Speech Mythologist...Speech Pterodactyl...Cheap Therapist? Say What? With Lauren Hermann @speechstories
In my 17 years as a speech-language pathologist (SLP), I must have had to explains over a gazillion times what it is that I do. Turns out that Lauren Hermann, SLP from California USA, has had the same "problem". She and I met over Instagram (Lauren's handle is: @speechstories) and so I asked her to be a guest on The Parlé Podcast. This podcast is about what we do as SLPs and about her upcoming book. That's right! Lauren is writing this super cool book that you might be able to be a part of. There are many fun facts in this episode so be sure to listen! Three YouTube videos are brought up during the episode so I have provided the links below in the order in which they are mentioned. Lauren also talks about a few websites/resources that she enjoys. I also added the link that takes you directly to her work stories on imagur:
2) Tactus Therapy
I talked about this great Netflix Documentary called "My Beautiful Broken Brain". Check it out!
Grab a coffee or a glass of wine or whatever and enjoy!
This podcast is uncut and a real conversation with my husband, Kevin Crittenden, about ADHD and how it has impacted his social communication and his everyday life at home, at work and in social contexts. Kevin was diagnosed as having ADHD as a child, but was under the assumption, as are many still today, that ADHD was a disorder that only affects children and youth. He talks about his journey as a child and how he discovered he still had ADHD as an adult. This is how we spent our evening on Valentine's Day. Be sure to listen to the bloopers and outtakes! There are many!
See if you can count how many times he interrupts me during the episode!! ;-)
During the podcast, I mention a great website called ADDitude Magazine: https://www.additudemag.com/. Click here to check it out. They also have a fantastic podcast.
Kevin also talks about a Nature of Things video that he saw on ADHD which aired on CBC: "ADHD: Not Just for Kids" with David Suzuki. I was able to find the video. Click here to get redirected to that page. Or you can watch the YouTube video here:
We also chat about this meme that shows how a person with ADHD might tell a story and I thought I would share it here:
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Finally, here is the Ted Talk by Jessica McCabe who talks about her experience as an adult with ADHD:
In this podcast, Alex Cross, PhD candidate at the University of Western Ontario, talks about the interrelationship between language and math. She also talks about the three ways by which we can represent quantities. Some are more language based than others. This podcast provides great tips for parents and educators who work with children who have difficulties with language and/or math. We also talk about her YouTube video which explains a bit about DLD in the classroom, most particularly as it pertains to sciences. Here is the link.
Alex also talks about her favorite resource: www.RADLD.org. Check out this amazing website on DLD.
Chantal Mayer-Crittenden, Speech-Language Pathologist and researcher, hosts a bevy of guests on the topic of communication at large.