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  • Richard Lemoncello

    RE: EMST vs The Breahter

    Posted in: SIG 13, Swallowing...

    Hi colleagues, I was intrigued by this question. I was not familiar with "The Breather" device, but I was familiar with both the inspiratory and expiratory muscle strength trainers. I just purchased a "Breather" device, which arrived today. ...

  • Dawn Dickerson

    Students are treated like professionals in FLAS...

    Posted in: NSSLHA Region 03

    Help achieve success for Speech-Language Pathologists and Audiologists in Florida Join FLASHA today! Here's why: FLASHA FORUM: E-newsletter sent bi-monthly contains current state news, guest columns, member news, upcoming CEUs, and more ...

  • Pamela Rowe

    RE: screening tools

    Posted in: SLP Private Pract...

    I like the Bankson Language Test-2nd Edition Scree

  • Shannon Locke

    RE:Adult Autism Eval/tmt Materials

    Posted in: Autism

    I know of a tremendous need for adult evaluations for individuals suspected having an autism spectrum disorder, particularly in our area in southwest missouri. As diagnostic criteria and classification systems have changed and improved over the years,...

  • Deborah Dixon

    school conference 2015 - input requested

    Posted in: SIG 12, AAC

    We've had a few days to regroup from the conclusion of the 2014 School Conference, but it is time to begin planning the 2015 conference being held July 10-12 in Phoenix. I'd love to hear your ideas of topics/ issues you'd like to hear about,...


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Sindy SandsSindy Sands

Sindy Sands has been an SLP since 1978 and currently works in the Evergreen Public Schools in Vancouver, WA. She is a STEP Participant, and member of the Special Interest Group 16 coordinating committee.

Why Does Sindy participate in the ASHA Community? 

“It is inspiring to see the caliber of folks who are in my chosen profession. It gives me a broader perspective of my field and helps me to understand what is happening nationwide. I get questions answered. I get to give to the profession from my knowledge and experience. I have been an SLP since 1978 and I have seen a lot…I get new perspectives from others' practices. It unifies us.”

What is one of your favorite quotes?
Give a man a fish and he eats for a day
Teach a man how to fish and he eats for a lifetime

What would you name the autobiography of your life?
At the end of the line there is another school

If you could choose anyone, who would you pick as your mentor?

I have a mentor professionally. Ellyn Arwood, a genius SLP and educator, who has changed the face of SLP work.
There are so many I can learn from.

Name something fun you think others don't know about you.
I was in the junior miss pageant in high school and my talent was baton twirling.. I was a competition baton twirler.

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