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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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Building Sounds One Block at a Time
August 25, 2015 8:59 AM by Speech Merion
Susan Gottlieb, TSHH, speech therapist, invented the following speech game for helping children correct speech production. Children find it very interesting, as they need to produce the proper sound in a word before they can add a block to a tower. What’s 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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Your Child and AAC: One Mother’s Tips for Success
June 30, 2015 10:22 AM by Speech Merion
Elizabeth Kenkel is a 21-year-old young woman with Moebius Syndrome and cerebral palsy who no longer has to rely on anyone to share her ideas, thoughts and feelings thanks to her speech-generating augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. 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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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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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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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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Co-Creating Curriculum
June 12, 2014 10:54 AM by Rebecca Hepp
When I was six or seven years old, McDonald's had an advertising campaign around the "Dick Tracy" comics where you could complete a game board using stickers of the various characters from the series. I became so obsessed with the game that Dick Tracy 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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