Friday, November 16, 2012

The Weekly Review: Week 84

SLP Resource of the Week

I've always felt isolated as a school SLP. Almost always, you're the only SLP at a school. Often you're the only SLP at several schools. Particularly when you're new you have questions and no easy way to get answers from other professionals. Even once you have more experience, you're always encountering a new type of client (apraxia, fluency, hearing impairment, anything less common than language and straightforward articulation) or a client who just isn't responding well to typical interventions. I've often wanted to find an active message board. One where you can post a question or comment and get several replies in a timely manner and I think I've found one. Speaking of Speech has a message board set up and it appears to be pretty active. Check it out. If you know of any other active message boards for SLPs, link to them in the comments. I'd love to check them out.

Weekly Michael

Five!!! Michael turns five this weekend. I am just so lucky that I am one of the people that gets to watch him grow into the amazing person he's already becoming. We are so excited to have my husband's parents coming in to town to help us celebrate. Michael is also having some school friends at his party for the first time. It should be a great weekend.

Weekly Ava

Ava has an under-appreciated generous streak. I say this because she's a bit of a drama queen and is quick to play things up when she feels slighted. This dramatic behavior distracts from her consistent, unsolicited generosity with her brother. She automatically thinks of him when she gets a treat. If he finishes eating first and is still hungry, she will offer him some of her food. If he wants a turn playing with her toy she will often hand it over (Although she will qualify, "Just for 3 minutes DD!"). I love this about her. I have difficulty finding words for the feeling that spreads through me when I watch my children truly care for each other.

Weekly Weight Loss

It's been three weeks since my last check-in here. I'm 3.2 pounds down from that week. Of course that week was so bad that I didn't even report a number. :-) The stress of getting the vowel therapy kit done on such a tight timeline wreaked havoc on both the weekly-review and on my diet. I broke out of low-carb for about a week and haven't gotten fully back in line yet. I'm working on it though. I learned a lot from working with a low-carb diet and so even when I'm indulging in some carbs I'm still not eating like I was before. That helps a little.

I'm down almost exactly 25 pounds from where I started. I am a little miffed that no one seems to have noticed! How is it that I can lose 17% of my body weight and no one notices? (Grumble, grumble.)

Weekly Speech Resource Kit Update

Close your eyes and imagine me doing a happy dance. That's how I feel about having the vowel kit done. The next 6-8 weeks are going to be crazy. During those weeks I'm handling three major holidays, two school breaks, one birthday, one family vacation, and one surgery on a close family member. New speech kits are going on the back burner. I am going to try to do some edits and revisions to the first three kits. If and when I get a revision done I'll either send everyone who has already purchased the kit an email (or just do a post here on the blog) letting you know a revision has gone up so that you can contact me if you want a code for a free copy of the revised kit.

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