@WeSpeechies #WeSpeechies RoCur on Twitter

The Twitter handle @WeSpeechies, and the associated hashtag #WeSpeechies, were founded in March 2014 by Caroline Bowen @speechwoman and Bronwyn Hemsley @BronwynHemsley, both of whom are Australian Speech-Language Pathologists (SLPs). The handle provides a curated meeting point, on Twitter, for SLPs, Speech & Language Therapists (SLTs) and SLP/SLT students to promote international professional communication.

Its purpose is to facilitate mutual support, helpful connections, sharing of peer reviewed articles and relevant links to websites and blog posts, and opportunities for professional encouragement colleague-to-colleague worldwide, in all areas of practice.

Scroll down to the 2017 calendar to see who will be curating, and their topics.

CLICK HERE TO SEE HOW TO VOLUNTEER TO CURATE @WeSpeechies FOR A WEEK
#WeSpeechies Seeks (experienced tweeter) volunteers to curate for a week. Please DM @BronwynHemsley and/or @SpeechWoman with your expression of interest. Available weeks are listed in red on the calendar below.

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#WeSpeechies Curators and Chats



March 26 - April 1 2017

@WeSpeechies Curator: Stacie Attrill @SAttSpeech | Bio

Topic: Positive learning in the SLP/SLT workplace: Students, clinicians, and clinical educators

#WeSpeechies Chat #109, Tuesday 28 March 2017, 7:00pm ACDT (Australian Central Daylight Time)

Topic description and chat questions | Readings | YOUR TIME ZONE

Click on the blue links below for curators' bios as they become available.


Chat Guidelines

Help #WeSpeechies’ Tuesday Chats work for everyone, including you

  1. Follow the @WeSpeechies handle.
  2. If you intend to Tweet more than a handful of times, let your followers know that you may be sending multiple tweets. That way they can ‘ignore you’ temporarily if the chat topic is not interesting for them.
  3. During a Tuesday chat, add the hashtag (tag) #WeSpeechies to all your Tweets so that they can be aggregated. This means:
    • everyone following the tag will see your contributions; and
    • when the chat transcript is generated there will be fewer confusing gaps in the interactions.
  4. If your Tweets are protected (i.e., if you have a padlock on your handle), people who are not your followers will not be able to see your contributions to the chat. Please turn this protection off if you plan to Tweet into a #WeSpeechies chat. There are instructions for turning protection on and off here.
  5. Note that if you wish to, while a chat is in progress, you can engage in ‘side chats’ without the #WeSpeechies tag. You can review other conversations later. Side chats are not considered to be bad form!
  6. The @WeSpeechies administrators find TweetDeck makes it easier to participate in #WeSpeechies chats. Try it before the chat is due to start.
  7. Moderators: Do not schedule Tweets from the @WeSpeechies handle!

Rotation curation (#RoCur)

The the term 'rotation curation' means that the 'Curator' role rotates. In the case of the @WeSpeechies handle it rotates weekly, Sunday to Saturday, between clinicians and academics who are expert in their respective SLP/SLT fields, as well as @WeSpeechies followers who do not necessarily see themselves as 'experts' but who have interesting things to say and positive contributions to make. Not all Curators are SLPs/SLTs.

Volunteer to curate for a week, and moderate a chat

Please let @speechwoman or @bronwynhemsley know via Direct Message (DM in Twitter) if you are interested in taking a turn in the role of Curator. This involves administering the @WeSpeechies handle for one week (Sunday to Saturday), focusing on a topic within your area(s) of expertise or interest.

You would also moderate a twitter chat on the Tuesday in your week, from 8:00pm to 9:00pm in your time zone, or at another time that suits you, using the #wespeechies hashtag. For example, you might decide to run your chat from 8:00pm-9:00pm Tuesday, or 8:00am-9:00am Tuesday, in your time zone. Alternatively, you might be a located in a British time zone but decide to run the chat at 8:00-9:00pm Tuesday in a US time zone. As long as the chat happens while it is a Tuesday somewhere in the world, that's fine! It is all part of @WeSpeechies connecting and engaging internationally across time zones.

Please note that co-moderating chats, and co-curating a week is not permitterd. This means that only one person, other than the two administrators can take the handle (accessed via a unique password) at any given time.

A Curator is not there to 'educate and teach' others, but rather to engage and connect with others in professional discussion around a topics of mutual interest.

Twitterchats are themed, non-linear, fast-paced conversations using Twitter. Participants discuss ideas and ask and answer questions about a given topic. You do not need to be a 'Twitter expert' in order to curate, but it is sensible to participate in some chats before moderating one! The hour goes quickly and it can be hectic for the moderator. One or both administrators will be available to help, if you wish.

Chat topics

Topic areas of interest will include AAC, academic issues, aphasia, apraxia of speech, childhood apraxia of speech, children's speech sound disorders, conferences and meetings, clinical education, controversial practices, counselling and SLP/SLT, craniofacial differences, critical care pathways, doctoral studies in SLP/SLT, dysphagia, EBP, e-health solutions, ethics, fluency, engaging SLP/SLT students in Twitter and why, hearing impairment, humanitarian outreach in SLP/SLT, ICP2014, implementing change in your practice, independent/private practice in SLP/SLT, intellectual disability, interprofessional communication, language disorders, lifelong learning, literacy, motor speech disorders, multilingual matters, novel service delivery options, professional issues, RTI, research, social communication (pragmatics), social media for professional purposes, solo practice, stuttering/stammering, TBI, teamwork, voice, the student experience, working with nonverbal children, writing for professional purposes, and more.

Chat Analytics and Transcripts from Symplur

2017

ANALYTICS expire after 12 months, while the TRANSCRIPTS remain

2016

ANALYTICS expire after 12 months, while the TRANSCRIPTS remain

2015

2015 ANALYTICS have expired, while the TRANSCRIPTS remain

2014

2014 ANALYTICS have expired, while the TRANSCRIPTS remain

Aims

The @WeSpeechies RoCur handle is primarily for clinically oriented discussion and information sharing, with an emphasis on evidence based practice. Most of its followers are #SLPeeps and #SLP2Bs from around the world who are interested to connect and engage with each other.

Over time the @WeSpeechies handle and #WeSpeechies hashtag will be used to connect across related disciplines and with the general public, including clients and their families and advocacy groups, so that people everywhere will know a lot more about who we are and what we do as Speech-Language Pathologists / Speech and Language Therapists.

