Peer-Reviewed Resources
for Clinicians by Clinicians

Peer-Reviewed Resources
for Clinicians by Clinicians

The Medical SLP Collective provides

the materials, resources, & webinars registered for ASHA CEUs

that you vote on combined with access to experts in all areas to answer your toughest clinical cases with compassion and evidence.

Here’s what you get inside the Collective:

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Weekly Done for You Resources

Each week, you will receive a new video AND handout created to help educate you about all areas of medical SLP, including dysphagia, aphasia, motor speech disorders, voice disorders, NICU/peds, and cognitive communication.

You’ll also get information on how to advocate for your patients within the organizational bureaucracies that often make you feel like your patients’ needs don’t matter to the doctors and nurses. We don't just give you the research either, we give you the clinical applicability, the actual scripts, signs, therapy, and advocacy materials that you can use today.

Each video will come with an “Action Sheet” that gives you links to all the resources you need to implement, and which can be printed for convenience to take on the go. The resources will never go away, the library just continues to grow. If you join today you'll have immediate access to over 150 resources!

Blind Peer-Reviewed Resources on ALL areas of Medical SLP

You deserve to have confidence in knowing that the materials you are using for your patients are the latest state-of-the art, evidence-based, un-biased information designed to save you from weeding through all of the crap. We cover aphasia, dysphagia, dysarthria, voice, cognitive communication, and NICU … just to name a few.  

Our contributors, reviewers, and editors spend dozens of hours each month scouring obscure journals that we have access to, in order to find you the latest research you probably don’t have access to as a clinician. Only the researches have access to the journals (unless you want to pay $50 for each individual article, and wade through 20 of those just to find one relevant one.) There’s just no other place, as a clinician, where you can get custom-tailored relevant resources delivered directly to you without lifting a finger. Every resource is blind peer-reviewed by our team of university professors to ensure it's accuracy, to reduce bias, and to provide links and resources to the most up to date research to support each resource. Our editors have created a process very similar to how journal reviewers review articles, except we also add even more clinically relevant information to support you in making evidence-based decisions.

Of course we LOVE evidence here, but it's also only 1 leg of the evidence-based triad, our contributors that write these resources source the information from their clinical experiences, and patient outcomes, combined with the evidence to ensure that we consider all sides of evidence-based practices.

It’s like “wine of the month,” except for the research you need instead of wine. (And you can break open a bottle of wine anyways with all the extra time and headache you’ll save.) 

2-Hour Live Webinars Offered Monthly for ASHA CEUs, Delivered by Some of the Foremost Experts in Each Topic

You will get a chance to vote on the most relevant topics to you. Once the topic is decided upon, I source one of the best experts to educate you on that specific topic. It’s like a graduate seminar in medical SLP, for the price of a Chinese restaurant dinner out for two. (And, if I do say so myself, I think this will advance your career more than that Chinese dinner.)

You’ll have a chance to ask the presenters all your burning questions live and on air. And if you miss the recording, no biggie! All webinar recordings are uploaded and can be viewed for ASHA CEUs at your convenience. Currently we have over 40 hours of webinars registered for ASHA CEUs that you can watch and get credit for today!

Some of our most popular webinars include:  

  • IDDSI Adoption Is Coming! History, Status and Practical Experience – John Holahan, BS, MBA, founder of SimplyThick
  • The Clinical Swallowing Evaluation: Deciphering the CSE – Tiffani Wallace, MA, CCC-SLP, BCS-S
  • SLPs and the Endotracheal Tube in ICU: Dysphagia and Dysphonia – Martin B. Brodsky, PhD, ScM, CCC-SLP, F-ASHA
  • Person-Centered Care for People with Dementia: Goals, Maintenance and Caregiver Strategies – Natalie Douglas, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
  • The SLPs Role in Reflux Management: Being Part of the Interdisciplinary Team – Edgar Vince Clark, MEd, CCC-SLP
  • Head and Neck Cancer: Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment Practices for SLPs – Megan Nosol, M.S., M.S. Ed., CCC-SLP
  • Neuroprotective Care in the NICU: Touching the Brain…for a Lifetime –  Ramya Kumar M.S., CCC-SLP, BCS-S, CNT, NTMTC

