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Blogjam  |   October 01, 2014
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Blogjam   |   October 01, 2014
The ASHA Leader, October 2014, Vol. 19, 16. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ.19102014.16
The ASHA Leader, October 2014, Vol. 19, 16. doi:10.1044/leader.BGJ.19102014.16
TED Talks Speech
Sean Sweeney of SpeechTechie has mined TED (Technology-Entertainment-Design) Talks to find several relevant to speech and language. TED Talks feature short (five to 20 minutes) presentations from leading researchers and creative people. TED Talks are naturally facilitated by technology, as they are available on YouTube and the free TED app.
Check out the blog post for links to talks on autism, accommodations for people with disabilities, speaking so people want to listen and other topics.
Rock Out in Your Speech Room
On his blog, Erik X. Raj salutes those about to rock, and asks, “By any chance, do you play a musical instrument? … If you do, that’s very cool because I have another question for you. Do you actually own the given instrument that you play a little bit? If your answer is yes, then you simply must give the following speech therapy idea a shot because it has the potential to cause a rockin’ good time within your speech therapy room.”
Raj provides several ideas for speech activities based on songs and sing-alongs, including articulation and language activities.
Always Have an Extra Shirt on Hand
What should recently minted clinicians know as they begin their careers? “Speechy Musings” blogger Shannon asked for advice for new speech-language pathologists on her Facebook page, and the response was overwhelming. She collected 30 tidbits from seasoned SLPs, ranging from “Therapy sessions go awry sometimes and it’s not the end of the world” to “Don’t feel like you need to have absolutely every material you want on hand when you start.”
Some of the suggestions are specific to work settings—“If you’re working with preschoolers, always have an extra shirt on hand!”—and others apply to just about everyone: “You know more than you think you do. Follow your gut. Do what you know is right.”
Hear, Hear for Ear Care
At “The Audiologist to Be,” guest blogger and doctoral student Joshua Sevier writes about advocacy’s crucial role in the field of audiology. “Before a Supreme Court ruling in 1978, which was advocated by the (then) Academy of Dispensing Audiologists, audiologists couldn’t make a profit from the selling of hearing aids. Additionally, before the efforts of the Audiology Foundation of America, forerunners in the efforts to establish the Doctor of Audiology as the entry level degree, audiologists’ education was believed to be insufficient for the level of knowledge and training required for the patient load. Now the AuD is our standard education and dispensing is a vital part of our practice.”
Read the blog post for current advocacy efforts in audiology, and how you can get involved.
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