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Is It Time to Diversify Your Collaborative Portfolio?

Written by our wonderful SLP, Truvine Walker, M.Ed.,CCC-SLP/L and shared from Successful Practices blog. http://www.successfulpracticeslp.com/my-blog/153-is-it-time-to-diversify-your-collaborative-portfolio As SLPs many of us know the importance of diversity and inclusion when working with students; however, we probably don’t think about it as much when working with other professionals. I will admit that for years, my professional collaborative portfolio…

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ASHA’s Response to Hurricane Harvey

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has temporarily suspended all necessary statutes and rules to allow licensed health care providers (including audiologists and SLPs) who are employed by a hospital and who are in good standing in another state to practice in Texas to assist with tropical storm Harvey disaster response operations! ASHA continues to monitor the…

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HOW ARE YOU DOING WITH YOUR HEALTH AND LONGEVITY?

Take this simple test to find out and get easy to implement ideas to improve your health and possible add years to your life. http://apps.bluezones.com/vitality/ Calculate your: Biological Age Overall Life Expectancy Healthy Life Expectancy Years you’re gaining/losing because of your habits http://apps.bluezones.com/happiness/ They measure: How you remember your life How you experience your life…

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Spring and summer is good time to educate families that drowning and near-drowning incidents are preventable!

This summer, across the state, families will take time to appreciate the beauty and joy of waterways and recreation opportunities. This also makes spring and summer a good time to educate families that drowning and near-drowning incidents are preventable! The Department of Developmental Services (DDS) has recently updated the Drowning Prevention Web page at http://www.dds.ca.gov/Drowning/Index.cfm, and there…

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I SEE WHAT YOU ARE DOING

Written by Nichole On February 8, 2016   In Every Day Life, EncouragementTagged Education, School, See, Never Give Up TO THE TEACHER’S AIDE IN MY SON’S SPECIAL EDUCATION CLASSROOM: I SEE WHAT YOU ARE DOING As the parent of a child with special needs, I cannot help but be an overemotional ball of overprotectiveness most of the time. I have decided that this is…

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Schools Warned On Speech Services For Kids With Autism

by Michelle Diament | July 28, 2015 Federal education officials are reminding schools not to skimp on needed speech and language services for children with autism. In a letter to states, officials from the U.S. Department of Education say they’ve heard that an increasing number of kids on the spectrum may not be receiving services from speech-language pathologists…

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CEU Event – Delivering Quality Services

DELIVERING QUALITY SERVICES –A TREASURE CHEST OF PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO YOUR GREATEST CHALLENGES  Presented By: Jean Blosser, CCC-SLP, Ed.D. and Holly Kaiser, M.A., CCC-SLP  Date: Saturday, February 20, 2016 Time: 8:00am – 2:30pm Location: California State University, Dominguez Hills Loker Student Union – Dominguez Ballroom A & B 1000 E. Victoria Street Carson, CA 90747…

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The Holiday Season is upon us – and that means possible travel. Great tips on traveling with anyone with disabilities.

Traveling by plane can be stressful for anyone―the long wait, the security hassles, lost luggage.  But the process can be even more grueling for people with disabilities. Recently, news outlets have reported on the unfortunate situation when airlines refuse travel to people with disabilities.  While no one is suggesting that the airlines are acting intentionally,…

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