Medical Speech Pathology

Curiosity, Dialogue, and Knowledge

Caregiver and Patient Education

a drawing of a chalk board, an open book and a pencil; a caption above says reach out and teach someone

by Janice Hechter Art

I was talking with my mother about this website the other day.  She told me that she liked it (of course she would eh?), and that it was really interesting.  After bugging her with questions and a passionate, but likely boring, diatribe about consolidating information, open access, and providing education and dialogue for SLPs, medical professionals, patients and caregivers, she said something like this, “I have a medical background, and I understand a lot of what you are posting, but a lot if it is pretty specialized.  I don’t think it’s really aimed toward caregivers or patients.”

Mother knows best.

The long and short of it, then, is that I will be working toward producing some patient/family friendly informational pieces about medical speech pathology.  As always, I want this to continue to be a collaborative site.  If any of my readers have things they would like to submit for consideration along these lines, then please shoot me an email at

Stay tuned.

-Walt Greenslade, M.S., CCC-SLP

Stay Tuned no longer!  Here are two educational articles written by a much appreciated guest contributer, Eve Pearce.  Thanks for your work Eve.

Here are the links:

An Ounce of Prevention

Highlighting the Common Risk Factors for Stroke

3 comments on “Caregiver and Patient Education

  1. Cognita
    September 5, 2012

    Excellent initiative! This is very interesting and I’ll be looking forward to gaining more information here. The benefits for readers will be immense as medical jargon is always tricky to understand.

  2. Melissa Quinn
    September 12, 2014

    I just found your site and very excited about it. I would love to see information for patients and families about end of life care and rights, including the role and legal obligations of the SLP.

    • Admin
      September 12, 2014

      Thanks for commenting! That is a very good point to bring up. Since I’ve been working in the Skilled Nursing environment, these issues have come up more regularly. I’ll do my best to write down my thoughts on this as soon as possible.

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