Start A Therapy Practice Podcast

The Dudes Abide

So who are the Dudes?


Russell Cross is a speech therapist from the UK and works with the Prentke Romich Company whom he has been with since 1995. He is the owner of a number of US patents and his research interests are in corpus linguistics, machine syntax and assistive technology.


Chip Clarke is a speech therapist who has been in the assistive technology arena since 1989. Chip started a private practice called Asistive Technology Works, Inc which has now evolved into an AAC equipment distributor. Chip also consults with Prentke Romich.


The Speech Dudes website introduces them as Dude 1 and Dude 2 with a tag line that reads "The Edgy Side of Speech Pathology; sharp, profane, but never dull."


Reminiscent of Thing 1 and Thing 2 from Dr. Seuss, these two guys like to have fun.  I had a great time talking to them.


Their blog,, has been featured in the ASHA Leader magazine. The dudes describe the blog as a stream of consciousness.


 Here is some of what we cover:

  • How to fund AAC devices

  • Who needs to be in on an AAC eval? OT and Speech, Speech only?

  • Are the report requirements different for private practices versus a hospital or other facility

  • Eye gaze technology and AAC communication - What's coming

  • Difference between communication Apps and something more professional like Prenke Romich

  • Dude Notes - Recommendations by the Speech Dudes

Direct download: 036_Speech_Dudes.mp3
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