Meet Lauren Hermann, a medical speech-language pathologist who recently published a book called “But My Speech Is Fine!” In this episode of The Missing Link, she takes us through the process of writing and self-publishing her round-up of SLP stories, and she discusses why sharing our experiences is so important.
Discussion & Reflection Questions
- Share with us why you became a speech-language pathologist, and specifically, a medical SLP.
- Tell us about your book. Where did the idea come from, and how did you get started?
- What was your favorite part about writing the book? Do you have a favorite chapter?
- Why do you feel sharing the experiences of SLPs is such an important thing to do?
- How can other SLPs thinking about publishing a book get started? What is the process like?
- Do you have any more books that you’re planning to publish?
- After all the editing and formatting, how long did it take to publish your book? How much did it cost?
Quote of the Conversation
“I’m so excited to hear about more SLPs writing books. You know, having other people tell me, ‘You really need to write about this. You need to just share because it’s either funny or inspirational or heartbreaking.’ But also, a lot of my friends and family members who didn’t really understand what speech pathologists did, would always tell me, ‘I had no clue that you all did that kind of thing in speech therapy.’”– Lauren Hermann, M.S. CCC-SLP
Lauren Hermann, M.S. CCC-SLP
Medical Speech-Language Pathologist and Author of “But My Speech Is Fine!”
Lauren Hermann has been practicing since 2012 with a primary focus in the adult medical settings. After completing her fellowship at a skilled nursing facility, Lauren has worked in the hospital setting across 5 different states and is currently seeing clients through her private practice. She is also the content director for the Medical SLP Collective and recently published a book showcasing our profession through true stories. Lauren is also in the process of submitting survey research to radiology journals and is beginning a side career path to coach SLPs and other medical professionals in amplifying their services and business through storybrand marketing.
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