Introducing ModelTalker Cyndee, my customized electronic voice for use in AAC devices and more!
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
May 14, 2013 was the first Apraxia Awareness Day. Many of my colleagues now mark the day annually with blogs and other efforts to educate about the disorder and how SLPs can help. Most of the tweets and blog posts I see focus on Childhood Apraxia of Speech. My interest lies more in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of […]