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    RE: Need site grid ex of "Teacher IEP Participation"...

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

    What does your contract say about lunches and preps? Mine says "duty-free" lunch and prep, which means I cannot be assigned to a mtg or a duty during that time. SLPs have the same contract as teachers in my distric

  • Denise Wadsworth

    Who Subs for Us?

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

    Dealing with a potential union issue about teachers not wanting to use their prep time to attend IEPs and I'm just wondering if ASHA has data on how many school SLPs gave subs....

  • Denise Wadsworth

    RE: Need site grid ex of "Teacher IEP Participation"...

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

    This is good information that makes me think differently. Rather than, "It's always been done that way," perhaps a roving sub is the way to go. This sounds like a potential bargaining question and leads to the next question for a separate thread:...

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    RE: /s/ production with incorrect placement

    Posted in: SLP Schools

    When I was a child, I had dental issues that were treated with years of orthodontia. I didn't know that I make my sibilant sounds with tongue tip down and blade involvement until I was studying for my undergraduate degree. It looks fine and the sound...

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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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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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