April 28, 2009

A little light reading

A surprising number of people have emailed me to ask for a copy of the keynote address I delivered to the Texas Speech Language Hearing Association's 2009 Convention at the beginning of the month.

The requests have mostly been coming from people who were there, which is nice. I would have thought it would have been enough fun just sitting through it once.

Anyway, if you're interested and have absolutely nothing else to do with your time, here it is, in all it's verbosity. Click and enjoy.


Barbara from Boston said...

BRAVO! Well thought out, comprehensive and thought provoking
examination of the problem, while delivering large doses of reality.
And those pictures of your Schuyler are pretty darn cute. Thank you, Rob.
Barbara from Boston

*Tasha* said...


Wonderful, that was very well-written and well-balanced, in showing Schuyler's story as well as what you're asking them to do.

Awww, you have a way of getting to people! I bet people left REALLY thinking and touched.

Good job :)

Unknown said...

Thank you. That's all I can say without a very long comment.

Christopher said...

I write from time to time on my blog about my classroom. It breaks my heart that I sometimes feel like I am teaching with my hands tied behind my back.

I think it is wonderful when parents fight for everything their children need and deserve.

I have told students all of my life that I am their teacher forever. I am their advocate forever. For many of my students, I am the only one.

I wish that Schuyler was in my classroom, it would be an honor to teach her & learn from her. I wish I had a school of Schuyler's parents :)

Thank you for telling your story and fighting your fight. It makes a difference.

Jordan Sadler, SLP said...

Wow, this was truly excellent. Wish I'd been there!

The information you've shared here, both personal experience and practical advice, is critical for everyone to have. I've shared this with parents I know who are just starting down the road to an AAC device - can you imagine how helpful it would've been if you'd been able to read your book/speech back then??

electric boogaloo said...

Rob! My sister in law just painted this and I immediately thought of you. She and her husband are from Austin and have a special place in their hearts for Chucks...


Oooh and she's working on one of her daughter's pink ones!