Who is to blame? We are.

I’ve had a post on pseudoscience drifting around in my head for a while now and it just isn’t coming together the way I want. I won’t bore you with the particulars of it, but know that there will be one coming…sometime. In the meantime, while pursuing those elusive thoughts, I’ve been trying to figure out WHY we have such an influx of pseudoscience cropping up.  Continue reading

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ASHA2014: EBP or Pseudoscience?

I’m not attending ASHA 2014 this year (very much to my dismay). I wanted to go…I had planned to go…and then one thing after another conspired so that I couldn’t. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not on my mind .. a lot.

First, and foremost, I’m going to miss the #SLPeeps.  SLPeepsLogoWhiteThis will be the first ASHA I’ve missed since we became really active on twitter and I miss connecting with established friends and meeting new friends in real-life. Not to mention they have some really fun activities planned.

But… as fabulous as the #Slpeeps are, they’re not the only reason I have ASHA on my mind (and if you don’t know how fabulous we are, you should check us out on twitter).

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Yapp Guru Adventures!

If you haven’t discovered Yapp Guru yet, prepare for an “adventure.” This fairly new site is going to be one of your favorite places to go for all things SLP app related. One of the absolute most cool things about it, is it is owned and run by SLPs who are in the field and on the front lines, just like you and me. This is a fantastic site! Don’t believe me? Keep reading! 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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Adventures in humility

Alternately known as What Do You Mean, You Don’t Know What You’re Doing?

Yes…you read that right.

I was recently blessed to attend a wonderful convention in my state at my old university. I met up with a few of my classmates and professors and had a wonderful time. (I also live tweeted the conferences – two different conferences, two days, two speakers and with a bit of drama involved – but that’s another blog post!). In one of my conversations with a friend of mine (Hi Janna!) I was talking about some experiences I had at the #ASHA12 conference in Atlanta. 20130214-182550.jpg

Part of that conversation was how incredibly overwhelmed I felt at the conference. Not because of the conference itself, it wasn’t my first ASHA conference, I fully expected the seemingly millions (okay thousands) of attendees, long lines, messed up bathrooms, and all of that. I felt overwhelmed for a completely different reason…because I was a fake.  Continue reading

Adventures with ASHA, Smarty-Ears, and Pediastaff

It’s hard to believe that it’s only two weeks until ASHA 2012. Things have been absolutely swamped for me.

I’ve only just returned from New Mexico. I was blessed (and honored) to be invited to present at the New Mexico Speech Hearing Association (NMSHA). I presented on using iPads in therapy – and demonstrated many apps. I was lucky enough to have several app codes to give away to some lucky winners too! Let me tell you too… Those people at NMSHA they know how to … Continue reading