Research Tuesday: Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Speech Therapy, and Quality of Life

Introduction My Research Tuesday contribution this month is the first in a two part series regarding Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Part two will be posted in June 2014. It will detail my application of methods outlined in a related study, Guimaraes et al. 2009. There are a number of alternatives for the treatment of obstructive sleep […]

Telepractice, Florida, and SLPs

By Cyndee Williams Bowen, SLP I live and work in Florida. The state of “dangling chads” during the 2000 election. The state of “stand your ground” gun laws. This morning I received a message from my state professional organization, and it contained a link to this article about the debate among Florida lawmakers regarding expansion and […]

Inspired to Admire: Helen Keller and Anne Sullivan

May of each year is designated as Better Speech & Hearing Month, and Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists around the world typically increase their efforts to raise awareness about our professions during that month. The above video clip of Helen Keller and “Teacher” Anne Sullivan (Courtesy of YouTube) saw increased Internet traffic during the month of May this year. […]

Memory Lane: APPtitude!

I’ve been organizing my home office over the past couple of weeks, and this has led to interesting walks down memory lane — reminders of my journey from parent of children with communication disorders to professional Speech-Language Pathologist! I admit here and now that I am an information hoarder. I don’t like clutter, but I […]

A Word of Caution!

Today’s blog topic is important and very serious, particularly for people with Parkinson’s Disease. It is a bit long, and the words I write will not be humorous or inspirational. Some of you will not like what I have to say. I apologize for that in advance, but I sincerely hope you will understand that I write […]

AAC: Hands Just Speak To Me!

I love hands! I don’t know why or when I first realized it, but I do just love them! Two of my favorite memories are of the moments when I first met our two sons. Their tiny little hands fit perfectly in the palm of my own. I will always cherish these memories! They allow […]