A Library of All Past Classes and Action Sheets

We’ve been creating weekly content for 2 and a 1/2 years now with over 150 resources, which means there’s now a HUGE library of classes and resources to take advantage of. When you first join the membership, you’ll get access to this ENTIRE library, which means you can dive in and start educating yourself at whatever pace you want, from firehose to bathtub faucet- whatever pace feels best to you, you can absorb these materials on your own time–in addition to the new cutting-edge materials we’ll be uploading every week. These resources NEVER go away, we only continue to add to them! Some of our most popular resources have included: 

  • Dysphagia is so Myth-Understood  (A Done-For-You Inservice, all you have to do it give it!)
  • Oral Hygiene: Toothbrushing’s Role in the Prevention of Pneumonia in People with Dysphagia
  • Dysphagia Information Sheet Patient Handout
  • Patient Benefits and Risks of Thickened Liquids
  • Cranial Nerve Examination
  • Medical Setting AAC Boards (English & Spanish)
  • Assessing and Treating Aphasia
  • Assessing and Managing Dysarthria
  • GoalWriting 101
  • Aphasia Treatment: Semantic Feature Analysis (SFA)
  • Promoting Aphasics’ Communicative Effectiveness (PACE)

And yes, we now even have a special section just for COVID-19 resources. Throughout this pandemic, we received mixed reviews on whether to continue forward with our regularly scheduled programming or abandon ship altogether and just focus on COVID. Since the opinions were so split, we did both. We continued to release our regularly scheduled resources every week, and also gave a bonus resource about COVID, all included in the membership fee at no extra cost.

Private Forum and Facebook Group

Hop into our exclusive Facebook group or private forum (that has it’s own app!!) to ask your questions.  We have over 30 mentors ready to directly answer member questions in the group for The MedSLP Collective. You’ll also have access to paid moderators and university professors to ensure you receive guidance supported by the evidence.

Many of our members in the Collective say that the private forum in the Facebook Group is worth the price of enrollment alone, as you get real-life, front-line, in-the-trenches support from your fellow clinicians, with researchers to back it up, and a team of trained guides to answer your every question.*

Think of it as your medical SLP genie-in-a-bottle.

(Yes we do have some fantastic peds mentors as well, including 2 PhDs!)

Accountability Groups

Have you wanted to have a group of like-minded highly motivated Medical SLPs that you could communicate with on a regular basis and in a more intimate way?

We have created accountability groups for our members and some are meeting monthly, bi-weekly, and even weekly.

We've gotten great feedback from these groups that they were just what you need to set some career goals for yourself while getting feedback on your patients in a smaller group setting.

Exclusive Access to our LIVE event

So what is the Collective Live Event? So happy you asked! I created the Collective Live Event as a unique learning opportunity. Imagine having the chance to discuss your most challenging clinical cases with some of the top experts in our field – all while sipping wine and hanging out with your friends!  That’s exactly how the Live Event is structured. Members have the opportunity to participate in roundtable discussions with mentors from the Collective, hear live speakers, obtain ASHA CEUs, all while in a laidback environment. (Seriously, we drank wine and ate the best food!) This event is only for Collective members and we want YOU there.

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Email info@medslpcollective.com for assistance

See what our current members are saying!

Libbie Gary has been a practicing clinician for over 29 years and uses the MedSLP Collective to stay up to date for her patients.

Rebekah Ebertowski is a traveling SLP on dysphagia island.

Kellie Green has successfully transitioned from a pediatric private practice to working in the adult medical sector with the help of the MedSLP Collective.

Katelin Smierciak is a Clinical Fellow who has used many inservices and handouts to advocate for her patients and gain respect amongst her colleagues.

The Peer Review Process

Curious about our peer review process?

Hear from one of our managing editors, Dr. Kate Krival

The term peer review refers to a process involving single-blind or double-blind critical inspection and appraisal of many types of work, including research articles, systematic review, literature review, meta-analyses, tutorials, position papers, etc. The peer review process is NOT limited to research articles alone. Peer review is an integral aspect of scholarly development outside of refereed journals.
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WHAT IS A RESOURCE?

A resource is meant to be used by clinicians. Resources range from topic overviews to deeper exploration, and take several useful forms, from tutorials to prepared in-services ready to use in clinical practice. Resources are not original research and are not designed for continuing education credit.

EDITORIAL REVIEW

An Editorial Review includes careful examination and commentary on the mechanics (spelling, grammar, APA formatting, etc.) of each submission. Editors may also discuss whether the material meets the needs and interests of our membership.

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PEER REVIEW

A Peer Reviewer is familiar with research and clinical literature in the resource topic area. Our Peer Reviewers are typically PhD, EdD, or other research educated faculty, as well as some with clinical doctorates, master’s degrees, and backgrounds in development of clinical materials.

PROCESS

Authors who wish to submit a resource must reach out to the Content Manager (CM) to discuss an area of interest. The CM may also reach out to potential authors if specific requests for a resource are made. The CM provides the prospective author with “Contribution Guidelines,” that  contain a general set of criteria including originality, attribution, organization of key points/objectives, etc.

PROCESS CONTINUED

Once the draft is received, Reviewer 1 (R1) completes first review following a set of guidelines that includes emphasis on best practice, accurate integration of relevant literature, and relevancy of cited materials. After this first review, R1 discusses resource with ME recommending minor or major revisions from author with a subsequent re-review (R2) after changes are made within 2-4 weeks.

PUBLICATION

Following R2, most resources only require editorial clean-up and are ready for publication. A reference recommendation, author name/collective name if no author listed, and date are applied, and the resource will be distributed to the collective, usually with a short video explanation from the author, from the CR, or from Theresa Richard.

I’m grateful to have found such an incredibly supportive group of SLPs in the Collective. As a member, I’ve learned from so many excellent clinicians, and I feel empowered to go above and beyond for my patients. I can’t help but think of the impact this group is making on our patients by enabling and supporting us SLPs to provide high quality, evidence-based treatment. I love contributing to the group, and also learning!

Alexandra Basilakos, Ph.D. CCC-SLP

When you ask a clinical question to an SLP Facebook group, you might get a dozen answers, but you don't know which ones are right. Or you might not get an answer at all! With the Medical SLP Collective, every question gets an answer from people you know are experts in that area, so you can trust that you're getting quality information that will help your clients. As a mentor on the site, I learn so much from the other mentors, along with getting to share my expertise with the members.

Megan Sutton, M.S., CCC-SLP

I’ve been finding new motivation to acquire new, evidence-based material for work. The “Collective” of people who simply want to know more and do better has been good for me as a mentor because I am constantly holding other and myself to a high standard. My patients are able to reach their goals more efficiently and with less time spent in the clinic – a win-win because I can help more people and am very efficient with use of their time. Need 3x/week for 4 weeks? Check! Need 5x/week for 3 weeks? Check! Therapy won’t make a difference? Referral to appropriate source sent!  While I am a mentor, I’ve had the chance to ask questions of the group and work with other mentors on situations with my patients. I also learn a lot from reading the replies to other members’ posts.

Kelly Caldwell

“Who Are You, Theresa, and Why Should I Listen to You?!”

I’m Theresa Richard M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S.

I’m a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders.

I own Mobile Dysphagia Diagnostics and have provided mobile FEES studies to thousands of patients in over 100 skilled nursing facilities across 4 states.

