The Speech Link with Char Boshart
Live and Interactive every other Thursday at 4:00pm PDT (7pm EDT)
Char Boshart is the founder of Speech Dynamics and is renowned for her caring, compassionate, and practical approach to speech therapy. She interviews expert guests each week who deliver real-world strategies with every one-hour episode. If you’re a school-based therapist who is constantly looking for meaningful strategies to help you better engage with your students, look no further. Subscribe to The Speech Link today, and earn .1 ASHA CEU for each episode when you subscribe to SpeechTherapyPD.com for just $89/year!
Char Boshart is a therapist, seminar presenter, president of Speech Dynamics, and a published author of many practical books. In addition, she has many training videos on SpeechTherapypd.com, writes a weekly idea-oriented blog called Therapy Matters, and is host of the podcast, The Speech Link.
She graduated with her Masters in Speech-Language Pathology from Western Michigan University under the tutelage of Dr. VanRiper (the "father" of articulation). Since that time, she's worked several years in the public schools, in the clinical setting, private practice, and as an Assistant Professor and Department Chair at Loma Linda University.
Ms. Boshart has presented numerous well-received one- and two-day articulation and language seminars through Speech Dynamics, the Bureau of Education and Research (BER), and hundreds of associations and school-districts.
A bit about Char, the person...
“I grew up in southern California and have four grown kids and four grand-kids. And now we live in the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains, in a cabin, on the river, across from the grazing cows. It’s gloriously peaceful and quiet.”
Favorite color: Red
Favorite food: Moose Tracks Ice Cream
Favorite activities: In addition to researching and writing speech path books and articles, and connecting with therapists, she likes to read mysteries (while soaking in the sun by the river), listen to old-time radio dramas, go to plays and concerts, go off-roading in their Jeep, travel, sing, and go to dinner with friends.
Chars's On-Demand Video Courses:
Each episode of the Speech Link is worth .1 ASHA CEU. Follow the course links below to complete the podcourses and earn credit. Podcourses can be purchased individually for $24.99 or as part of your membership with SpeechTherapyPD.com starting at $89/year.
Episode 1: "Three Secrets to Expanding Sentences and Building Vocabulary" - Karen Dudek-Brannon, Ed.d, CCC-SLP
Episode 2: "Dynamic Ways to Increase Vocabulary and Retrieval: From Basic Concepts to Academic Success" - Margo Kinzer Courter, MA, CCC-SLP
Episode 3: "I Need a Picture!”: Using Visuals to Increase Communication and Compliance in the Pre-School Classroom" - Maribeth Bradshaw, MA, CCC-SLP
Episode 4: "Maximize Your Time and Effectiveness with Speech Room Routines" - Cheri Dodge Chin, MS, CCC-SLP
Episode 5: "Using Improv Theatre Activities in Speech, Language, and Fluency Treatment" - Ruth Jenkins, MS, CCC-SLP
Episode 6: "How to Share the Gift of Communication Through Augmentative Modes" - MariBeth Plankers, MS, CCC-SLP, ATP
Episode 7: "Teacher Collaboration: Where to Begin" - Frankie Strickland, Ed.S, CCC-SLP
Episode 8: "Increasing Communication Opportunities for Students with Complex Needs" - Pat Mervine, MA, CCC-SLP
Episode 9: "How to Get Your Foot in the Classroom Door (and what to do once you’re in)" - Sharon Ivey, SLP
Episode 10: "Turn it On: Using Media as Social Learning Material" - Anna Vagin, PhD, CCC-SLP
Episode 11: "Things They Don't Tell You in Graduate School" - Carol DelVal, MS, CCC-SLP
Episode 12: "School-Age Stuttering Therapy: Essentials for SLP's" - Nina Reeves, CCC-SLP, BRC-FD
Episode 13: "The Behavior-Communication Connection" - Lisa Rodgers, MS, CCC-SLP, BRC-FD
Episode 14: "Rx for Tx: Listening, Language and Love" - Linda Eve Seth, SLP, M.Ed.
Episode 15: "Why Some “R” Techniques Work and Others Don’t" - Char Boshart, MA, CCC-SLP
Episode 16: "Are the Same Techniques Used to Remediate a Lateral “S” and a Frontal “S”?" - Char Boshart, MA, CCC-SLP
Episode 17: "Connecting Reading to Speech and Language Skills for Maximum Progress and Success" - Sarah James, MS, CCC-SLP
Episode 18: “How to Differentiate Oral Placement and Orofacial Myofunctional Disorders from Developmental Speech Sound Disorders” - Robyn Merkel-Walsh, MA, CCC-SLP
Episode 19: “Do You SEMPCREEQ? Nine Keys to Accelerate Language Instruction” - Char Boshart, MA, CCC-SLP
Episode 20: “Exploring Vocabulary Interventions and Activities from Preschool Through Adolescence” - Cathy Alexander, MA, CCC-SLP
Episode 21: “Morphological Intervention and Activities Equals Word Power!” - Cathy Alexander, MA, CCC-SLP
Episode 22: “Best Practices in Nonbiased Assessment of English Learners with Potential Language Impairment” - Celeste Roseberry-McKibbin, PhD, CCC-SLP
Episode 23: “Adapting Children’s Books to Build Language Skills Through Storytelling” - Lorraine A. Maida, MA, CCC-SLP
Episode 24: "Literature Based Therapy: Planning for Mixed Speech & Language Groups" - Elissa Kilduff, MA, CCC-SLP (.1 ASHA CEU)
Episode 25: “Therapy to Support Social Language Competency" (.1 ASHA CEU) - Heidi Britz, M.A., CCC-SLP
Episode 26: “Telepractice in the School Setting: The Basics and Beyond” - Kristin Edwards, MS, CCC-SLP
Episode 27: “From EI to LEA: How to Ensure ALL Kids Make the Great Transition” - Michelle L.W. Dawson, MS, CCC-SLP, CLC
Episode 28: “Voice Therapy: The Trials of Finding an Authentic Voice” - Patricia K. Fisher, M.A. CCC-SLP, COM