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Early Intervention Speech Therapy

"Unique Among the Blogs"

Published March 27, 2012 8:00 AM by Stephanie Bruno-Dowling

It has been several months (or longer) since I wrote a post sharing web-related resources for therapists and parents. However, when our Early Intervention Speech Therapy Blog was officially recognized by the ASHAsphere, which is "the official blog of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association," I thought it may be a good time to revisit an old topic!

As you may or may not know, the ASHAsphere blog "is intended to inspire discussion about issues related to the fields of audiology and speech pathology, and features posts from a variety of authors, including communication sciences and disorders professionals and ASHA staff. Posts written by ASHA members reflect their own thoughts and opinions, and publication in ASHAsphere does not imply ASHA's endorsement of products or services they may write about."

Earlier this month, Heidi Kay, one of the founding partners of PediaStaff, wrote a post on the ASHAsphere that called our blog one of "The Best Speech-Language Pathologist Blogs from ‘A to Z'".

In the post, she says that the blogs that were included on this list had met the following criteria:

  • written by a speech-language pathologist or current graduate student
  • currently active
  • writes about (or shares resources on) speech and language topics at least once a week (preferably more)
  • directed to either clinicians, parents or caregivers
  • has good ongoing continuity without multiple periods of inactivity in the past
  • professional and well-edited for spelling, grammar, etc.
  • shares more general resources and news than it does information on their own products or services

As you can see, there were numerous blogs that met all of these criteria, and we were one of them!

I share this information for two reasons:

1. To help provide additional resources for both therapists and parents who live, love and work within the realm of early intervention. It is important for all of us to stay active and up to date on the latest information available to us.

2. To say "THANK YOU." Thank you first to the wonderful staff at ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists for granting me this incredible opportunity three-and-a-half years ago when I inquired about writing an early intervention blog! And another "Thank you" to all our wonderful readers, both therapists and parents, who write weekly to share their insight and expertise. Without the readers and their comments, this blog would NOT be possible.




Very deserving ! Congratulations !

Kristen Miller, Speech-language pathologist March 29, 2012 8:28 PM
Chassell MI

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    Stephanie Bruno Dowling, M.S. CCC-SLP
    Occupation: Speech-Language Pathologist
    Setting: Early Intervention in Delaware County, PA
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