Guest: Pat Mervine, MA, CCC-SLP - In this presentation, the presenter shared her knowledge and expertise on creating a positive atmosphere to enrich communication for students with complex communication needs. She explains how to engineer the environment by raising expectations with your attitude, actions, and teaching strategies so students of all ages have ample opportunities to communicate throughout the day with a variety of communication partners, using speech or their AAC system. She explicitly details the importance and process of using the Prompt Hierarchy, The Expectant Pause, and Scripting to provide and personalize communication needs.

Guest: Margo Kinzer Courter, M.A., CCC-SLP - Char is cruising on the Conference at Sea. Over the next couple episodes we will be sharing a couple of the best episodes of the first year of the Speech Link Podcast. Enjoy!

Guest: Stephen Sacks, MA, CCC-SLP - Steve shared his vast knowledge of how to successfully remediate the distorted /r/ and /s/. Over the past 25 years, he and many other SLPs have successfully used his program, the SATPAC.  He explained what the SATPAC is—a computerized, contextual list-builder—and the rationale and fundamentals of speech sound production behind it, as well as several other how-to and sound-stim techniques.


Guest: Michelle Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC - In this 1-hr podcourse, Michelle shares information and examples of the many young medically fragile and developmentally disordered children she’s worked with and explains why and how to ensure a quality transfer into school-related services. She stresses the importance of a comprehensive, coordinated and team-based approach for the continuation of critical services.

Guest: Kristen Edwards, MS, CCC-SLP - Kristin is an expert in the field of telepractice and shared not only the practical, therapeutic side, but the essential technological side, as well. She stressed the importance of knowing the rules and regulations of your home state and states you do telepractice in. She shared details of how to do assessment and therapy, what platforms are needed, and the “tools” to do quality therapy.
Guest: Heidi Britz, MA, CCC-SLP - In this 1-hour episode, Heidi shares her vast experience of how to work effectively and efficiently with school-aged children with social language differences.  She discusses the referral process, assessments, and explains how to develop and support a school-based therapy plan with the child, teachers, and parents.  She covers the specifics of collecting data as well as therapy materials and resources.

Guest: Elissa Kilduff, MA, CCC-SLP - In this episode, Elissa shares her time-saving, creative approach of how to effectively use individual books to meet the needs of several speech and language children within a group each with a variety of specific needs and goals.  She outlines how to select the books, pre-plan and organize the materials, and implement the therapy.  This approach can be used effectively with K–6th grades; several resources are provided.

Guest: Lorraine Maida, MA, CCC-SLP - In this episode, Lorraine shared her vast knowledge and experience of how to elevate and incorporate the art of storytelling and the use of songs in language instruction with young children.  She explicitly covered the developmental sequence of oral narrative growth in children and how to adapt books in ways that allow children to participate as active versus passive learners in language and literacy instruction.  Numerous practical activities were provided.
Guest: Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin, PhD, CCC-SLP - Speech-language pathologists (SLPs) are receiving increasing referrals of English Learners (ELs) with potential language impairment. Because these children speak diverse languages, SLPs have few assessment options that are nondiscriminatory, legal, and that rule out the impact of environment.  In this podcourse, you learned legally sound, non-standardized assessment methods and materials that are easy to implement and represent evidence-based practice. 

Guest: Cathy Alexander, MA, CCC-SLP - In this episode, Cathy details her knowledge and expertise about the intricacies of morphology and morphological therapy for pre-school and upper- and lower-elementary-aged children.  She also explains and provides examples of how to shift into curriculum content-area words to teach for middle- and high-school students. She explains the association of morphology and vocabulary and provides numerous activities and books appropriate to instruct prefixes, suffixes, and root words. 


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