Ep 15: From Grad student to CF SLP
Here is our Season 2 debut! Deb and Maria welcomed their guest, Christina to the show. The trio drank a 2005 Beaujolais Nouveau Red Beaujolais wine. They paired it with a smooth and nutty Gruyére cheese. They also snacked on some cherries and fresh watermelon to stay cool in the summer heat. This was the first wine Deb didn't really like she voted "sink it", after drinking it of course. Maria truly enjoyed the wine and even believed it made her smarter, our guest Christina also voted "drink it". As an icebreaker they played Two Truths and Lie. Turns out Maria has danced on a Broadway stage, Deb did not play basketball and Christina's birthday is on the 4th of July. Deb, Maria and Christina realized they are the same horoscope sign...cheers to being a Cancer. They played the 20 Questions game where Deb and Maria asked Christina questions related to her childhood, undergrad and graduate career and being a clinical fellow (CF). Christina shared her experiences about applying to graduate school, taking the GRE, her research study and some insight about being a CF. Maria and Deb reminisced about their graduate school days and agreed with Christina's advice of being confident and having faith in yourself. At the halfway point, Deb and Maria answered a listener question and reminded listeners to follow the podcast on Instagram @slps_wine_and_cheese_pod or email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org for further questions. Christina answered the remaining questions while Deb's voice grew more hoarse by the minute. Christina shared how Deb was her CF supervisor and reflected on their CF/supervisor relationship. This included monthly pizza meetings and a Glow and Grow running Google document. As per the usual, for their Tips and Tricks segment Deb, Maria and Christina gave helpful advice for therapy and paperwork management. Although the 3 SLPs have different backgrounds, experiences and personalities one theme was agreed upon: Believe in yourself and be confident. Most individuals don't know that you're new to the field, so be like a duck; stay calm on the surface even though underneath you are paddling fiercely to stay afloat. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
8 Aug 2018
Ep 67: Becoming an SLP
Deb and Maria drank a Giandion il Farneto Italian wine and paired it with provolone, salami and strawberries. Maria voted “sink it” it because of its chalky aftertaste yet Deb votes “drink it” because she originally liked the taste when she first cracked open the bottle.Deb and Maria shared interview tips for both a educational setting and a rehabilitation center.Erik Raj has created a website www.slpawards.us to give SLPs and SLPA fancy awards. Enter coupon code "WINEANDCHEESE" at checkout for free shipping!!This episode is also brought to you by SLP ToolKit use the coupon code "wineandcheese" for $24 your annual subscription or your first monthMaria has an interview with listener London Lang. London talked about being a graduate student, preparing for the comprehensive exam, the Praxis and job-hunting. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
6 Nov 2019
Ep 32: The many faces of /r/
Deb and Maria drank Cinzano Prosecco and paired it with goat milk Feta. Maria voted "sink it" and Deb voted "sink it" because the wine was super sweet.Next they played a game called "what aRe you talking about?" Maria stated different /r/ words in the initial position to answer the questions.Later they discussed how they treat the /r/ phoneme in therapy sessions. Deb and Maria agreed that perception is very important to target prior to expression. Deb likes to use minimal pairs, drills and eventually poems. Maria likes to also incorporate those techniques but use books to promote carryover and target literacy.Don't forget to follow them on Instagram @slps_wine_and_cheese_podCheck out their Patreon! link in their Instagram bio.They are also still selling pink and white blah blah blah blah shirts.After their halfway point Deb and Maria shared their "R poems". The poems can be found on their Patreon page.For their Tips and Tricks segment, Maria recommended assessing the surrounding sounds with /r/. For instance, if a student has difficulty with /or/ start with easier sounds and then introduce more difficult sounds. Deb recommended pairing a visual with a "r" face and a "w" face. Their Quote was “if you get tired learn to rest, not quit". - Thessalonians 3:13 See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23 Jan 2019
Ep 6: Autism Part I
