Telehealth has become the new model for therapy since the pandemic of 2020. At first, I couldn’t conceive of it as being an effective model for therapy but then I realized flexibility is essential so that the clients can opt into therapy. There is nothing easy about living through a pandemic. The hardest of all […]

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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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Apraxia of Speech

Apraxia link collection Apraxia of speech is a big issue, and we plan to do a couple posts on the issue. But to start: Childhood apraxia of speech, via ASHA Childhood apraxia of speech symptoms, via the Mayo Clinic Apraxia kids homepage Apraxia – A Healing Story  

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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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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