Duke sunsetIt has been a unique and fun summer as I took an extra few weeks off for the first time. The break was refreshing but I am excited to see my little kids and start working this week!

Highlights of our stay at Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin were Duke’s 15th birthday celebrated with his friend, Murphy and Dairy Queen cups, many bike rides through the Kettle Moraine hills, special times with friends and family and a visit from our twin grandchildren.

One of the biggest challenges I had when working in the schools was scheduling and I can’t say it is any easier in private practice. I had everyone in a slot, confirmed it with parents and now someone wants to change times. I just have to remember that “flexible” word!

10612878_10152233695746786_3761129741593550508_nI enjoyed a visit from my fellow SLP friend, Jan Schwanke and her husband, Scott. Between eating out, going to the farmer’s market and biking we had a chance to talk shop. She is an expert in word-finding, having worked with and presented with Diane Germain so I could pick her brain about practical activities to help kids with word-finding. I will be blogging about those ideas over the next few weeks. And, by the way, Jan is going to be presenting at the Poster Sessions at the ASHA Convention in November so be sure to stop by if you are going to the convention.