Cassandra Kerr, MClSc, SLP
Grace Neubauer, MS, CCC-SLP
Stephanie Muñoz, MS, CCC-SLP
Erin Kamarunas, PhD, CCC-SLP
Meet our Team, here.
Here at TISLP we strive to provide SLPs with Evidence You Can Use to inform your clinical practice. We recognize that many of you are facing new constraints on the way you practice as a result of COVID-19. You may be limited by efforts to conserve personal protective equipment and to enforce strict infection control policies. You may be called on to use your knowledge and training to weigh the risks/benefits of our intervention in new ways. We are confident that you will continue to be a fierce advocate for your patients as you navigate this difficult situation.
To make this easier—and because we love connecting clinicians with science as efficiently as possible—we wanted to bring you the latest and most relevant research regarding COVID-19 and dysphagia.
Caroline Gammill, SLPD, CCC-SLP, CBIS
Kelly Zarifa, MA, CCC-SLP
Caroline Tobias, MS, CCC-SLP
Kyomi Gregory, PhD, CCC-SLP
Natalie Douglas, PhD, CCC-SLP
Meet our Team, here.
Editor’s Note: I think I knew that I wanted to be a speech–language pathologist by the time I was 15 years old. Twenty-five years later, I have never been so proud of our profession. Thank you for risking the health and well-being of you and your family and for providing quality services in the face of the unknown. We see you. We love you and we want to support you. We hope these blogs help to clarify some of what you’ve been seeing in the media, and if there’s another area we can explore for you, please tell us! There’s honestly nothing else we’d rather do! ~Natalie Douglas, PhD, CCC-SLP
And a disclaimer: While we’ve looked extensively for peer-reviewed, quality studies, much of our information at this point is from media reporting cases and stories—simply because the science just isn’t available yet. We link here to the original cases when possible, but it’s just too early at this point to have lots of high-quality studies! We’ll come back to insert addendums as they’re available.
In the first two weeks of March, our team recognized that SLPs would be doing a lot more telepractice in the very near future, and we wanted to help.
So we headed to every place we could find to pull together all the latest research on telepractice in our field, as well as all the content in our membership that was already published on telepractice.
Telehealth, teletherapy, telepractice.... whatever you call it, we found the research on it for speech–language pathologists
Click below to open up the full page. And enjoy.
Note that from April forward, we will continue to find new research on telehealth. This link shares research only from March 2020 and earlier.
This is the story of when a journal article broke the SLP internet.
And it was kind of a good thing, and kind of a bad thing, and mostly just really confusing to everyone observing it.
So allow me to play out this series of events—trust me, it’s relevant to why someone would ask the question above!
This is a super commonly-asked question among SLPs.
Let's dig in!
Note: This is about to kick you to a full-page answer instead of a blog post. It just felt like too much to squeeze into a blog column! Enjoy~
members of The Informed SLP
Blog posts by title:
In a fog: Five facts + twelve clinical takeaways about chemo brain
#AmIQualified: Let’s talk about bilingualism and white supremacy in CSD, one layer at a time
#AmIQualified: Let’s talk about privilege in speech–language pathology
#AmIQualified: Let’s talk about moving from cultural competence to cultural humility
The Not-New Speech Norms Part 2: An American Tale
Motivational interviewing and behavioral change in clinical practice
Standardized language tests: That score might not mean what you think it means
The grammar guide you never knew you always wanted
Top 12 questions about ASHA CEUs—answered
Schools, safety, SLPs, and the evidence
Response to #BlackLivesMatter, 2020
COVID-19 and Dysphagia: Considerations for the Medical SLP
COVID-19 and Cognition: Impact for the Medical SLP
Looking for evidence on telepractice for SLPs?
"I don't get what the difference is between ASHA's Evidence Maps, speechBITE, and The Informed SLP..."
SLPD vs. PhD: What's the difference?
That one time a journal article on speech sounds broke the SLP internet
The difference between respecting our science and loving our science
What does the evidence show about treatment intensity?
EBP as a blame game
The EBP barrier nobody is talking about
Guest post: On evidence analysis
Guest post: On trauma and language development
Guest post: Working memory, processing speed, and language disorder
Guest post: Push-in services—how to collaborate!
Guest post: Complexity approach for speech sound disorders
How am I supposed to find time to read research?!?
SLPs: How to make sure you're using EBP
SLPs: How to get access to full journal articles