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Speechie Side Up

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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36: The One About Childhood Apraxia of Speech with Nancy Kaufman

This episode features Nancy Kaufman, renowned expert in Childhood Apraxia of Speech. Tune in as we discuss the signs and symptoms of Childhood Apraxia of Speech, treatment options for Childhood Apraxia of Speech, and how Nancy is helping children and families from afar. 


3 Apr 2019

Rank #1

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29: The One About Themed Therapy and Blogging with Whitney Smith

This episode features the amazing SLP, blogger, and TPT-author - Whitney Smith! Tune in to find out how she uses dramatic play and story grammar marker in therapy, secures grants for new materials, and her tips for blogging.


13 Feb 2019

Rank #2

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44: The One About Correcting a Lisp & Vocalic R with Karen Krogg

This episode features Karen Krogg from The Pedi Speechie! Listen to hear her tips for treating a lisp and vocalic /r/, about her most popular TPT resources, and where she gets inspiration for her funny felt board quotes. Click here for the show notes! Get 30% of Healthy Height with the code SPEECHIE30 by visiting https://www.healthy-height.com/ 


29 May 2019

Rank #3

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52: The One About Preventing Burnout with Kirsten Kelly

This episode features author, blogger and resource creator Kirsten Kelly. Kirsten is half the brains behind It's A Speech Thing. Today we chat about their most popular resources, taking care of your mental health, and about her partnership with close friend, Taryn. Did you know Kirsten loves to bake too? Tune in to hear her favorite recipes!


21 Aug 2019

Rank #4

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69: The One About Articulation & Literacy With Kelly Farquharson

I am so excited for today’s interview, because it’s with Kelly Farquharson! Dr. Farquharson is a speech-language pathologist, associate professor, and director of the Children’s Literacy and Speech Sound (CLaSS) Lab at Florida State University. Today we are joined by Kelly Farquharson! In this episode, we discuss Speech Sound Disorders, Literacy, and Supporting School-Based SLPs!


12 Dec 2019

Rank #5

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25: The One With Nicole Allison From Speech Peeps

This episode features Nicole Allison from Speech Peeps! Tune in to hear Nicole's tips for being a minimalist SLP, her favorite resource she has ever created, and what it was like getting speech therapy as an adolescent. 


16 Jan 2019

Rank #6

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16: The One About AAC With Gail Van Tatenhove

This episode features the original AAC Speechie, Gail Van Tatenhove! Listen to find out what Gail believes to be the most challenging part of providing AAC services, her thoughts about new trends in the field, and even how she envisions incorporating fashion with AAC.

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24 Oct 2018

Rank #7

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11: The One With Jenna Kirk From Speech Room News

This episode features Jenna (Rayburn) Kirk from Speech Room News. Listen to learn about Jenna’s favorite product she has ever made, her tips for improving job satisfaction, and even where she gets her inspiration for home décor!


19 Sep 2018

Rank #8

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79: The One About Getting Started With Teletherapy With Stacy Crouse

On this episode I am joined by Speech Language Pathologist, Certified Auditory Verbal Therapist, and teletherapist, Stacy Crouse. Stacy currently works full-time as a school-based SLP teletherapist providing services to children in K-12. She also creates no-print/no-prep SLP materials as well as resources for SLPs working with children with hearing loss.


18 Mar 2020

Rank #9

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3: The One With Meredith From Peachie Speechie

This episode features Meredith Avren of The Peachie Speechie. Listen to find out where she gets her product inspiration, how she works collaboratively with her husband, her advice for SLPs starting a new business, and how she really feels about peaches.


25 Jul 2018

Rank #10

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80: The One About Keeping Kids Engaged in Teletherapy with Stacey Pfaff

This episode I am joined by speech-language pathologist and teletherapist, Stacey Pfaff. Stacey works as a teletherapist full time for an online virtual academy.


