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 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 […]