Deb and Maria drank Redwood Creek California Merlot from Frei Brothers Vineyard a Vintage 2008 (wow was it strong and made Deborah burp). We paired the merlot with white cheddar. The cheese helped soak up the strong alcoholic and intense taste. Maria voted "sink it" where Deb of course said "drink it."Thank you to Pre-Care SLP for donating acoustic panels visit their website at www.slpmd.comDeb and Maria discussed the definition of Autism Spectrum Disorders. We went over important questions to ask parents/caregivers, "red flags" and signs and symptoms of Autism. Deb talked about how she uses a box full of brushes to engage her client while Maria uses simple ol' bubbles.Thank you to our listeners who helped us reach over 2,000 downloads in less than a month! Email us at email@example.com we would like to hear your feedback. Follow us on Instagram at: @slps_wine_and_cheese_pod @deborahbrookscccslp @maria_kotsonisslp @colorinspeechAfter the halfway point, Maria and Deb talked about their different perspectives about meditation, getting along with other individuals and both agreed they don't need other people's validation.We concluded the episode with sample goals for children with Autism: using functional language, identifying family members, following directions and more! As usual we ended our show with our tips and tricks segment and our quote was "it's not a disability, it's a different ability". See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
6 Jun 2018
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Ep 42: Adult Rehab and Side Hustles with Alex Wynter CCC, SLP
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Ep 75: Fluency Ft. Stephen Groner
Deb and Maria begin the episode by talking about their first experiences with fluency clients. Maria's first experience was in grad school and Debs in her CF year.Some videos Maria has used before: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Po-WMo8vXRYAnd https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=rw04IXYpQgQMaria welcomed their guest, Stephen Groner a fluency expert for part 1 of a 3 part series about Fluency.Stephen talked about the the etiology, diagnostic criteria and evidenced based assessment for fluency clients. Stephen also created a packet for SLPs Wine and Cheese listeners. Go to: slpstephen.com and get 25% off Fluency School: The Ultimate How to Treat Stuttering Package with promo code: WINEANDCHEESEROCKThis episode is also brought to you by the Informed SLP. A place for real SLPs to keep up with the research!! Visit theinformedslp.com and enter coupon code “wineandcheese” for 20% off. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Ep 66: Conquering your SLP fears
Deb and Maria drank water infused with mint, strawberries and lemon. They paired it with fruit to keep it light and airy. They talked about conquering your fears. Erik Raj has created a website www.slpawards.us to give SLPs and SLPA fancy awards. Enter coupon code "WINEANDCHEESE" at checkout for free shipping!!This episode is also brought to you by SLP ToolKit use the coupon code "wineandcheese" for $24 your annual subscription or your first monthMaria interviewed her “work wife” Emily Brullo. Together they talked about what it was like becoming PROMPT certified and how that was Maria tackling her fear. Emily spoke about working summer school and how her therapy sessions have changed since PROMPT certification. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25 Oct 2019
Ep 4: Assess the situation
Maria and Deb drank Robert Mondavi Pinot Noir California 2015 from the Private Selection. The even-bodied Pinot Noir had the perfect amount of fruitiness and acidity. We paired the wine with feta cheese. The saltiness of the feta enhanced the sweetness in the wine. Each brought out the best in each other.Deborah and Maria went on to disucss the different types of assessments and further broke it down by client's age. Deborah discussed strategies to elicit a spontaneous sample. Maria explained some pros and cons of formal assessments across ages. #SLPSwineandcheese "Fun Friday on 5/25". Post your favorite picture of cheese (any kind of cheese) and use our hashtag. Follow @Maria_kotsonisslp and @deborahbrookscccslp on Instagram. Also, feel free to email us with any questions, recommendations, etc. at Slpswineandcheese@gmail.comAssess yourself before you wreck yourself. Take a look at "It didn't start with you" by Mark Wolymn. Let us know what you think about his take on "core language". Look inward and figure out your own feelings. As per the usual, we ended with our practical tips and tricks. *Don't forget to subscribe to our podcast: like, share and review See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
23 May 2018
Ep 81B Early Intervention Ft. Lia Kurtin of Speech and Language at Home
In this episode, Deb and Lia chat about early intervention speech therapy.Find all of Lia's incredible resources at speeechandlanguageathome.com This episode is also brought to you by the Informed SLP. A place for real SLPs to keep up with the research! Visit theinformedslp.com and enter coupon code “wineandcheese” for 20% off.This episode is also brought to you by Therapy Travelers, specializing in staffing professionals in schools nationwide. Visit https://therapytravelers.com and mention "SLPs wine and cheese podcast". See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19 Mar 2020
