Spanish-English Bilingual Podcasts for the SLP

¡Hola! y Bienvenidos a “Speech-Language Pathology in Spanish: Podcasts for the Bilingual Clinician.”

This podcast series was created by students in the graduate bilingual concentration in PSU's Speech and Hearing Science Department. The podcasts were completed under the direction of Dr. Christina Gildersleeve-Neumann. They provide training and practice opportunities in field-specific vocabulary for bilingual SLPs. 

To listen to each podcast, click on the topic title. Each podcast includes relevant vocabulary, a clinical scenario incorporating best practices and the new vocabulary, and sentences for you to practice saying and repeating this vocabulary. There is a handout with vocabulary and practice sentences for each topic.  There are new contributions to the series each year. An asterisk next to a podcast indicates it is one of the newest contributions. 

*New Podcasts*

Our newest podcasts were all completed in Spring 2017.  We hope you enjoy them!

AAC: Podcast 

  • AAC is an area of speech-language pathology that many people are not very familiar with. It can be a great option for a variety of clients with a range of possibilities in how it can be implemented. There might be some fears and hesitancy with AAC if a family is not familiar with its use and benefits. In this podcast, Anant and Evelyn focus both on addressing these fears and on parent education in Spanish!
  • AAC: Vocabulary & Practice Sentences Handout

Autism: Podcast Part 1

Autism: Podcast Part 2

  • For many parents of children who have autism, it can be difficult to understand what is going on and where to begin on helping their child. This can be even more difficult for parents who do not speak English because they might believe speaking two languages can cause more confusion for their child. In this podcast, the clinician will explain to a Spanish-speaking mother what autism is, how she can help her child, and debunk the myth that says exposing a child to two languages negatively impacts a child with autism.
  • Autism: Vocabulary & Practice Sentences Handout

Cleft Lip/Palate: Podcast 

  • Cleft and craniofacial disorders are a specialized area in speech-language pathology. In this podcast, Lissette and Juhee will offer practice opportunities and specific vocabulary for discussing cleft lip and cleft palate. This podcast provides a general overview of the effects of cleft lip and palate on articulation and feeding and the role of an SLP during treatment in each area. Also, they will briefly discuss facts about surgical timelines for infants born with cleft lip and palate. 
  • Cleft Lip/Palate: Vocabulary & Practice Sentences Handout

Dynamic Assessment: Podcast  

  • Dynamic assessment is an important assessment tool in gauging the integrity of the language mechanism. This is an especially telling form of assessment in bilinguals, making it necessary to learn the terminology around the procedure, purpose, and rationale in Spanish. In this podcast, Lissette and Juhee provide a hypothetical scenario of a mother wanting to understand more about her daughter's dynamic assessment results. There will also be opportunities for practicing the vocabulary around dynamic assessments.
  • Dynamic Assessment: Vocabulary & Practice Sentences Handout

Hearing Screenings: Podcast

  • As an SLP, you may perform hearing screenings. This is especially true of those working in the education setting. This podcast will help SLPs be able to teach a school-age child to respond to tones. It also will be helpful in talking to a parent about what the importance of a hearing screening is!
  • Hearing Screenings: Vocabulary & Practice Sentences Handout

Individualized Education Plan (IEP Meeting) 

  • The IEP is a large component of making a student eligible for special education services in the educational setting. The IEP can be convoluted, with many specialized terms and processes that require careful explaining on the part of the speech-language pathologist. These components can be even more muddled when considering a bilingual family and student. In this podcast, Lissette and Juhee will discuss some of the terminology related to the IEP, and use it in the context of an IEP meeting.
  • IEP: Vocabulary & Practice Sentences Handout

Interpreters: Working with an Untrained Interpreter Podcast

  • As SLPs in a growing diverse population, we will have the opportunity to work with clients and families of various linguistic backgrounds. There is a high likelihood that you will not speak the same language as your client and/or caregivers and will call on the help of an interpreter to deliver information about a diagnosis, treatment plan, goals and more. However, what happens when you encounter the need to call on the assistance of an untrained interpreter? In this podcast, Lissette and Juhee will discuss a number of guidelines and tips that can be useful to navigate a situation with an untrained interpreter.
  • Untrained Interpreter: Vocabulary & Practice Sentences Handout

Language Loss 

  • Although the United States is comprised of people from several countries who speak several different languages our country is primarily English speaking. We can see this represented in most schools, stores, hospitals etc. Due to more exposure in English, families of immigrant populations can experience language loss. In this podcast, Anant and Evelyn will discuss some assessments used to evaluate a child who grew up speaking Spanish and English, and explain to a parent how her child does not have a language disorder but instead is experiencing language loss. The podcast will provide information on what language loss can look like, why it occurs, what a parent can do, and further terminology that will be used to explain and talk about language loss. 
  • Language Loss: Vocabulary & Practice Sentences Handout

Medical Interdisciplinary Team  

  • SLPs working in medical fields may often be in the position to introduce and explain the roles of other professionals on the interdisciplinary team. They may also be the first to explain the purpose of the appointment as a whole, in family-friendly terms. In this podcast, Juhee and Lissette provide a hypothetical scenario involving these tasks, and practice using relevant terminology in Spanish.
  • Medical Interdisciplinary Team: Vocabulary & Practice Sentences Handout

