In union there is strength.
It was an absolute privilege to attend the ASHA convention in New Orleans with members of the TinyEYE team.
People from around the world met at the convention center to learn and share knowledge about advancing speech-language pathology. As I said during my presentation about advances in telepractice, “Regardless of our experiences and preferences, regardless of what we stand up for and will not back down from, we have something in common in our profession…we are believers. We believe that we CAN give the people we serve a better tomorrow.”
For the duration of event, we enjoyed connecting with colleagues, researchers, advocates, and entrepreneurs. TinyEYE celebrates improving access to services through telepractice. We collaborated with other believers to promote recent research, foster changes to legislation to eliminate barriers to service, share strategies for service excellence, and talk about the fun advances with on-line speech therapy services.
Speaking of fun, visitors to TinyEYE’s booth were able to explore their virtual office and play their therapy games using the SMART board! The SMART board is an interactive whiteboard that provides touch control of computer applications. http://smarttech.com/ Kids love it because they can move and jump around to interact with their games on a supersized board that responds to their touch.
Our gift to school based SLPs was a backpack full of interactive, animated, on-line therapy games. SLPs provided their email address to receive their password in January for their own virtual backpack. SLPs can use the games to provide side-by-side therapy or extra practice programs for their students. No coloring, cutting or photocopying is required! If you are interested in receiving your own virtual backpack, email firstname.lastname@example.org . Together we will make a difference in the life of a child.
All the best to you,
Marnee Brick, MSc
Speech-Language Pathologist and Director of Speech Therapy
TinyEYE Therapy Services (Speech Therapy Telepractice)
Growing smiles, mending spirits, engaging children in their lives