App Review: Predictable – Part 1

by Cyndee Williams Bowen The folks at Therapy Box have recently updated their Predictable 4 Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) app. I have explored Predictable 4 for a couple of months now, and I find it most impressive for several reasons. Intro to the App Predictable 4 is intended for users who have lost the […]

Random Thoughts: On Philosophy and Cake

Differing philosophies on religion, politics, and life in general are rather like cake. Cake is basically flour, water, and sugar mixed together, poured into a mold, and baked in an oven of some sort. The product is simple, unadorned, and delicious in its own right. The batter can be enhanced with flavors such as chocolate, […]

Random Thought: On Philosophical Polarity

Philosophically,  people’s opinions on most topics — especially politics and religion — are increasingly polarized. Some of us seek the center, swaying gently left and right depending upon the topic . The most vocal elements of today’s world tend to be polar opposites. These folks are typically quite passionate in their beliefs. Emotions run high […]

Random Thoughts: McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program

Last weekend I attended the McNeill Dysphagia Therapy Program (MDTP) certification workshop. For readers who don’t know, MDTP is a systematic, exercise-based dysphagia treatment program. Patients improve swallow function by swallowing vs. more traditional treatments based on compensatory strategy and facilitative maneuver training. Certification is required, and I am bound by agreement not to divulge details […]