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    RE: Subaru VIP Program?

    Posted in: SIG 16, School-Based...

    Thanks to all who offered their opinions and advice about the Subaru VIP program. I am happy to say I will be picking up my new Crosstrek on Saturday. Yes, I was able to order it with the color and options I wanted (which was really LACK of options-...

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    RE: R summer regression

    Posted in: SIG 16, School-Based...

    Great ideas. I also think it is important to start training self-monitoring and generalization from the very beginning....just as soon as you get correct sound production in any context.

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    RE: Student Learning Objectives

    Posted in: SIG 16, School-Based...

    In NJ, we call these SGOs (Student Growth Objectives). I've attached a template for the Articulation SGO I used last year. I used Sunny Artic Test for measuring progress. I administered it in Sept/Jan/April (end of third marking period- ours had to...

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    RE: Eligibility Criteria

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    RE: Goals for drooling

    Posted in: SIG 13, Swallowing...

    Update! Thanks to Brenda Darrah (Director of Knowledge Management) at ASHA this link should take you directly to the poster:


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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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