Thursday, August 12, 2010

The Evolution of Speech

Someone on Twitter pointed this out to me so I thought I'd put it here. Apparently NPR did a story about the evolution of speech. Its called "From Grunting to Gabbing: Why Humans Can Talk". I haven't had a chance to look at it, but I thought it looked interesting enough to share with you guys here (that and this is a good way for me to save the link online).

By the way, Kristin and I are thinking starting a general speech therapy blog, anyone who wants to participate is welcome. I'll give you more news in the future.

~ Bob (aka speechbob)

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Thursday, May 20, 2010


Do people seriously think that we'll fall for scam emails like this:

Dear Friend,
Good day,Im Princess Chantal S.Yonli,the only daughter of Late, Mr/Mrs Yonli S.Kamara, a licensed solid mineral (gold, diamond,cocoa marchant Importer&Exporter) during his days, resently before my father passed away,he called me privately that he had a deposit valued ($4.5 million)and a deposit of 350 kilos,(22 Carat) ALLUVIAL GOLD DUST which he intended to move abroad for investment on my behalf.
Please get back to me so that i can tell you why i contacted you in this regards. I will be waiting for your response.

Princess Chantal.

I end up reading these just because I find them highly amusing. I especially love it when the English is just plain bad. They often don't do their homework when translating their scams, which consequently a dead give away. This one is a little better. I love the mystery. "contact me so I can tell you why I contacted you" OOooooo. Maybe I'm the lost heir of mer Late Yonli Kamara. Maybe I was actually adopted and I never knew it. How did this ever get in my spam folder, its important stuff!!! lol


Tuesday, May 18, 2010

List of some SLPs on Twitter

Since Kristin demonstrated some interest in speech therapy networking, here are some of the SLPs that I talk to on a regular basis on twitter.

@SLPTanya, @lausie18, @albrechtyn, @MontanamarySLP, @jahslp, @SpeechTherapist, @ndnspeechmom, @egolfer6, @AdirondackMetal, @RhiannanW, @dibsondebs, @djhein70, @StutteringMe, @SpeechLEmma, @speechpatholizo, @namastebyday

Its been great to talk to other about what's going on, to rant, to get ideas, to ask professors about their opinions, etc etc. There are a ton more resources out there as well. This is just scratching the surface. Send me an email if you have any more questions about how twitter (or social networking in general) works.
Talk to you later.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Social Networking for SLPs

So, I've been networking with several speech therapist over the web, via twitter. Its been pretty useful, and sometimes therapeutic. I can grip about students to people who understand. I can get therapy ideas for my functional skills group. Sometimes we just chat in general. Of course all of the talk of students is done very vaguely without names, but its been nice, especially since I don't get to talk to other speech therapist more than 2-3 times a month.

One of my twitter friends wrote a nice little blog entry describing the benefits of social networking for SLPs. @RhiannanW wrote an article called "Start Tweeting, Speechies!". You should give it a read over, or at least go to her website Therapy Ideas which is a great resource for SLPs in general.

By the way, if you do want to join us at twitter, my name there is @speechbob.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Pocket SLP Artic iphone app

I just found this, its an app through your iphone, ipod touch or ipad to help with artic drilling. I've been debating about getting an ipod touch myself, it looks great, makes me wonder what else we could get for Tx with this technology. You can see it here at: