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.

How To Finally Feel Fulfilled In Your Career as a Medical SLP

Do you feel unsupported in your career as a medical SLP, and perhaps a bit confused on how to move forward?

Do you feel completely overwhelmed, overworked, overstressed, yet completely misunderstood and underappreciated in your facility?

 Do you feel like you’re riding the therapy hamster wheel unsure if you are even providing good care for your patients?

When you started practicing medical SLP, after grad school, did you get overwhelmed with how much medical SLP information was missing from your graduate education?

Are you a new grad feeling completely unprepared for the “real world?”

Are you feeling a bit angry that you received the same training as other therapists, and now you feel like you have huge gaps in what you need to know to treat life-or-death medical cases? (I'm NOT knocking our colleagues, we just really, truly work in 2 completely separate worlds!)

Are you feeling even more confused and more unsupported since COVID-19 began?

If you’ve been working in the field for a while, do you feel frustrated that there’s no *ONE* single centralized source to stay up-to-date on all the latest research and treatments that are coming out every year?

Are you even sure you’re providing the right and best, most up-to-date treatment techniques to your patients?

Are you sick of paying up to $500 for courses that teach you about just one of the many, many conditions you need to stay up-to-date on?

 

 

 

How To Finally Feel Fulfilled In Your Career as a Medical SLP

Do you feel unsupported in your career as a medical SLP, and perhaps a bit confused on how to move forward?

Do you feel completely overwhelmed, overworked, overstressed, yet completely misunderstood and underappreciated in your facility?

Do you feel like you’re riding the therapy hamster wheel unsure if you are even providing good care for your patients?

When you started practicing medical SLP, after grad school, did you get overwhelmed with how much medical SLP information was missing from your graduate education?

Are you feeling a bit angry that you received the same training as other therapists, and now you feel like you have huge gaps in what you need to know to treat life-or-death medical cases? (I'm NOT knocking our colleagues, we just really, truly work in 2 completely separate worlds!)

Are you feeling even more confused and more unsupported since COVID-19 began?

If you’ve been working in the field for a while, do you feel frustrated that there’s no *ONE* single centralized source to stay up-to-date on all the latest research and treatments that are coming out every year?

Are you even sure you’re providing the right and best, most up-to-date treatment techniques to your patients?

Are you sick of paying up to $500 for courses that teach you about just one of the many, many conditions you need to stay up-to-date on?

Imagine if there was ONE place that you could go to receive all of the support and resources to help you eliminate these feelings?

Imagine how much time and frustration you would save if you had immediate access to one centralized location for blind peer-reviewed resources.

Imagine if you had access to several clinical experts and university professors to help guide you in your clinical decision making, with personalized response to your clinical cases.

Imagine if you felt you had the detailed, personalized support you needed to succeed in your practice and your career, from a wide range of experts and fellow clinicians who care deeply about your career development.

Imagine if you had expert clinicians and researchers pulling the most up to date clinically appropriate information related to COVID-19 and payor changes. 

Do you think then your patients would receive higher-quality care and actually make progress towards their goals?

Do you think you would get more rewarded and recognized for this progress among your patients?

Before the Collective, I struggled with EBP and keeping up with the research. I took free CEU courses that were lack luster and did not help me with knowing how to treat my patients. This transcribed into not being confident with treatment plans and underserving my patients. [The MedSLP Collective has helped me] slowly re-gain confidence in my clinical skills. I have a renewed drive that has helped me push for updated treatment materials, instrumental swallowing exams, and better outcomes for my patients. The Collective has gotten me excited about being an SLP again and reminded me about the impact we can have on our patients. I have a new drive to educate staff, patients, and even graduate students on all the amazing things SLPs can do. I love that I can provide specific case examples [in the private facebook group or forum] and get an immediate response to a challenging case. Most SLPs do not have a ton of SLP coworkers or supervisors to help them with their clinical decision making.

Kristin Brodmerkel

What if I told you I’ve created the EXACT solution?

It’s called the Medical SLP Collective.

It’s a monthly membership program and vibrant community of fellow medical SLP clinicians and researchers who are supporting each other to provide better care for their patients–and therefore also advance their careers.

What if I told you I’ve created the EXACT solution?

It’s called the Medical SLP Collective.

It’s a monthly membership program and vibrant community of fellow medical SLP clinicians and researchers who are supporting each other to provide better care for their patients–and therefore also advance their careers.

Still Not Convinced?

Julie Summers shares her reasons for joining the Medical SLP Collective and why it has been a “practice changing” decision for her.

Katie Brown is a SLP and Private Practice owner.  She shares how the MedSLP Collective gives her focus and a direction she wanted to go in.

Katrine Gabriel shares how theMedSLP Collective became her tribe and pulled her off of Dysphagia Island.

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

Here’s what you get in 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 administrators. 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 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 performing literature reviews in order to find the latest research you probably don’t have access or time to as a clinician. 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.

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, we source one of the best experts to educate you on that specific topic. 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!

 

  •  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
  • 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 Resources

We’ve been creating weekly content for 3 years now with almost 200 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 brand new 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 in to our exclusive Facebook group or private forum (that has it’s own app!!) to ask your questions in there. You’ll have access to 30 different mentors, moderators, and university professors inside the MedSLP Collective that are paid to answer your tough questions 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.

(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 work in your EXACT setting 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 Virtual Collective Live Event? So happy you asked! We created the VIRTUAL 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. (from the comfort of your own couch!) This event is only for Collective members and we want YOU there.

Take a look below to see what some of our members said after the event this year:

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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

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.

See what our current members are saying!

“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 wrote a book for patients called “So You’re Having Trouble Swallowing,” and it has been named an Amazon and Barnes & Noble Bestseller.

I created a podcast called “Swallow Your Pride” that debuted at #11 on the Science and Medicine chart of iTunes. It's close to the  3 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.

Before the MedSLP Collective I felt I wasn’t up to date on EBP and doing the same thing in my treatments. I am the only SLP in my building so it was hard to find professionals to bounce ideas off of as well. The MedSLP Collective has improved my overall knowledge and treatment methods. I feel more confident in myself as a SLP! The Collective has allowed access to information and support from others. Reading everyone’s questions and wins has motivated me to be the best SLP I can be every day. The mentors are amazing at referencing to different resources and giving realistic advice on a variety of topics.

Jen Prato

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