I have helped over 80 medical SLPs start and grow a thriving mobile FEES company, and I've individually supported over 60 SLPs accomplish their goals in their career advancement.

One of my blog posts, Don’t Be a Sip, Sip, Done SLP,” was viewed over 30,000 times in the first 24 hours–which, I must admit, is a surprisingly large number for our small little field.

I created a podcast called “Swallow Your Pride” that debuted at #11 on the Science and Medicine chart of iTunes. It just crossed the 1.5 Million downloads mark, and is going strong!

I’m Theresa Richard M.A., CCC-SLP, BCS-S.

I’m a Board Certified Specialist in Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders.

I own Mobile Dysphagia Diagnostics and have provided mobile FEES studies to thousands of patients in over 100 skilled nursing facilities across 4 states.

I have helped over 80 medical SLPs start and grow a thriving mobile FEES company, and I've individually supported over 60 SLPs accomplish their goals in their career advancement.

One of my blog posts, Don’t Be a Sip, Sip, Done SLP,” was viewed over 30,000 times in the first 24 hours–which, I must admit, is a surprisingly large number for our small little field.

I created a podcast called “Swallow Your Pride” that debuted at #11 on the Science and Medicine chart of iTunes. It just crossed the 1.5 Million downloads mark, and is going strong!

I run this membership site not as an editor of a peer-reviewed journal, but as a normal girl in the trenches seeing patients every day, and wanting to provide for them the highest quality assessments and treatments that are supported by the evidence.

You see, it’s totally NOT your fault that you didn’t have a solid medical foundation in grad school, or experienced mentors to help launch your career, you just tried to do the best you could in the situation you were given, but now realize that it might be holding you back from really helping your patients.

I run this membership site not as an editor of a peer-reviewed journal, but as a normal girl in the trenches seeing patients every day, and wanting to provide for them the highest quality assessments and treatments that are supported by the evidence.

You see, it’s totally NOT your fault that you didn’t have a solid medical foundation in grad school, or experienced mentors to help launch your career, you just tried to do the best you could in the situation you were given, but now realize that it might be holding you back from really helping your patients.

Introducing …
The CF (Career Fulfillment) Cycle

I want you to listen up here, because this is going to be some of the most important content you ever receive, mapping out your career success.

There’s a cycle you never learned about in your traditional CF or other education, but that is essential to your career fulfillment.

It goes like this:

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You have to advocate/educate your director or other decision-makers at your workplace to make them understand what you do and the value you bring to their patients and organization.

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If you do step 1 well (which we teach you to do in the Collective–including avoiding the numerous pitfalls)…  You will get access to a new tool – such as an expiratory muscle strength trainer, which will allow your patients with airway protection.

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Now you’ve upped your game and your patients are reaching their goals faster and better. Success!

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However, now you face an additional challenge – convincing your director that your patient has indeed improved, and that your new tools and your work were responsible for this. Yes, it’s unfortunate that in our field we always have to prove ourselves and our work to our bosses at each step–but that won’t be a problem when you’re working the CF Cycle because we’ve got you covered.

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In the Medical SLP Collective, we give you ALL the latest evidence-based resources to make the best possible case to your administrators and directors why you should be given a bigger budget to get better equipment. You can try to make this case on your own, without all the hand-curated research backing you up- or you can leave all that work to us and you just show them the evidence.

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Now you’ve reached a new level of respect, so that when you go to advocate for an even more expensive piece of equipment, they see the results you deliver and the research you’ve done, and are willing to invest even more in your success and your patients’ success.

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Uplevel Your ASK – now it’s time to submit a proposal for a more substantial piece of equipment like FEES equipment, which will allow you to expand your reach and range of services even further. 

Still Not Convinced?

“But Theresa, you don’t understand, I have a classic case of #myadminwontletme.”

You’ve probably experienced this before: Administrators won’t let you do the procedures they need. This is against the law, as Medicare says the patients need it. But for some reason administrators always look to medical SLPs to cut costs, like we’re the Walmart of therapy–prices can always go lower, in their view.

