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  • A Harsh Lesson in Access to Care

    Every once in a while you meet a family and are forever changed. That is how I am feeling right now.  I called a mother to coordinate a Spanish-speaking speech evaluation in the family's home in San Francisco. Mother indicated over the phone that she worked five days a week, sometimes more, and her hours varied, but she could never be home ...
    Posted to The Ins and Outs of Early Intervention (Weblog) on September 1, 2016
  • Do Not DIY

    By ADVANCE for Speech & Hearing   Once upon a time, the term “Renaissance man” (or the more technical “polymath”) was popularly employed to characterize those who were gifted and constantly seeking to enhance their abilities in areas ranging from physical, social, intellectual and artistic accomplishment. While the term — like the ...
    Posted to Speech and Hearing Perspectives (Weblog) on January 28, 2016
  • The Living Past

    By Tamer Abouras Has anyone ever accused you of “living in the past?” It’s a tough charge. It’s the kind of phrase you both take at face value — because it usually has some reference to your physical presentation — and dissect. It cuts to the core of a character flaw; you’re preoccupied with something that no longer exists. Any discussion of the ...
    Posted to Speech and Hearing Perspectives (Weblog) on December 17, 2015
  • Divine Intervention

    By Tamer Abouras No matter how far society progresses in terms of medical treatment and technology, there will always be those who pine for the past. Out of all the golden age fallacies we are prone to fall for — even commodify — few compare to the yearning for a simpler time in healthcare, when old-fashioned remedies carried the day in lieu of ...
    Posted to Speech and Hearing Perspectives (Weblog) on November 25, 2015
  • No App for That

    By Tamer Abouras Back in 1986, Ferris Bueller told us “Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” However true that fictional character’s now nearly 30-year-old statement was at the time, it seems absolutely prophetic when applied to modern times and technology. Consider yesterday’s news, where ...
    Posted to Speech and Hearing Perspectives (Weblog) on November 6, 2015
  • Working With Disadvantaged Families

    Is the socioeconomic status of the parents of a child receiving speech therapy important information to know as an educator/interventionist?I believe it is not just important, but that it is vital. Whether you come out and ask those questions directly or not, there are some subtle signs from a parent in experiencing financial difficulty that can ...
    Posted to The Ins and Outs of Early Intervention (Weblog) on August 6, 2015
  • Involving Parents in Early Intervention

    At our agency, we firmly believe in working alongside the parent and family to address speech and language delays in young children. We provide speech and language services in homes, parks, and day cares if that is the normal routine location that the family participates in. It would be a rare occasion if we were to exclude the parent or have the ...
    Posted to The Ins and Outs of Early Intervention (Weblog) on July 28, 2015
  • Your Child and AAC: One Mother’s Tips for Success

    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. Her mother, Sandra Kenkel, shares the following tips for other parents of children using ...
    Posted to Speech and Hearing Perspectives (Weblog) on June 30, 2015
  • Introducing the SLP Profession

    May is Better Speech and Hearing Month and a wonderful opportunity to increase awareness of every individual’s fundamental right to communication. Communication allows us to make social connections, develop emotional bonds with others, and have a sense of agency - to be active in the daily decisions of our lives. Visible markers, from a poster, ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on April 30, 2015
  • Constant Therapy App Overview

    By Jordyn Sims, MS, CCC-SLPWith the emergence of technology in speech-language-pathology there have been many benefits to clinicians' productivity and access to therapy materials, particularly in the world of apps. Constant Therapy is one of those apps, providing an evidence-based solution that is free for clinicians. Clinicians can ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on April 28, 2015
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