Advertising and endorsement

An informal survey of speech-language pathologists, by the @WeSpeechies founders in March 2014, revealed that many are critical of the way the #SLPeeps hashtag (’tag’) is sometimes used. This is because it is now a target for advertisers and spam tweeters. Companies and individuals promoting products (e.g., Apps,  books, commercially oriented blogs, competitions, courses, hardware, materials, "offers" including trial offers and free 'redeem codes' in exchange for favourable reviews, software, and special deals of various kinds, tools and toys) Tweet repeatedly, using #SLPeeps. They do so in order to attract the attention of SLPs/SLTs (SEE TOP INFLUENCERS HERE and SEE ALL INFLUENCERS HERE). Unfortunately, this has reduced the usefulness and credibility of #SLPeeps for those seeking focused, relevant, SLP/SLT-oriented exchanges of information, and personal and professional interconnections, that are (1) evidence based and/or (2) theoretically sound, and (3) non-commercial.

1. Policy on advertisers' and vendors' use of the hashtag, #WeSpeechies

As its founders, Caroline Bowen (@speechwoman) and Bronwyn Hemsley (@BronwynHemsley) want #WeSpeechies to be different. So, the first time a follower, or other handle, tweets advertising material using the #WeSpeechies hashtag we tweet back to them asking them not to do so again, telling them they will be blocked if they do. We will offer further explanation, by directing the person to this page, at that point. If they repeat their action, they are blocked without further ado. As administrators of the @WeSpeechies handle we find this difficult to do at times, as we often know and respect the colleagues and advertisers/vendors concerned, and realise they may be tweeting about products and using #WeSpeechies unaware of the implications. However, we will enforce this policy as we are committed to keeping #WeSpeechies focused on its raison d’etre.

2. Policy on product endorsement and the use of @WeSpeechies and #WeSpeechies

We request colleagues and associates not to include the #WeSpeechies hashtag or the @WeSpeechies handle in product endorsement Tweets. If linking to App reviews, book reviews, materials reviews, and the like (authored by you or by someone else) please first ensure that the review is composed in balanced, professional terms and does not imply endorsement, or suggest therapeutic benefit (e.g., avoid statements such as, 'the best App ever for AAC', 'ideal for SLI intervention', 'no SLP should be without this App / book', 'perfect for clients with Aphasia', 'the go to clinic for Voice patients'), or a 'cure'. If you do, you will be asked not to do so again, and if your action is repeated your handle will be blocked forthwith by the @WeSpeechies administrators.

3. Policy on advertisers' and vendors' use of the handle, @WeSpeechies

Advertisers and vendors may, of course mention and tweet to the @WeSpeechies handle. Furthermore we love to engage, connect and discuss topics of mutual interest via our handle (not our hashtag, mind) with our 'suppliers' - those who produce and sell the Apps, books, equipment, journals, materials, technology and so forth that are indispensable to us at work. But, just repeating, we ask you to please keep the discussions 'non-commercial' and keep the #WeSpeechies hashtag advertisement-free.


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2017 Calendar


Available weeks are listed in red. Please let @speechwoman and @bronwynhemsley know via Direct Message (DM in Twitter) or by email if you are interested in taking a turn in the role of Curator. When you do, provide your email address, a working title for your topic, your time zone, and nominate the week you prefer. CHECKLIST

Information about selecting and requesting articles, and other readings, for discussion during your week is HERE.


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November 19 - November 25  2017

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November 12 - November 18  2017

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November 5 - November 11  2017

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October 29 - November 4  2017

@WeSpeechies Curator: Martin Brodsky @MBBrodskyPhD

Topic: Dysphagia

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October 22 - October 28  2017

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October 15 - October 21  2017

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October 8 - October 14  2017

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October 1 - October 7  2017

@WeSpeechies Curator: Joanne (Jo) Watson @JoWat | Bio

Topic: Acknowledging, interpreting, and acting on preference expression for informal communicators

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September 24 - September 30  2017

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September 17 - September 23  2017

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September 10 - September 16  2017

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September 3 - September 9  2017

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August 27 - September 2  2017

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August 20 - August 26 2017

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August 13 - August 19  2017

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August 6 - August 12  2017

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July 30 - August 1  2017

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July 23 - July 29  2017

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July 16 - July 22  2017

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July 9 - July 15  2017

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July 2 - July 8  2017

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June 25 - July 1 2017

@WeSpeechies Curator: Tracie Lindblad @MonarchHouseON | Bio

Topic: Building Effective Collaborative Relationships of Parents, SLPs/SLTs, and Applied Behaviour Analysts

#WeSpeechies Chat #122

Time Zone: Eastern Daylight Time EDT | YOUR TIME ZONE

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June 18 - 24 2017 POSTPONED: VOLUNTEER CURATOR WANTED

@WeSpeechies Curator: Charlotte Forwood @Talking Ed19 | Bio

Topic: Building on Policy to Implement Programs Addressing Developmental Language Disorder in Schools

#WeSpeechies Chat #121

Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time AEST | YOUR TIME ZONE

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June 11 - 17 2017

@WeSpeechies Curator: Susan Rvachew @ProfRvach | Bio

Topic: Developmental Phonological Disorders co-occurring with Developmental Language Disorder

#WeSpeechies Chat #120

Time Zone: Eastern Daylight Time EDT | YOUR TIME ZONE

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June 4 - 10 2017

@WeSpeechies Curators: Caroline Bowen @speechwoman | Bio & Pamela Snow @PamelaSnow2 | Bio

Topic: Making Sense of Interventions for Children's Developmental Disorders: Chat with the authors

#WeSpeechies Chat #119

Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time AEST | YOUR TIME ZONE

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May 28 - June 3 2017

@WeSpeechies Curator: Cristina McKean @Cristina_McKean | Bio

Topic: Details soon

#WeSpeechies Chat #118

Time Zone: British Summer Time BST | YOUR TIME ZONE

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May 21 - 27 2017

@WeSpeechies Curator: David Kinnane @SpeechBloke | Bio

Topic: Key legal issues in private/independent practice

#WeSpeechies Chat #117

Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time AEST | YOUR TIME ZONE

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May 14 - 20 2017

@WeSpeechies Curator: Stephen Parsons @WordAware | Bio

Topic: Teachers and SLTs/SLPs working together to Understand, Promote, and Support Children with Developmental Language Disorder

#WeSpeechies Chat #116

Time Zone: British Summer Time BST | YOUR TIME ZONE

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May 7 - 13 2017

@WeSpeechies Curator: Melissa Brunner @LissBEE_CPSP | Bio

Topic: Information Communication Technologies (ICT) and Traumatic Brain Injury: Getting organised in SLP/SLT

#WeSpeechies Chat #115

Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time AEST | YOUR TIME ZONE

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April 30 - May 6 2017

@WeSpeechies Curator: Holly Shapiro @RaviniaReading | Bio

Topic: The Evidence is in the Language: Morphology Driven Reading Instruction

#WeSpeechies Chat #114

Time Zone: Central Daylight Time CDT | YOUR TIME ZONE

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April 23 - 29 2017

@WeSpeechies Curator: Susan Ebbels @SusanEbbels | Bio

Topic: Carrying out research in clinical SLP/SLT practice

#WeSpeechies Chat #113

Time Zone: British Summer Time BST | YOUR TIME ZONE

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April 16 - 22 2017

@WeSpeechies Curator: Louise Coigley @lisntell | Bio

Topic: Storytelling in SLP/SLT - How about that?

