Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Holidays!

Hello y'all, I hope you are all enjoying your time off if you work in the schools, if you don't then I hope you enjoy your day off. I guess there are some perks to working in the schools. I've actually really enjoyed working in the schools. I love working with the elementary kids. I especially like the older grades (however, they start getting attitudes in 5th grade) I like 3rd and 4th grade the most. I do think my kindergartens are cute/funny. I had two phonological kids trying to talk to each other. They each told me that they couldn't understand the other. It was a classic moment.

I let a parent talk me into dressing up as Santa Clause for the kindergartens. That was pretty amusing. I had several kids from different grades following me down the hall. It was hilarious! I'm starting to look into doing per diem work to supplement my income when I'm not working in the schools. I don't know if I'll ever go completely medical, but it would be nice to keep my foot in the door.

What's going on with you guys. According to Jackie, they still need SLPs with Mountainland Rehab, if you are looking for a job that is. I think we are all employed, or somewhat happy with our situations. Anyway, merry christmas, and have a happy new year!

Sunday, December 09, 2007

I know someone is reading this

Okay, so I've seen that this website has been getting hits. I know you are out there, even if you don't reply or comment. How is your CFY going? Are we all surviving? I'm having fun. I'm liking the elementary schools a lot more than I thought I would. I really love working with the kids. I'm not so sure about the jr high, but we'll see how that goes. I'm looking into doing Per Diem work with a couple of different companies to keep my foot in the door on the medical side. Anyway, what are you all up to?

Friday, November 16, 2007

AT class revisited

I ran into this webpage, I noticed pictures of myself and friends that I know. So I thought I would share this. Go to this webpage: This has pictures of some of the assistive technology projects from our senior year.
How is everybody doing??? I've spoken with Kristin, Stephanie, and Linda in the last few months, but not hardly anyone else.
Oh, and what is everybody's new email address?
--Bob Bateman--

Sunday, October 14, 2007

/r/ therapy

Hello All!
I have a question for you - does anyone have some of the articles that Prof. Littledike gave out regarding /r/ therapy or tongue thrust?  I have a couple of kids that I have tried everything I can think of and just wanted some more ideas.  If I weren't so lazy, I would look up the articles myself, but I just thought I would ask to see if any of you had them first.  Thanks a bunch.  And I hope your careers are taking off!

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Janet's Bulletin Board

Hi, Just wanted to let you see how my bulletin board turned out. We are theLomond View Lions so I used that and the idiom ideas and this is what Iended up with. Thanks to my daughter Rachelle and two of her friends forcoming and punching out letters for me. Hope all is going well with yourclassroom set ups.


Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Where are y'all working?

So, where is everybody working? I've heard from a few people. I've accepted a job with Davis School District. I know I was the one that wanted to go medical, whatever, we'll see how it goes. So what are you guys doing for work???

Luke and I are off to the Florida beaches BABY! We are working for the school year in two rural schools near Panama City Beach area (Northwest in the Bay/ Panhandle). It has connections with a private practice in Boise so we can come back and work there any after are CFY's or stay longer. We are looking forward to it but are a little scare too. We leave the end of July! Congratulations no the job with Davis! We interviewed with them too. What school age are you working with?
Good luck. You can always work per diem Medical to get your foot in the door. Don't forget that! How did your medical internship go? Where was it at again?

I know that I'll be working at an elementary school, but they have told me which one yet. I don't start until mid august. I did my medical externship at South Davis Community Hospital in Bountiful. I got to learn a little of everything there. I'll try to keep the website updated, let me know if there's anything you want to post on it. Hope you guys have fun in Florida.

For the summer, I'm working at a place called Celebration Speech Therapy Services. It is a private practice owned by the mother of my 17 year old best lifeguard friend. I get paid an obscene amount of money for doing something we were all doing for free last month. Scratch that, we were actually paying for it. Anyway, in the fall we are really moving to texas and I'm really working in a ghetto school district down there. Alex will student teach down there, and people keep telling us to not live within the district. Scary..
Anyway, that's me, the other part of the time, I'm teaching lots of swimming lessons and coaching swim team. So, I'm making money this summer to say the least.

