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SLP Trivia Fun Welcomes Sarah Lockhart and Sarie Wu from Oregon

SLP Trivia Fun Welcomes Sarah Lockhart and Sarie Wu from Oregon

Did you know that August is National Coffee Month? Oh yes, it is. And we all know how much us clinicians love our coffee. So, it makes total sense that on this 8th episode of SLP Trivia Fun, we went all in on coffee – that magical beverage that brings so much joy (and energy) to the field of speech-language pathology. Joining me on this coffee-themed episode is not one but two speechie coffee fans, Sarah Lockhart and Sarie Wu from Ashland, Oregon. When those ladies are not doing spectacular speech-language therapy with their clients, they host a spectacular podcast called SLP Happy Hour that you have to check out!

Coffee, coffee, everywhere!

Here’s some of the terrific questions we tackle during this terrific episode:

  • How much is the world’s most expensive coffee?
  • What is the only state in the United States that produces coffee?
  • How many times has coffee been banned before?
  • Why has coffee been banned before?
  • And loads and loads more!

In closing . . . 

So, here’s what you gotta do – grab a cup of your favorite joe and give this episode a listen. From start to finish, you’re going to be a fan of it. I promise. Cool? Cool!

SLP Trivia Fun Welcomes Jeff Stepen from Illinois

SLP Trivia Fun Welcomes Jeff Stepen from Illinois

Happy July to you, you wonderful person reading this blog post right now. If you have a hankerin’ for a fresh, new episode of SLP Trivia Fun, today is your lucky day because episode number 7 is here. Jeff Stepen from Chicago, Illinois is this month’s lucky contestant. He’s a pediatric speech-language pathologist with 20 wonderful years of experience in the field. He’s also the host of the wildly popular podcast called Conversations in Speech. How did I get so lucky to have him on the show?! #blessed

Games, games, and GAMES!

As any clinician who works with children will tell ya, games are one of the best ways to to connect with children. And through that connections comes numerous opportunities to work on speech and language goals and objectives. So with all of that in mind, that’s exactly why in this newest episode, all of the questions have to do with board games.

Some random trivia you’ll learn during this episode:

  • When was the game Twister invented?
  • What was the original name of Twister?
  • How did the game Operation get invented?
  • Who invented the game Uno?
  • And so much more!
In closing . . .
This episode contains a ton of chuckles between a pair of clinicians who truly love all things game-related. So what are you waiting for? Give this episode a listen. And as always, please let me know what you think.

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!

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