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I first saw Loretta at the dysphagia table in the hospital.

She was helping a stroke patient with his lunch. Dressed in white, she could have been any number of the nurses or aides who roamed the hallways and rooms of the acute care unit. 792 more words

"Filming My Father: In Life and Death"

On February 1st 2017, UCLU Giving Voice held a documentary screening of “Filming My Father: In Life and Death“, an award-winning documentary providing an insight into one family’s battle with Motor Neurone Disease (MND). 916 more words

Talk about your obstacle courses!

August 29, 2015. Dad’s day started around 5:00 A.M. when he was visited by Mary, a wound care nurse. The CCH wound care nurses not only tended to wounds, which you might expect, they also trimmed nails and would give Dad a shave. 1,923 more words

Kudos, to you!

​To the special needs parent hiding in your bathroom, needing peace for just one minute.

To the special needs parent who is so tired you feel like you can’t function anymore and would do anything to lay down and get the rest you need. 202 more words


The 5 Strokes of Communication!

Hello Reader,

It has been a while since I’ve shared some information from my end and my sincere apologies for not staying in touch. For January, I have chosen the topic – stroke and its relation with Speech-Language Pathology. 640 more words


Leaving Memorial again. Back in the CCH again.

August 20, 2015. As Mom and I drove to the hospital, we realized that today would probably be Dad’s last day at Memorial. We were glad that he had recovered enough to leave… 1,169 more words

More Ways a Speech-Language Pathologist Can Help You in 2017!

When you hear “speech therapist”, what comes to mind? If you’re like many people, you associate speech therapists with things like stuttering or helping a child with a lisp. 369 more words