You can access all of my Autism Spectrum Blogs for ADVANCE Magazine for the Speech-Language Pathologist through one new article, 2011 ASHA Convention Coverage. Each of the sessions I attended and blogged about deal with some aspect of autism/ASD. These are intended for SLPs, other professionals, and parents. If you have any questions, please give me a click.
I just returned from the American Speech/Language Hearing Association National Convention in San Diego. I attended many wonderful sessions on autism/ASD/Aspergers syndrome. I worked in the exhibit hall and enjoyed the city with my husband.
Be sure to catch my Autism Spectrum Blogs on ADVANCE for the Speech Language Pathologist. The ASHA blogs are being posted at least twice a week. Lots of great information and tips for SLPs and parents.
I have also posted three collages On the Road with Humpty Dumpy. Mr. Humpty had so much fun at ASHA and of course, he’s always the center of attention.
The picture at the top is of several of my ASHA name badges. I’ve been attending since the 1980′s.
Good Speech, Inc. is the name of my private speech therapy practice in Las Vegas, NV.
My daughter, coined the phrase, “Speech Pathologists Make Good Things Happen.”
- Speech Pathologists Make Good Things Happen for Children
By working with them, by caring about them, by constantly learning from them.
- Speech Pathologists Make Good Things Happen for Adults
By making their lives worth living, by empathizing, by giving your time.
- Speech Pathologists Make Good Things Happen for Families
By sharing, by listening, by praising, by encouraging, by empowering.
- Speech Pathologists Make Good Things Happen for Other Professionals
By learning from them, by sharing with them, by teaming with them.
- Speech Pathologists Make Good Things Happen for Their Communities
By sharing knowledge through speaking, writing, and charity events.
- Speech Pathologists Make Good Things Happen for Themselves
By sharing knowledge and talents with children, adults, families, professionals and communities.
SLPs receive gifts every day of their lives as they look beyond the bucket that sits at the end of the rainbow. These gifts are heard in a child’s laughter as he/she shares a moment of joy in therapy. These gifts are seen in the tears of gratitude as they slide down a wrinkled face withered by time. These gifts are touched as a parent’s hand reaches out in gratefulness for your time and for going one step beyond the edge of the sidewalk. These gifts are felt in your heart as you walk for autism, light up blue for autism, or support any disability/charity in your community.
We, as speech pathologists, have chosen such an honorable, yet responsible profession.
I just returned last night from ASHA (American Speech Hearing Association) National Convention. There, I caught up with and met so many wonderful SLPs. We connect to make life better for individual people and families. SLPs love what we do and honor those with whom we work.
Yes, I took my Humpty Dumpty and will be doing a blog titled, “Humpty Dumpty Takes ASHA,” on his website at On the Road with Humpty Dumpty.
I attended many sessions on autism across the spectrum and will be blogging at ADVANCE for the Speech-Language Pathologist. Lots of great information and tips will be posted for toddlers to adults.