Cooooool Genna! Where is Celebration? Never heard of it. That
sounds like fun. I bet you'll like working in a ghetto district in TX
cuz the kids will probably really need someone good so you can make a
big difference.
I'm at UofU Hospital where I did my intern....ehm-- externship. I
really like it. It keeps me on my toes and forces me to read, yes,
textbooks!! Well, I haven't started reading them yet, but I am
planning on it, I swear. I think. :) I just took over for a lady
who has been there over 20 years and is this amazing aphasia expert.
BIG shoes to fill-- it's scary!
K, so I wanna hear more about this Celebration Speech Tx place. Was
it in her home? Was it mostly kids?
Bob, ain't no shame in working for Davis County! Maybe you will
replace me at Adams Elementary and get my old mentor. Rad! Anyway,
I'm sure you'll be great. If you want any of my books and files, I
have a whole library now! I copied everything my mentor would let me.
:) Oh, and another little secret I found is that there are speech
"aides" called Communication Specialists and you can request them
whenever and they can come do therapy for you while you prep/test or
they make copies and bulletin boards or ANYTHING. It was awesome. I
requested them all the time and they work shockingly fast. Cool,
By the way, this is to everyone (sorry this is turning into a novel).
I am engaged! Yes, it's exciting. The date is September 22, so mark
your calendars. You're all invited. Yea!!!
Love, Kristin

Hey all, I am working at a private practice in Twin Falls ID (the promise land). I do a smorgasbord of things but mostly peds. I, like Bob, did not really see myself in peds as my first job but I am actually really enjoying it. I also work a couple of hours in a nursing home and will be working 1-2 days in a very small school in the fall. Keep in touch.
Zeke M.S. SLP!!!

Hi all, For the summer I am not working. Well, not at a paying job anyway.
I have painted the exterior of my house, painted several rooms on the
interior, laid tile in my basement, etc. You get the picture we are putting
our house on the market in July. Our new house has basement walls so far,
WOW! In the fall I am working for Weber School District at the school my
daughter will attend. I am so nervous, the SLP that left was amazing. I
have some big shoes to fill. Good luck to you all, Janet

Hey kids,
So, everybody probably already knows this but I am working at LDS Hospital.
I really like it so far. I am working 7 on/7 off. Going to work Sunday
morning (my last day of my 7 on) is pretty tough, but having a week off is
nice. I move to the new IHC Hospital in Sandy in October. It didn't really
hit me that I was actually graduated and working as an "official" SLP until
I had to call a Dr. and say "this is Rachel Bills, a speech therapist at LDS
hospital". That was pretty fun :)!! I was sent to a FEES training this last
weekend and ran into Wes Godfrey. I even got to practice doing FEES on him!!
They tried to pass the scope in my nose, but couldn't get the camera through
- most likely because I broke my nose when I was little - and that really
hurt!! If you ever get to go to FEES training and someone passing the scope
says, "wow, I am not sure if we can get the scope through there", just tell
them to stop right then!!
Anyway, everything is going really well for me at my new job. And just so
everyone knows I did exactly what I always said I was going to do when I got
my first paycheck.....hired someone to clean my house! She is worth every
penny! :)
Let's keep these coming guys, I want to know what everyone is doing!


Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Reporting Scores

I wish I would have known this before. I think I only had my scores sent to USU and to the state of Utah. Err, does that mean I'm going to have to pay extra? Oh, it was nice to finally get my praxis score back. Here is the useful email from Linda.

Hi everyone,
I went on the ASHA website and this is what I found out regarding Janet's question. I cut and pasted it here with the reference. Sorry my font and size are so large. I can't seem to change it. It started when I cut and pasted this info. (I feel like I am shouting, but pretend I am whispering, okay?)

Are any of you planning on attending the summer seminar at USU in 2 weeks?

See ya,

Reporting Scores

Exam results must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) in order to be applicable toward certification. When you register to take the exam, request that your score be reported directly to ASHA. ETS charges an additional fee to report scores after the examination has been taken.

