Author Archives: Tampa Bay Medical Speech Pathology Association

About Tampa Bay Medical Speech Pathology Association

MESPA is a local speech pathology organization in Tampa, Florida that started in 2000 to draw speech pathologists together to meet for continuing education. Currently, MESPA meets at Tampa General Hospital on a quarterly basis on the second Sunday evening of the month in January, April, July, and October from 6:00-8:00 pm.

Next MESPA quarterly meeting Sunday, April 12, 2015

Our next scheduled Tampa Bay Medical Speech Pathology Association (MESPA) quarterly meeting is on Sunday, April 12th, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Tampa General Hospital in the Rehab Center, Room #201: Curtis Hixon Room. The topic for this meeting is “The … Continue reading

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Upcoming MESPA Quarterly Meetings

Upcoming topics scheduled throughout the next year: 1) Sunday, April 12, 2015, 6:00-8:00 pm: Topic-“The Basics of Vision Impairments and Functional Applications” by Tina Mastrangelo, MCD, M.S., CCC-SLP, Senior SLP of HealthSouth Rehab Hospital of Largo 2) Sunday, July 12, … Continue reading

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Voices of Hope for Aphasia

Pinellas County now has a Stroke and Aphasia Support Group and Caregiver Program, thanks to the sponsorship of Voices of Hope for Aphasia. The free monthl​y meeting will be held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month, from 10:30 am … Continue reading

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Upcoming MESPA Quarterly Meeting

Happy Holidays MESPA colleagues! Our next MESPA quarterly meeting is scheduled on Sunday, January 11th, 2015, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Tampa General Hospital in the Rehab Center, Room #201: Curtis Hixon Room. The topic for this meeting is “Assessment and … Continue reading

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MESPA Quarterly Meetings-Scheduled into 2016!

Here is a list of MESPA quarterly meetings scheduled into 2016: 1) Sunday, January 11th, 2015, 6:00-8:00 pm: “Topic-Assessment and Treatment of Vocal Cord Dysfunction” by Darla Freeman-LeVay M.S.,CCC-SLP, Clinical Instructor of the University of South Florida 2) Sunday, April … Continue reading

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Upcoming MESPA Quarterly Meeting: Tampa General Hospital

Our next scheduled Tampa Bay Medical Speech Pathology Association (MESPA) quarterly meeting is on Sunday, October 12th, from 6:00-8:00 pm at Tampa General Hospital in the Rehab Center, Room #201: Curtis Hixon Room. The topic for this meeting is Pediatric … Continue reading

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Medical Speech-Language Pathology Online CEU Opportunities

There are many, MANY online CEU opportunities for speech pathologists available on the World Wide Web. Below is a list of some websites offering medical speech-language pathology online CEU’s in pediatric through geriatric populations available for free or for a … Continue reading

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Voices of Hope for Aphasia!

Volunteers are needed to talk, laugh, and live at Voices of Hope for Aphasia! Tampa Bay’s only community-based aphasia program is seeking volunteer Communication Assistants for its twice-weekly program in St. Petersburg. Eligible volunteers will be good communication partners for … Continue reading

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What is a Medical Speech-Language Pathologist?

According to the Mayo Clinic, speech-language pathologists in a medical setting assess, diagnose, treat and help to prevent oral motor, swallowing, cognitive-linguistic, speech, and language disorders. Speech pathologists work with individuals whose oral motor, swallowing, cognitive-linguistic, speech, or language skills have … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Tampa Bay MESPA BLOG!!

Welcome MESPA colleagues to the new Tampa Bay Medical Speech Pathology Association (MESPA) blog! The MESPA blog is a place for sharing of information presented during our MESPA quarterly meetings, as well as information relevant to the field of medical … Continue reading

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