001 Easy Speak Podcast – An Introduction

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Easy Speak Podcast Episode 001

In this episode, listeners get an introduction to a podcast devoted to the speech-language needs of children.


43 Responses to “001 Easy Speak Podcast – An Introduction”

  1. Audrey Taylor on October 6th, 2009 6:29 pm

    Hi Chuck, You sound great !!! I will forward this to Adrienne right away…………….LOVE Mommy

  2. Carol Fleres on October 9th, 2009 7:59 am

    That was a terrific podcast! Encore!

  3. Lisa Glassford on October 31st, 2009 12:19 pm

    The podcast is a great idea! Will it be open to the public? Good Luck!!

  4. Dr. Charles Reid Taylor on October 31st, 2009 10:56 pm

    Ms. Glassford,

    Thank you for your kind words. Yes, the podcast is open to the public already. In fact, the second episode will be recorded and uploaded shortly.

    Dr. Taylor

  5. Jennifer Toal on November 2nd, 2009 3:11 pm

    Dr. Taylor,
    It’s nice to hear your voice and know what you sound like since we only speak through emails and discussions. I think it is great how much you care and try to reach out. It seems to me that you are great at what you do and I love that you don’t just do your job and call it a quits at the end of the day. You really seem to love what you do and you try to provide people with the information they need by giving them a place to seek additional information and you give them step-by-step directions on where to get the help they need. I think the Easy Speak Podcast is a terrific idea! I look forward to hearing the next episode. Thanks.
    Jennifer Toal (SPEC 669)

  6. Cara Russo on November 2nd, 2009 6:13 pm

    Dr. Taylor- Great podcast!!! This is my first experience with one and I really enjoyed it! As a special educator, what speech disorders are most prevalent in my classroom?

  7. Kathy Ballas on November 8th, 2009 11:53 am

    This is an excellent way to reach people. You were my first “podcast” – I was curious how it worked. And you sounded so very different than I thought it would! Good luck!

  8. Jennifer Turi on November 10th, 2009 6:42 am

    Dr. Taylor,

    I think this is a great idea to reach out to parents and professionals in regards to speech pathology. I look forward to hearing future podcasts. I will also share this with my colleagues.

    Jennifer Turi

  9. Richard Sentipal on November 10th, 2009 8:42 pm


    I really enjoyed your first podcast and I look forward to the next episode.
    The http://www.asha.org site is a great resource. Thanks!

    Take care,

  10. Rita Russomano on November 15th, 2009 9:56 am

    Great Dr. Tayor! I like the idea of a podcast. I would suggest you offer a link for people to register so that you will have their email address and therefore, be able to send out an alert for future podcasts. I would share this with other speds as I found from the readings that speech disorders are not always obvious. I found the chapter on Voice Disorders particularly enlightening as the symptoms can be particularly subtle. I would like to see a podcast perhaps further detailing the warning signs that we, as speds, should be aware of, and which ones are huge red flags.

    P.S. Is that really your mother who posted first? Awwwww! So sweet! :)

  11. Carmine Cambareri on November 15th, 2009 6:28 pm

    Dr. Taylor,

    This was great, I really enjoyed the podcast and it is a great way to reach parents and get information out on speech pathology.


  12. Jen Muller on November 16th, 2009 8:28 pm

    Dr. Taylor,
    That was awesome. Please let me know when the next podcast is available. This is a great idea and I’d love to tune in again. So crazy to hear an online prof. voice!! Ha ha! You’re like a celeb. Thanks again,
    Jen Muller

  13. Kim Madalena on November 18th, 2009 11:38 am

    Dr. Taylor,

    Thank you for creating this podcast. It is evident that you have a true passion and calling for being an educator. What a great way to reach many people! I am looking forward to your future podcasts.

    Kim Madalena (SPEC 669)

  14. Cheryl Horan on January 29th, 2010 8:53 pm

    Dr. Taylor,

    It’s nice to hear your voice; I feel as though I have now met you. You have set a very good example for your profession, because your articulation is superb!
    Will we be hearing more podcasts this semester for SPEC 669?

    Cheryl Horan

  15. Carolyn Zuidem on January 30th, 2010 6:49 pm

    Hi Dr. Taylor-nice to know there is a voice, and I might say a very well articulated one at that, behind my online class. This is a very interesting way to communicate and educate. I will be going onto the http://www.asha.org website, thanks for that info. Look forward to more of Podcasts.
    Carolyn Zuidema (SPEC 669)

  16. Consuelo Chronis February 5, 2010 on February 5th, 2010 9:28 am

    Dr. Taylor,

    What a great experience! This is a terrific way to disseminate information to many audiences. I enjoyed the clarity of the talk and the details offered. It is obvious that you are a very caring teacher and an outstanding professional. Thank you for taking the time and the effort to provide us with additional information in such an easy format. I look forward to listening to many more podcasts. I would like to learn more about ways to differentiate/diagnose difficulties in learning a second language from speech and language disorder symptoms.

