Saturday, January 31, 2015
Welcome to Spontaneous Speech! I'm really glad you are here. My name is Melissa. I'm a Speech Language Pathologist, wife and mother of 4. I live on the south coast of Texas where the weather is great, the beaches are beautiful and the speed of life is "easy breezy".
With 20 years of experience under my belt, I've worked with all ages and in every single setting possible. I even took a five year hiatus from therapy and taught Health Science Technology to 10th, 11th and 12th grade high school students. Some people might say I've been around the block a time or two. They're probably right...I've got the grey hair to prove it!
Back in the day, when I was working in-patient for corporate America, I almost always had a grad student or CFY riding shotgun. That was so much fun! I made it my personal mission to do provide a daily "brain dump". I would tell them, "I'm going to try to teach you everything I know." These days, I spend my work week doing home visits as an independent contractor for a variety of home health agencies.
Life is good but the Medicare Part B caseload that I carry is not appropriate for students and that leaves me without my usual sidekick. As a result, I find myself cruising the streets of the Coastal Bend solo. I'm like Batman, fighting crime in the neighborhood, but without a Robin. My hope is that this blog can give me an outlet for teaching and showing others about the fun and excitement of being a Speech Language Pathologist.
As an adult/ geriatric specialist and pediatric generalist, I've got a long list of topics to cover and tons of ideas to share. That said, please come back soon and come back often! In the meantime, I'll leave you with a little motivation to continue to improve the quality of your Spontaneous Speech.
"Take advantage of every opportunity to practice your communication skills so that when important occasions arise, you will have the gift, the style, the sharpness, the clarity and the emotions to affect other people." Jim Rohn