#WeSpeechies Chat #112

Time Zone: Time | YOUR TIME ZONE

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April 9 - 13 2017

@WeSpeechies Curator: Tim Kittel @TimothyKittel | Bio

Topic: Measurement in SLP/SLT

#WeSpeechies Chat #111

Time Zone: Australian Central Standard Time ACST | YOUR TIME ZONE

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April 2 - 8 2017

@WeSpeechies Curator: Haley Tancredi @HaleyTanc | Bio

Topic: Speech Pathologists working in inclusive education settings

#WeSpeechies Chat #110

Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time AEDT | YOUR TIME ZONE

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March 26 - April 1 2017

@WeSpeechies Curator: Stacie Attrill @SAttSpeech | Bio

Topic: Positive learning in the SLP/SLT workplace: Students, clinicians, and clinical educators

#WeSpeechies Chat #109, Tuesday 28 March 2017, 7:00pm ACDT

Time Zone: Australian Central Daylight Time ACDT | YOUR TIME ZONE

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March 19 - 25 2017

@WeSpeechies Curator: Augmentative and Alternative Communication @AACjourn | About

Topic: Exploring how editors and authors in SLP/SLT can work together to disseminate and translate research evidence for the public: AAC as a case example

#WeSpeechies Chat #108, Tuesday 21 March 2017, 8:00pm AEDT

Time Zone: Australian Eastern Daylight Time AEDT | YOUR TIME ZONE

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March 12 - 18 2017

@WeSpeechies Curator: Dorothy Bishop @Deevybee | Bio

Topic: How can we raise the profile of developmental language disorders?

#WeSpeechies Chat #107 Tuesday 14 March 2017, 8:30pm GMT

Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time GMT | YOUR TIME ZONE

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March 5 - 11 2017

@WeSpeechies Curator: Thizbe Wenger @ThizbeW | Bio

Topic: Use of new technologies to support SLP/SLT practice: Behind the scenes, in the clinic, home, and school

#WeSpeechies Chat #106 Tuesday 7 March 2017, 8:00pm AEDT

Time Zone: Australian Eastern Daylight Time AEDT | YOUR TIME ZONE

Topic description and chat questions | Readings



February 26 - March 4 2017

@WeSpeechies Curator: Jo Steel @DrJoSteel | Bio

Topic: Cognitive Communication and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Adults

#WeSpeechies Chat #105 Tuesday 28 February 2017, 8:00pm AEDT

Time Zone: Australian Eastern Daylight Time AEDT | YOUR TIME ZONE

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February 19 - 25 2017

@WeSpeechies Curator: Emma McLaughlin @EmmaMcSLP | Bio | Emma talks about "discharge"

Topic: Managing service and discharge for adults with chronic communication impairment

#WeSpeechies Chat #104 Tuesday 21 February 2017, 7:00pm AEDT

Time Zone: Australian Eastern Daylight Time AEDT | YOUR TIME ZONE

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February 12 - 18 2017

@WeSpeechies Curator: Tricia McCabe @TricMc | Bio

Topic: Childhood Apraxia of Speech

#WeSpeechies Chat #103 Tuesday 14 February 2017, 8:00pm AEDT

Time Zone: Australian Eastern Daylight Time AEDT | YOUR TIME ZONE

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February 5 -10 2017

@WeSpeechies Curator: Bronwyn Hemsley @BronwynHemsley | Bio

Topic: Crowdsourcing for knowledge translation and citizen science in SLP/SLT: Where do we start?

#WeSpeechies Chat #102 Tuesday 7 February 2017, 8:00pm AEDT

Time Zone: Australian Eastern Daylight Time AEDT | YOUR TIME ZONE

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2016 Calendar



December 4 - 10 2016
Administrators
Topic: The @WeSpeechies Year in Review, and Planning for 2017


November 27 - December 3 2016
No curator



#WeSpeechies Chat #101 with Louise Coigley

Date: Tuesday 22 November 2016
Time: 9:00am GMT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Louise Coigley @lisntell (November 20 - November 26 2016)

Topic: Rumble in the Jungle: Joys and challenges of parenting a child with speech, language and communication needs


November 13 - 19 2016
No curator


November 6 - 12 2016
No curator


October 30 - November 5 2016
No curator


October 23 - 29 2016
No curator


October 16 -22 2016
No curator



#WeSpeechies Chat #100 with Tim Kittel

Date: Tuesday 11 October 2016
Time: 8:30pm ACDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Time Zone: Australian Central Daylight Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Tim Kittel @TimothyKittel (October 9 - October 15 2016)

Topic: Memes and themes in representations of SLP/SLT in the mainstream, social, and imagined future media: Get the picture



#WeSpeechies Chat #99 with Carol-Anne Murphy

Date: Tuesday 20 September 2016
Time: 9:00pm BST for 1 hour
Time Zone: Time Zone: British Summer Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Carol-Anne Murphy @camisonup (September 18 - September 24)

Topic: Theories of ‘language learning impairment and therapy’: How are they reflected in SLP/SLT interventions?


September 11 - 17 2016
No curator


September 4 - 10 2016
No curator



#WeSpeechies Chat #98 with Nancy Owens

Date: Tuesday 30 August 2016
Time: 7:00pm AEST for 1 hour
Time Zone: Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time (Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Nancy Owens @NancyJOwens (August 28 - September 3)

Topic: "Peer Review” vs. "Reader Review"? How do you make informed decisions about healthcare and educational literature?



#WeSpeechies Chat #97 with Belinda Hill

Date: Tuesday 23 August 2016
Time: 8:00pm AEST for 1 hour
Time Zone: Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time (Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Belinda Hill @TheraBees (August 21 - August 27)

Topic: SLPs/SLTs in private/independent practice: Challenges, opportunities and aspirations.
Is the journey taking us where we want to go?


August 14 - 20 2016
No curator



#WeSpeechies Chat #96 with Chyrisse Heine

Date: Tuesday 9 August 2016
Time: 8:00pm AEST for 1 hour
Time Zone: Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time (Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Chyrisse Heine @Chyrisse_Heine (August 7 - August 13)

Topic: The SLP/SLT roadmap: Past, present and future!



