The limits of my language are the limits of my world. – Ludwig Wittgenstein
I started this blog mainly to keep track of speech and language therapy activities that I have tried and want to try again, so I don’t have to re-do lesson plans each year. But it’s also a topic that I’m passionate about and sometimes I feel I don’t do a good enough job of representing. (For example.) I truly do feel that speech-language pathologists make a difference, and it’s exemplified by the quote above. If my kids (and adults) can’t communicate their basic wants and needs, let alone tell us their emotions or opinions, order a pepperoni pizza, or cheer for their favorite sports team, then their world truly is limited. I know it’s not the most important profession out there by any means, but I chose it in the hopes of helping at least one person achieve at least one of those things.
Anyway, welcome! Sorry about the terribly lame blog name. Blogging about speech pathology is certainly nothing new, so I didn’t have much to choose from. Much of this blog will be about speech and language activities, but I’d also like to use it as a soapbox/advocacy area from time to time as well. If you’re reading this as a friend or family member (HI DAD!), feel free to use it as a way to see what I do all day and why I ask you weird questions like, “Would you mind collecting all your empty toilet paper rolls and giving them to me?” (Or feel free to not read it at all. No offense taken here.)
If you’re reading this as a fellow SLPeep, I hope some of these activities will inspire you, and I hope you’ll leave your ideas for activities as well! One of my favorite things is emailing back and forth with a group of grad school friends about various SLP questions and issues, I am always so impressed with their skills and knowledge, and I love being able to bounce ideas off of them. As I’m a relatively new SLP, I’ll take all the advice I can get.
And now, I’m going to take a break from speech path to kick back with a Boston Lager and enjoy the most recent episode of Parks and Rec. Cheers!