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March 24, 2019

In today’s technologically saturated society, it’s easy to assume that we are confronted with a newly emerging crisis in which technology creates a barrier between us and the great outdoors. Why would we need to go on a hike, camp out under the stars, or visit a nation...

January 14, 2019

It's that time of year - when new goals meet reality! We all have good intentions, whether that be to eat healthier, exercise more, or spend more time with those we love. For many, new goals also include limiting, reducing, or even eliminating screen time - the time we...

January 1, 2019

Happy New Year!

2019 is full of possibilities

if you're willing to take the risk to try something new.

Failure isn't a measure of who we are,

but an opportunity to start over.

So, don't let failure stand in the way

of doing something truly magnificent this year! 

W...

December 28, 2018

Every year, I find myself doing something exciting, something that resonates deep within me and captivates my thoughts and energy. This year was no different. This was the year that I dove farther into the media world, blending my interests in media processing research...

November 4, 2018

Professional conferences provide opportunities to hear new ideas, share research, learn new information, develop future projects, and expand professional horizons. With so many professionals in one place at a given time, conferences provide unlimited opportunities to m...

July 8, 2018

Whether you’re a parent, teacher, SLP, or student, summer's a time for fun, relaxation, vacationing, and much more! In that spirit, without even intending to, I took a small summer sabbatical from blogging…but I’m back with a head full of ideas to share!

First this happ...

May 26, 2018

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month. It's an opportunity to increase public awareness about the profession of speech-language pathology, the roles and responsibilities of speech-language pathologists (SLPs)communication development and health, and more. It's...

May 13, 2018

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

BHSM is an opportunity for speech-language pathologists (SLPs) to share important information about who we are, what we do, communication development, communication health, and more! 

According to the National Center for Healt...

May 7, 2018

There is an old adage among speech-language pathologists (SLPs) – you don’t know who we are unless you need one. As professionals who work to ensure that every individual has access to the power of communication – a fundamental human right - this is disheartening. If y...

April 21, 2018

As a speech-language pathologist, I'm always looking for ways to make meaningful connections between what we are doing in the speech therapy environment and a student's classroom and home environments. Why? Because the ultimate goal isn't for the student to improve his...

March 17, 2018

Now that we’ve figured out what a technological ecosystem looks like and how such an ecological system cultivates and shapes technology use,

there’s one last piece to the puzzle missing.

Who are the key players and professionals

participating within the technological ec...

February 6, 2018

 When we live in a world where technology is embedded within our everyday lives, the idea of a technological ecosystem is an important one to consider. 

We often focus on the individual user when we talk about technology. However, like so many other things in life, what...

October 17, 2014

I recently read a post aimed at preparing you for your first professional presentation. It brought back the great memories but also left me reflecting on some of the important first time lessons that I learned along the way (most notably the stressful ones). Presenting...

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Welcome to my journey as an iSLP. In a world of technological advances, ask the tough questions... "why am I using this?" and "what am I trying to accomplish?" Information cited and linked on this blog is for informational uses only and is not intended as advice or professional treatment recommendations.

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