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You’re listening to the Speechie Side Up podcast hosted by author, AAC specialist, and matcha tea lover, Venita Litvack! Every week, you get to hear what other SLPs are doing in the field and how they found their passion. This podcast was created to help YOU stop re-inventing the wheel and start loving your job again!
 
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On the 14th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to master this skill: Expressing Likes and Dislikes I’m sure most of you can do this on a basic level. We all know and can say “I like…” or “I don’t like…” But, what if you want to make that a little more polite or soft? Or how about if you want to express yourself in an enthusiastic way? In this…
 
On this episode I am joined by my friend, Nicole Umana, who also happens to be the ASHA continuing education administrator for Tassel. Tassel is the organization that provides ASHA CEUs for some of the episodes on this podcast. Nicole is an SLP-A with a thriving side business called Creative Collaborations. I’ve had the pleasure of working with Nic…
 
On the 6th episode of Current Events, Al goes over the latest news regarding the George Floyd murder case. On May 25th, 2020 George Floyd tragically died after an encounter with police officers in Minneapolis, Minnesota. A video in which this encounter was captured spread around the world and sparked riots in many cities across the United States. D…
 
On this episode I am joined by Demi Fritz, SLP and owner of SLP Resume. SLP Resume provides a service that incorporates clinical practice and terminology into an effective resume. It was developed through interviews with graduate administrators and employers to learn what makes resumes stand out. Demi is on today to share the latest resume trends t…
 
On the 6th episode of Real Chat, Al continues his chat with university instructor and researcher Warren Tang. Have you ever wondered about your own existence? How do we know what “exists”? Can language bring something into existence? Is there such a thing as complete objectivity when viewing the world? These questions and more are discussed in this…
 
This episode is available for ASHA CEUs! Visit www.tasseltogether.com to learn how! Description: On this podcourse episode I am joined by Dr. Robin Danzak. Dr. Danzak is an Associate Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Emerson College, specializing in language and literacy. Her research focuses on the bilingual writing of adolescen…
 
On the 5th episode of Real Chat, Al talks to university instructor and researcher Warren Tang. Warren has been teaching linguistics and English language in Hiroshima, Japan for 18 years! However, it was our interest in philosophy and different perspectives of the world that brought us together a few short years ago. In this episode of Real Chat, we…
 
On this episode, I am joined by Lindsay Petersen. Lindsay is a speech-language pathologist in Philadelphia. She specializes in working with children with hearing loss and has been supporting students for over 12 years. She also teaches Aural Rehabilitation/Habilitation in the Communication Sciences and Disorders graduate program at LaSalle Universi…
 
On the 3rd episode of Movie Reviews, ALsensei gives his thoughts on the following movie: “A Bug’s Life” This is a movie made by Disney and Pixar which was released in 1998. Following the success of “Toy Story”, this was the second movie ever produced by Pixar and became the highest grossing animated movie of 1998. Now 23 years old, does the animati…
 
On this Podcourse episode, I am joined by Dr. Iuzzini-Seigel, a professor and Director of the Communication, Movement, and Learning Lab at Marquette University where she aims to identify factors that contribute to disorder onset and resolution for children with communication disorders. Her research centers on speech development and its disorder wit…
 
On the 5th episode of Current Events, Al goes over the concept of “Cancel Culture” by highlighting a recent news story. About a week ago or so, actress and former MMA fighter Gina Carano was fired from the hit TV show “The Mandalorian” for making questionable comments on social media. So what is “Cancel Culture” and how does Gina’s story fit in? We…
 
On the 17th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post: How to Give Your Opinion: Version 2.0 Everyone has opinions, right? But does everyone know how to express their opinions clearly and accurately? In this episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, Al goes over 4 different ways you can give your opinion with examples and action steps …
 
In This Episode I am joined by the co-founders of Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc., Nina Reeves and J. Scott Yaruss. Stuttering Therapy Resources, Inc is a specialty publishing company dedicated to helping speech-language pathologists increase their confidence in working with people who stutter. Their resources are filled with real-world, practic…
 
On this episode I am joined by Martha Somes, a speech language pathologist and teletherapist who is passionate about fluency. Martha loves working with elementary-aged children and being creative with resources and technology. This led her to create resources for Teachers Pay Teachers and Boom Cards that she has found successful with her clients.…
 
