iPad App Helps Woman to Regain Speech After Brain Injury

It was thought that nurse Judy Miles would never communicate again after a hit and run accident robbed her of the ability to speak and walk

Be a part of the Blogosphere -- ASHA Style

ASHA's  ASHAsphere is an online venue created to feature the latest opinion and information related to audiology and speech-language pathology and provides an excellent way for members to contribute as bloggers to discuss developing issues within the profession. ASHAsphere's goals are: inspire discussion about issues related to the fields of audiology and speech pathology, and features posts from a variety of authors, including communication sciences and disorders (CSD) professionals and ASHA staff. Posts written by ASHA members reflect their own thoughts and opinions, and publication in ASHAsphere does not imply ASHA’s endorsement of products or services they may write about.

A February 21, 2012 article by Melissa Jakubowitz, M.A., CCC-SLP, titled The Time Has Come for Speech Language License Portabilitymakes the case that license portability would enable speech-language pathologists to provide services wherever and whenever needed, thereby unleashing the full potential of telepractice to reduce costs and administrative burdens, increase access to services, broaden career opportunities for speech-language pathologists and improve outcomes for K-12 students and clients in diverse practice settings. Jakubowitz added that it would also facilitate inter-state practice and thus enable speech-language pathologists who live near state lines to practice in adjacent states where personnel shortages may exist. Greater labor mobility is necessary to serve geographically shifting populations in the US.

Interested bloggers are encouraged to APPLY. Have an issue or opinion to share? Join the blogosphere to elevate discussions related to the profession, policy, innovation and practice! 

CBS Article: Words decoded from brain signals

Science or Science Fiction? CBS Article on Scientists who are working to decode words from brain signals

Amazon: One Way to Find Upcoming Books in SLP & Aud.

Most of us are familiar with the thousands of ways to search items on the internet. Here's one way to look for most recently published and soon-to-be-published books which are open for "pre-order". Order of search is Amazon>Books>Speech Language Pathology or Audiology Research. Then adjust for "date published" and you end up with books yet to be released in 2012. Way to stay current with newest pubs! Click here for the SLP results. or Here for Audiology research results.

Dr. Cynthia Fox on "New Perspectives in Treating Pediatric Motor Speech disorders" Mon. Oct. 3rd at SLHS

From Amy Thrasher: Open to all as long as there is room: Dr. Cynthia Fox, will be speaking on "New Perspectives in Treating Pediatric Motor Speech disorders" Monday October 3rd, 5-7:50 PM in Lori Ramig's class rm 230 at the SLHS Department, CU-Boulder Campus.
See Dr. Fox's bio at

CU has YouTube Channel

Recently launched featuring videos relating to CU as a whole.
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High School Teenage Boys

I recently started a new job at a private high school for learning disabled teenage boys. The previous 10 years I worked for a catholic school that has teenage developmental disability (mentally challenged) students. Can anyone suggest some ideas to get these students more involved. I've tried mad libs, graphic novels, catch phrase, reading comp. books -- any help would greatly be appreciated.
Maureen Scaramell

Web MD article: Infants Use Pure Reasoning to Make Sense of the World

An article on, May 26, 2011 by reporter Salynn Boyles states that "Babies as young as 12 months old can reason and make rational predictions about how novel situations will play out, according to an international team of researchers who study the infant mind. Ms. Boyles cites a study, published May 27 in the journal Science, builds on earlier research showing that babies have the ability to conceptualize abstract principles about their physical world and that their 'surprise' can be measured by how long something holds their attention.

Analysis Suggests Human Language Arose in Southern Africa

"Human language arose only once, in southern Africa, a first-of-its-kind analysis of world languages suggests. Verbal communication then spread across the globe as humans walked out of Africa, reaching Australia and New Zealand last. This verbal spread parallels the dispersion of early human genes across the world, leading the researcher to conclude that language may have prompted the great human migration." For full story in the Washington Post by By Michael Balter, 4/14/11, go to

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