Autism Podcast Features Interviews With SLPs

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Multiple blogs focus on autism spectrum disorder (ASD), but special educator Catherine Pascuas takes a new approach to sharing insights and resources on treating kids and young adults with autism. On “The Autism Show Podcast,” the consultant interviews specialists in the field—including several SLPs who are ASHA members—on relevant topics. Then she edits and produces the interviews into a series of podcasts.

A new episode comes out each Tuesday and lasts approximately 20 minutes. You can subscribe to the podcast through iTunes or Stitcher. Although Pascuas creates each podcast with parents as the primary audience, she also asks the professionals she interviews to share advice for other pros in the field.

Three recent episodes showcase SLPs with expertise in ASD.

Heather MacKenzie, PhD, is a Canadian speech-language pathologist and international affiliate of ASHA. She writes books and programs on helping children manage their behavior, thinking and emotions. In the podcast, MacKenzie discusses tips for teaching self-regulation skills.

Episode 38: Heather MacKenzie

Karen Kabaki-Sisto, MS, CCC-SLP, helps children with autism improve their communication abilities. In 2015, she created an app to empower people with autism to start, maintain and end natural, flowing conversations.

Episode 44: Karen Kabaki-Sisto

Linda Barboa, PhD, CCC-SLP, holds degrees in speech-language pathology and audiology, psychology and early childhood education. She worked as a special education director, director of a center for autism and university professor. She co-authored Stars in Her Eyes: Navigating the Maze of Childhood Autism and presents programs to professionals across the country.

Episode 48: Linda Barboa

Dental Distress: Helping Children with Autism Successfully Navigate a Trip to the Dentist

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Do you like listening to podcasts while you commute, run errands or work around the house? Now you can catch up on your audiology or speech-language pathology tips and tricks while you listen. ASHA has produced more than 30 podcasts on topics ranging from “Untreated Hearing Loss in Older Americans” to “Building Language and Literacy Skills During the Lazy Days of Summer.”

Listen to the latest episode on helping kids with autism handle a trip to the dentist then check out the entire archive of podcasts.

 

Podcast: Episode 32
Almost half of parents of children with autism spectrum disorder describe their child’s dental health as fair or poor, according to a study in the journal Pediatric Dentistry. Considering that one in 68 children in the U.S. has autism, this is a sizable issue. Trisha Self, an associate professor and speech-language pathologist at Wichita State University, discusses an innovative pilot program, featured in The ASHA Leader, designed to help children with autism successfully complete a trip to the dentist. Collaborator Kelly Anderson and Lisa Cicchetti, the mother of one of the program participants, also share their insights.

Read the transcript.

 

Trisha Self, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Wichita State University and coordinator of the school’s Community Partners: Autism Interdisciplinary Diagnostic Team. She is an affiliate of ASHA Special Interest Groups 1, Language Learning and Education; and 10, Issues in Higher Education.
Trisha.Self@wichita.edu 

 

 

Building Language and Literacy Skills During the Lazy Days of Summer

Podcast: Episode 31
Summers mean a break from academics for most kids, but that doesn’t mean learning should stop, particularly for elementary school children who are building so much foundational knowledge. In this podcast, certified SLP Lyndsey Zurawski offers tips and advice for parents about how to stimulate children’s language skills during everyday activities over the break—helping them build literacy skills and setting the stage for long-term academic success. Read the transcript.

Autism Diagnosis and Treatment of Today and Tomorrow: Part 2

Patty-Prelock_PodcastPodcast: Episode 30 (Part 2)
Autism is a topic of significant interest to almost all parents given the spike in children diagnosed with the condition over the past decade. ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist Dr. Patricia Prelock offers an in-depth look at treatment options, and explains the new criteria for diagnosing autism. Read the transcript.

Listen to Part 1 of this podcast: Dr. Patricia Prelock discusses some of the reasons behind the increase, as well as the early signs parents should look for, and when and where parents should go for a diagnosis if they suspect autism.

Autism Diagnosis and Treatment of Today and Tomorrow: Part 1

Patty-Prelock_PodcastPodcast: Episode 30 (Part 1)
Autism is a topic of significant interest to almost all parents given the spike in children diagnosed with the condition over the past decade. ASHA-certified SLP Dr. Patricia Prelock discusses some of the reasons behind the increase, as well as the early signs parents should look for, and when and where parents should go for a diagnosis if they suspect autism. Read the transcript.

Listen to Part 2 of this podcast: Dr. Patricia Prelock offers an in-depth look at treatment options, and explains the new criteria for diagnosing autism.