Many professions include a portfolio of their work when they begin looking for new job opportunities. Graphic artists create a collection of their best art work, researchers will include published articles, and educators may include student assessments or research projects. It may take a little more creativity to build a portfolio as a speech pathologist, but the benefits are well worth the effort. [continue reading…]
Most people are aware of Google Glass, even if their impression of it is that of a novelty tech item. Earlier this year, it made news again by breaking. Not literally, of course, rather it was pulled and support was going away. After that, a few interesting things happened. Project Aura became the next wave of wearable technology from Google. The company intends to collaborate with others in the tech field and improve the Glass technology. Then in April, Google Glass took on autism, and Autism Glass became a reality. [continue reading…]
A common complaint with virtually every medical professional is a lack of time. A greater number of patients being scheduled results in a greater number of files that need to be updated, therapy plans to be created, and insurance matters to be dealt with. You probably spend more time on paperwork than with patients. [continue reading…]
National Autism Awareness Month has moved far beyond the original goal of simply making the general population more aware of autism and what it is. The goal going forward is to promote acceptance and appreciation of the unique characteristics that make each individual on the spectrum.
It is fantastic that most parents, teachers, coworkers, and people of all ages and professions now recognize that autism exists. The next hurdle for the autistic community is the acceptance, inclusion, and an appreciation for the gifts each person is able to bring to those around them. Many strides have been made on this front that parents and individuals on the spectrum may not yet be aware.
Speech Racer, a new app for speech therapy, is different from all other apps available on the market today. It makes use of speech recognition to help users improve articulation.
By understanding what key speech sound students have the most trouble with in speech therapy, like the “R” sound, for instance, the app is able to listen to the student and grade their performance. [continue reading…]
Eli Munyankindi became an orphan at age 10 during the Rwandan Genocide. At one point, he wasn’t sure he finished high school, but against all odds he just finished his Master’s degree in speech language pathology at the University of Utah College of Health. He plans to return home to Rwanda, where he will become his country’s first speech-language specialist. [continue reading…]
Alyssa Cook, an upcoming graduate of the speech-language pathology program at University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG), spent years working with a Speech Language Pathologist of her own. She had difficulties pronouncing “R” correctly, and with the help of her SLP, was able to correct the issue. [continue reading…]