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264 – Pediatric Feeding in Real Life: From the NICU to the Schools – Lauren Pontoppidan Straughan MA, CCC-SLP

264 – Pediatric Feeding in Real Life: From the NICU to the Schools – Lauren Pontoppidan Straughan MA, CCC-SLP

Are you a medical SLP or a school SLP? What if I told you that you don't have to choose? Sure, many SLPs work in schools and PRN in a medical facility on the weekends or during school breaks… But what about the SLPs who work in the schools and help their PFD kids in the academic setting? My guest this week is sharing how she's paving the way for PFD to be treated in the school setting in her community after seeing a need left unmet!

After all, these kids are eating at school and don't get to check their PFD at the door…

In this episode of SYP, I have a conversation with Lauren Pontoppidan Straughan, MA, CCC-SLP about pediatric feeding disorders, the weight PFD parents carry, and the many settings in which SLPs can help PFD patients (hint: it's not just for “medical” SLPs!)

Lauren is deeply passionate and incredibly knowledgeable about PFD, but what I admire most about her after this conversation is her ability to meet families where they are and consider the entire picture of not just the patient, but their entire family when making recommendations and walking through the PFD journey with them. She's an asset to every family she encounters, her school team, and the entire field of speech-language pathology!

In this episode, you'll hear about:
-Getting into feeding/dysphagia when your CF was done in a school and the false dichotomy of the “medical SLP” vs “school SLP”
-Challenges and benefits of each setting (school, clinic, home health)
-Key differences in assessment and treatment of babies versus adults
-Valuable courses for pediatric feeding
-The role of the SLP for sensory feeding disorders

Get the show notes at syppodcast.com/264

263 – The SLP Field of Dreams: If You Build It, The Patients Will Come – Katie Moore, MS, CCC-SLP

263 – The SLP Field of Dreams: If You Build It, The Patients Will Come – Katie Moore, MS, CCC-SLP

As SLPs, we often have BIG dreams of how we can improve our field, our facility, and the care our patients receive. All too often, these big dreams are suffocated by red tape and never come to fruition despite SLPs' most valiant efforts. It's certainly an uphill battle, but my guest this week is showing us how to pave our own path to the field of our SLP dreams.

In this episode of SYP, I have a conversation with Katie Moore, MS, CCC-SLP, about her monumental achievements in her career, including building not one but two full-time positions in her outpatient rehab facility but also building an entire Head and Neck Cancer Clinic where she works hand-in-hand with her surgeons, radiation oncologists, radiologists, and the entire medical team to provide the best care for cancer patients (including pre-treatment education! *cue the clapping from SLPs everywhere*)

Katie is tenacious and determined but she is also laser-focused on providing the highest quality of care to help her patients win.

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In this episode, you'll hear about:
-How to navigate hospital administration to expand speech therapy services
-How to identify gaps in patient referral basis
-Ways to advocate for your employer to support your continuing education needs while expanding services to better serve your patients
-Why engaging in interdisciplinary conversations will increase your referral base
-Ways to pave your own path when you feel like you keep hitting road blocks when trying to add or expand new services
-What to do when you feel like throwing in the towel

Get the show notes at syppodcast.com/263

262 – Acute SLPs: Prepping Patients for the Next Steps – Alicia Brooms, MS, CCC-SLP

262 – Acute SLPs: Prepping Patients for the Next Steps – Alicia Brooms, MS, CCC-SLP

Your patient is set to discharge at the end of the week, but you know their needs are high and their level of support at home won't be. How do you help ensure they're going to be prepared to go home and not get lost in the shuffle? How can SLPs best care for our patients after they're no longer under our care? My guest this week is sharing the answers to these questions and more!

In this episode of SYP, I have a conversation with Alicia Brooms, MS, CCC-SLP, about the weight our recommendations hold and the best ways we can prep our patients for the next steps and the next level of care. Alicia is passionate about considering the patient's big picture, making recommendations that help the patient with more than what's on their plate, and adequately preparing them for the next stage of their recovery and return to their typical lives. She is a champion for interdisciplinary care and partnering with our case management and social work colleagues to ensure no patients are left to figure it all out on their own!

In this episode, you'll hear about:
*Relationship building with case managers and social workers
*Enhancing goals/recommendations by using the Family-Centered Approach
*Helping unfunded patients
*Preparation patients for returning to work/school

Get the show notes at https://syppodcast.com/262

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254 – Motor Speech Disorders and the MedSLP with Kaila Stipancic

If you get an eval order with the indication of “dysarthria, apraxia, slurred speech?” are you prepped and ready to take on the eval and make the differential diagnosis? You’re probably able to discern that you’re looking at a motor speech disorder from the consult...

249 – All Things Pediatric Feeding

Want to learn more about pediatric feeding disorders? Or maybe improve your clinical confidence and competence? You won’t want to miss this weeks episode (and you’ll probably want to grab the show notes too!) In this week’s episode of SYP, I have a conversation with...