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    neckline slimmer for dysphagia?

    Posted in: SLP Health Care

    I read the other day on a blog about an SLP using something called the neckline slimmer (something she found on Amazon) for her dysphagia patients. Apparently it can be used to strengthen pharyngeal and mandibular muscles. I was just hoping to find...

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    SLPs and literacy

    Posted in: SIG 01, Language Learning...

    There wasn't a lot of literacy classes in my undergrad or grad program but I was able to take a number of classes in other departments that prepared me to teach reading. It is a significant portion of my day to day work. The use of phonics has also...

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    RE: Apps/Cog Programs for Pt with MS

    Posted in: SIG 02, Neurophysiology...

    The "Moron Test" apps, designed as games, are actually excellent for short-term memory and cognitive processing practice.

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    RE: Vital Stim in infants

    Posted in: SIG 13, Swallowing...

    I have been dealing with this as well lately and have contemplated asking about it here. I work with Early Intervention and am transitioning into private practice. I get phone calls at least once a month stating that a baby's PCP specifically wrote...

  • Mary Casper

    RE: Billing evals versus re-evals

    Posted in: SLP Health Care

    Your manager is expressing what was understoodby most of us before a national provider call hosted by Medicare - cited in Victoria's reply, whereMedicare stated a conflicting message. I am working with ASHA staff and otherASHA members in the field...


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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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