About Speech Uncensored
The Speech Uncensored Podcast is your one-stop shop to dig deeper into the world of medical Speech and Language Pathology.
We unpack therapy techniques, critique assessment protocols, and discuss resources to enhance your practice. You’ll hear from passionate SLPs out in the field, eager to share their knowledge and experience with you.
We also sit down with stakeholders like neurologists, radiologists, ENTs, rehab physicians, patients, and caregivers.
We will leave no stone unturned in our relentless pursuit of knowledge in this informal, yet informative podcast.
About Leigh Ann
Leigh Ann Porter, MA, CCC-SLP earned her master’s in Communication Sciences from the University of Central Florida in Orlando in 2013, and has enjoyed being an SLP ever since. While at UCF, Leigh Ann was part of a grant to prepare SLPs to work with English Language Learners, earning a graduate certificate of TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages).
She has traveled extensively throughout the United States and abroad, and has gained a wealth of experiences from her international visits to Japan, Cuba, and Mexico. Many of her travels were part of her studies, or through volunteering with AmeriCorps. She has completed projects with Habitat for Humanity, the Boys and Girls Club, Valley Forge National Historic Park, the American Red Cross and others. In 2007, Leigh Ann was awarded a Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship to study Public Health in New Zealand. It was there that Leigh Ann earned a Postgraduate Diploma in Public Health from the University of Otago (Wellington Medical campus).
Leigh Ann now resides in Kansas City where she divides her time working across outpatient, acute, and inpatient rehab settings. She has presented for ASHA CEUs to regional SLPs on topics such as how the respiratory system and cough influence dysphagia, a review of the literature on dysphagia exercises, and generating measurable dysphagia goals. For multidisciplinary continuing education with PTs and OTs, Leigh Ann has presented on topics such as Cognitive Retraining with an emphasis on memory strategies, and the SLP’s scope of practice & making appropriate patient referrals to the SLP.
Each episode of Speech Uncensored 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.
"Building a Transgender Voice Therapy Clinic" - Lynn Hawk, MA, CCC-SLP
"Introduction to AAC for Adults" - Michelle Wheeler, MS, CCC-SLP
"Access Tech for Adults & AAC" - Susan Koch Fager, PhD, CCC-SLP
"Assessing Functional Needs in the Adult Neurologic Population" - Sarah Baar MS CCC-SLP
"Respiratory Muscle Training for Dysphagia" - Brooke Richardson MS, CCC-SLP
(September 9) "Beyond Voice Feminization: Total Communication" - Joy Musser, PhD, CCC-SLP
"Delivering Evidence-Based Treatment Using Tactus Therapy Apps" - Megan Sutton, MS, RSLP, CCC-SLP (C)
"Pathway to a Medical Clinical Fellowship" - Lindsey Heidrick, CCC-SLPD, Courtney Heitz, MA CCC-SLP, Caitlin Dunbar, MA, CCC-SLP, & Jacob McKinley, MHS, CCC-SLP
"Essential Skills to Overcome Burnout in Rehab" - TaVona Denise Boggs, PT & Life Coach
(October 7) "“Meta-Therapy:” How Conversation Shapes Therapeutic Response" - Leah B. Helou, PhD, CCC-SLP
(October 14) "Become a Traveling Medical SLP" - Julia Kuhn, MS CCC-SLP
(October 21) "Demystifying Voice Banking" - Michelle Wheeler, MS, CCC-SLP
(October 28) "Preparing Voice Clinicians to Support Speakers Along the Gender Spectrum" - Christie Block, MA, MS, CCC-SLP, Leah B. Helou, PhD, CCC-SLP, Sandy Hirsch, MS, CCC-SLP