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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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[...]

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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, Activitytailor.com. I’m sharing it with you now. No matter what your working day looks like, this information can help you make it[...]

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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[...]

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