Halloween Unspoken

I volunteered for Trunk and Treat at my son’s school. Parents decorated their car trunks, parked in the school lot and handed out Halloween goodies. Smiles and laughs came easily as children revealed their imagination through costume. A 4th grader’s rendition of the...
Perceiving the Horizon

Perceiving the Horizon

Aphasia therapy is fascinating. Many speech therapists that I have met on my travels seem to agree. Aphasia therapy can be fascinatingly intimidating and enticing. If I list all the whys for this, you would never finish reading these comments. So I won’t. The...
The Literacy Core

The Literacy Core

Serving children in schools who have speech and language impairments comes with great responsibility and planning. A student with an Individual Educational Plan (IEP) is being prepared for educational support to facilitate success in school for that year. Speech...
Finding J.R.

Finding J.R.

By the time I had completed a speech-language evaluation on JR, I knew that there was more to the story. JR is a retired auto mechanic who had ended hospitalized after leaving his home at 4:30 in the morning and getting lost for several hours. Once admitted to...
Patient-Driven Payment Model

Patient-Driven Payment Model

Patient-Driven Payment Model (PDPM), which affect much of healthcare this fall has been implemented. Some speech therapists are wondering. Will PDPM help us provide quality care to our patients?   We pursued our field to improve the lives of others. However, we don’t...