A Little About Me and This Blog

I have been a licensed Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) since 1987. I am a member of the American Speech and Hearing Association. I have worked in the states of New York, Hawaii and Florida. I am currently in New York State. I have worked in settings that include public schools, special education preschools, hospitals, adult day treatment programs, home health rehabilitation, early intervention and preschool homebased therapy. I have provided evaluation and therapy to people ranging in age from 6 months to 100 years. I have worked with a wide range of conditions and treatments including fluency, aphasia, apraxia, voice disorders, dysphagia, cleft palate, hearing impairment, articulation delay, language delay, augmentative/alternative communication, autism, and many others through the years.
The purpose of this Blog is to share information and answer questions that you may have. I will strive to provide the correct information to the best of my professional knowledge. I may not share the same professional opinion as other licensed speech pathologists and I encourage second opinions if you want to be as informed as possible.

Friday, May 7, 2010

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!

Check out the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association website for information on all areas of communication.  Slogan for this year's Better Hearing and Speech Month is "Helping People Communicate."

This is an excellent site to learn information about any area related to speech, language or hearing.

Next week, May 10-16 is National Stuttering Awareness Week!

Visit the Stuttering Foundation of America website to get all of the answers to questions you may have about stuttering. It is especially helpful if you are worried that your child may be a stutterer.


  1. Second attempt here. At age 3 1/2, dx was sp/language delays, retrieval deficits. Avg+ intelligence, good temperament, flexible, social. From reading,phonological process is it, leaves off plurals and "s" markers and uses wrong tense most of the time, etc., writing gives good evidence of this also. Has been awarded SSD benefits. How do I acquire out of school services? Inquire of IU (can they tutor, I wonder?) School sp dept gets poor grades from us. Children's Hosp. says to tell them to work harder, and so on. So won't inquire of them. Your insight will be so appreciated! Lost in the maze, EW, Guardian

  2. Uh oh! Neglected to include that child is now 11, grade 6. Was unable to complete auditory processing testing at age 7, and at age 9. Told not able to complete it five years from then. This info hopefully more helpful. Thanks, Gmom


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