Birth to Three, Elementary, Jr. & Sr. High, Post-Secondary, Therapy Activities, Therapy Tools

A Few (more) of My Favorite Things – Treatment Activities, Web Site Edition

If you could peer into the day of a pediatric speech-language pathologist, it would be filled with many different activities. Phone calls, report writing, parent counseling, material making, physician consultation...oh, and actually treating children with communication/feeding disorders. I will be the first to admit that I work in the most clinically supportive environments ever. My coworkers… Continue reading A Few (more) of My Favorite Things – Treatment Activities, Web Site Edition

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Family, Post-Secondary, Siblings, Uncategorized

Woman with Down syndrome saves lives through blood donation

October is Down syndrome Awareness Month and I want to start the month off right by making you aware of an amazing young woman- My sister, April Joy Meyers Today April achieved her goal of donating 1 gallon of blood. Over the last few years she has been dedicated to the cause and frequently donates.… Continue reading Woman with Down syndrome saves lives through blood donation

Ages and Stages, Assistive Technology, Birth to Three, Elementary, Jr. & Sr. High, Post-Secondary, Speech & Language, Therapy Activities, Therapy Tools, Tips and Tricks

The stars at night were big and bright! NDSC San Antonio Handouts

 I would like to thank ALL who came out to my presentation on Sunday, "Reaching for the STARs: Speech therapy and research working together." It was an amazing turn-out, especially at the end of the day on Sunday! Thank you for making it a great session. Attached are my slides and the two resources as promised. The one handout is… Continue reading The stars at night were big and bright! NDSC San Antonio Handouts

Ages and Stages, Post-Secondary, Uncategorized

Women with Down syndrome are women first

For those in the Tri-State area: If your daughter, sister, or friend is 30 - 44+ and has DS or other developmental disability this women's event is for her! Last year my sister attended the conference for young adult women and the experience was invaluable. Women's health, safety, and well-being is important for ALL women. Please… Continue reading Women with Down syndrome are women first

Family, Post-Secondary, Siblings

31 for 21: Having a sister can be a real pain

I'd always wanted a sister, so when April arrived on the scene I was ecstatic. In fact, I actually named her - April Joy - because I was so happy. I visited her in the hospital after she was born and was told she had Down syndrome. And guess what? I think it's made me love her more… Continue reading 31 for 21: Having a sister can be a real pain