#WeSpeechies Chat #95 with Catriona Steele

Date: Tuesday 2 August 2016
Time: 3:00pm EDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Time Zone: Eastern Daylight Time (Toronto Ontario Time) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Catriona Steele @SwallowRehab (July 31 - August 6)

Topic: Dysphagia diets



#WeSpeechies Chat #94 with John McCarthy

Date: Tuesday 26 July 2016
Time: 8:00pm EDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Time Zone: Eastern Daylight Time (Athens Ohio Time) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: John McCarthy @sayitanywayou (July 24 - July 30)

Topic: The arts and communication: Implications for SLPs/SLTs worldwide


July 17 - 23 2016
No curator



#WeSpeechies Chat #93 with Haley Tancredi

Date: Tuesday 12 July 2016
Time: 8:00pm AEST for 1 hour
Time Zone: Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time (Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Haley Tancredi @HaleyTanc (July 10 - July 16)

Topic: Empowering children and young people with communication difficulty to be central voices in their collaborative teams


July 3 - 9 2016
No curator


June 26 - July 2 2016
No curator



#WeSpeechies Chat #92 with Abigail Lewis

Date: Tuesday 21 June 2016
Time: 2:30pm AWST for 1 hour
Time Zone: Time Zone: Australian Western Standard Time (Perth WA Time) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Abigail Lewis @AbigailVLewis (June 19 - June 25)

Topic: Building an ePortfolio in SLP/SLT:
A reflection on the process and strategies for your professional learning



#WeSpeechies Chat #91 with Suze Leitão

Date: Tuesday 14 June 2016
Time: 4:00pm AWST for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Western Standard Time (Perth WA Time) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Suze Leitão @Suze_Freogirl (June 12 - June 18)

Topic: Ethics in professional and clinical practice



#WeSpeechies Chat #90 with Madeline Cruice

Date: Tuesday 7 June 2016
Time: 9:00am BST for 1 hour
Time Zone: British Summer Time (London, UK Time) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Madeline Cruice @MadelineCruice (June 5 - June 11)

Topic: Making a meaningful difference in SLP/SLT services for adults:
Aphasia as a case example


May 29 - June 4 2016
No curator



May 22 - 28 2016
CURATOR WAS READY
but had to cancel at short notice


May 15 - 21 2016
No curator.



#WeSpeechies Chat #89 with Felicity Bright

Date: Tuesday 10 May 2016
Time: 9:00pm NZST for 1 hour
Time Zone: New Zealand Standard Time (Auckland NZ Time) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Felicity Bright @FlissBright (May 8 - May 14)

Topic: Hope: Its relevance for speech and language therapy



#WeSpeechies Chat #88 with Rachael-Anne Knight

Date: Tuesday 3 May 2016
Time: 8:00am BST for 1 hour
Time Zone: British Summer Time (London, UK Time) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Rachael-Anne Knight @r_a_knight (May 1 - May 6)

Topic: Research training for SLP/SLT students:
Growing research capacity to strengthen our profession

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #87 with Lucy Nicoll

Date: Tuesday 26 April 2016
Time: 8:00pm BST for 1 hour
Time Zone: British Summer Time (London, UK Time) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Lucy Nicoll @LucyNicoll1 (April 24 - April 30)

Topic: Figuring it out: SLPs/SLTs targeting figurative language skills in children and adolescents with language learning impairment: #LLI_

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #86 with Lisa Archibald

Date: Monday 18 April 2016
Time: 8:00pm EDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Eastern Daylight Time (London, Ontario time) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Lisa Archibald @larchiba6 (April 16 - April 22)

Topic: SLPs/SLTs collaborating with teachers on #LLI_ and language goals in the classroom: Evidence and implementation

The topic description and chat questions are here


April 10 - 16 2016
No curator.


April 3 - 9 2016
No curator.


March 27 - April 2 2016
No curator.



March 20 - 26
Your voice; your story, @WeSpeechies?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



March 20 - 26
CURATOR READY
Topic: Privilege: What it is, and implications for SLP/SLTs worldwide postponed, new date to be advised



#WeSpeechies Chat #85 with Bronwyn Hemsley

Date: Tuesday 15 March 2016
Time: 8:00pm AEDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Bronwyn Hemsley @BronwynHemsley (March 13 - March 9)

Topic: #WeSpeechies and the global conversation about speech-language pathology:
Implications of the 10 year Twitter anniversary for clinical, research, and policy impact.



#WeSpeechies Chat #84 with Alexander O'Sullivan

Date: Tuesday 8 March 2016
Time: 8:00pm AEDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Alexander O'Sullivan @os_alexo (March 6 - March 12) BLOG

Professionalism and Speech-Language Pathology / Speech and Language Therapy



#WeSpeechies Chat #83 with Charlotte Forwood

Date: Tuesday 1 March 2016
Time: 8:00pm AEDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Charlotte Forwood @talkinged19 (February 28 - March 5)

Topic: Teachers and SLPs/SLTs collaborating to support older school students’ language for academic tasks



#WeSpeechies Chat #82 with Nathaniel Swain

Date: Tuesday 23 February 2016
Time: 8:00pm AEDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Nathaniel Swain @NathanielRSwain (February 21 - February 27)

Topic: What do we mean by “higher order language skills”, and is this term useful?



#WeSpeechies Chat #81 with Melanie Gibson

Date: Tuesday 16 February 2016
Time: 8:00pm AEDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Melanie Gibson @Speech_Blossoms (February 14 - February 20)

Topic: Using Social Media as an #SLP2b/#SLT2b: Perspectives of a new graduate #SLP



#WeSpeechies Chat #80 with Gaenor Dixon

Date: Tuesday 9 February 2016
Time: 7:30pm AEDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Gaenor Dixon @SPAPresident (February 7 - February 13)

Topic: What’s your vision? Speech Language Pathology/Therapy from now to 2030! #SP2030


2015 Calendar



#WeSpeechies Chat 79 with Bronwyn Hemsley

Date: Tuesday 8 December 2015
Time: 7:00pm AEDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Canberra, Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curators: Bronwyn Hemsley and Caroline Bowen (December 8-12)

Topic: Quo vadis, #WeSpeechies?



November 29 - December 8

We're Riding and Writing

The @WeSpeechies Admins, Bronwyn Hemsley and Caroline Bowen will have their minds and energies on other things until December 8. Bronwyn is taking a short, well-earned holiday and is participating in the RACV Great Victorian Bike Ride from Ballarat to Bendigo. Meanwhile, one-time @WeSpeechies RoCur, Pam Snow (from Bendigo) is getting together with Caroline in the Blue Mountains to work on their forthcoming book, Making Sense of Interventions for Children's Developmental Difficulties. Expect random Tweets throughout the week on goldfields, camping, bike riding, wineries and beautiful Australian scenery (tagged #GreatVic); and collaboration, research, writing, writer's block, pseudoscientific interventions, and as Pam would say, scientific flapdoodle (tagged #WritingOurBook). #WeSpeechies' advice, information, encouragement and general spurring on, from around the world, is welcome, Cheers!

