My life as an SLP has really changed a lot in the last few years. The organization I work for, Bridgeway Academy, has grown dramatically since I started working there in the 2006-2007 school year. At Bridgeway Academy I’ve had the opportunity to develop my skills and knowledge base in the area of AAC and share these experiences with the community at large. Our speech therapy department has just grown to 20 therapists and the therapy department is over 50 strong. I feel very lucky to be celebrating seven years as the Director of Therapy Services at Bridgeway Academy, mostly because I get to work with, colloborative with and learn from such an amazing group of therapists.
This said, my day-to-day has gotten way less exciting (unless you love spreadsheets). I still get to see several clients and want to continue to use this platform to celebrate them but I think it’s time to pass the torch to my colleagues in the trenches. I’m thrilled to share that several of my colleagues have agreed to share their thoughts and experiences about AAC here on this blog. I can’t wait to share their knowledge and stories with you. In fact, I’ll probably post the first one right after I hit publish on this boring announcement!
ID: Blog owner, Lindsey Paden Cargill, wearing a black shirt with her Bridgeway Academy Logo lanyard has her head in her ringed hand. She is sitting in front of closed white blinds. Her hair is untidy in a top knot and she looks exsperated and a little sad.