Not Far From The Tree May 27, 2021

This is the story of when the speech pathologist has to deal with an articulation issue in her own child. Ruth spoke her first word at 9 months. It was for calling her Grandma. She would curl her fingers towards herself while repeating,”Ga Ma, Gama” in a low voice. Her vocabulary and desire to talkContinue reading “Not Far From The Tree May 27, 2021”

Better Speech and Hearing Month May 25, 2021

I have shared several stories about my days as a speech pathologist, but I haven’t explained why. May is Better Speech and Hearing Month to promote and inforn the publice about communication skills. Besides working with children on articulation and language skills, speech pathologists may work with cognitive deficiencies, swallowing disorders and lip reading forContinue reading “Better Speech and Hearing Month May 25, 2021”

Global Accessibility Awareness Day May 20, 2021

Today is the tenth anniversary of bringing digital accessibility as an important factor in good web design. Worldwide there are more than 1 billion people that have a visual, hearing , physical or cognitive challenges affecting their ability to use the internet. When a webpage is designed with accessibility in mind, the changes also enhanceContinue reading “Global Accessibility Awareness Day May 20, 2021”

National Frog Jumping Day May 13,2021

Looking over informal national days, I was intrigued. What was this all about? In my research, the celebration started in the 1930’s to highlight Samual Clements, affectionally known by his pen name, Mark Twain. At the age of 29, he was fired by another newspaper to find himself broke and at a loss for aContinue reading “National Frog Jumping Day May 13,2021”

National Nurses Day May,6, 2021

Nurses, like many other medical professionals, have worked long and hard this year. Some have given their lives to nurse others. Though women have played a major role in births, holistic knowledge and caring of the dying, no formal training was offered until the mid 1900s. Women were conscripted in the Revolutionary War to maintainContinue reading “National Nurses Day May,6, 2021”