22 seconds to watch that will last for a day. From me to you, all of my friends in all of my categories!
Enjoy a walk around Iowa Falls, IA, the setting of To Dance with Fireflieswith Stephen Grant and his “Audie.” Enjoy the Scenic City and always dance with fireflies in your heart.
Be sure to visit On the Road with Humpty Dumpty. He’s getting ready for a
Merry Christmas and Humpty New Year.
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.
Join me at my other blog, “On the Road with Humpty Dumpty and His Political Views.”
Humpty travels and is adding a new political voice to his blog.
I invite you to join this little stuffed, plaid, man, with a big voice on his new adventure into the world of politics.
Leave your comments and suggestions for Humpty. Ask him a question. I think that Mr. H.D. can do just as well if not better than many of our present leaders. Go see for yourself at Humpty’s blog.
On this 2011 National Popcorn Day, I want to honor the Iowa Falls, IA Popcorn Stand. Oh, the memories that tickled my taste buds so many years ago with bags of caramel corn and buttered popcorn. Walks through Estes Park with music pumping from the Bill Riley Bandstand as friends from this small town in the middle of Iowa greeted one another in a simplier day.
The good news is that the Iowa Falls Popcorn Stand is still standing on the corner where kernels are heard thumping against the drum as they heat in the sizzling oil. The children and adults march to-and-from with bags of fresh corn as they pop it into their mouths.
Can you find my Humpty Dumpty as he sat on top of the Popcorn Stand last May? He’s there alright. I’m sure he could smell the lingering scent of popped corn from days gone by.
Don’t miss a series of blogs at On the Road with Humpty Dumpty as HE reviews his 2010 adventures. I started this family friendly blog in May, 2010. The whole idea is to “get off your wall and live.”
Everyone of us, even Tiny Tim, has something that can hold us back in life ~ that is ~ if you let it.
Enjoy life ~ smile with it ~ cry when you must ~ but then, pick yourself up and live!
(This is my Humpty Dumpty – the one in the little plaid suit. He’s a joy in my life. Follow his adventures on HIS blog.)
Our family Christmas tree may not be large but it is filled with peace. Each year we “theme” our tree. This year of 2010, the theme is PEACE. Every ornament on the tree proclaims that word in the form of a prayer. We pray for peace for our world and for our nation. We pray for peace for our neighbors and for our family. Let there be peace on Earth and let it begin with ME.
Visit Humpty Dumpty and his friends as they pose for more Christmas pictures under the Peace Tree On the Road with Humpty Dumpty.
Front page of Iowa Falls Times Citizen by Eric Mandel, September 11, 2010
(double click on the papers to magnify)