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Join the Fun – A Guest Post by Lori Yauch MA CCCSLP

Join the Fun – A Guest Post by Lori Yauch MA CCCSLP

Join the Fun!


This month the Road to Reminiscence takes another detour, this time to Illinois for The American Speech-Language Hearing Association (ASHA) Annual Convention.

We packed are our bags, boxes and Guidebooks to the Classic Movie Musical and heading to Chicago. November 13th – 16th.

Come visit us at McCormick Place for 3 days of fun and information as we share Booth #2210 with our friends from Clinical Colleagues Confidential.

The Movies and Music Guidebook will teach you how to utilize 12 classic movie musicals to promote communication and engagement in your clients.

Turn watching a movie into a great interactive event that will have your clients engaged, laughing, talking, reminiscing and dancing in their seats. Foster increased communication, conversation and long-term memory.

If you’re thinking…I haven’t the time to prep such an activity! Movies and Music has prepared all 12 activities for you! Just gather your residents in front of the DVD player, pop in the DVD, grab your guide and go! Nothing is simpler or more fun!

“This is one of the simplest and most entertaining activities I have ever done. I highly recommend it to clinicians working with adults/geriatrics, regardless of the setting. You will not be disappointed”.
Lisa C, M.S., CCC-SLP, New Bedford, MA

At MassCap in October, an activity specialist was heard to say, “I don’t show movies to my residents because they fall asleep”. After visiting Movies and Music and discovering that movies could be source of engagement and that the Guidebook could provide an entire year of programming for 3 dollars/ month she became a convert!

Become a Convert! Visit Booth 2210 and join the fun!

— Lori

PS: While you’re visiting like us on facebook (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Movies-and-Music/196819043698265) and follow us on twitter @MoviesandMusic2. You can register for a chance to win a Movies and Music promotional prize.…

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Summer slipped away

Summer slipped away

i’m not sure how it happened. When it crept by me is a mystery. The moment my favorite season drew to a close for 2012 is lost to me.  Where i was looking while the dog days of summer cooled is quite clear; my gaze was fixed on the horizon.  Less poetically, i’ve spent the last few months looking ahead.  It’s not that i’m dissatisfied with the present.  Not at all.  It is merely the coming months are filled with opportunities.  But, i need to do a significant amount of preplanning to take advantage of all the fall and winter are offering. 

In about fifty four days, Lisa and i will be boarding a plane for Atlanta and ASHA 2012.  We are packing our CCCslp gear and heading south to spend a few days with 12,000 of our colleagues.  It should be a fun filled three days.  It certainly is chalk full of celebrities; Maya Angelou, Gabrielle Giffords, Captain Mark Kelly, John and Annie Glenn.  i haven’t seen the courses scheduled yet but i thinking i’ll save that planning for the plane ride. 

i would be more enthusiastic about the convention if the costs were not so jaw dropping.  For an ASHA member to register now, the price is $410.  This is only to attend the basics.  Short courses are $70 extra per course.  Travel, room, and po are all extra too.  The registration was $35 cheaper during August.  Still, $375 is a steep some of money. 

Personally, $410 is a significant chunk of my ‘disposable’ cash.  It represents a month of groceries for me.  It is more money than I spent on clothes and shoes combined in 2012.  That sum is what i spend on prescription medication… , four and half months of prescription medication.  i could fill my jeep six times which is a month and a half worth of driving. 

It’s a lot of money no matter how you break it down.  And, it makes me wonder how long ASHA will be affordable for SLP’s and AuD’s. 



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