top of page


SLP Teaches Her Dog to Use a Soundboard

Posted December 2, 2019

Christina Hunger, 26, is a speech-language pathologist in San Diego, California who believes that "everyone deserves a voice." Hunger works with one- and two-year-old children, many of which use adaptive devices to communicate. So she wondered what would happen if she taught her two-month-old puppy, a Catahoula/Blue Heeler named Stella, to do the same.

Asperger's, Not What You Think It Is (7:48)

Posted October 29, 2019

Krister Palo is a 15-year-old student at the International School of the Hague who just happens to have Asperger's syndrome. In his talk, he shares misconceptions about people with Asperger's syndrome, and breaks down some of these popular stereotypes and assumptions.

The Brain Dictionary (3:19)

Posted November 14, 2017

Where exactly are the words in your head?  Scientists have created an interactive map showing which brain areas respond to hearing different words.  The map reveals how language is spread throughout the cortex and across both hemispheres, showing groups of words clustered together by meaning.  The beautiful interactive model allows us to explore the complex organization of the enormous dictionaries in our heads.


Click here to explore the brain model for yourself.


Click here to read the paper.


Bring On the Learning Revolution (20:56)

Posted February 3, 2016

In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.

Changing Education Paradigms (11:41)

Posted February 3, 2016

This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert, and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award.


Also view more world-famous animations in the RSA Animate playlist.

Connected... But Alone? (19:40)

Posted April 30, 2018

As we expect more from technology, do we expect less from each other?  Sherry Turkle studies how our devices and online personas are redefining human connection and communication -- and asks us to think deeply about the new kinds of connection we want to have.

Do Schools Kill Creativity? (20:03)

Posted February 3, 2016

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us (10:42)

Posted November 14, 2017

This lively RSA Animate, adapted from Dan Pink's talk at the RSA, illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us at home and in the workplace.

Emoji: The Future of Language? (8:05)

Posted February 16, 2018

Some linguists have argued for several decades that while communication between animals is clearly evident, language is unique to humans. Is that really the case though?

Expanding Our Definition of Smart (24:10)

February 3, 2016

In this witty interview, Sir Ken Robinson discusses how he believes school systems are constricting creativity through standardizing education and what we need to do about it. Then grab your tissues for a heartfelt performance by Amanda Palmer.

Five Ways To Listen Better (7:43)

Posted April 30, 2018

In our louder and louder world, says sound expert Julian Treasure, "We are losing our listening."  In this short, fascinating talk, Treasure shares five ways to re-tune your ears for conscious listening -- to other people and the world around you.

How Bilingual Brains Perceive Time Differently (3:08)

Posted February 16, 2018

A new study has found that what language you speak might alter your perception of time.

How Does Language Change Your Brain? (8:35)

Posted February 16, 2018

Many studies have been conducted and have shown that learning more than one language is beneficial to so many aspects of your life but especially your brain! It can actually grow in size!

How Language Shapes the Way We Think (14:12)

Posted April 27, 2018

There are about 7,000 languages spoken around the world -- and they all have different sounds, vocabularies structures. But do they shape the way we think? Cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky shares examples of language -- from an Aboriginal community in Australia that uses cardinal directions instead of left and right to the multiple words for blue in Russian -- that suggest the answer is a resounding yes. "The beauty of linguistic diversity is that it reveals to us just how ingenious and how flexible the human mind is," Boroditsky says. "Human minds have invented not one cognitive universe, but 7,000."

How the Brain Produces Language... And What Can Go Wrong (49:09)

Posted February 16, 2018

Frank Guenther, Ph.D., the Director of the Boston University Speech Lab and Director of the BU Neural Prosthesis Lab, explains some basics about the complexity of both normal speech and speech disorders such as stuttering.  He also discusses his work on a brain-computer-interface system that aims to make communication possible for patients with locked-in syndrome, and his work on the leading computational model (DIVA) for speech production.

How To Build a Culture of Innovation (18:03)

Posted November 14, 2017

Internationally acclaimed expert on creativity and innovation, Sir Ken Robinson, teaches a packed audience at simple@work 2015.  Sir Ken teaches us how to build a culture of innovation inside of our organizations.  The most-watched and discussed speaker in the history of the prestigious TED Conference, Sir Ken Robinson pushes people to rethink outdated assumptions about intelligence and creativity—and to unleash the real potential of people and organization.

How To Escape Education's Death Valley (19:11)

Posted February 3, 2016

Sir Ken Robinson outlines principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.  In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

How To Help Every Child Fulfil Their Potential (9:59)

Posted November 14, 2017

Ever wondered why kids say they’re bored at school, or why they stop trying when the work gets harder?  Educationalist Carol Dweck explains how the wrong kind of praise actually *harms* young people.  This short video is essential viewing for everyone – from teachers and education workers to relatives and friends - and will totally revolutionize the way you interact with children.

Also view more world-famous animations in the RSA Animate playlist.


