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Conversation with a Tattletale Speech Pathologist {SLP Spotlight}
SLP Spotlight
SLP Spotlight
Conversation with a Tattletale Speech Pathologist {SLP Spotlight}

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Our guest this week is a new author and a newer SLP!  Meet Suleika Pryce, author of Tattletales of a Speech-Language Pathologist: the CFY’s Guide to Surviving a Skilled Nursing Facility which just released February 8.  This is the first in a series.  Listen to this guest’s Fresh Perspective! 

Discussion & Reflection Questions

  1. How did you come up with the idea of writing your book?
  2. How long have you been an SLP?
  3. Tell us about what it was like to do your CF at a SNF.
  4. Tell us about your book.
  5. What was your favorite chapter to write?
  6. What is one of your biggest frustrations working in a SNF?
  7. Have you had any great challenges that you’ve had to overcome?
  8. What has been one of your greatest joys with writing the book? 
  9. How did that make you feel when you finished it?

Quote of the Conversation

“Keep your voice.  Keep the things that you have in mind.  Keep the goals that you have in mind and work alongside people that can help you to achieve that.”  

– Suleika Pryce

Suleika Pryce, MS, CCC-SLP

Author and Founder of Tattles of a Speech Language Pathologist

Suleika Pryce

Suleika Pryce is a licensed and certified speech-language pathologist based in Brooklyn, New York. She is a proud alumna of Temple University and received her Master of Science in Speech-Language Pathology from Adelphi University. Suleika has provided intervention for a wide range of populations. Her most advanced practice has been in geriatrics and adult neurological disorders. She primarily treated dysphagia and acquired speech and language disorders in the skilled nursing facility. Most recently, she has transitioned into early intervention and adult in-patient behavioral health.

Tattletales of a Speech-Language Pathologist, the book, is Suleika’s inaugural work into authorship and represents one of her greatest accomplishments. Suleika is also a poetry and fiction writer, and she enjoys teaching literacy and creative expression to school-aged children. She also has an affinity for adults with developmental disabilities and residual effects of traumatic brain injury.

Suleika has founded the organization Tattletales of a Speech-Language Pathologist, which is a community-based initiative to improve partnership and networking of rehabilitative health service providers, especially speech-language pathologists. She coined “good gossip” to reframe people’s ideas of virtue in and need to talk about their experiences in the health field in order to improve them.

Keep the Conversation Going

Suleika Pryce, MS, CCC-SLP, Author and Founder of Tattles of a Speech Language Pathologist

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Hosted by Mattie Murrey

April 15, 2021

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