Our Time Zone: Canberra, Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curators: Caroline Bowen and Bronwyn Hemsley



#WeSpeechies Chat #78 with Melanie Gibson

Date: Tuesday 24 November 2015
Time: 8:00pm AEDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Canberra, Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curators: Bronwyn Hemsley, Caroline Bowen and Melanie Gibson (November 22-28)

Topic ‘SLP2B/SLT2B Job Ready Interview Ready’ skills



#WeSpeechies Chat #77 with Chris Lightfoot

Date: Tuesday 17 November 2015
Time: 8:00pm PST for 1 hour
Time Zone: PST (Vancouver) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Chris E Lightfoot @ChrisELightfoot (November 15 - November 21)

Topic: SLP/SLT as Serious Leisure Perspective: Second Careers in Speech-Language Pathology



November 8 - November 14: No #WeSpeechies chat Tuesday 10 November

This week's curators: Bronwyn Hemsley @BronwynHemsley and Caroline Bowen @SpeechWoman (November 8 - November 14)
Chat: No chat this week, but rather a week-long exploration of the:

Topic: Volunteering to curate the @WeSpeechies handle for a week in 2016



#WeSpeechies Chat #76 with Tom Sather

Date: Tuesday 3 November 2015
Time: 8:00pm CST for 1 hour
Time Zone: US CST (Chicago, Dallas, Kingston, Lima, Winnipeg time) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Thomas W Sather @TomSatherSLP (November 1 - November 7) BLOG

Topic: SLP/SLT service delivery in non-traditional environments



#WeSpeechies Chat #75 with David Kinnane

Date: Tuesday 27 October 2015
Time: 8:00pm AEDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Canberra, Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: David Kinnane @speechbloke(October 25 – October 31)

Topic: Consumer protections and speech pathology services: Are we doing the right things at the right times?



#WeSpeechies Chat #74 with Joy Penard

Date: Tuesday 20 October 2015
Time: 9:00pm CEST for 1 hour
Time Zone: Central European Summer Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This weeks's curator: @JoyPenard (October 18 - 24)

Topic: Multilingualism in the 21st Century: Implications for Speech-Language Pathologists


October 11 - October 17: No #WeSpeechies chat Tuesday 13 October



#WeSpeechies Chat #73 with Emma McLaughlin

Date: Tuesday 6 October 2015
Time: 8:00pm AEDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: (Canberra, Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne time) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Emma McLaughlin @EmmaMcLTU (October 4 - 10)

Topic: Dysphagia intervention for adults with acquired conditions - who, what, when, how and why?

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #72 with Megan Panatier

Date: Tuesday 29 September 2015
Time: 6:00pm PDT for one hour
Time Zone: Pacific Daylight Time (Los Angeles, Vancouver) (YOUR TIME ZONE)
Curator: Megan Panatier @meganpanatier (September 27 - October 3)

Topic: Online Personal Learning Networks (PLN) in speech language pathology: What's in it for me, and for us as a community?

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #71 with Adrian Bradley

Date: Tuesday 22 September 2015
Time: 9:30pm IST/BST for 1 hour
Time Zone: Irish Standard Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Adrian Bradley @ABradleySLT (September 20 - 26)

Topic: Men in speech language therapy/pathology: Addressing the Gender imbalance positively

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #70 with John Pierce

Date: Tuesday 15 September 2015
Time: 8.00 pm AEST for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time| YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: John Pierce @JohnPierce85 (September 13-19)

Topic: Parkinson’s disease: Speech, swallowing and secretions

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #69 with Andrea McQueen

Date: Tuesday 8 September 2015
Time: 8.00 pm AEST for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Andrea McQueen @aj_mcq (September 6-12)

Topic: Funding supports for people who use AAC/AugComm: An exploration of what is ‘reasonable’ and ‘necessary’ in the light of ‘equity’ and communication needs

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #68 with Russell Cross

Date: Tuesday 1 September 2015
Time: 5:00pm EDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Eastern Daylight Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Russell Cross @SpeechDudes (August 30 – September 5)

Topic: Speech Therapist? Speech-Language Therapist? Speech-Language Pathologist? What do we call ourselves and how does that affect what others think we do?

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #67 with Charlotte Forwood

Date: Tuesday 25 August 2015
Time: 8.00 pm AEST for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Charlotte Forwood @talkinged19  (August 23-29, Speech Pathology Week in Australia)

Topic: Literacy assessment and intervention with adolescents in the school setting

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #66 with Bronwyn Hemsley

Date: Tuesday 18 August 2015
Time: 08:00pm AEST for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time| YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Bronwyn Hemsley: @BronwynHemsley (August 16 – August 22)

Topic: Social Media and Communication Disability: Implications for Speech Language Professionals

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #65 with Pauline Ackermann

Date: Tuesday 11 August 2015
Time: 08:00pm BST for 1 hour
Time Zone: British Summer Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Pauline Ackermann @P_Ackermann (August 9 – August 15)

Topic: The challenge and promise of ICT - Exploring the impact on the tasks and roles of SLPs/SLTs

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #64 with Emily Cole

Date: Tuesday 4 August 2015
Time: 7:00am EST for 1 hour
Time Zone: Eastern Daylight Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Emily Cole @ecoleSLP (August 2-8)

Topic: Schools-Based SLPs and working with children with complex needs

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #63 with Jackie McRae

Date: Tuesday 28 July 2015
Time: 9:00am BST for 1 hour
Time Zone: British Summer Time| YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Jackie McRae @daisy_project (July 26 – August 1)

Topic: Critical Care Management in SLP/SLT: Trache/Vent, Dysphagia, Communication and Oral Care

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #62 with Oonagh Reilly

Date: Tuesday 21 July 2015
Time: 1:00pm BST for 1 hour
Time Zone: British Summer Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Oonagh Reilly: @OonaghReilly (July 19 - July 25)

Topic: Creating a Safe Simulated (SIM) Learning Environment for SLT/SLP students

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #61 with Rachael-Anne Knight

Date: Tuesday 14 July 2015
Time: 9:00am BST for 1 hour
Time Zone: British Summer Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Rachael-Anne Knight: @r_a_knight (July 12 - July 18)

Topic: Prosody in Clinical Practice

The topic description and chat questions are here


July 5 - July 11: No #WeSpeechies chat Tuesday 7 July

June 28 - July 4: No #WeSpeechies chat Tuesday 30 June



#WeSpeechies Chat #60 with Lauren Jones

Date: Tuesday 23 June 2015
Time: 9:00pm BST for 1 hour
Time Zone: British Summer Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Lauren Jones: @Lauren_SLT (June 21 - June 27)

Topic: The role of SLPs/SLTs in mental capacity assessment for adults

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #59 with Sean Pert

Date: Tuesday 16 June 2015
Time: 9:00pm BST for 1 hour
Time Zone: British Summer Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Sean Pert: @SeanPert (June 14 - June 20)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Treatment intensity and the impact on client outcomes: How do #WeSpeechies manage?

