Articulation norms…Or are they?

There’s a fine art to biting your tongue and walking away and diplomacy is a worthy skill to acquire and hone. Recognizing that we all have differences, is another skill that is fabulous to have. However, sometimes, it’s necessary to find a way to correct a wrong, particularly when it’s a common wrong. (Are you confused yet? Bear with me…please?)

This post has been a while in coming…and I’m fairly sure it will exasperate some and anger others. I sincerely hope that most of you will find it enlightening rather than annoying. I have bit my tongue and walked away from the computer screen a lot lately…now I’m attempting to correct a wrong. Continue reading

Adventures with Legalities

Mary Huston, MS, CCC-SLP:

With school just around the corner for some of us, I find myself thinking about this subject a lot. We seem to always cycle back to litigious parents or capitulating administration or a combination of both.

When this happens, I find myself wondering…will I ever know everything? I was recently going through my archive of posts and this one really resonated…again. I think it’s timely.

Have you ever considered legalities of your profession? If you haven’t responded before, I’d love to hear your thoughts now.

Until then…Adventure on!

Mary

Originally posted on Speech Adventures:

Also known as I’m supposed to do WHAT now?

It has come to my attention that the more I know – the more I need to know. While that may sound trite to many, it’s absolutely true. I find myself wishing there was a class (or three) that I could take to learn more about Special Education law and Education law in general. I mean, seriously, have you ever wondered whether the information you’re working from is correct? It seems to come up a lot for me. For instance, I recently learned 

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Articulate It! an App review

I haven’t done an app review in a while and it’s time. Now one of my all-time-favorite apps has been recently updated, and I think it’s time to share the love.

Articulate it! is easily the first app that I think of when I consider articulation drill (and that’s saying something since I authored the phono learning center app for phono therapy!).

Here is WHY I love it… Continue reading

Treating Speech Sound Disorders

It is the second Tuesday of the month, which means it’s time for Research Tuesday. As always the interpretation of the research is mine and side comments are placed in [brackets].

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Today’s post is brought to you by the letter I… errr…. the Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools journal. Continue reading

Frustrations, Fights, and Futility

Every so often, on social media, there’s a resurgence of “old” discussions: caseload vs workload, pseudoscience vs science, baseball vs football (okay, not really or if it is I don’t listen). Usually these resurgences are pretty regular, every 5-6 months or so on twitter and every couple of weeks on Facebook.

A couple of months ago, I created an online survey to ask SLPs about their workload manageability and what they’ve done to alleviate the situation (if it was negative). The results…astounded me…

and saddened me…

and, to be honest, disheartened me. The results are below:

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