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SLP Trivia Fun Welcomes Rinki Varindani Desai from Texas

SLP Trivia Fun Welcomes Rinki Varindani Desai from Texas

It’s June, and for all you clinicians that work in a medical setting, you know that June is National Dysphagia Awareness. So with that in mind, episode number 6 of SLP Trivia Fun revolved around the topic of swallowing. I was lucky enough to be joined by my good friend Rinki Varindani Desai who is a clinician that really knows her stuff, with regard to dysphagia. Also, Rinki is the co-founder of the Swallowing Training and Education Portal, also known as STEP, so that right there shows ya that she TOTALLY knows dysphagia.

Let’s chat about some world records, baby!

Recently, I’ve been a bit obsessed with Guinness World Records so I made it a point to unearth a bunch of world records that have to do with the tongue, teeth, throat, and such. All in an effort to pay a bit of homage to the subject of dysphagia. Some questions I threw Rinki’s way were:

  • How long is the world’s longest tongue?
  • How many tongue piercings does it take to hold the title for having the most tongue piercings?
  • And more!

In closing . . .

You won’t believe some of the world records we talked about. And hey, if you every wanted to learn how to speak Hindi, you’ll find this episode especially interesting. I don’t want to give TOO MUCH away, but yeah, we did speak a bit of Hindi during the episode. So what are you waiting for? Give episode number 6 a listen HERE and let me know what ya think of it. Thanks! You’re the best!

SLP Trivia Fun Welcomes John Gomez from California

SLP Trivia Fun Welcomes John Gomez from California

Hooray for the 5th episode of SLP Trivia Fun! It was honestly a pleasure to have John Gomez, from Los Angeles, California, on this latest installment to talk about a bunch of movies that kinda have to do with communication difficulties or disorders. And here’s the thing, John really knows about movies because in addition to being an awesome SLP, he’s also a documentary filmmaker. But not just any documentary filmmaker; he’s the man behind the award-winning documentary called When I Stutter.

Grab a tub of popcorn and let’s get rockin’!

Would you consider yourself a movie buff? If so, this episode is for you! John and I explored some questions that included:

  • Who played the part of Temple Grandin in the 2010 biographical drama film of the same name?
  • Who played the part of King George VI in the 2010 historical drama film called The King’s Speech?
  • And more!

In closing . . .

There really are so many similarities between being a clinician and being a documentary filmmaker and I throughly enjoyed exploring all of that with John. This episode is jam-packed with goodness and just so you know, if you’re a fan of Star Wars and Arnold Schwarzenegger, you’ll giggle A LOT during a couple of parts. Trust me. So yeah, give episode number 5 a listen right HERE and let me know what you think. Thanks!

SLP Trivia Fun Welcomes Lucas Steuber from Oregon

SLP Trivia Fun Welcomes Lucas Steuber from Oregon

Boy oh boy, do I have a treat for you? Episode number 4 of the SLP Trivia Fun podcast is now live and ready for your ears. Lucas Steuber, from Portland, Oregon, is here for this installment where we talked about all things tech. And I can’t think of any clinician better to have fun, tech conversations with because he’s one of the hosts on the Talking With Tech podcast and the co-founder of SpeechScience. I’ve personally known this gentleman for many years and anytime we have the opportunity to get together, it’s always a good time.

Apps, iPhones, and iPads, OH MY!

The theme of this episode was tech, but more specifically, trivia questions that had to do with the Apple products that we all love. Here are some questions that we explored:

  • When was the first generation iPhone released?
  • What other names were considered when Apple was discussing the product that would eventually be called the iPhone?
  • And more!

In closing . . .

From tech discussions to random conversations about the 90s sitcom Saved By the Bell, this episode will absolutely bring a smile to your face. Give it a listen right HERE and let me know what you think!

SLP Trivia Fun Welcomes Bri Jennissen from Minnesota

SLP Trivia Fun Welcomes Bri Jennissen from Minnesota

Happy 2018 to you and ours! January is finally here and that means it’s time for another podcast episode of SLP Trivia Fun. Episode number 3 can be listened to right HERE and it features Bri Jennissen, my good buddy, from Minnesota. She’s a terrific SLP who works in a private practice with kiddos and, let me tell you, she’s one heck of a clinician. I’ve worked together with her over the past two summers at Camp Shout Out and it was an honor to have her on SLP Trivia Fun.

Graduate school stuff.

The theme for episode number 3 was grad school. Thanks to a few Google searches, I was able to cook up some solid questions that related to all things SLP grad school. Some examples from the episode are:

According to the most recent U.S. News and World Report Best Grad Schools Rankings from 2016, Vanderbilt University is tied with one other school as the number 1 graduate school in speech-language pathology. Which school is tied with Vanderbilt University?

Hmm . . . good question, huh? If you want to know the answer, you better listen to episode number 3, babe.

According to asha.org/edfind, as of December 2017 there’s only one state in America that does not have a master’s degree level program in speech-language pathology. What state is it?

Hmm . . . another good question. Does Bri get this one correct?!

According to asha.org/edfind, there are a number of universities where you can study to get your Ph.D. in speech-language pathology. How many universities offer a Ph.D. in speech-language pathology?

Wow! Another good question?! And two think there’s another 2 questions in the mix?! Life sure is good!

In closing . . .

I highly recommend this episode if you’re an SLP who loves the states of Minnesota, Iowa, Tennessee, ummm . . . lakes, Harry Potter, corny jokes about fruit, and Seventeen Magazine. Because, just in case you couldn’t guess, all of that random stuff is mentioned in this latest episode. Thanks for listening! Love ya!

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