The topic description and chat questions are here



No #WeSpeechies Chat this week

This week's curators: Administrators: Caroline Bowen @speechwoman & Bronwyn Hemsley  @BronwynHemsley (June 7 - June 13)

There is a selection of the Open Access articles we found, here under June 7-13.

Topic: Finding and sharing open access & free access journal articles to support EBP



#WeSpeechies Chat #58 with Bronwyn Hemsley

Date: Tuesday 2 June 2015
Time: 6:00pm AWST for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Western Standard Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Bronwyn Hemsley: @BronwynHemsley (June 1 - June 5)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: #WeSpeechies in Transit: Distance and Proximity in SLP/SLT

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #57 with Carol-Anne Murphy

Date: Tuesday 26 May 2015
Time: 9:00pm IST/BST for 1 hour
Time Zone: Irish Summer Time / British Summer Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Carol-Anne Murphy: @camisonup (May 24 - May 30)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Improving Children’s Comprehension of Spoken Language in the Context of a Weak Evidence Base

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #56 with Andrea McQueen

Date: Tuesday 19 May 2015
Time: 8:00pm AEST (Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney time) for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Andrea McQueen: @aj_mcq (May 17 - May 20)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Collaborative Teams of All Types: Implementing Team Models in Speech-Language Pathology / Speech and Language Therapy Services

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #55 with Clare Smith

Date: Tuesday 12 May 2015
Time: 8:00pm BST for 1 hour
Time Zone: British Summer Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Clare Smith: @clarrysmith (May 10 - May 16)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Screen time and child development: Exploring the impact of audiovisual and interactive screens from all angles

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #54 with Belinda Hill

Date: Tuesday 5 May 2015
Time: 8:00pm AEST (Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney time) for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Belinda Hill: @TheraBees (May 3 - May 9)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Building a private practice: Strategies for creating an ethical, sustainable and progressive balance in a speech pathology service

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #53 with Kate Munro

Date: Tuesday 28 April 2015
Time: 8:00pm ACST (Adelaide time) for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Central Standard Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Kate Munro: @speechiekate (April 26 - May 2)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Parents as Very Important Partners (VIPs): How can we work together to optimise outcomes?

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #52 with Claire Hartley

Date: Tuesday 21 April 2015
Time: 11:00am BST for 1 hour
Time Zone: British Summer Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Claire Hartley: @cljclh (April 19 - April 25)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript and Storify

Topic: Simulation as a Learning and Teaching Tool in SLT/SLP Education

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #51 with @TxChoices

Date: Tuesday 14 April 2015
Time: 6:00pm AEST for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Caroline Bowen Tweeting as @TxChoices: @TxChoices (April 12 - April 18)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript and Storify

Topic: Making Sense of Interventions for Children’s Developmental Difficulties

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #50 with Bronwyn Hemsley

Date: Tuesday 7 April 2015
Time: 8:00pm AEST for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Bronwyn Hemsley: @BronwynHemsley (April 5 - April 11)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript
DEBATE: Storify

Topic: Tweeting, listening, lurking, and learning on Twitter: The warp and weft of Twitter

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #49 with Jill Bradshaw

Date: Tuesday 31 March 2015
Time: 8:00pm BST for 1 hour
Time Zone: British Summer Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Jill Bradshaw: @JillBradshaw13 (March 29 - April 4)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics for the #WeSpeechies Chat on March 31 2015 (08:00-09:00pm BST) | Transcript

Topic: Making great services for people with learning disability/intellectual disability

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #48 with Mike Cannon

Date: Tuesday 24 March 2015
Time: 8:00pm EDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Eastern Daylight Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Mike Cannon: @Journals2025 and @ASHAJournals (March 22-28)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Increasing access to SLP/SLT peer reviewed literature for improved research translation: A concerted community effort

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #47 with Dominique Lowenthal

Date: Tuesday 17 March 2015
Time: 8:00pm GMT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Dominique Lowenthal: @DomLowenthal (March 15-21) READ MORE
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript and Storify

Topic: Innovation and change: How can Continuing Professional Development (CPD) be made more accessible for SLPs/SLTs?

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #46 with Susan Ebbels

Date: Tuesday 10 March 2015
Time: 9:00pm BST for 1 hour
Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Susan Ebbels: @SusanEbbels (March 8-14)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Research to practice and schoolchildren with language difficulties

The topic description and chat questions are here


@WeSpeechies 1st Anniversary week March 1-7 2015 - informal 'chat' all week long!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 



#WeSpeechies Chat #45 with Speech Pathology Australia

Date: Tuesday 24 February 2015
Time: 8:00pm AEDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Melbourne | Canberra time) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Speech Pathology Australia: @SpeechPathAus (Gail Mulcair & Michael Kerrisk: February 22-28)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript
THE WEEK: Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Strategic planning: objectives, deliverables and future directions

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #44 with Nicola Botting

Date: Tuesday 17 February 2015
Time: 8:00pm GMT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time (UK time) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Nicola Botting: @NicolaBotting (February 15-21)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Publishing YOUR research in an academic journal

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #43 with Madeline Cruice

Date: Tuesday 10 February 2015
Time: 8:00pm GMT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time (UK time) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Madeline Cruice: @MadelineCruice (February 8-14)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Stories with Aphasia

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #42 with Caroline Bowen and Bronwyn Hemsley

Date: Tuesday 3 February 2015
Time: 8:00pm AEDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Sydney, Australia time) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curators: Administrators - Caroline Bowen: @speechwoman and Bronwyn Hemsley: @BronwynHemsley (February 1-7)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: How #WeSpeechies can tell the world who we are and what we do

The topic description and chat questions are here


2014 Calendar



#WeSpeechies Chat #41 with @WeSpeechies

Date: Friday 19 December 2014
Time: 7:00pm AEDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Sydney, Australia time)| YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curators: Caroline Bowen: @speechwoman & Bronwyn Hemsley@BronwynHemsley (December 14-19)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: What are you SUPPOSED to be doing?

