Looking Inside Speech Pathology (LISP), is a podcast featuring interviews with speech pathologists (and others involved in working with individuals with communication and/or swallowing disorders) of all shapes, sizes, and specialties. Want to know more about the clinicians, researchers, students, and academics that shape our profession? Everyone has a story to tell. Listen – be informed, intrigued, and inspired.

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Dr Emma McLaughlin has been a speech pathologist (working with adult clients) for over 20 years. She has worked in a wide range of contexts including acute care, rehabilitation, and community based services. Emma has taught at Charles Sturt University, Central Queensland University, and La Trobe University, where she lectured in adult speech and swallowing and co-ordinated the subject HCS5AIA. In 2016, Emma left academia and returned to clinical practice. She now works on the Neurological Team in the Community Rehabilitation Centre at Castlemaine Health in central Victoria. She has had 2 research publications and has presented at national and international conferences.

Emma is a long term Tweeter using the handle @EmmaMcSLP, and will be curating an @WeSpeechies week starting 19th February 2017 regarding “managing service and discharge for adults with chronic communication impairment”.

When Emma isn’t speech pathologizing, she enjoys playing with her cats (Herschel & Tycho), doing cryptic crosswords, observing the night sky, and yelling at the TV while watching cricket matches.

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