition and a new FDA certified Speech Therapy App. This week’s Informed SLP update, they look at the importance of minutes and why you may be spending twice the time needed. We also look at our SSPOD Shoutouts and Due Process. The ASHA spotlight looks at what ASHA is doing for us during this time of pandemic. We also replace the Hot Take with a Hot Seat
The Discord is up and ready for people to interact with the crew 24/7 with a new website, www.discord.speechsciencepodcast.com.
SSPOD Shoutout: Do you know an SLP who deserves a digital fist bump or shout out? We want to know your #SSPODSHOUTOUT, like Ruben Caceres Jr., who works for the Dallas Independent School District as a special education teacher and now teaches remotely from home after schools were closed to contain the spread of COVID-19. Ruben took his bailout check and used it to create masks for his students.
SSPOD Due Process: Do you have a complaint or need to vent, then you want to participate in the #SSPODDUEPROCESS.
Article #1: Recent studies show the impact sleep has on brain. What impact does it have on cognition, memory, and phonological development?
Article #2: Constant Therapy is an app that was developed to help therapists monitor work that was done when the speech therapist was not there. The app has been awarded a prestigious FDA award, but does it AI have a place in the new therapy realm?
Interview: Ashley Hamlin is the National School Recruiter at TherapyTravelers. Therapy Travelers believes firmly that it takes a community to help to better the lives of special needs children, and they take seriously their responsibility to empower their incredible therapists, so that they can help all of their students to reach their full potential. Ashley Hamlin talks with Michelle about what is expected with a travel position and how to find a good position.
The Informed SLP: Researchers wanted to find out if the intensity of the dose within a single session affected outcomes. The results show that its possible that you may be giving twice the amount of therapy than is needed.
ASHA Spotlight: The crew recognizes ASHA’s live townhall chats.
The Informed SLP: Half the minutes for the same morphology outcomes? Yes, please
Plante, E., Mettler, H. M., Tucci, A., & Vance, R. (2019). Maximizing treatment efficiency in developmental language disorder: Positive effects in half the time. American Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1044/2019_AJSLP-18-0285
The Informed SLP blog: https://www.theinformedslp.com/qa_intensity.html
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