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #40 with Claire Hartley

Date: Tuesday 9 December 2014
Time: 8:00pm GMT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time (London time)| YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Claire Hartley: @cljclh (December 07 - 13)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript and STORIFY

Topic: Simulation in Speech-Language Pathology/Speech & Language Therapy clinical education

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #39 with Joy Pénard

Date: Tuesday 2 December 2014
Time: 8:00pm GMT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Greenwich Mean Time (London time)| YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Joy Pénard: @joypenard (November 30 - December 06)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Clinical practice with multilingual clients and their families

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #38 with Kelley Babcock

Date: Tuesday 25 November 2014
Time: 8:00pm CST for 1 hour
Time Zone: US Central Standard Time (Nashville time) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Kelley Babcock: @KelleyBabcock (November 23 - November 29)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Putting the focus on Education and Training in Dysphagia

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #37 with Sarah Masso

Date: Tuesday 11 November 2014
Time: 8:00pm AEDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Sydney, Australia time)| YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Sarah Masso: @SarahMasso (November 09 - November 15)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Translating research into practice, and practice into research

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #36 with Kate Munro

Date: Tuesday 04 November 2014
Time: 8:00pm ACDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Central Daylight Time (Adelaide, South Australia time) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Kate Munro: @speechiekate (November 02 - November 08)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Mentoring, and people who use augmentative and alternative communication (AAC)

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #35 with Rachel Davenport

Date: Tuesday 28 October 2014
Time: 8:00pm AEDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC (Canberra, Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne time) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Rachel Davenport: @rachyroo1972 (October 26 - November 01)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: SLP/SLT Clinical Education

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #34 with Bronwyn Hemsley

Date: Tuesday 21 October 2014
Time: 8:00pm AEDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC (Canberra, Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne time) | YOUR TIME ZONE
This week's curator: Bronwyn Hemsley: @BronwynHemsley (October 19-25)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Developing and administering a 'RoCur'

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #33 with Olivia Hazelden

Date: Tuesday 14 October 2014
Time: 6:00pm US Eastern Daylight Time for one hour
Time Zone: US Eastern Daylight Time (Boston | Toronto time) | YOUR TIME ZONE
Curator: Olivia Hazelden: @OliviaSLP (October 12 - October 18)
Topic: Use of social media from student to professional: Balancing work and social lives on Twitter, YouTube and Websites | BLOG
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Use of social media from student to professional: Balancing work and social lives online

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #32 with Harmony Turnbull

Date: Tuesday 07 October 2014
Time: 8:00pm AEDT for one hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Daylight Time (Sydney time) | YOUR TIME ZONE
Curator: Harmony Turnbull: @SP_Harmony (October 05 - October 11)
Related BLOG ENTRY
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript and STORIFY

Topic: SLP/SLT Terminology, and Plain English in Practice

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #31 with Renena Joy

Date: Tuesday 30 September 2014
Time: 9:30pm ADT for one hour
Time Zone: Atlantic Daylight Time (Halifax time) ( | YOUR TIME ZONE
Curator: Renena Joy: @SLPrj (September 28 - October 4)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Working with children who have Autism Spectrum Disorder in school settings

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #30 with Megan Sutton

Date: Tuesday 23 September 2014
Time: 6:30pm PDT for one hour
Time Zone: Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, Vancouver) ( | YOUR TIME ZONE
Curator: Megan Sutton: @TactusMegan (September 21 - 27)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Using Apps in Speech-Language Pathology

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #29 with Andrea McQueen

Date: Tuesday 16 September
Time: 8:00 - 900pm AEST
Time Zone: 8:00-9:00pm AEST | 12:00-1:00pm SAST | 6:00pm-7:00pm KL, Singapore | YOUR TIME ZONE
Curator: Andrea McQueen: @aj_mcq (September 14-20)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Enhancing communication-for-participation for people with intellectual disabilities



#WeSpeechies Chat #28 with John McCarthy

Date: Tuesday 09 September
Time: 10:00 - 11:00pm EDT
Time Zone: 10:00-11:00pm Eastern Daylight Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
Curator: John McCarthy: @sayitanywayyou September 7-13
John McCarthy's Blog: Say it Any Way
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Twitter in (and out of) the lecture hall

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #27 with AGOSCI / Emily Wailes

Date: Tuesday 02 September
Time: 8:00 - 900pm AEST
Time Zone: 8:00-9:00pm AEST | 12:00-1:00pm SAST | 6:00pm-7:00pm KL, Singapore | YOUR TIME ZONE
Curator: @AGOSCI: @AGOSCI (Emily Wailes August 31 - September 6)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: AAC systems & tools: Barriers to & facilitators for ongoing, effective assessment & management

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #26 with Dorothy Bishop

Date: Tuesday 26 August 2014
Time: 8:00am BST for 1 hour
Time Zone: British Summer Time | YOUR TIME ZONE (For the sums-challenged: 8am Tu BST = 5pm Tu AEST)
This week's curator: Dorothy Bishop: @deevybee (August 24 - August 30) BLOG
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Is Specific Language Impairment a useful category?

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #25 with Bronwyn Hemsley

Date: Tuesday 19 August
Time: (1) 6:30-7:30am AEST and (2) 8:00 - 900pm AEST
Time Zones: (1) 6:30-7:30am AEST | 9:30-10:30pm BST | 8:30-9:30am NZST
Time Zones: (2) 8:00-9:00pm AEST | 12:00-1:00pm SAST | 6:00pm-7:00pm KL, Singapore
Curator: Bronwyn Hemsley: @BronwynHemsley
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript
ENCORE CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: What is social media's role in supporting countries to establish AAC communities of practice & research?

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #24 with Ariane Welch

Date: Tuesday 12 August 2014
Time: 7:00pm PDT for one hour
Time Zone: Pacific Daylight Time (San Francisco, Vancouver) ( | YOUR TIME ZONE
Curator: Ariane Welch: @arianewelch (August 10 - 16)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Taking your SLP/SLT credentials abroad to work as an SLP/SLT

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #23 with Pam Snow

Date: Tuesday 05 August 2014
Time: 6:00pm AEST for one hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time (Bendigo, Melbourne, Sydney) | YOUR TIME ZONE
Curator: Pam Snow: @PamelaSnow2 (August 03 - 09)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic:
Oral language competence in children and young people: Early beginnings, transition to school, literacy, and the law in the ICP2014 year.