Stuttering: Podcast

  • There are multiple misconceptions about why stuttering is part of a child's speech and what can help minimize or “cure” stuttering. In this podcast, Evelyn and Anant will explore myths parents might have about stuttering in bilingual children, and they will also delve into details about informal assessment and parent education. Specific vocabulary related to stuttering will be used when speaking to a parent coming in with her child for a first time visit.
  • Stuttering: Handout

Pediatric & Educational Setting Podcasts

10 Critical Questions for Evaluation of Bilingual Children: Podcast

  • We know that parent interviews are crucial in the process of identify language disorder in children. Utilizing the research of Dr. Cate Crowley from Teachers College of Columbia University, Hollis and Tracy practice Dr. Crowley's 10 critical parent interview questions in Spanish, and some of the answers a parent might give!
  • 10 Critical Questions: Vocabulary & Practice Sentences Handout

Bilingual Development: Podcast

  • The number of bilingual speakers in the US is projected to increase in the coming years. According to the American Community Survey, more than one in 5 individuals over the age of 5 (21%) speak a language other than English at home.It can be hard to know what’s typical for bilingual development. In this podcast, Alexis and Veronica discuss field specific vocabulary related to bilingual development. 
  • Bilingual Development: Vocabulary & Practice Sentences Handout

Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Podcast

  • Childhood apraxia of speech (CAS) is a motor speech disorder which can be difficult to diagnose. Diagnosis of children who are bilingual and have CAS can be especially tricky. In this podcast, Alexis and Veronica will give you information and vocabulary related to assessing a bilingual child who has CAS. Brush up and/or learn new field specific vocabulary related to childhood apraxia of speech with us!
  • Childhood Apraxia of Speech: Vocabulary & Practice Sentences Handout

Literacy: Podcast

  • As the number of bilinguals is projected to increase in the coming years, it is important to know how to better serve bilingual literacy instruction. Which language should a child read in, or how do you instruct literacy when you don’t speak the language? In this podcast, Alexis and Veronica will will help you hone in your field specific vocabulary related to bilingual literacy instruction.
  • Literacy:  Vocabulary & Practice Sentences Handout

Pediatric Feeding & Swallowing Evaluation: Podcast

Traumatic Brain Injury in a School Setting: Podcast

  • The long-term effects of brain injury can be catastrophic for students at any level. Concussions or mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) caused by contact sports has increased among young athletes in school settings. In this podcast,  Alexis and Veronica will offer practice opportunities and specific vocabulary for a TBI. This Podcast will center around prevention and information about mild TBIs.
  • TBI in a School Setting: Vocabulary & Practice Sentences Handout

Adult & Medical Setting Podcasts

Dysphagia Diets: Podcast

  • Hone your skills as a bilingual speech-language pathologist working with diet modifications for patients with dysphagia. Have you ever wanted to describe the different levels of modified diets to your patients and their caregivers? It can be a challenging subject given the amount of specific vocabulary involved. In this podcast, Bri and Joseph offer vocabulary lists and practice opportunities, as well as a chance to listen to them roll play a discussion of a variety of diet textures. Feel free to practice along with them and join the discussion!
  • Dysphagia Diets: Vocabulary & Practice Sentences Handout

Oral Motor Examination: Podcast

  • There is a lot to cover in an oral motor exam. In this podcast, Bri and Joseph offer you a chance to practice using the vernacular commonly found in many versions of this type of evaluation. Listen and learn to ask your patients to do such things as "stick out your tongue", "pucker your lips", and "puff out your cheeks"... in Spanish!
  • Oral Motor Examination: Vocabulary & Practice Sentences Handout

Post Stroke Meeting in a Skilled Nursing Facility: Podcast

  • A discussion about aphasia after a family's loved one has had a stroke involves many field-specific terms. Hollis and Tracy offer you a chance to practice some of this terminology that one may use to discuss how language use changes as a result of a stroke, and what a family can do to support their loved one as they recover. This Spanish terminology may be useful in a variety of settings, including a skilled nursing facility (SNF)!
  • Post Stroke Meeting in a Skilled Nursing Facility: Vocabulary & Practice Sentences Handout

Swallow Strategies & Exercises: Podcast

  • Bri and Joseph discuss a few exercises (Masako, Shaker, Mendelsohn) as well as strategies (chin tuck, head rotation, super-supraglottic swallow) designed to increase the safety and efficiency with which your patients swallow food and liquid. Specific vocabulary is presented and scripts are provided to help you describe these exercises and maneuvers to your patients and their caregivers.
  • Swallow Strategies & Practice Sentences Handout

Traumatic Brain Injury in a Medical Setting: Podcast

  • The leading causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are increasing. In this podcast, Alexis and Veronica offer practice opportunities and specific vocabulary for mild TBI or concussions for adults in a medical setting. This podcast will center around prevention, information about mild TBIs, and how to help your client return back to work.
  • TBI in a Medical Setting: Vocabulary & Practice Sentences Handout