What is Recipe SLP?

Maria L. Munoz, Ph.D., CCC-SLP
Founder and Contributing Author, Recipe SLP
eBooks are available at all major eBook distributors such as Amazon.
PDF’s an other formats are available through Smashwords
Print-on-demand is available through Amazon.

It’s been a little over a year since the publication of the first books in the The Aphasia  Series: The Clinicians Guide to Semantic Feature Analysis, The Clinicians Guide to Response Elaboration Training, The Clinicians Guide to Reducing Aphasic Perseveration, and The Aphasia Series Volume 1 ( a compilation of the first three books in the series). We are days away from announcing the publication of First Things First: Ensuring Auditory Access, the first book in the Listening and Spoken Language Strategies for Young Children with Hearing Loss series authored by Helen M. Morrison, Ph.D. CCC-A, LSLS, Cert. AVT. After some delay, I’m diligently working on The Clinicians Guide to Promoting Aphasic Communicative Effectiveness and it will definitely be out this Fall. My plan is to then turn to writing the first books in a series focused on cultural and linguistic diversity.

I wanted to take a few minutes to reflect back the vision for Recipe SLP.  I started this company as a way to address a big problem facing students and practicing speech-language pathologists; namely, where to go to learn how to implement specific interventions. ASHA has good resources that provide an overview of intervention strategies and the evidence to support them (such as The Practice Portals) but details on implementation are lacking. There are many excellent textbooks in our field but they generally don’t provide detailed instructions for clinical implementation and can be expensive.

I created Recipe SLP to publish affordable, evidence-based how-to materials. When writing a Recipe SLP book, we start by reading the literature to understand and summarize the theory and scientific evidence behind an intervention. We take the understanding of how and why an intervention works, as well as the how-to elements scattered throughout the literature, and translate that into a guide for implementing the intervention and making clinical decision. We establish an understanding of the core intervention that serves as a foundation for creative implementation and modification of the intervention to meet the needs of different clients and target a variety of goals.  Additionally, we provide links to on-line resources to encourage further study by the reader.  Personally, I prefer the eBook versions because tapping on a linked reference or resource will open the text in the app or reader making follow-up easy (as long as you have internet access).

Now that Helen Morrison has joined the Recipe SLP team, I’ve been thinking about what I want Recipe SLP to mean to our contributing authors. After careful consideration, I decided I wanted to think of Recipe SLP as an author co-op; a place for authors with a shared vision to have support for publishing their work while maintaining the bulk of the royalties. This approach makes books affordable for readers and profitable for authors. I am excited to see where this growing vision for Recipe SLP leads us during the second year.

The response from readers of The Aphasia Series has been extremely encouraging. If you have read the books and have an opinion about them, please consider posting a review on Amazon. I am extremely grateful for all the support provided by friends, family, beta-readers, Facebook and Twitter posters/sharers/likers, blog readers, and the Recipe SLP team that makes publishing each book possible.


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