15 Must Listen to Speech Therapy Podcasts


Podcasts= Life. Especially in LA traffic. There’s nothing better than the efficiency high I get when I’m driving around AND learning some new strategies, therapy ideas and get updates on the latest research. Below you’ll find 15 SLP podcasts that you have to check out on your next drive.

SLP Happy Hour


“SLP Happy Hour” is a podcast for caring SLPs who want more calm and less chaos in their workday. Sarah and Sarie are passionate about combatting perfectionism and helping SLPs create stronger and healthier relationships with their work worlds, and to have more fun and calm at home. On the podcast, Sarah and Sarie talk about happiness, SLP lesson fails, easy (lazy) lessons, new habits we are trying to create, and tips and tricks for maintaining more SLP calm.

Swallow Your Pride


The Swallow Your Pride Podcast was created with the purpose of diving deeper into the issues that speech-language pathologists face when working with patients with swallowing disorders. Theresa Richard discusses many controversial topics in order to provide the LATEST evidence-based treatment strategies, and create a community of dysphagia clinicians who want to consume incredibly valuable insight and information.

SLP Trivia Fun


Hosted by Erik X. Raj, “SLP Trivia Fun” is the ONLY game show podcast on the planet where each and every contestant is a speech-language pathologist.

True Confessions with Lisa & Sarah (SLP Toolkit)


A true story of two school-based SLPs who decided to start a business and record their adventures. Find out what happens when Lisa and Sarah stop being polite and start getting real.

SLPs Wine & Cheese


Deborah Brooks, MS, CCC-SLP, TSSLD and Maria Kotsonis, MA CCC-SLP, TSSLD host an entertaining podcast for the realistic SLP. They provide practical speech therapy tips and tricks while enjoying wine and cheese.

Conversations in Speech Pathology


Join speech-language pathologist, Jeff Stepen, as he interviews a variety of professionals, parents, and other assorted characters about topics related to the practice of speech pathology/therapy.

The A.T.Tipscast


Chris Bugaj’s podcast is about using free or low-cost technology to help students meet their educational goals and to help you design awesome educational experiences for all!

Speechie Side Up


Hosts, Kim and Venita, serve up their tips and tricks and interview other SLPs so you can get inspired and learn from experts in the field. They are serving up some informative and fun topics in “Speechie Side Up”.

Strength in Words


Join Ayelet Marinovich, M.A., CCC-SLP, author, singer, mother of two and pediatric speech-language pathologist, for a podcast for parents, caregivers, and educators of infants and toddlers. “Strength In Words” is the place for families with infants and toddlers to engage in a high quality, evidence-based conversation about all things early childhood and early parenthood.

The Speech Space


Looking for some fresh ideas for your speech therapy sessions? Jessica Cassidy, M.S., CCC-SLP hosts a podcast full of tips and time-saving resources for busy speech-language pathologists working in the schools or private practice.

Private Practice Success Stories


There is no such thing as a "perfect" private practice; only one that's perfect for you. Listen to Jena Castro-Casbon, MS CCC-SLP interview successful private practitioners from around the US (and world!) as they share their journey, lessons, information and inspiration with SLPs interested in starting or growing a successful private practice.

Xceptional Leaders


Hosted by May Ling Chan, “Xceptional Leaders” highlights amazing people who are dedicated to helping people with disabilities. Learn priceless tips and first hand experience stories from weekly podcast interviews of successful entrepreneurs who focus their efforts on helping people with disabilities.

Speech Science Podcast


Hosted by Matt Hott, Michael McLeoud, and Michelle Wintering, “Speech Science” interviews leaders in the field of speech and language therapy, individuals who are making a difference in the lives of others with disabilities, and interviewing individuals who have overcome deficits in their own lives. Weekly they offer news stories related to the field and critical reviews of literature, tools, and ideas related to speech and language therapy and audiology. New episodes are released every Tuesday.

Talking With Tech


Shameless plug! This one is my podcast… but I had to include it on the list! How do people with complex communication needs learn to use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)? Join speech-language pathologists Rachel Madel (that’s me!!) and Chris Bugaj as they answer your questions, discuss relevant research and give you updates on the latest and greatest developments in the field of AAC! Interviews with industry thought-leaders, clinicians, parents, researchers, users, and app developers help you stay up-to-date on the latest devices and apps, best practices for device selection and implementation, ideas for working with communication partners, and more!

Night Light Stories


“Night Light Stories” is a podcast featuring original children's stories. Written by a husband and wife team, these narrations were brought to life while sitting by the friendly glow of a child's night light. Chris and Melissa Bugaj invite you now to share these stories with your own family, at night, in the morning, or anytime... anywhere.

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