The physical therapists are getting 50 new treadmills a year $5K a pop, but they’ll nickel-and-dime us if we want a new technology for $500, that will improve the patient’s life dramatically.

Believe me, I get it, I once suffered from #MyAdminWontLetMe as well.

For so many years I convinced myself that the administration were the ones standing in my way of helping my patients achieve their goals, until I had extremely supportive director and administrators and realized that maybe I was the problem.

I realized that administrators ultimately can be persuaded to make the best choices for patient care–but there does have to be a method to the persuasion.

This is especially true now in the time of COVID-19 where our administrators are swimming uphill trying to keep up with the latest information, so they don't know about our little corner of the world until we educate them!

That’s why, through hard trial-and-error, I created DONE FOR YOU inservices

These systematized, step-by-step methods that are blind peer-reviewed with the LATEST evidence will help you get YES’s from your administrators quickly when before you were just getting a wall of no’s

And guess what?

One of the perks of being a member of the Med-SLP Collective is you’ll get them FREE.

You’ll never have a case of #MyAdminWontLetMe again once you start using these. It’s like a bazooka for the walls of resistance your administrators usually put up to you getting the equipment you need to provide optimal care for your patients.

”But Theresa, Why Should I Enroll in The MedSLP Collective When There Are So Many Other Courses on the Market?”

Yes, I know the MedSLP Collective is a bit more expensive than FREE courses that only give you a tiny bit of specialized information which you can only use in narrow circumstance.

But compared to what you’re getting–there really is no comparison.

The MedSLP Collective is the only membership site with monthly (sometimes 2 per month!) 2 hour webinars registered for ASHA CEUs that gives you:

  • A carefully-selected collection of the most relevant, blind peer-reviewed resources coming out each week. You just can’t get that anywhere else.
  • 30 world-class contributors who are working hard to give you only the latest blind peer reviewed research, thus minimizing the bias of other sites which often are promoting their own, untested theory.
  • Career Fulfillment education that not only teaches you therapy techniques, but teaches you also how to excel and thrive in the career, organizational, and business contexts in which you will apply those techniques. Basically, you’re going to learn how to give better care to your patients AND how to earn more money doing so. No other site teaches about $$$ AT ALL.
  • Our resources put the power back in your hands in your workplace, and basically lets you be your own boss, even if you have another boss. Because you’ll be so good at telling THEM what you need to do your job well, in a way that makes them give that to you with little or no hassle.
  • A vibrant, thriving community of fellow SLP practitioners and experts, who support each other, trade war stories, share knowledge and learning. It’s by far the best, highest-quality nationwide community of SLPs.
  • NO BULLIES in the forums. You’ve probably encountered this before: you join another Facebook group for SLPs, and the discussion is immediately shut down by some arrogant bully who thinks they know everything, and won’t get off their high horse. Because the Admins of those groups aren’t getting paid, they don’t do the hard work of moderating the forums, so they basically devolve into one big megaphone for whoever is the most dominant and loud-mouthed in the group. This ends up providing zero value, and all the people who actually want to contribute scatter away sooner or latter.
  • Because I take this work very seriously, we have several paid moderators who put in a tremendous effort to curate the group. There is ONLY high-quality discussion — and in fact all of the SLPs are there to contribute and learn from each other.
  • Weekly Action Sheets and videos that inspire you and propel you forward in your career and your skill as a clinician.
  • An entire library of past teaching materials, so you get years worth of resources the moment you sign up for even one month.

Basically, it comes down to this:

MedSLP Collective is the best continuing education program for Medical SLPs on the planet, and I’ve worked my tush off to make sure that’s true–so that you get the best Medical SLP education available anywhere, for a price you can afford.

Your peers are waiting for you.

Ready to join?

Have Questions?

Click Here to Email Us at info@medslpcollective.com