The Missing Link for SLPs Podcasts

These podcasts are taken from interviews of people within the SLP community and feature insightful life lessons, sage advice, and stories presented to help you improve your SLP career. Check back each week for more!

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 119 A Day in the Life of a School-Based SLP Series #14: SLP Time Savers and Work in Special Ed #6

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 119 A Day in the Life of a School-Based SLP Series #14: SLP Time Savers and Work in Special Ed #6

Today’s guest, Amy Basso, works in a school based SLP role, with a difference.
Listen to her talk about working in special education in a very small interdisciplinary school within the very much bigger population of NYC – a role which has an overlap with some aspects of medical SLP work. Amy also talks about how working in an NYC district with a strong union presence affects contracts and work scheduling.
Amy is a whiz on working smartly to manage SLP workloads and, in particular, using systems and technology to save time. You’ll learn some great tips on how you can do this too in this episode!

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 118 A Day in the Life of a School-Based SLP Series #14: Working with kids across elementary school ages and SLP needs #5

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 118 A Day in the Life of a School-Based SLP Series #14: Working with kids across elementary school ages and SLP needs #5

In this episode, Stacey Richey, SLP, talks about her work with kids from preschool right through to sixth grade with varying needs and disabilities. Listen to Stacy talk about the challenges of having to know a little bit of everything as an SLP, and how she manages scheduling across different groups in a moderately sized elementary school. She also talks about the importance of having fun, and has some great suggestions for keeping track of the special moments that happen as a school-based SLP!

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 117 A Day in the Life of a School-Based SLP Series #14: Meet an SLP who has a passion for helping little ones from the get-go! #4

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 117 A Day in the Life of a School-Based SLP Series #14: Meet an SLP who has a passion for helping little ones from the get-go! #4

Carol Terpstra, is an SLP who knows how to transition careers! In this episode, you’ll hear how she’s gone from an undergrad economics degree, to SLP for postgrad, then medical SLP to school based SLP, and now children’s book author.
She talks about the differences between working on contract versus as an employee, why she loves working with pre-K through first grade, and the importance of identifying learning, literacy, and language needs early in a child’s life.

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 116 A Day in the Life of a School-Based SLP Series #14: Meet a Elementary and High School Level SLP, and a Resource Developer on the Side! #3

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 116 A Day in the Life of a School-Based SLP Series #14: Meet a Elementary and High School Level SLP, and a Resource Developer on the Side! #3

Today’s guest, Katelyn Kelps, not only works as an SLP at both high school and elementary level, she also develops resources and other fun stuff for SLPs on the side!
Listen to her talk with Katie Widestrom-Landgraf about having flexibility, building trust with kids, collaboration with other staff, how she sets boundaries and recharges, and her thoughts on maybe having her own private practice in the future.

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 115 A Day in the Life of a School-Based SLP Series #14: You can do it!  Working as an SLP in a high school setting #2

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 115 A Day in the Life of a School-Based SLP Series #14: You can do it! Working as an SLP in a high school setting #2

In this episode, we hear from an SLP who loves her work in high schools! Karly Sisco talks with Katie Widestrom-Landgraf about misconceptions people may have about high school populations, and how she adapted her SLP practice after working in medical, elementary, and then to high schools.
Karly has a particular interest in neurodiversity and shares her passion for helping prepare teens at high school to become self-advocates, functional, and independent. She also shares some of the challenges you may not learn about in grad school, particularly speech schedules and caseloads that may impact on the capacity to have individual sessions with students.

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 114 A Day in the Life of a School-Based SLP Series #14: She’s Back! Katie Widestrom-Landgraf talks on the joys of a switch to a school-based SLP

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 114 A Day in the Life of a School-Based SLP Series #14: She’s Back! Katie Widestrom-Landgraf talks on the joys of a switch to a school-based SLP

This first episode in a new series sees the welcome return of Katie Widestrom-Landgraf. In this episode, Katie reflects on how and why she switched from being a medical SLP to school-based, and how much she still loves a day in the life of a school-based SLP, over 20 years later.
Stay tuned! For the next 10 episodes of this series, Katie will be bringing her school-based SLP experience to the interviewing seat and talking with various guests also working in schools and educational settings.

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 113 The Speechless SLP Series #13: Moving Forward into Recovery

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 113 The Speechless SLP Series #13: Moving Forward into Recovery

In this last episode in the Speechless SLP series with Vanessa Abraham, she speaks about different steps she has taken and still is, to get back to her old life, and where she’s thinking her experience of being speechless may lead in the future. You’ll hear how she has tried various natural therapies and remedies to help her recovery, taken CEUs to improve her knowledge, how she deals with PTSD, and her suggestions for resources and materials SLPs can create for patients and their families.

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 112 The Speechless SLP Series #12: Depression and Anxiety are Real

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 112 The Speechless SLP Series #12: Depression and Anxiety are Real

Have you ever heard a direct perspective of what it’s like to be in an ICU bed, speechless, and then getting a Passy Muir valve?
In this episode in the Speechless SLP series, Vanessa Abraham talks specifically about how this affected her mental health. Based on her experiences, she talks about how SLPs can help patients, and their families, tend to the invisible emotional and psychological scars that nobody can see.

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 111 The Speechless SLP Series #11: Why Nurses Make Some of the Best Friends an SLP Can Have

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 111 The Speechless SLP Series #11: Why Nurses Make Some of the Best Friends an SLP Can Have

In this episode in the Speechless SLP series with Vanessa Abraham, we meet one of the first people to take care of her in the ICU, Shannon Cotton, RN. Care being the operative word, Shannon walks her talk. Shannon shares how she navigated and planned appropriate communication with Vanessa while she was speechless, the important role that SLPs working in ICUs play, and her suggestions for SLPs working with patients and their families.

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