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Sammy the Lisping Parrot
August 6, 2015 10:59 AM by Speech Merion
By Susan Gottlieb, TSHH Tommy was an only child. He always wanted a pet to keep him company. On his fifth birthday, his wish came true. His mom took him to the pet store to buy a parrot. Tommy was so excited to take his new parrot home and teach him how Read More...
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Working Your Way Through Retirement
June 4, 2015 7:56 AM by Speech Merion
Many people who waited eagerly for the day they could stop working and enjoy a leisurely retirement find that the reality doesn’t match their dreams. “Some people are not prepared financially or mentally to retire,” says Michael Bivona, a retired CPA Read More...
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SLP Overcomes Stroke to Help Others with Dysphagia
May 13, 2015 3:47 PM by Speech Merion
Personal experience has helped make Heather Storie, SLP, a speech-language pathologist at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, passionate about helping patients with something most people take for granted – the ability to eat. Storie began Read More...
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Equal Voices For All, AAC Users Included
July 24, 2014 10:32 AM by Speech Merion
In Disney's adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen's, "The Little Mermaid," the mermaid Ariel loses her voice. The sea witch, Ursula, magically captures Ariel's voice and wears it as a glowing amulet. Ariel's voice, entrapped within a gemstone, symbolizes Read More...
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"Chicken Soup" by SLPs: Are You In?
July 17, 2014 8:00 AM by Speech Merion
My parents fondly remember that from the time I could smash the space bar on their computer keyboard to smithereens, I wanted to be a writer. Now with the assistance of 37 local and nationwide SLPs and counting, my dream to publish feels more tangible Read More...
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Making Money on the Side For a School SLP
July 10, 2014 10:07 AM by Speech Merion
When you were going into the field of Speech-Language Pathology, did you ever look at those "average salaries" graphs? Did you think "Score! I'm going into a field that makes tons of money!" I know I did! Then, I started working for a public school system Read More...
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Landing a Clinical Fellowship
April 10, 2014 9:04 AM by Speech Merion
As a soon-to-be graduate (I'm a month out, but who's counting?), I like many of my colleagues have spent the last few months in search of my first job. Not just any job however, my Clinical Fellowship (CF) job, which adds a whole new dimension to the Read More...
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AAC Comes Home
March 27, 2014 8:00 AM by Speech Merion
"Have you ever considered using a speech generating device with your daughter?" Although I am a speech-language pathologist, I got a knot in my stomach when I read this question in an email from an SLP preparing to evaluate my 4.5 year old daughter, Jaycee. Read More...
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Handling Stressful IEP Meetings
March 6, 2014 2:11 PM by Speech Merion
We all have them: those stressful IEP meetings when you and the parent have some differences when it comes to objectives or service times. It doesn't matter if you've been in the field for 1 year or 30 years, we all experience those meetings. The following Read More...
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