On the 39th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic: The Best New Tool to Help You Become a Fluent English Speaker In this core episode, I share with you a fantastic new app to help you become a fluent English speaker. It’s called “Clubhouse” and it’s a new social media app available for iOS (iPhone) users. This app al…
 
On the 4th episode of Real Chat, Al talks to filmmaker Mike Solton! Mike is an independent filmmaker and movie producer from Los Angeles, California. He has made three movies with another one possibly in the works. His latest movie, “Love in Tokyo” was filmed on location in Tokyo and is a light romantic comedy. In addition to “Love in Tokyo” we als…
 
On the 4th episode of Movie Study, we go over a scene from the following movie: Pitch Perfect Today, let’s take a look at this comedy from 2012 starring Anna Kendrick. On this episode, I break down the process of studying English with movies into 7 easy steps: 1. Choose the Movie 2. Choose a Scene 3. Write Down the Script 4. Look Up any New Vocabul…
 
Today I am joined by Carly Tulloch, a Pediatric Speech-Language pathologist with extensive training and over 10 years’ experience in helping children of all abilities learn to communicate to their fullest potential. She is a mom of two little girls, so she knows how busy life can be. That is why in 2017, she started using Instagram and online cours…
 
On the 16th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post: 3 Things I Learned from JUSTIN BIEBER: NEVER SAY NEVER What?! Is Justin Bieber an English teacher? Well, no, not exactly. He is a global superstar in the world of pop music so he knows a little bit about success. What can we learn from him? Well, in this episode of the Englis…
 
On this episode I am joined by Laura Brown, a speech language pathologist that specializes in pediatrics. Laura is an author and private practice owner. She found a niche providing therapy to children from birth to age 3 while learning about development for her own child, and from there, "Mommy & Me Milestones" was born! She is passionate about emp…
 
On the 4th episode of Current Events, Al describes what occurred at the U.S. Capitol a few days ago. On January 6th, a mob of mostly Trump supporters stormed the Capitol building in Washington D.C. They were able to get past security and get inside the halls of the U.S. government. So what happens now? Why and how could this happen? Al goes over th…
 
On this episode I am joined by Katie Sterbenz, a speech-language pathologist and owner of Talking Littles. Katie strongly believes in the idea that speech and language therapy should be family centered and take place in the child’s natural environment for optimal generalization of skills. She loves being able to affirm what parents and caregivers a…
 
On the 38th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic: New Year’s Resolutions: Why They Don’t Work Happy New Year! In this core episode, I talk about the reason that many people fail when setting their New Year’s Resolutions and goals. Also, I give you action steps that will allow you to succeed when starting out 2021! G…
 
On today’s Special Christmas episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, I compiled the best tips, lessons, and advice from some of the best English teachers around the world and online. Be sure to listen to their full interviews for even more tips and advice! Download MP3 (28MB) Right Click->Save Link As On the English 2.0 Podcast, I help you express your…
 
On the 13th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to master this skill: Describing Past Events Has any of your English-speaking friends asked you, “How was your vacation?” or “What happened in the meeting this morning?” In this episode, we learn how to describe past events in a very logical way that’s easy for the listener to understand. Set the…
 
On the 3rd episode of Current Events, Al gives an important update on the U.S. presidential election. Most news media outlets are saying the Joe Biden won the presidential election. But is that really the case? Is it actually over? Well, technically, it’s not over until the new president takes over on January 20th, called “Inauguration Day.” So wha…
 
On this episode I am joined by Brooke & Bridget, sisters and speech-language pathologists who are passionate about guiding parents with practical tips to integrate speech and language techniques into their everyday routines. Together, they have more than 20 years of combined experience, and have even been featured on Good Morning America!…
 
On the 3rd episode of Real Chat, Al talks to his friend Louise from New Zealand! Louise Poppy, as she is known online, is a tour guide from New Zealand. She has visited several countries and in addition to New Zealand, she leads tours in Japan and South Korea as well. In this episode of Real Chat, hear about New Zealand’s culture, food, and travel!…
 
This episode is available for ASHA CEUs! Visit www.tasseltogether.com to learn how! Description: On this episode I am joined by Mollie Romano, a professor and Assistant Director of the Communication and Early Childhood Research and Practice Center at Florida State University. Her research focuses on caregiver implemented interventions to support th…
 