25 Mar 2020

Rank #11

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56: The One About Speech Sound Disorders with Amy Graham

This week you get to hear from Amy Graham of Graham Speech Therapy! Amy works out of her home in Colorado Springs with private-pay clients. In this episode, we discuss being in business for yourself, how having a niche therapy can help draw private-pay patients, the importance of doing an oral mech exam when assessing SSDs, her favorite tip for correcting lateral lisps, and how she uses principles of motor learning for SSDs. ⠀ You’ll love hearing Amy’s practical tips and words of wisdom. Join us!


18 Sep 2019

Rank #12

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53: The One About Bilingual Speech Therapy with Sarah Wu

This week you get to hear from blogger, Youtuber, and creator of Bilingual Speech Therapy Resources, Sarah Wu! Sarah is a bilingual SLP who was born in Australia, grew up in Wisconsin, and is now located in Illinois. In this episode, you will learn about Sarah’s unique path to speech-language pathology, about the pros and cons of teletherapy, and her bilingual therapy membership service.  Click here for the show notes!  Need help managing your private practice? Check out fusionwebclinic.com/speechiesideup and mention Speechie Side Up to receive a $50 credit off your first month of Fusion.


28 Aug 2019

Rank #13

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33: The One About Minimal Prep Therapy with The Type B SLP

This episode features Abby from The Type B SLP! Tune in to hear how she is using technology to meet students' needs, where she gets inspiration for her custom bags, and using what you have in therapy!


13 Mar 2019

Rank #14

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5: The One With Rachael From Texas Speech Mom

This episode features Rachael Baethge of Texas Speech Mom. Listen to find out Rachael’s advice for balancing work and being a mom, her favorite therapy hacks, and what every SLP needs to have in their therapy bag.


8 Aug 2018

Rank #15

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4: The One With Maureen From The Speech Bubble SLP

This episode features Maureen Wilson of The Speech Bubble SLP. Listen to find out her thoughts on what goes in to running a successful blog and TPT store and the secret to successful collaboration.


1 Aug 2018

Rank #16

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66: The One About Student Loans With Brooke Tierney

Today I am speaking with Brooke Tierney about student debt and loan forgiveness. Brooke is a speech language pathologist working in the elementary school setting in southern California. She graduated in 2018 with close to $90,000 in student loan debt. She is determined to pay off her student loans aggressively, by targeting one loan at a time. Brooke has been in repayment for nine months, and she has paid off $21,000 of student loan debt. She plans to pay off the remainder of her student loans in the next three years. In our chat today, we learn what Brooke has done to reduce expenses, stay motivated and different types of debt payoff. Brooke also discusses loan forgiveness and the common mistakes SLPs make. Topics/Questions: 1. Initially facing debt (after graduating) 2. Decreasing expenses, increasing income 3. Paying extra to debt (and how to pick which loans to target) 4. A few things to consider if you’re pursuing loan forgiveness Game: What is a piece of advice you would tell your younger self?


20 Nov 2019

Rank #17

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27: The One With Jennifer From Speech Therapy Plans

This episode features Jennifer Bradley from Speech Therapy Plans! Listen to hear about everything Speech Therapy Plans has to offer busy SLPs, her tips for first year SLPs working in the schools, and her journey as a mom of a child with apraxia of speech.


30 Jan 2019

Rank #18

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9: The One With Ashley From Sweet Southern Speech

This episode features Ashley Rossi from Sweet Southern Speech. Listen to find out where she gets her product inspiration, as well as her tips to improve collaboration with other professionals and her affinity for cupcakes.


5 Sep 2018

Rank #19

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77: The One About Stuttering with Nina Reeves

Today I am joined by award-winning fluency specialist, Nina Reeves! Nina currently serves as staff fluency specialist for several school districts near Dallas, Texas. Her private practice is dedicated to children and adolescents who stutter, and she travels extensively, presenting training workshops on topics related to fluency disorders.


4 Mar 2020

Rank #20