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #22 with Caroline Bowen

Date: Tuesday 29 July 2014
Time: 8:00pm SAST for one hour
Time Zone: South African Standard Time (Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg) | YOUR TIME ZONE
Curator: Caroline Bowen: @speechwoman (July 27- August 2)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Controversial Practices in SLP/SLT

The topic description and chat questions are here



#WeSpeechies Chat #21 with Susan Rvachew

Date: Tuesday 22 July 2014
Time: 8:00pm EDT for one hour
Time Zone: Eastern Daylight Time (Atlanta, Boston, Columbus, La Paz, Montreal, San Juan, Santiago) | YOUR TIME ZONE
Curator: Susan Rvachew: @ProfRvach (July 20-26) Susan's BLOG
THE WEEK: Symplur Analytics from July 20 to 26 and Transcript

Topic: Wait Times Benchmarks for Speech-Language and Hearing Services

The topic description and chat questions are here



#We Speechies Chat #20 with Joanie Scott

Date: Tuesday 15 July 2014
Time: 8:00pm BST for one hour
Time Zone: British Summer Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
Curator: Joanie Scott: @SymphonyUK (July 13-19)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: People with Aphasia and their Families and Friends



#WeSpeechies Chat #19 with Melissa Brunner

Date: Tuesday 08 July 2014
Time: 8:00pm AEST for one hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time (Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney) | YOUR TIME ZONE
Curator: Melissa Brunner: @LissBEE_CPSP (July 06-12)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Looking for evidence and using Evidence Based Practice

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#WeSpeechies Chat #18 with Jenya Iuzzini

Date: Tuesday 01 July 2014
Time: 8:00pm EDT for one hour
Time Zone: Eastern Daylight Time (Atlanta, Boston, Columbus, La Paz, Maiami, San Juan, Santiago) | YOUR TIME ZONE
Curator: Jenya Iuzzini: @jenya_iuzzini (June 29 - July 05)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Diagnosis and treatment of Childhood Apraxia of Speech

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#WeSpeechies Chat #17 with Nancy Owens

Date: Tuesday 24 June 2014
Time: 9:00pm AEST for one hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time (Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney) | YOUR TIME ZONE
Curator: Nancy Owens: @nancyjowens (June 22-28)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Communicating evidence clearly and effectively to inform healthcare decisions

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#WeSpeechies Chat #16 with Nicole Whitworth

Date: Tuesday 17 June 2014
Time: 8:00pm BST for one hour
Time Zone: British Summer Time | YOUR TIME ZONE
Curator:  Nicole Whitworth: @NWhitworth1971 (June 15-21)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Teaching Clinical Linguistics & Phonetics to SLT Students in Preparation for Clinical Practice

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#WeSpeechies Chat #15 with Gail Bennell

Date: Tuesday 10 June 2014
Time: 8:00pm AEST for one hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time (Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney) | YOUR TIME ZONE
Curator: Gail Bennell: @gailbennell (June 08-14) BLOG
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Using video in clinical settings, and video blogging

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#WeSpeechies Chat #14 with Emily Wailes

Date: Tuesday 03 June 2014
Time: 8:00pm AEST for one hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time (Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney) | YOUR TIME ZONE
Curator: Emily Wailes: @emilywailes  (June 01-07)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Communication support for people with intellectual disability who have challenging behaviour

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#WeSpeechies Chat #13 with Melissa Brunner

Date: Tuesday 27 May 2014
Time: 8:00pm AEST for one hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time (Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney) | YOUR TIME ZONE
Curator: Melissa Brunner: LissBEE_CPSP (May 25-31) Melissa's Blog
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript and STORIFY

Topic: Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

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#WeSpeechies Chat #12 with Bronwyn Hemsley moderating & Tricia McCabe curating

Date: Tuesday 20 May 2014
Time: 8:00pm AEST for one hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time (Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Sydney) | YOUR TIME ZONE
Curator: Tricia McCabe: @tricmc curating, with @bronwynhemsley moderating the Tuesday chat.
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Conference Tweeting: Why are #WeSpeechies so keen?

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#WeSpeechies Chat #11 with Felicity Bright

Date: Tuesday 13 May 2014
Time: 9:00pm NZT for one hour
Time Zone: New Zealand Time (Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington) | YOUR TIME ZONE
Curator: Felicity Bright: @FlissBright
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Patient-provider communication

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#WeSpeechies Chat #10 with Caroline Bowen and Bronwyn Hemsley

Date: Tuesday 06 May 2014
Time: 8:00pm AEST for one hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time
Curators: Caroline Bowen: @speechwoman and Bronwyn Hemsley: @BronwynHemsley
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Words, words and more words: Untangling our terminology

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#WeSpeechies Chat #9 with Rachel Davenport

Date: Tuesday 29 April 2014
Time: 8:00pm AEST for one hour
Time Zone: Australian Eastern Standard Time
Curator: Rachel Davenport: @rachyroo1972  BLOG
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Work-life balance and the doctoral journey

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#WeSpeechies Chat #8 with Bronwyn [^bh] and Caroline [^cb]

@WeSpeechies Special Event April 27 2014

Date: Sunday 27 April 2014
Time: 7:30pm AEST
Time Zone: AEST

Topic: #CuriousCurator



#WeSpeechies Chat #7 with Avril Nicoll

Date: Tuesday 22 April 2014
Time: 8:00pm BST for 1 hour
Time Zone: British Summer Time
Curator: Avril Nicoll: @avrilnicoll (April 20 -  April 26) BLOG
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Making a change in your practice – what does it take?

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#WeSpeechies Chat #6 with Dorothy Bishop

Date: Tuesday 15 April 2014
Time: 8:00am BST for 1 hour
Time Zone: British Summer Time
Curator: Dorothy Bishop: @deevybee (April 13 - April 19) BLOG
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Apprehensive Academics on Twitter

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#WeSpeechies Chat #5 with Naomi MacBean Hartley

Date: Tuesday 08 April 2014
Time: 8:00pm CST for 1 hour
Time Zone: US Central Time (Chicago, Kingston, Lima, Minneapolis, New Orleans, Winnipeg time)
Curator: Naomi MacBean Hartley: @MacNaomi (April 6 - April 12)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics

Topic: Voice

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#WeSpeechies Chat #4 with Kathleen Munro

Date: Tuesday 01 April 2014
Time: 8:00pm ACDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: Australian Central Daylight Time (Adelaide South Australia Time)
Curator: Kate Munro: @SpeechieKate (March 30 - April 5)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Lurking and Tweeting

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#WeSpeechies Chat #3 with Tom Sather

Date: Tuesday 25 March 2014
Time: 8:00pm CST for 1 hour
Time Zone: US CST (Chicago, Dallas, Kingston, Lima, Winnipeg time)
Curator: Tom Sather: @TomSatherSLP (March 23-29) BLOG
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Aphasia

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#WeSpeechies Chat #2 with Bronwyn Hemsley

Date: Tuesday 18 March 2014
Time: 8:00pm AEDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC (Canberra, Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne time)
Curator: Bronwyn Hemsley: @BronwynHemsley (March 16-22) FACULTY PAGE  
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Speech-Language Pathology/Speech and Language Therapy e-health solutions

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#WeSpeechies Chat #1 with Caroline Bowen

Date: Tuesday 11 March 2014
Time: 8:00pm AEDT for 1 hour
Time Zone: ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC (Canberra, Sydney, Hobart, Melbourne time)
Curator: Caroline Bowen: @speechwoman (March 9-15)
CHAT: Symplur Analytics and Transcript

Topic: Engaging in Twitter; demystifying the experience

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