    Thank you,


  17. Arundhati Pandya on February 6th, 2010 8:57 am

    Dear Dr. Taylor,

    I found your introductory podcast very informative and I am looking forward to listening to all the others. I found the asha website fascinating. I did not know that there were so many language options available when choosing a practitioner!

    I’m very curious about how Speech Language Pathologists assist students with foreign accents and would love to listen to a podcast on how the accent can be modified or lost. I would also like to listen to a podcast on stuttering and how it can be treated (or the process of).

    These podcasts will definitely be a great resource for educators, parents and all others who listen to it. Thank you for a great podcast.

    Arundhati Pandya
    (SPEC669; Spring 2010)

  18. Leeana Cruz on February 7th, 2010 7:52 am

    Dr. Taylor,

    This is an excellent podcast. This is also the first time I’ve heard a podcast. It is such an essential resource for educators and parents. I am going to share the ASHA website with a particular parent of a student I teach. I feel this mom can benefit greatly from it. I would also like to share this with the SLP who services my students. Spreading the word is key here. Thank you for sharing and I look forward to hearing more.


  19. James Groeber on February 7th, 2010 9:01 am

    Dr. Taylor,

    This was the first time I have ever heard a podcast and I greately enjoyed it. l look foward to hearing many more as our class continues.


  20. rosemary rogers (spec 669) on February 8th, 2010 5:47 pm

    So nice to hear your voice in such a unique way. Im not surprised, since this is a class concentrating on developing communication skills!

  21. Helen Friedland on February 10th, 2010 7:10 pm

    What a delightfully mellifluous voice. It was easy listening to the podcast which has a great deal of interesting and useful info. Thank you.

  22. Christen Reese on February 25th, 2010 2:35 pm

    Dr. Taylor,

    I find the podcast to be a very useful way to reach out to your students and to spread the word about speech and language disorders to the general public! I look forward to tuning in to your other podcasts!

    Christen Reese (SPEC 669)

  23. Laura Wanlass on March 1st, 2010 12:24 am

    I enjoyed your podcast, Dr. Taylor. My question follows: Do SLPs also help children and adults who have developed vocal nodules (“nodes”), or are there only medical helps available there rather than therapeutic treatments?
    Thank you! Laura Wanlass (Spring 2010 SPEC669)

  24. Dr. Charles Reid Taylor on May 11th, 2010 3:01 pm

    I am glad you enjoyed my show.

  25. Dr. Charles Reid Taylor on May 12th, 2010 12:46 am

    Thanks! Keep listening. I think you will hear information that you can use and/or share with others.

  26. Dr. Charles Reid Taylor on May 12th, 2010 12:48 am

    Thank you! Tune in again for more information that will help you to help children with communication problems.

  27. Dr. Charles Reid Taylor on May 12th, 2010 12:50 am

    Yes! This podcast is open to all listeners who have a computer with an Internet connect. You can listen to Easy Speak Podcast via an iPod or you can listen to the audio file directly on your computer.

  28. Lucy on June 2nd, 2010 2:28 pm

    Dr Taylor,
    This is my first experience with Podcast and it is outstanding. I know you are great at what you and have so much passion for it. I was in your undergrad class for Communication Disorders a couple of years ago. I look for your name when registering for classes because I know you are an awesome professor. I look forward to learning much more in this class.
    Lucy Longobucco

  29. Dr. Charles Reid Taylor on June 14th, 2010 12:17 pm

    Ms. Longobucco, I am so happy to hear from you. Thank you for your comments, and I hope you continue to get good information from this podcast. Yes, I do have a passion for what I do, but I also get a thrill from knowing that professionals like you use this information to help children! Keep up the good work.
    Dr. Taylor

  30. anjali malik on June 28th, 2012 3:13 pm

    Dr. Taylor,
    Honestly, I never knew what a podcast was until I heard this one. I feel that  it was a greatly enjoyable and learning experience for me. I feel that to be able to listen to you as in a class lecture has built a connection. Perhaps I am an auditory learner as I think I grasped all that you said very easily :) I am excited and looking forward to listening to the next one. Thank you for making it easy for your students to understand this new field of speech, language and hearing.   

  31. anjali malik on June 28th, 2012 3:18 pm

    Dr. Taylor,
    Honestly, I never knew what a podcast was until I heard this one. It was a significantly enjoyable and learning experience for me. I feel that to be able to listen to you as in a class lecture has built a learning connection with you. Perhaps I am an auditory learner as I think I grasped all that you said very easily :) I am very excited and looking forward to listening to the next one. Thank you for making it easy for your students to understand this new field of speech, language and hearing.  
    Anjali Malik (Spec 669)

  32. Charles Taylor on June 28th, 2012 9:35 pm

    Thank you for your words of encouragement.  Check back here for new podcast episodes and my new blog.

