App Review: Conversation TherAPPy

I am a Speech-Language Pathologist in private practice. I am also a newbie when it comes to using iOS apps in my diagnostic and treatment sessions. I relied solely upon tried and true paper and pen materials until a few short months ago. Hauling them around to use with some of my home based adult […]

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 […]

Words Are Powerful

Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me. Untrue. Words are powerful. They cut through our spirit and leave scars that last a lifetime. Please choose them wisely.   Cynthia Williams Bowen, MS, CCC-SLP owns Bowen Speech-Language Therapy, LLC in Clearwater, FL.  Cyndee provides quality, creative, collaborative treatment to adults […]

Broken But Beautiful!

I took a spirit day last week. This is a new concept for me, and it just means that I’ve been working pretty much 24/7 over the past few months and needed a break! One of my oldest, dearest friends called out of the blue and invited me to a “pajama party” at her condo […]

AAC: …And Then There Is Gesture!

Throughout grad school, my Clinical Fellowship Year, and on into my career in home health, skilled nursing facilities, and now private practice, I have met and worked with aphasia clients who could not benefit from a complex system of manual sign. I identified gesture as a potential treatment option in my first experience with a […]