Medical Speech Pathology

Curiosity, Dialogue, and Knowledge


The Medical Field and Speech Pathology

The field of Speech Language Pathology is a variegated landscape. Trying to navigate the intricacies of all the jargon associated within the discipline as a whole is daunting even for seasoned clinicians. Verbage that seems arcane and distant (e.g.- dysphagia, dysarthria, anomia, alexia, aphasia, etc.) is the norm in my chosen setting. The point of this site is to explore the many fascinating aspects of medical speech pathology and to shed light on them. It is my hope that illuminating these areas more fully will help strengthen my own knowledge base and provide an educational platform that is easy to use and is accessible to patients, families and students.

Thank you for visiting my website/blog.  If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact me at

Remember to keep checking the site from time to time, as I will be updating it as often as I can with new information, therapy materials, editorial posts, (hopefully guest posts), and as much and more as I can fit on here!


Walt Greenslade, M.S., CCC-SLP

Header Thumbnail of Neurons by Rebecca-Lee

13 comments on “About

  1. kit10phish
    June 17, 2012

    I am so happy to have found your blog! It looks very informative, and I will certainly peruse the categories.

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  6. Nicholas Herbert
    October 14, 2013

    Hi Walt, thank you for all the likes on my blog! You do good work of real value. Respect. Best, Nicholas.

  7. Kirsty
    November 10, 2013

    Thank you so much for setting up this blog! I’m a SLP student from South Africa and this blog has helped me so much in terms of allowing me to grasp each disorder holistically.
    Once again, thank you.

    • Admin
      November 10, 2013

      Thank you, Kirsty, for you kind words. I hoped to reach out to a wide audience when I created this site, and I’m glad to see that I have. I would love to see more user created content, so if you have anything to contribute, please do.

      Best Regards,


  8. Charley
    February 17, 2015

    I love this blog. Thanks for all of the well-organized information. Would you consider adding a topic on medial SLP interviews for CFs? As I am preparing for interviews, it would be so helpful to have some practice questions/tips/advice on what to expect. Thanks!

    • Admin
      February 17, 2015

      Thanks! I think that is a great idea. If I can make time, I’ll do it.

  9. Ellen
    January 19, 2016

    Thank you for the suggestions. I was diagnosed with aspiration pneumonia at a local hospital on 12/29/15 and never was given any help from the speech dept. of the hospital. I will try some of these. I could not get an appointment with a therapist until February 1, 2016. I feel the hospital speech lab let me down and I am really upset that I will have wasted about a month with no help.

  10. Rebecca
    March 17, 2016

    WOW!! I’m in my third semester of SLP graduate school and I feel like I have hit the mega-million jackpot in your site!! So much of this information I’ve heard in lecture, but the way you have everything organized has really helped my thought process and it is so helpful to have the gist of everything in one place rather than searching through my lecture notes. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU!!!! You are on my bookmarks and will be the first place I look when I have clinical practicum at the hospital this summer.
    I am in the public school setting now. Do you have any info on childhood apraxia of speech, or can you direct me to a good resource?
    Thanks again! The time you have put into this site is greatly appreciated!

    Grateful Regards,

    • Admin
      March 17, 2016

      Thanks so much for your effusive response. I’m glad the site is helpful. Caroline Bowen has a wonderful site with child attic and language info. It may also have some AOS information as well. Good luck!


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