On the 2nd episode of Current Events, Al talks about two significant days in the United States: Thanksgiving and Black Friday. In America, we have just celebrated the festive holiday of Thanksgiving! For many American families this is a holiday filled with tradition and celebration as we give thanks to what we have. However, some believe that there…
 
On this episode I am joined by Rebecca Taskin, a licensed New York City based speech and language pathologist with a background in neuroscience. She specializes in complex feeding and communication disorders. Aside from her many AAC trainings, Rebecca has been trained in PROMPT Therapy, Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders, Fiberoptic Endoscopic Evalu…
 
On the 15th episode of the AudioBLOG, we go over the following Blog post: Power Conversation: How to Respond to Someone Naturally Do you sometimes struggle to respond in a conversation? Perhaps it’s stressful to find the right words. Or maybe, you want to say something but you’re afraid of making of mistake. Well, in this episode of the English 2.0…
 
On this episode I am joined by Megan Stewart, a Speech and Language Pathologist that is passionate about literacy and Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC). She firmly believes that ALL kids, no matter what, should have access to amazing reading, writing and literacy experiences! This passion led her to start the SENSEable Literacy blog …
 
On the 2nd episode of Movie Reviews, ALsensei gives his thoughts on the following movie: “Gemini Man” I recently came across this 2019 movie on Hulu. It stars Will Smith and is directed by Ang Lee. The story seems good but it received a lot of bad reviews. So, is “Gemini Man” worth watching? Al gives his thoughts in this episode of “Movie Reviews.”…
 
On the 1st episode of Current Events, Al updates you on the current status of the U.S. presidential election. As it stands, we still don’t know who the president will be although it is starting to look like Joe Biden will defeat President Donald Trump. In this episode of Current Events, Al gives a brief background on how to look at politics in Amer…
 
On the 2nd episode of Real Chat, Al talks to a friend who will be voting for President Donald J. Trump in the upcoming U.S. presidential election. Al and Steve have been friends since they met in Hawaii about 13 years ago. In this chat, you’ll hear Steve give his views about the election and why he’s voting for President Donald Trump. Some of the i…
 
On the 1st episode of Real Chat, Al talks to two friends who will be voting for Joe Biden in the upcoming U.S. presidential election. Al, Robert, and Erik have known each other since college. In this chat, you’ll hear Robert and Erik give their views about the election and why they’re voting for former Vice President Joe Biden. Some of the importan…
 
On the 37th episode of the English 2.0 Podcast, we talk about the following topic: Unlock Your SUPERPOWER In this core episode, I talk about how you can discover and unlock your SuperPower! Where does your Passion meet your Ability? Once you find that, unleash it and benefit the world! Download and watch today! Download Video File (75MB) ***Right C…
 
Did you know you can make AAC keyguards for iPads? Today, I’m joined by Ashley Larisey to talk about 3D keyguard printing and practical ideas for making teletherapy more interactive. Check out the YOU’VE GOT A FRIEND IN AAC: SUPPORTING SOCIAL INTERACTIONS WITH AAC USERS podcourse on Tassel Continuing Education!…
 
Aloha everyone! Back in 2005, I got my first inspiration for starting a podcast by discovering university audio lectures online. Shortly after that, my hometown sports radio station started releasing their daily broadcasts that the public could download. These were among the first “Podcasts” to be made. In 2008, I recorded the intro to my first pod…
 
This episode is available for ASHA CEUs! Visit www.tasseltogether.com to learn how! Description: This session discussed important factors in supporting social interaction and friendship for individuals who use augmentative and alternative (AAC) systems, as well as supporting children with complex communication needs and autism.…
 
On the 12th episode of Speaking Skills, we learn how to master this skill: Expressing Future Plans Has any of your English-speaking friends asked you, “What are you doing this weekend?” Or, “What are your plans for the holidays?” In this episode, we learn how to express your future plans for certain plans, probable plans and unsure plans. Here is a…
 
At some point in your career as an SLP, you will likely collaborate with an occupational therapist. What is their role in pediatric therapy and how can they help your practice? Today I am joined by an OT, Brittany Ferri, to talk about strategies that you can use in therapy, the significance of health literacy and teletherapy. Check out the YOU’VE G…
 
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