To have ETS report your score to ASHA use the code R-5031 for Certification on the exam Registration Form as indicated in the ETS "Registration Bulletin."

Your score will be sent to the ASHA National Office within 8 weeks of the examination date. The National Office is able to automatically match scores with individuals only if your application for certification is on file with the Certification office at the time the score is received and if a computer record has been established for you.

To assist the National Office in processing your examination information, it will be helpful if you submit a copy of the report sent to you by the testing service when you submit your application for certification. However, please note that this copy will not be used as official verification of completion of the examination requirement.

Wednesday, May 30, 2007


I thought it might be helpful to share our mass email conversations

Okay kids, am I the only one that is confused? Did we find out if we need any more info about the CFY? On the COMD website it says they are going to send us a packet, did anyone get one? For those of you that have already started working what paperwork do I need? Are you starting the application process now or after you do your CFY? On the ASHA website it says to start now. It also says we need the program director’s signature for the ASHA application as well as the teacher license (I am doing that too), so do I have to go back up to Logan and have someone sign these things?

I feel a little but like we have all been left hanging without any real answers.

Or maybe I am freaking out because I start my CFY tomorrow!! Either way let me know what you all know. J (i.e. help!!!!)

I am looking forward to “pretending” to be an SLP!


Dear Confused,

Don't freak out. I asked my CFY supervisor and she is working on it. I don't know anything else, so if someone discovers anything else, please let us all know.

Deer in the Headlights

So, I attempted to start the paperwork, I dug around on the Idaho equivalent of USHA for a little while and found the paperwork for my state. it seems like even though you are starting a CFY you don't actually fill anything out until you are done. Although, I think it is good to get going on the paperwork now, just so you know everything that is involved. It turns out that the hours I'm getting this summer won't count toward my CFY so I don't have to worry about it until fall. at a later time, I might be able to scan my forms and show ya'll what I have if that would help.

I hope I helped instead of making everyone crazy again like I managed to do for the Praxis.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Awesome Blob

Kristin, how wrong you are! I think you look gorgeous, even in a mortar board (Which sounds like some sort of funeral term to me). And Bob, thank you so much for posting those pics. I appreciate you putting together this awesome blob! Ooops I meant blog but I left the mistake because it sounded funny. I combined bob and blog. Anways peace out!

Thursday, May 10, 2007


Are you guys like so excited, we're finally done! Here are some pictures that I took of the event. Please feel free to email me your pictures at and I'll post them. Or if you have anything you want to say and you don't want to bother figuring out how to sign on, send me the message and I'll post it.

Here are some of the pictures:

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Definitions of frequently used phrases in research

My sister emailed this to me. I read a research articles while preparing for my plan C. This is a nice translation of several phrases that are used frequently in research articles.

I didn't look up the original reference.

These data are practically meaningless.

An unsuccessful experiment, but I still hope to get it published.

The other results didn't make any sense.

This is the prettiest graph.




I think.

A couple of others think so, too.


Rumor has it.

A wild guess.

Three pages of notes were obliterated when I knocked over a glass of soda.

I don't understand it.

They don't understand it either.

Mr. Blotz did the work and Ms. Adams explained to me what it meant.

A totally useless topic selected by my committee.

I quit.

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

keepin' the blog alive...

I'm so inspired by the fact that Genna posted something and someone else besides Bob has transfered over to the new blog that I can't help but add a post! I am in St. George toiling away (for free, of course) at the hospital. It's good times. Also I just defended my thesis on Friday, so it's nice to have that behind me. That's about all. Keep the updates coming! p.s., any advice on the Praxis? I just registered for the April testing date today.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Pictures of Savannah

We're so excited to announce the birth of Sydney Marie Bateman. Here's a couple of pictures. If you want more pictures go to
Hi everyone!

I don't know if you guys care but I thought I'd tell everyone about my externship for the semester. I'm at sunrise elementary. And I have feeding clinic. So basically I have taken Lidsey's place in the world. So far I am finding myself with a complete lack of motivation to do anything. I'm sure none of you guys are feeling the same way.
Enjoy your semesters, I guess I'll see everyone at graduation?