Using Social Networks to Increase Professional Learning Opportunities

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This blog post is meant to list the resources we cited at our CASLPA2011 presentation in order for people to reflect on them later (and ask questions in the comments). It is also so that people who could not be in Montreal today, can participate – of sorts- and in some ways ‘watch’ the presentation live or after the fact.

I should clarify that ‘we’ means Janelle Albrecht and myself, who presented this material originally on April 30, 2011 at the CASLPA 2011 Conference in Montreal, Canada.

Here is the prezi we used during the presentation (updated Aug 2011) – it outlines the majority of the information and contains video clips. We STRONGLY SUGGEST you view it in full screen for the best effect – especially during video clips embedded in the presentation.

Here is the handout for our presentation with links to various sites we discussed during the presentation. I am unsure how long they will remain on the CASLPA website so here is the list of resources and links we provided in the handout.

Blogs for SLPs

Sean Sweeney has made a blog bundle with 25+ blogs by people who are S-LPs. You can see it here.

CASLPA members

Becoming OliviaSLP: @OliviaSLP
Cree-zy, Crazy Speechie: @ndnspeechmom
Lexical Linguist: @SLPTanya
TiPS: Technology in Practice for SLPs: @SLPrj


Dysphagia Ramblings: @apujo5

Tech Use in Therapy and Assessment

Therapyapp411: various contirbutors
Speech Gadget: @SpeechGadgetDeb
Speech Language Pathology Sharing: @esailers
Speech Techie: @speechtechie
GeekSLP: @GeekSLP

General Therapy Tips/Ideas/Thoughts

2 Gals Talk…About Speech Therapy: @2gals
Artic Brain Blog: @ArticBrain
Easy Speech and Language Ideas: @speechreka
Pathologically Speaking: @speechbob
Speech Therapy Ideas: @SpeechTXIdeas
The Speech Pathway: @SpeechPathway

Professional Organizations

Express Yourself Speech and Language: Pearson Ed’s blog, @SpeechnLanguage
ASHAsphere: @ASHAweb
Advance for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists:

Blogs for Audiologists

Cochlear Implant Online:
Tucson Audiologists/TIA Inc:
Deaf Village:



Stuttering is cool:
ASHA podcast: (rarely updated)


Audiology Talk:
Hearing Review:

MUSC Health:

Sources for webinars


Are there any other resources or links I am missing? Please add your fave SLP or AUD related blog, podcast, Facebook page, or webinar source in the comments section!

6 comments on “Using Social Networks to Increase Professional Learning Opportunities

  1. Dean says:

    I can’t say enough good things about this presentation. It encompasses all the info one needs to get started on developing your own PLN. Yet, doesn’t leave you feeling dazed by techie jargon! Thanks girls!

  2. Skye says:

    I love this presentation…next time I have to give one I think I will try to do something half as awesome as yours!

  3. slptanya says:

    Thanks for the nice comments Dean and Skye 🙂 ❤

  4. Becca says:

    WOW. This is so comprehensive. I love it! Love your guidance in the virtual world of networking…I’m only 35, but sometimes I feel about 65 when it comes to this stuff. 🙂


    • slptanya says:

      Thanks, Becca! Let mew know if you have any questions or requests for blog posts (which are behind just now cuz I’m busy but they’re coming – promise!)


  5. aubreytaylor says:

    This blog has been so helpful! It seems like very few of my colleagues, classmates, or professors have active, professional social media presences, so I’ve been trying to figure out the networking world all on my own. It can be pretty intimidating just starting out, especially when no one else in my “circles” is involved.

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