"Unique Among the Blogs"
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
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,
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.