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  • Laurie Sterling

    RE: Lung Transplants and rejection

    Posted in: SIG 13, Swallowing...

    Hi Cheryl, We do a large volume of lung transplants in our facility - nearing 150 a year. That being said, we are a large medical hospital in the Texas Medical Center and have patients from all over the world so we get folks perhaps at the lower...

  • Therese Goodchild

    RE: Assessments needed!

    Posted in: Professional Materials...

    I own the Bracken Basic Concept Scale-Revised. If you are interested, I am willing to sell it to you. I also own materials such as Meer Expressive Reasoning cards, Lingui Help I & Ii card, Photo Cue cards (color), Pictures Please, Improving Pronunciation...

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    RE:EMST vs The Breahter

    Posted in: SIG 13, Swallowing...

    Lori Burkhead Morgan PhD does a presentation for Passy Muir which is available on the Passy Muir website for free (.1 CEU). She talks about both devices. I have heard Lori speak on exercise physiology for swallowing at our PA state convention and...

  • Janet Brown

    Share your lessons learned

    Posted in: SLP Private Pract...

    Hi Everyone, ASHA is developing an updated resource on private practice for 2015, and we would love to incorporate the wisdom of your experience. A little while ago I asked if you would email me about what you like most about private practice and...

  • Pamela Rowe

    RE:workers comp insurance

    Posted in: SLP Private Pract...

    Black bear agency, ask for Dawn


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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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