First Bite #174 – March 02, 2022

Evidence-Based Practice for Speech Sound Disorders

(.1 ASHA and AOTA CEUs) For more info, click here.

Course Description

In this episode, Michelle is joined by Amy Graham, MA CCC-SLP, the creator of Bjorem Speech Decks for Lateralization and Cycles, the Graham Speech Therapy Oral-Facial Exam, and the founder of Graham Speech Therapy in Colorado Springs. Do you love the phonemic alphabet? Dream about deep analysis of speech sound error patterns? Or just love unlocking the mysteries behind the differences between articulation disorders versus phonological disorders versus motor speech disorders? If you said “Yes” to all of the above, then this is the hour for you! If you said “No” to all of the above, (maybe panic slightly and break out into a cold palm sweat), but you still need to know the most current evidenced-based practice for speech sound disorders (SSD), well then tune in! By the end of this episode, Amy will inspire you take the leap into SSD…and don’t worry it doesn’t involve any tethered tissue snips or NSOMEs 😊 Oh yeah…the ladies go there too!


By the end of this PodCourse, participants will be able to identify and describe:

  • Why it is necessary to obtain a differential diagnosis when treating a speech sound disorder.
  • Signs and symptoms of a motor speech disorder and a possible treatment approach.
  • Differences between an articulation versus a phonological disorder and a possible treatment approach for each.


Amy Graham, MA CCC-SLP

Amy Graham, MA CCC-SLP is a speech language pathologist and owner of Graham Speech Therapy, a private practice in Colorado Springs that specializes in pediatric speech sound disorders. She received both her bachelors and masters degrees in Communicative Disorders from California State University, Fullerton and has been an SLP for over 20 years.  Amy frequently speaks to and trains SLPs on a variety of evidence-based practices regarding the assessment and treatment of SSD and is the creator of the Graham Speech Therapy Oral-Facial Exam and the Bjorem Speech Decks for Lateralization and Cycles. She has been a guest on numerous SLP podcasts and has a particular interest in supporting and equipping SLPs by posting frequent therapy videos and practical therapy tips on social media platforms.