Michelle Dawson, M.S., CCC-SLP

    Meet Michelle Dawson, M.S., CCC-SLP It's safe to say I have a professional crush on Michelle Dawson. About a month ago, I had the privilege of attending her lecture, Pediatric Dysphagia: Establishing the Brain-Mouth-Gut Connection in Silver Spring, MD. Not only was her lecture incredibly  informative and clearly evidence-based, but her energy, story telling, and …

Mishelle Rudzinski, M.A., CCC-SLP

Meet Mishelle Rudzinski, M.A., CCC-SLP In graduate school, I had the opportunity to enroll in an advanced course in Pediatric Feeding. As speech pathologists, we often receive ample training in dysphagia management for adults, but children are a whole different ball game. Anatomy, physiology, feeding behaviors, and developmental trajectories are incredibly different from the adult …

Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox

Meet Chancellor Kim A. Wilcox I met Dr. Wilcox two years ago while completing my M.S. at Purdue University (Boiler Up!). Being a Boilermaker himself, he was visiting Purdue for an alumni event and made the time to speak with our SLP graduate class. He shared about his journey--beginning with a Master's degree from Purdue …

J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, FASHA

Meet J. Scott Yaruss, PhD, CCC-SLP, BCS-F, F-ASHA An interesting observation I have made since starting this blog is the punctuality and responsiveness I have gotten from prospective interviewees. The individuals who have responded the quickest and most positively have been those who I presumed would be the most 'busy'. I have sent some emails thinking …