Talking to Kids about Martin Luther King, Jr.

There is no easy way to talk with children about the injustices of today's world. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a pioneer for civil rights and fairness. Today we honor his fight, his legacy, and his victories in making the world a more peaceful place. 

Andrea McEvoy Spero, director of education at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Institute at Stanford University outlines the best ways to broach the subject, regardless of your child's age. 


World Series Athlete Speaks About His Stutter

George Springer plays center field for the Houston Astros. The Astros clinched a spot in the World Series this season and they currently lead the series 3 games to 2. What you might not know about George Springer is that he stutters. George openly discusses his stutter and it's impact on his childhood and baseball career in the interview below. George is currently a spokesperson for the Stutter Association for the Young (SAY) where he encourages kids to be who they are and enjoy life, stutter and all!


See the full interview here. 

To learn more about SAY, visit their website.

Join the 3rd Annual "A Cure in the Nick of Time" Event

Join the Speech Language Pathology Center Team in supporting our good friend!  

A Cure in the Nick of Time

A cure in the Nick of time

Third Annual Run / Walk
Saturday, September 30th 2017
10:00 AM to 1:00 PM
9:00 AM Registration

The Powder Point Loop
Starting at Duxbury High School

Runners and Walkers of all levels and ages are welcome
Awards will be presented to the top finishers
Raffle will be held in the High School following the event
100% of proceeds will be donated to the Beyond Batten Disease Foundation (BBDF)

Visit for more information and to make a donation!

batten walk 2016

May the day bring sunshine for this year's walk!    Best wishes from the SLP Center 2016 Team.

Could this glove help Parkinson's sufferers?

A new glove, called GyroGlove, was developed to help lessen tremors for individuals suffering from Parkinson's disease. This glove is reported to assist with steady and deliberate movements. The glove was developed by a medical student in London and is expected to be released in 2018. 


See the full article here or visit GyroGear's website here

SLPs and Skepticism of Baby Food Pouches

Baby food pouches are a quick, convenient alternative for busy parents and hungry children. Speech-Language Pathologists are skeptical of their benefits, as they can be associated with underdeveloped oral motor skills, limited food exposure, and picky eating habits. 

Natalie Stasenko, a registered dietician, outlines her opinion on baby food pouches in an article with Parents Magazine. Read the full article here.