Ep 41 Keeping it Social part 2
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3 Apr 2019
Ep 58: Hustle Sanely Ft. Jessica Massey
Deb interviews Jessica Massey the girl behind Hustle Sanely. She’s a business coach & digital creator who helps new business owners confidently take their idea from dream to done without sacrificing their mental health or important relationships - hence, Hustle Sanely.Jess designs programs, planners, and journals that help clear your vision, organize your schedule, & actually accomplish those big dreams you’ve kept tucked away in your heart.Sponsors include:Fusion web clinic. To learn more and check out Fusion's library of free resources, visit them online www.fusionwebclinic.com/cheese. And, if you sign up for a free demo of the software, mention the SLPs Wine & Cheese Podcast to receive a $50 credit off your first month of Fusion.If you’re a fan and would like to support our podcast please visit our Patreon www.patreon.com/slpswineandcheese See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
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Ep: 57 Oral Facial Examination Ft. Amy Graham
Tune in to hear about speech sound disorders and oral facial examinations! Also, SLPs Wine and Cheese listeners get 10% off Amy’s oral facial examination using the code WINEANDCHEESE. offer ends 8/31, don’t miss out!!Amy has been an SLP for 20 years and is the owner of Graham Speech Therapy, a private practice in Colorado Springs specializing in speech sound disorders. She is listed on the Apraxia Kids Directory of SLPs with expertise in Apraxia and is PROMPT trained. She has worked in a variety of settings, from numerous public/charter schools, acute care/rehabilitation hospitals, an audiology clinic, and now private practice. She is committed to raising awareness about Childhood Apraxia of Speech and supporting and equipping SLPs to provide evidence-based therapy through her social media accounts on Instagram and Facebook.Sponsors include:Covalent Careers is a career development company to provide new grads with education, mentorship and job opportunities. Please visit their website at www.covalentcareers.com/wineandcheeseFusion web clinic. To learn more and check out Fusion's library of free resources, visit them online www.fusionwebclinic.com/cheese. And, if you sign up for a free demo of the software, mention the SLPs Wine & Cheese Podcast to receive a $50 credit off your first month of Fusion. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
21 Aug 2019
Ep 43: Neuropsychology
Deb and Maria drank Scout and Cellar Prosecco. Maria and Deb both voted "drink it". If listeners want to purchase Scout & Cellar wine Instagram message @natures_intention2018 for a SLPs wine and cheese discount.Deb and Maria were joined by their (fancy) guests, Ms Jessica Perez and Dr. Leah McGuire. Jessica Perez is a certified school psychologist and neuropsychological technician. She currently resides in Montville, NJ, with her husband, Kyle, and 1 year old daughter, Evelyn. She received two B.A. degrees in Elementary Education and Spanish from Bucknell University and graduated magna cum laude in 2010. Immediately after graduating, Jessica attended Teachers College, Columbia University. In 2013, she graduated with her M.A. in Educational Psychology, her Ed.M. in School Psychology, and her national certification in school psychology (NCSP). Upon graduation, Jessica worked as a school psychologist in the Emerson Public School District in Bergen County, NJ, for the 2013-2014 school year. She then worked for the Hillsdale Public School District in Bergen County, NJ for four years. In June 2018, Jessica resigned from her position as a school psychologist to stay home with her daughter, Evelyn. She is currently working as a neuropsychological technician for Dr. Leah McGuire administering and scoring comprehensive batteries of tests for children and adolescents in Watchung, NJ. She also works for Region II Special Services completing psychological evaluations for various school districts in Bergen County, NJ.Dr. Leah McGuire is a pediatric neuropsychologist, a nationally certified school psychologist, and a licensed psychologist in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. She is an adjunct assistant professor of psychology and education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she teaches graduate-level coursework related to evidence-based assessment, consultation, diagnosis, intervention, and therapy. She conducts research at Bellevue Hospital regarding trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in youth. She additionally serves as an ad hoc reviewer of best practice and academic research within the field for School Psychology International and is the chair of the New Jersey Psychological Association's (NJPA's) Committee on Continuing Education (CoCEA) Program Committee. She received a B.A. in psychology from Bucknell University in 2005. While