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The Super Bowl & CTE: A Moral Quandary?
February 8, 2016 10:48 AM by Speech Merion
By Tamer Abouras First thing’s first: It’s safe to assume that most of us have heard the common tropes about the Super Bowl and its accompanying media circus. Everyone knows it’s a massive event with viewership exceeding the number of people who celebrate Read More...
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Have You Heard?
December 30, 2015 12:50 PM by Speech Merion
By Tamer Abouras With tens of thousands of them leaving the workforce daily, it’s probably safe to suggest that the time of Baby Boomers is at an end. The implications that exodus has for programs such as Social Security aside, one interesting dynamic Read More...
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An Invite to the Party
December 10, 2015 1:50 PM by Speech Merion
By Tamer Abouras No matter what you attend college for, one of the incredibly annoying things you’re treated to upon graduation is the deluge of career-placement and human resources types essentially asking the same thing: Who invited you? For some odd Read More...
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Worth Hearing About
November 19, 2015 2:40 PM by Speech Merion
By Tamer Abouras If you’re a non-audiologist, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) and its enormous convention were the only game in town when it came to large professional organizations within the Read More...
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Diversifying Speech
October 21, 2015 2:53 PM by Speech Merion
By Tamer Abouras If you happened to catch the Democratic Presidential Debate last week, you might have noticed something a little odd for 2015: not only was there a Vietnam reference, but former Virginia Senator Jim Webb reiterated his opposition to affirmative Read More...
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Tribute to Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center
July 30, 2015 9:30 AM by Speech Merion
Having managed nearly 200,000 patient visits, and conducted in excess of 12,000 education and wellness classes, the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center in Phoenix is celebrating its extraordinary accomplishments with a unique testimonial video featuring patients 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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One Size Does Not Fit All
March 11, 2015 11:15 AM by Speech Merion
**UPDATE: May 14, 2015: The Australian Government has turned down SPA's proposal. Thank you to all of the SLPs and parent who have spoken up to educate SPA on the ramifications of their request for program-specific funding. We hope that SPA can work with Read More...
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Volunteer Hearing Aid Services
January 5, 2015 9:42 AM by Speech Merion
By Christine Cubelo, CAOHC If you've ever volunteered at a nursing home, you probably helped feed residents, walk them to various areas of the facility, or change the bed sheets. Residents have probably also enjoyed your fellowship during a game or craft Read More...
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Gestational Diabetes and Newborn Hearing Risks
December 1, 2014 9:22 AM by Speech Merion
By Christine Cubelo, COHC When my father went to his doctor for a check-up and his A1C test results came back abnormal, it elicited a sense of urgency for him to warn me of being potentially pre-diabetic. Given this newly learned term, I decided to do Read More...
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Dual Language Learning for Children with Hearing Loss
October 9, 2014 10:36 AM by Speech Merion
By Michael Douglas, MA, CCC-SLP, LSLS Cert. AVT Many SLPs, TODs and AuDs are finding themselves seeing increasing numbers of children with hearing loss who come from families that speak more than one language with a range of proficiency in the differing Read More...
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Tips for Using Spaced Retrieval Therapy
August 14, 2014 9:19 AM by Speech Merion
Spaced retrieval therapy (SRT) is one of my favorite ways to improve memory of functional information, but it is unexpectedly difficult. This post is inspired by the questions and comments I have received in hopes of making using SRT easier for you. Tasks 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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