I Listen To Color (9:29)

Posted April 30, 2018

Artist Neil Harbisson was born completely color blind, but these days a device attached to his head turns color into audible frequencies. Instead of seeing a world in grayscale, Harbisson can hear a symphony of color -- and yes, even listen to faces and paintings.

The Joy of Lexicography (15:45)

Posted May 1, 2018

Is the beloved paper dictionary doomed to extinction?  In this infectiously exuberant talk, leading lexicographer Erin McKean looks at the many ways today's print dictionary is poised for transformation.

The Millennial Question (21:44)

Posted November 14, 2017

Interview with Simon Sinek by Tom Bilyeu on Inside Quest about Millennials in the workplace and Internet Addiction.


You might also be interested in the following books by Simon Sinek.

Start with Why:  How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone To Take Action 
Together Is Better: A Little Book of Inspiration


Also check out the video of Simon's Ted Talk titled... How Great Leaders Inspire Action (18:02)

Neuroscience of Speech-Language Pathology (6:45)

Posted November 18, 2019

Dr. Mike outlines the historical basis and anatomical basis of studying the brain as a speech language pathologist (SLP).

A New Way To See the Brain (5:28)

Posted February 15, 2018

A quick look at how two scientists use the absorbency material from diapers to get the closest look at the brain yet.


Oral to Written Language Continuum (8:27)

Posted November 14, 2017

From Chapter 4:  In the Beginning is the Word 


This is one of over 50 sequences from "The Code and the Challenge of Learning to Read It," which is a web, DVD, and TV documentary produced by Learning Stewards and the Children of the Code Project.

Paradigm Shift: Workload Approach for Related Service Providers (1:30:45)

Posted November 14, 2017

Who are Specialized Instructional Support Personnel?

Specialized instructional support personnel (SISPs) encompass a large number of personnel categories with a broad set of responsibilities in schools. The disciplines included are as follows: school counselors, school nurses, school psychologists, and school social workers; occupational therapists, physical therapists, art therapists, dance/movement therapists, and music therapists; speech-language pathologists and audiologists. 


The goals of this presentation are to :

-Demonstrate benefits of convening together to address a common concern

-Compare the components of a caseload and workload approach

-Articulate the value of workload for students, schools, and providers

-Offer resources to adopt a workload approach Identify strategies to implement workload at all levels of scale


Presented by:

Sue Cecere, PT, MHS Section on Pediatrics, APTA

Deborah Crandall, JD, PhD(c) Senior Regulatory Affairs Specialist, APTA

Deborah Dixon, M.A. CCC-SLP Director of School Services, ASHA

Sandy Schefkind, MS, OTR/L Pediatric Program Manager, AOTA

Jodie Williams, OTR/L, MHA Manager, OT School Based Practitioner

The Power of Introverts (19:04)

Posted November 14, 2017

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert.  But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world and should be encouraged and celebrated.

Push-In Speech-Language Therapy: How To Collect Data (7:54)

Posted November 14, 2017

The following video comes from Carrie Clark's membership site, The Speech Therapy Solution.  Each week day, she answers one question from a speech therapist with a short training video.

Pyramid of Speech and Language Development (5:20)

Posted November 14, 2017

It is beneficial, for parents in particular, to understand where a child’s speech comes from. Bhavna Acharya, a speech-language pathologist, uses a pyramid to explain how a child develops their speech, first building up non-verbal skills and then moving into verbalizing their communication.  Acharya notes that by the age of 5-6 years a child is able to talk in complex sentences and use grammar correctly and therefore they have reached the top of the pyramid.​

The Science of Thinking (12:09)

Posted February 16, 2018

How the brain works, how we learn, and why we sometimes make stupid mistakes.  This video was inspired by the book Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman.

Significant Role Played by Nutrition in Mental Health (17:42)

Posted February 7, 2018

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. In this critically important talk, clinical psychologist Julia Rucklidge explores a range of scientific research, including her own, showing the significant role played by nutrition in mental health or illness.  Her interests in nutrition and mental illness grew out of her own research showing poor outcomes for children with significant psychiatric illness despite receiving conventional treatments for their conditions.

Skills Every Child Will Need to Succeed in the 21st Century (14:22)

Posted October 29, 2019

Is the current education system sufficient to make kids succeed in 21st century?  Dr. Laura believes otherwise.  Her most recent books – 'The Toddler Brain' and 'Jumping Into Kindergarten' – both focus on the 21st century skills needed to succeed in today’s world, and how they can best be fostered during the foundational first five years of life.

Speech Therapy Ideas: Nine Models for Co-teaching (14:45)

Posted November 14, 2017

Are you struggling to know the best way to do push-in therapy or co-teach?   Carrie Clark has put together the top 9 models she uses when co-teaching and for push-in therapy for speech-language therapists and other professionals.  You can share this video with your team and decide on which model is best for you.

