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  • ASHA 2017 Takeaways and My Giveaway and a Mandate to Unplug

    ASHA 2017 Takeaways and My Giveaway and a Mandate to Unplug

      This is ASHA’s vision: “Making effective communication, a human right, accessible and achievable for all.” Communication is a human right. We connect with one another, discover who we are, and create the world we want to live in through our words, our deep listening to one another, and our nonverbal presence to each other. […]

  • Memorial Day

    Memorial Day

      It is Memorial Day once again here in the USA. On this day, I love the connection with family and friends, the warm weather, the luxury of a day off to relax. And, like you, I remember. I am so deeply grateful to our service members and their families. We’ve all seen or visited […]

  • Walls


      Between sessions at a conference in Canada last week, a fellow attendee told me that if Donald Trump is elected president of the USA they plan to build a wall. Otherwise, I felt quite welcome on my recent trip north of the border. Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada, was the perfect place to go for my first […]

  • Paths


    When I returned to paid work after 12 years as a stay-at-home mom, I was flabbergasted at how daunting the process of switching gears was. What was I getting myself into? What was the “right” path? I had a hard time finding practical, applicable resources to support me during this life change. Luckily, I had […]

  • When the Flame Starts to Flicker

    When the Flame Starts to Flicker

    Kim Lewis recently invited me to post a piece on burnout on her excellent website for speech-language pathologists, I’m sharing it with you now. No matter what your working day looks like, this information can help you make it brighter.  At every ASHA (American Speech-Language Hearing Association) convention I’ve attended, and I’ve been to […]

  • Stepping Outside the Comfort Zone

    Stepping Outside the Comfort Zone

    The first time I did a modified barium swallow evaluation as a newly minted speech-language pathologist, I was so nervous that I didn’t sleep the night before. I walked from the parking lot into Radiology, hands shaking and mentally going through the morning’s checklist for the umpteenth time. I took a deep breath and greeted […]