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SLP Related Awareness Months


As a part of NSSLHA and our Advocacy aspect as Speech-Language Pathologists, we are encouraged and happy to spread information about our profession. Personally, I want more people to know how an SLP can help in more than just one or two aspects of the field. While every profession - nursing, PT, OT, respiratory, teachers - has… Continue reading SLP Related Awareness Months

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Kenai Peninsula – Alaska


After a few years of Alaska dreaming, on May 2, 2012 I boarded a plane in Atlanta, Georgia to fulfill my dream. I had multiple purposes for the trip: observe 3 Speech-Language Pathologists, be a super touristy tourist, and figure out if I could live in the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. I think my trip… Continue reading Kenai Peninsula – Alaska

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Core Skills for an #slp2b


A WONDERFUL and helpful book for the growing SLP is entitled "Here's How to Do Therapy: Hands-On Core Skills in Speech-Language Pathology"  Not only is her book encouraging and practical, the accompanying CD is wonderful. While topics below are covered in many textbooks and SLP grad courses, this is my attempt to share those gems of… Continue reading Core Skills for an #slp2b

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What is a Speech-Language Pathologist?


A few years ago,  I made this flyer for CSD Awareness Month - What is a Speech Language Pathologist?. Yet, I think I still missed the mark. Let me break it down - Speech...Language...Pathologist... Speech - the coordination of the brain and necessary muscles used to produce speech Language - a system of codes, symbols, and sounds… Continue reading What is a Speech-Language Pathologist?

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Evidence Based Practice – SLP


Every semester we are assigned clients in the on-campus Speech and Hearing Clinic . *nerves* The frightening sensation that someone is paying to have me work with their child, teen, or with them as an adult is surreal. Just a year ago I was sitting in class thinking about what I was going to do for… Continue reading Evidence Based Practice – SLP

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Phonetics and CSD Programs


In 2001, Michael Moran and James Fitch published an article titled Phonological Awareness Skills of University Students: Implications for Teaching Phonetics. I first read the article in Summer 2010 and have thought of it often. When I was a Senior in the UWG Speech-Language Pathology Undergrad program, I offered Phonetic tutoring sessions for the rising juniors. I… Continue reading Phonetics and CSD Programs