Ep. 83 - Taking Chances as an SLP and Activity Ideas - Deborah Brooks

June 6, 2023

In this episode, Deborah Brooks M.A., CCC/SLP, TSSLD joins the show to talk about taking chances and activity ideas. We discuss not overcomplicating therapy, advice for SLPs wanting to create materials, and more!

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We Discuss

  • (0:00) Introduction
  • (3:00) Deborah’s Professional Journey
  • (10:33) Age Groups Deborah Works With
  • (15:46) Activity Ideas
  • (25:00) Not Overcomplicating Therapy
  • (32:30) Taking Chances
  • (39:20) Advice for SLPs Wanting to Create Materials
  • (48:20) What’s Next for Deborah


There isn’t a stone in the world of Speech Pathology that Deborah Brooks has left unturned. She provides speech therapy to individuals of all ages and levels of need throughout NYC. From early intervention to skilled nursing, Deborah covers it all. Deborah is the author and illustrator of the speech therapy coloring book series, Color in Speech. She earned her B.A. in Communication Sciences and Disorders in 2010 and her M.A. in Speech-Language Pathology in 2012, both from St. John’s University in Queens. Today, she is an adjunct professor at that same university. In addition to this, she works at a special needs elementary school in Brooklyn and supervises clinicians pursuing licensure in the field of SLP. But wait, there’s more, Deborah and cohost Maria Kotsonis have a weekly Speech Therapy podcast on iTunes and Spotify called SLPs Wine and Cheese. If you’d like to see Deborah’s therapy in action, you’re in luck because, daily, she posts videos to her Instagram account @deborahbrooksslp.

Website: https://deborahbrookscccslp.com/shop

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/deborahbrooksslp/

About the Show

Host - Jennifer Martin

Producer - Jonathan Cary
Assistant Producers – Katie Schrauben & Sam MacKay 

Music - Aidan Dykes
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