Springdale Public Schools Speech Pathology (2:19)

Posted November 18, 2019

Springdale Schools prides itself on All means All.  Springdale Schools provides Speech Pathology Services for students in need so they gain the skills needed to achieve their personalized learning goals.

StoryCorps: Everyone Around You Has a Story the World Needs to Hear (21:38)

Posted April 30, 2018

Dave Isay opened the first StoryCorps booth in New York’s Grand Central Terminal in 2003 with the intention of creating a quiet place where a person could honor someone who mattered to them by listening to their story. Since then, StoryCorps has evolved into the single largest collection of human voices ever recorded. His TED Prize wish: to grow this digital archive of the collective wisdom of humanity. Hear his vision to take StoryCorps global — and how you can be a part of it by interviewing someone with the StoryCorps app.

Supporting Oral Language Development in a Language-Rich Environment (9:32)

Posted November 14, 2017

Oral language is the foundation for learning to read and write and is critical for supporting the development of children’s early literacy skills.  This video introduces some of the rule systems of language that children need to master to develop strong oral language skills, and stresses the important role that preschool teachers play in modeling language and providing a language-rich environment in the classroom.

Related videos:

Five Predictors of Early Literacy
Utilizing Interactive Read-Alouds to Support Oral Language Development
Engaging Children in Oral Storytelling to Support Oral Language Development
Supporting Oral Language Development in Dual Language Learners

Taylor Mali, Spoken Word Poet

Posted November 14, 2017

What Teachers Make


Aggressively Inarticulate


Miracle Worker


An Apple A Day Is Not Enough

Any Language, Much Less English


Reading Allowed (Starts out a little risque, but a great poem about reading aloud.)

The The Impotence of Proofreading (This one is a little blue.  Hilarious, but not for students.)

This Is Your Brain on Communication (14:51)

Posted April 30, 2018

Neuroscientist Uri Hasson researches the basis of human communication, and experiments from his lab reveal that even across different languages, our brains show similar activity, or become "aligned," when we hear the same idea or story.  This amazing neural mechanism allows us to transmit brain patterns, sharing memories and knowledge.  "We can communicate because we have a common code that presents meaning," Hasson says.

Toxic Culture of Education (17:01)

Posted October 29, 2019

Joshua Katz is a high school math teacher in Orange County, FL.  Joshua's Talk: In the mid 1800's, Horace Mann captured the potential impact of education on society.  We have yet to realize the potential he saw, and in fact, we are missing the mark by a wider and wider margin.  We have created a "Toxic Culture of Education" in our country that is damaging students, impacting our economy, and threatening our future.

Txting Is Killing Language. JK! (13:44)

Posted May 1, 2018

Does texting mean the death of good writing skills?  Linguist John McWhorter, who thinks about language in relation to race, politics, and our shared cultural history, posits that there’s much more to texting -- linguistically, culturally -- than it seems, and it’s all good news. 

What Is a Thought? How the Brain Creates New Ideas (18:00)

Posted February 16, 2018

How does the human brain work and how is it different from computers?  If you think this is too complex to explain in a few minutes, you will be surprised. In this energetic and insightful talk, neuro-scientist Dr. Henning Beck gives insights into thought processes and tells you how you can create new ideas.  Dr. Henning Beck, neuroscientist and author, supports businesses to use brain-based approaches in order to develop innovative and efficient workflows.  

What Is the Value of a Teacher? (18:14)

Posted November 14, 2017

In a complex digital world teachers are more important than ever!!!  Here are three areas where teachers add amazing value:

1. Bringing learning resources form all over the world to enhance student learning

2. Designing assignments that reveal deeper levels of student thinking

3. Mission Critical added value of teaching students how discern fact from fiction on the web, tracking down primary sources and reconciling different points of view. 

It is a very fun time to be a teacher.

What Makes a Word "Real"? (17:08)

Posted April 30, 2018

One could argue that slang words like ‘hangry,’ ‘defriend’ and ‘adorkable’ fill crucial meaning gaps in the English language, even if they don't appear in the dictionary.  After all, who actually decides which words make it into those pages?  Language historian Anne Curzan gives a charming look at the humans behind dictionaries, and the choices they make.

What We Learned from 5 Million Books (14:02)

Posted May 1, 2018

Have you played with Google Labs' Ngram Viewer?  It's an addicting tool that lets you search for words and ideas in a database of 5 million books from across centuries.  Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel show us how it works, and a few of the surprising things we can learn from 500 billion words.

Why Klingon, Elvish, and Dothraki Should Be Considered Real Languages (10:08)

Posted February 16, 2018

Language is constantly changing. We add new words, lose old words and even invent new pieces of language at times. So what constitutes a language then?

Please reload

Leadership Support Service
Certified Member

Arkansas Speech-Language Hearing Association



SLP Support    Personnel Program

Children and Youth with Sensory Impairments

State Personnel Development Grant

Traumatic Brain

Injury Services

bottom of page