Tag: Speechless

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 109 The Speechless SLP Series #9: Unconditional Love and Unending Support

The Missing Link for SLPs
The Missing Link for SLPs
The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 109 The Speechless SLP Series #9: Unconditional Love and Unending Support
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A pivotal role when a parent with young children suddenly becomes critically ill is who is going to look after the kids.  In this episode of the Speechless SLP with Vanessa Abraham, we hear from her mom, Pam, on what it was like to have a daughter needing hospital care, and a young granddaughter needing to be looked after as well. 

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The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 108 The Speechless SLP Series #8: The Experience of Treating a Colleague

The Missing Link for SLPs
The Missing Link for SLPs
The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 108 The Speechless SLP Series #8: The Experience of Treating a Colleague
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Whatever setting you work in, having an understanding of the various skills, and approach to care, of allied disciplines is important. In this eighth episode of the Speechless SLP series, Vanessa Abraham and I talk with the two Physical Therapists involved in her ICU care.

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The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 107 The Speechless SLP Series #7: The Perspective of Treating One of Our Own Through Conversations with ICU and OP SLPs

The Missing Link for SLPs
The Missing Link for SLPs
The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 107 The Speechless SLP Series #7: The Perspective of Treating One of Our Own Through Conversations with ICU and OP SLPs
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It can be a daunting prospect for any health professional to have to treat a member of their own profession. In this episode, we hear from two SLPs, Danielle Torrez and Sherry Ewing. They talk about how they manage their respective roles in acute care and outpatient settings with Vanessa Abraham.

In this sixth episode in the Speechless SLP series, we hear Dale Abraham’s bedside perspective of what it was like when Vanessa suddenly became ill and hospitalized, right through to challenges in care facilities. Hear how he advocated for her recovery, even when he was not allowed to be at her side.

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The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 106 The Speechless SLP Series #6: The Speechless Husband: How He Lost Control and Got It Back

The Missing Link for SLPs
The Missing Link for SLPs
The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 106 The Speechless SLP Series #6: The Speechless Husband: How He Lost Control and Got It Back
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You’ve all heard the vow, in sickness and in health. As health professionals, we very often meet and interact with a significant other or close family member right alongside our patients or clients, especially if they are speechless.

In this sixth episode in the Speechless SLP series, we hear Dale Abraham’s bedside perspective of what it was like when Vanessa suddenly became ill and hospitalized, right through to challenges in care facilities. Hear how he advocated for her recovery, even when he was not allowed to be at her side.

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The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 105 The Speechless SLP Series #5: The Speechless True Friend: The Gift of Paying It Forward

The Missing Link for SLPs
The Missing Link for SLPs
The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 105 The Speechless SLP Series #5: The Speechless True Friend: The Gift of Paying It Forward
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When you have a medical crisis, it’s not just medical professionals and family that may help you pull through – your personal and professional friendships and connections may come to the fore in surprisingly helpful ways (or not)!

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The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 104 The Speechless SLP Series #4: A Speechless Recovery: What is Post Intensive Care Syndrome?

The Missing Link for SLPs
The Missing Link for SLPs
The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 104 The Speechless SLP Series #4: A Speechless Recovery: What is Post Intensive Care Syndrome?
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Post Intensive Care Syndrome, or PICS, may be relatively new as a formal diagnosis, however it is a very real condition patients and/or their family may experience after spending time in ICU. In episode four of The Speechless SLP series, Anna Lewis, Clinical Social Worker, talks about what PICs is and types of care during and after critical illnesses that can help with recovery. Vanessa Abraham speaks about dealing with her symptoms after her time in ICU, and the benefits of her participation in a PICS support group.

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The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 103 The Speechless SLP Series #3: The Speechless Doctor: The Art of being a Doctor to a Speechless SLP

The Missing Link for SLPs
The Missing Link for SLPs
The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 103 The Speechless SLP Series #3: The Speechless Doctor: The Art of being a Doctor to a Speechless SLP
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Patient-clinician relationships are crucial in any type of care. In this third episode of the Speechless SLP series, Vanessa Abraham, SLP, and her ICU doctor, Dr. Jared Rosen, share their thoughts on how important this relationship is, and how you can work with patients/clients, and their families.

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The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 101 The Speechless SLP Series #1: Vanessa Abraham: From Fit and Active to Critical Condition in a Week

The Missing Link for SLPs
The Missing Link for SLPs
The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 101 The Speechless SLP Series #1: Vanessa Abraham: From Fit and Active to Critical Condition in a Week
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Imagine waking up one day and not knowing what is going on. Then knowing what you need to communicate, but not being able to do so. Vanessa Abraham, SLP, experienced just that. Listen to this episode to hear how, out of the blue, Vanessa went from fit and active to being in ICU, and unable to speak, within a week.

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