  33. Noelle Vescio on September 8th, 2012 3:51 pm

    Dr. Taylor,
    This was my first experience with Podcast and I thoroughly enjoyed it.  This is a great way for me (and all your other students) to obtain information on speech and language disorders.  Thank you for opening my eyes to this! I look forward to listening to more!
    Noelle Vescio (Fall 2012 SPEC669)

  34. Charles Taylor on September 10th, 2012 10:00 pm

     @Noelle Vescio WOW!!! Thank you so much for your kind words.  In fact, you have encouraged me to get back into the studio to record more episodes.  If you have ideas for other episodes, topics of interest to you, please let me know.  Okay?

  35. Noelle Vescio on September 17th, 2012 4:21 pm

    @Charles Taylor @Noelle Vescio I definitely will! Thank you Dr. Taylor!

  36. Charles Taylor on September 17th, 2012 5:37 pm

     @Noelle Vescio  @Charles  @Noelle Stay tuned.  I am working on a new show that will highlight a means by which to more actively include parents in the therapy process involving children with autism.

  37. kmacaluso on September 17th, 2012 7:53 pm

    It’s amazing that you are a SLP. It makes sense that your students automatically ask you about questions relating to their personal life because I have a 2 year old nephew with autism that doesn’t speak. He communicates through sign language and understands when you ask him to get his shoes. I am wondering if he will ever speak. SLP is such a rewarding job and I enjoyed your podcast.
    Kristin Macaluso

  38. Charles Taylor on September 17th, 2012 9:56 pm

     @kmacaluso I am so very happy that you enjoyed this podcast episode.  Being an SLP has been quite a rewarding experience.  I wake up each day, grateful that I made this professional choice.  As for your nephew, have you ever heard of the Hanen Centre?  This charitable organization is quite unique in that it trains SLPs to work primarily with parents of children who have communication challenges.  In fact, I received training in one of their programs called “More Than Words.”  It was designed specifically for parents of children with Autism Spectrum Disorder.  We teach parents how to stimulate communication skills by using everyday experiences and activities.  We teach parents how to talk to their child, how to develop play skills, how to use pictures and print to help understanding and much more!  If your family is interested in joining a class of other parents learning Hanen’s “More Than Words” methods, go to http://www.hanen.org for more information.  The people at the Hanen Centre will gladly put you in touch with a Hanen-certified SLP.  Good luck, and thank you for listening to the Easy Speak Podcast!!!!

  39. tcole on October 29th, 2012 4:27 pm

    Dr. Taylor, your podcasts are extremely valuable. As a student in your class (SPEC 669) Fall, I found your warnings and red flags for expressive and receptive language disorders applicable to my current position as a preschool teacher with students who have IEPs and a student who concerns me. The symtoms to look for are simple to observe and assess. You mentioned that if one pays more attention to “how” a child speaks rather than what is “spoken”, then it is perhaps time to seek assistance from a SLP; I could not agree more.I am looking forward to hearing a podcast on how teachers/SLP’s can collaborate with parents providing strategies to use at home for their child who may have receptive/expressive/mixed language disorder.I will pass this link to my colleagues at my school site.

  40. jeffreybauer on June 3rd, 2013 4:34 pm

    Dr. Taylor,   
    I really enjoyed the first episode of the Easy Speak podcast. I listen to many different types of podcasts (mostly baseball) and thought your introduction episode was full of information that made me even more interested in the field. I had no idea the scope of the field or the extent of issues SLPs deal with and I never thought about the treatment of adults. I can’t wait to listen to episode 2!
    Jeff Bauer (SPEC 669)

  41. Charles Taylor on June 4th, 2013 2:59 pm

    @jeffreybauer Hello, Mr. Bauer!  Thank you so much for those very kind words!  I am glad that you learned more about the role of the SLP.  Also, I hope you are considering exploring the possibility of going into the field.  Getting through a good academic program will takes lots of hard work, but I bet you are up to it!!!
    Dr. Taylor

  42. brittanyyodice on June 7th, 2013 10:29 am

    Dr. Taylor,
    This was my first experience with a podcast and I enjoyed it! This was a great way to listen and obtain information on SL disorders. It is a wonderful resource for parents and teachers. Thank you for sharing.  I look forward to listening to more podcasts.
    Brittany Yodice (summer 1, 2013)

  43. Charles Taylor on June 7th, 2013 2:38 pm

    @brittanyyodice Dear Ms. Yodice, thank you for listening.  Actually, you have inspired me to get back into the podcast studio to produce more episodes.  Thank you so much!!
    Dr. Taylor

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