Rank #1: Hearing healthcare with Dr. Sumitrajit Dhar
This month we have Dr. Dhar with us, Principal Investigator at the Auditory Research Lab at Northwestern University. He throws light on hearing health care as a disciple to prevent a decline in quality of life rather than a preventative discipline. He discusses topics right from Universal newborn hearing screening, ways to ensure good OAE results to the future of hearing health!
Dr. Dhar shares his optimism about the future of hearing health care and his view on this field of audiology as a satisfying and rewarding career.
Dec 20 2020
Rank #2: Simplifying Stuttering with Dr. Anu Subramanian
In this episode of Made in India SLP, Kinnari and Rabab get an opportunity to converse with Dr. Anu Subramanian Ph.D., CCC-SLP. She discusses the changes in the assessment and treatment trends of stuttering over the years. Gives us an insight on what to keep in mind when assessing bilingual children especially in a diverse country like India. For the first time ever, we incorporate a “Rapid Fire” round pertaining to facts and myths about stuttering. Dr. Subramanian covers everything from whether a child as young as 4 years should he be made aware of his stuttering to the role of “pseudo stuttering”.
Sep 02 2020
Rank #3: Learning to Listen with Ms. Deepa Valame
This week on the Made in India SLP podcast, Kinnari and Rabab interview Ms. Deepa Valame, M.Sc ASR, who is an established CI rehabilitation Audiologist based in Mumbai, India. Ms. Valame emphasizes how the cochlear implant switch-on day is just the beginning day of the whole listening journey that the patient and the family will embark on. She discusses various aspects right from the test battery approach to the latest evidence-based trends in CI. She talks about different aspects of CI in the pediatric population and concludes by sharing how united efforts to prioritize newborn hearing screening is the need of the hour especially in these times!
Aug 15 2020
Rank #4: Breaking down Vocal-care with Dr. Prakash Boominathan
Kinnari and Rabab are in conversation with Dr. Prakash Boominathan who shares his experiences and knowledge to help us better our skillset in this niche area of Voice. He particularly emphasizes on Professional Voice Users. He gives us a perspective on what vocal health really means, why “vocal rest” should not always be the first line of treatment and provides insights on voice conservation. He imparts some great advice - “As SLPs you must be able to rationalize your intuition during clinical practice”.
Aug 02 2020
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Rank #5: Perspectives on Presbyphagia, IDDSI and Caregiver Burden with Dr. Ashwini Namasivayam-MacDonald
Kinnari and Rabab are in conversation with Dr. Ashwini Namasivayam-MacDonald, an Assistant Professor at McMaster University, Canada. She helps us understand the distinction between presbyphagia and dysphagia, learn more in detail about the International Dysphagia Diet Standardization Initiative, and how the framework can be translated to our Indian cuisine. We try to modify “aloo sabzi” (Potato curry) and place it into one of the levels. She discusses the burden of dysphagia on the family caregivers of the elderly and how SLP clinicians can support these caregivers.
Jul 22 2020
Rank #6: Assessing Functional Needs in Neuro-Communication Disorders with Sonal Chitnis
Kinnari & Rabab are in conversation with Ms. Sonal Chitnis, fondly known as the "Aphasia Lady" in India. Ms. Chitnis emphasizes that when a person with a neurogenic disorder walks in our clinic, we need to understand the neurogenic basis of the disorder, the patient as well as the families needs, in order to conduct a functional needs assessment. Furthermore, she discusses a dynamic assessment and resources available specifically for the Indian community in different languages.
Jul 11 2020
Rank #7: Venturing into Voice Rehabilitation in Head and Neck Cancer with Dr. Vrushali Angadi
Kinnari and Rabab are in conversation with Dr. Vrushali Angadi, Ph.D., M.S., CCC-SLP, venturing into the topic of voice rehabilitation post organ preservation in head and neck cancers. They discuss what the "new normal" means for patients, the five domains of voice assessment, and the importance of clinical competency for speech-language pathologists to provide efficient patient care.
Jun 30 2020
Rank #8: Lessons in Learning Disability and Literacy with Dr. Jayashree Shanbal
Listen to Dr. Jayashree Shanbal provide important lessons in Learning Disability and Literacy. Our scope as ASLPs goes beyond auditory and verbal comprehension of language. We play a role in decoding and encoding of language in the form of reading, writing, and spellings. In this episode, Dr. Shanbal discusses "bottom-up" and "top-down" processing, her research findings, as well as the importance of knowing our basics as SLPs. Our big takeaway this episode is "We can't treat disordered, if we don't know what's normal".
Jun 20 2020
Rank #9: Conversations on Cleft Lip and Palate with Dr. Anjali Kant
Listen to Dr. Anjali Kant, Kinnari and Rabab discuss everything an SLP needs to know about Cleft Lip and Palate! We discuss assessment, treatment, counseling as well as recent evidence-based practice out there that can be effectively used in the clinical world in India.
Dr. Kant, an esteemed researcher and professional in the field of Cleft Lip and Palate shares important resources and techniques with us this episode, enriching our knowledge on this topic.
Jun 10 2020
Rank #10: Discussing Dysphagia with Rinki Varindani Desai!
Join us while we discuss all things Dysphagia with Rinki Varindani Desai, M.S., CCC-SLP, CBIS, CDP. Learn more about the clinical swallow examination, treatment protocols in degenerative diseases, and how to advocate for yourself as an SLP and your patients. More importantly, how dysphagia management will change in the new COVID era.
Two take-aways from this episode - "Standardization starts small" and "Teamwork is Dreamwork"!
Jun 01 2020