attending graduate school at Teachers College, she obtained her Ed.M., M.A., and M.Phil. degrees and her national certification in school psychology (N.C.S.P.). She received her doctoral degree from Columbia University in October of 2013. She subsequently completed a two-year pediatric neuropsychology post-doctoral fellowship at North Shore LIJ Lenox Hill Hospital’s Center for Attention and Learning (CAL) in Manhattan in August of 2015. Clinically, she has worked with children and adolescents within outpatient clinics, hospitals, day and residential treatment centers, and public and private school settings. Within her private practice in Watchung, New Jersey, she provides empirically-supported therapy and comprehensive neuropsychological and psychoeducational evaluations.Website: leahmcguire.comDon't forget to follow them on Instagram @slps_wine_and_cheese_pod @maria_kotsonisslp @deborahbrookscccslpCheck out their Patreon! link in their Instagram bio.On May 31 @ 7:30 pm SLPs Wine and Cheese will be recording a LIVE podcast from The Creek and the Cave Comedy Club in LIC, Queens. Tickets go on sale May 1. Stay tuned! We can't wait to see you there. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
25 Apr 2019
Ep 33: The Essentials with Miss Behavior
Deb and Maria drank tea and chatted with Allie Szczecinski or "Miss Behavior". Allie is a speech pathologist living in Illinois who currently works as an educational consultant. Allie believes all behaviors are a form of communication. Their guest is also a big fan of using essential oils. She recommended using: lavender, peppermint and "stress away" by Young Living. Later, they discussed case specific questions regarding challenging behaviors. Disclaimer: consult with OT (for hypo/hyper sensitivity), administration, parent/s before using essential oils.Don't forget to follow them on Instagram @slps_wine_and_cheese_pod @_missbehavior @maria_kotsonisslp @deborahbrookscccslpCheck out their Patreon! link in their Instagram bio.They are also still selling pink and white blah blah blah blah shirts.For their Tips and Tricks segment, Allie recommended the 2x10 strategy. It is devoting 2 minutes a day for 10 days with your client. It helps build rapport and form relationships, it's also backed by research. Maria recommended doing "sniff tests" with your clients. Even if as simple as using scented markers and they have to guess the scent. Deborah recommended looking at the full person when working with clients. Allie chose the quote which was "kids do well if they can" by Dr. Greene See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
30 Jan 2019
Ep 28: SLPs no more stress please
Deb and Maria decided not to consume alcohol since they do not recommend drinking while stressed. They both agreed that this time of the year can be very hectic. Deb described that stress is when the sympathetic nervous system or that "fight or flight" response kicks in. This entails an increase in blood pressure, slow down of digestion, increased heart rate and rapid thinking. This is called automatic thinking. However, intentional thinking is when the brain can problem solve and think of ways to change the outcome or provide a solution.They went on to a segment called "Cool as a cucumber or Super Stressed". Deb and Maria gave scenarios and stated if they would find themselves cool as a cucumber or super stressed. They also gave strategies or problem solving tips for each scenario. Turns out both Deb and Maria would remain cool if they saw blood or had a drink spilled on them. Deb and Maria also gave realistic ideas for relieving stress: exercise, aromatherapy, taking naps, reading books, listening to music and drawing.At their halfway point they reminded listeners to follow them on Instagram @slps_wine_and_cheese_pod and check out their Patreon page! Also, they still have blah blah blah blah shirts left! Email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org to place your order.Maria discussed the importance of nature and reducing stress from the book "the Nature Fix: Why nature makes us happier, healthier and more creative" by Florence Williams. The book talked about how important smells are to humans, so bring on the aromatherapy! Also, how when humans are exposed to nature videos they're heart rate dropped but instantly shot up when they heard a motor vehicle sound. Deb compared this sound to the email alerts she receives. Maria recommended silencing your phone after 9pm.All in all Deb and Maria agreed that stress management is important and critical for living your best life. For their Tips & Trick segment, Maria recommended trying boxed breathing in therapy sessions. Deb recommended different aromatherapy scents to help inspire your clients! Deb ended with a quote "Zen spirituality is not thinking about God while peeling potatoes. Zen spirituality is just to peel the potatoes.” See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19 Dec 2018
Ep 16: #goals Part 1.
