Live Speak Love is beginning a new venture! In addition to seeing private clients, I am thrilled to announce that I have been offered the position of Clinical Assistant Professor at Towson University in their department of Audiology, Speech Language Pathology and Deaf Studies. I have been supervising Towson graduate students during their internships in the public school setting for several years now, and am so excited to be taking on this new challenge as Clinical Faculty member. I will be teaching some classes, and also supervising undergraduate and graduate students in the University Speech Language and Hearing clinic. I will also have the opportunity to collaborate with other faculty members in some research endeavors, and possibly collaborate with other department’s faculty as well. I plan on exploring options regarding the application of technology in the therapy and educational settings, and will collaborate with Baltimore County Public Schools to continue some of the technology projects that I began this year. This is an amazing opportunity for me, and I am thoroughly excited about prospects ahead of me. Thank you to all for the encouragement and support you have shown me, and for embracing the work I have completed as part of Live Speak Love, LLC. I am honored to be serving children, families, educators, students and clinicians with my thoughts, inspirations and creations. I plan to continue my work online and in my community, in addition to working in my new role. Thank you for your support and for visiting Live Speak Love, LLC!
I wanted to share this picture of my nephew, Eliah, who just turned five years old. Eliah is a sweet boy with multiple disabilities including Hemophilia A, Cerebral Palsy and a seizure disorder. He has had some very close calls in his life, but my sister is a strong woman — she has literally saved his life during complicated seizure episodes that caused him to stop breathing. My sister is now working with the Make-a-Wish foundation in South Carolina to help build Eliah a handicap accessible playground. You can read more about Eliah, his 5th Birthday Party, and the special Make-A-Wish Project in this post at http://www.eliahjames.blogspot.com
Don’t you think Eliah is just the sweetest??? I do!