My Brother

I’m sitting here thinking about my 64 years as a sister of a Down Syndrome brother and my 48 years as a speech pathologist. It has been a journey. It’s years of making mistakes, learning how to admit it and toss away my ego, finding ways to connect in innovative with my clients and families, […]

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Autism Awareness Month

National Autism Awareness Month is winding down, but there’s still plenty to talk about. First, a couple of introductory points. 1. What is Autism Awareness Month? This has been addressed before on both our website and on our previous blog, but Autism Awareness month is, simply put, a campaign to point as many eyes as possible […]

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Stuttering Foundation

A good resource for people who stutter is the Stuttering Foundation. There’s a wealth of information for teachers, parents, and kids. A link I posted on my Facebook yesterday that I found particularly helpful: FAQs for teachers There’s also free E-books and videos as well as pretty deep resource list Their mission statement sums up what they’re […]

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Stuttering

For the next few weeks, I want to focus on stuttering, particularly how the disorder in children can be managed and approached, and how it can affect their lives if left untreated. In the meantime, ASHA (as usual) has a good rundown: “Stuttering affects the fluency of speech. It begins during childhood and, in some cases, lasts […]

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