Deb and Maria drank a white sparkling wine by Andre Cellars Brut California. They paired the fizzy wine with a smooth Brie cheese. They came to the realization that wine and cheese pairings should be perfect opposites and bring out the best in each other. Maria and Deb assessed and created #goals for their podcast, themselves and each other. Maria has a #goal for more wine and cheese and Deb enthusiastically told listeners their coming plans for T-shirts, a booth and a banner for the ASHA Convention 2018.Maria and Deb agreed that goal writing should be individualized and encompass the whole client. The overall goal of goal writing is to promote independence, improve quality of life and give clients skills to problem-solve and self-advocate. Goals should also be written as SMART goals and derived from an assessment. Deb and Maria then played "I have a goal for that" game where one provided a brief case study and the other gave a sample goal. Unfortunately, they didn't always remember to use the bell provided.Deb and Maria described case studies based on a given disorder. They went into detail about different ways of writing and implementing the goals, taking data and breaking down the goals into short term objectives. Maria and Deb discussed goals for: phonology, AAC, articulation, hearing impairment, dysfluency and more.As per the usual, Deb and Maria stated their quote and then unconventionally ended with their Tip and Trick segment. Since Deb changed the outline of the podcast, they ran out of time which is perfectly fine because...stay tuned for part 2 of our #goals episode series! See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
14 Aug 2018
Ep 68: Capitalizing on Your Strengths Ft. Beth from Speech Language Illustrated
Deb and Maria drank Wolfer Estate Rose Wine and paired it with mozzarella cheese. Deb and Maria really enjoyed this wine and voted "drink it".They announced that this year they will be at the ASHA Convention in Orlando, FL. Deb and Maria will be selling business casual T-shirts, have a wine raffle and hopefully conduct recorded interviews.Deb went on to discuss how she likes to incorporate her client's strength and how it can help with their weaknesses. It's also important to play into your own personal strengths. Maria recommended 3 questions to identify your strengths that she found at: https://www.success.com/answer-3-questions-to-identify-your-strengths/Erik Raj has created a website www.slpawards.us to give SLPs and SLPA fancy awards. Enter coupon code "WINEANDCHEESE" at checkout for free shipping!!This episode is also brought to you by SLP ToolKit use the coupon code "wineandcheese" for $24 your annual subscription or your first month See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
13 Nov 2019
Ep: 36 Agree to Disagree
In this episode Maria drank Yellowtail Sweet Roo wine and paired it with feta while Deb drank Croatian wine. Together they discussed "controversial" topics and voted on "agree" or "disagree".Don't forget to follow them on Instagram @slps_wine_and_cheese_pod @maria_kotsonisslp @deborahbrookscccslpCheck out their Patreon! link in their Instagram bio.They are also still selling pink and white blah blah blah blah shirts. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.
19 Feb 2019