So Much to Do. So Much to See. Convention Is the Place to Be!

Sessions, exhibit halls, and networking—oh my! The annual ASHA Convention can be an exciting, but overwhelming event for students. Last year was my first time attending, and it was a whirl-wind! Whether you’re attending as a first-timer or seasoned pro, or keeping tabs from home, here’s a list of must-dos to help all my fellow #slp2b and #aud2b friends to make the most of this…

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So Many Convention Sessions—So Little Time!

Going to ASHA Convention for the first (or second or third) time can be overwhelming. There’s so much to do, see, and learn during those three days that you might feel like you won’t get the chance to see it all. I’ll let you in on a secret … you probably won’t. But that’s okay! The best you can do is start planning your schedule…

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Building Musical Bridges

Although language is localized to the left frontal and temporal lobes of the brain, research shows that music is neurally “wired” throughout. For people with brain damage, musical abilities are often a relative strength and the power of music can improve communication, socialization, and confidence. While attending Northern Illinois University (NIU) as an SLP grad student, Elizabeth (Beth) Lanza recognized the important connection between communication…

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From Special Education Teacher to SLP—Seizing My Opportunity from the Marianas Islands

White sandy beaches, tropical weather year-round, people as warm as the climate. Many dream about the island life; to get far away from their daily stresses and bask in the sunlight. The beautiful Marianas Islands, a 14-island archipelago located near Southeast Asia, is home to beautiful flame trees, diverse coral reefs, and the friendliest people. That’s where I’m from. Unfortunately, location isn’t ideal when it…

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