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Posts Categorized / MEDICAL SLP

Holding on and Letting go

March 2, 2014 | INSPIRATIONAL, MEDICAL SLP, PERSONAL | by Rinki Varindani

It has been a while since I wrote a blog post. And this one, although related to the field of Medical Speech Language Pathology, is more about certain situations I have experienced in life, while working in the healthcare setting and the lessons learned along the way. Often, I run into patients whose life stories […]

Research Tuesday : Dysphagia Article Review


On the second Tuesday of each month, SLP bloggers around the world blog about research related to the field of Speech Language Pathology. I found Research Tuesday be an exciting initiative and decided to start participating in it this month. I aim for this to become a monthly routine. Rachel Wynn, a fellow SLP, publishes a […]

Speech and Swallowing In-service Training

November 28, 2013 | DYSPHAGIA, MEDICAL SLP | by Rinki Varindani

What is an in-service training? The World English Dictionary defines an  ‘in-service’ as follows: in-service /ɪnˈsɜrvɪs/ (adj) : training that is given to employees during the course of employment Whether you are a speech language pathologist in a school,rehab center, nursing home or hospital, you may be asked to (or in most cases, may ‘need’ to) provide an […]

Demystifying the LTAC Hospital Setting

October 31, 2013 | MEDICAL SLP | by Rinki Varindani

BACKGROUND Flashback: Summer 2011. On the last day of my medical internship, my supervisor wished me all the luck and said, “For your CFY (Clinical Fellowship Year), I have a feeling you would really thrive in an LTAC setting.” I had never heard the term ‘LTAC’ before. Instead of probing further into what she meant, […]