Speech Party Blogging Fun

  1. Why did you start blogging?

I share communication success stories based on real speech-language experiences with kids. The communication tips I share give parents and educators a motivation boost as they learn how fun, easy & rewarding speech-language practice is to do with kids.

  1. What is your work experience?

I'm a Canadian speech-language pathologist who has worked with over 1000 kids during the past 20 years. I am the founder of www.myspeechparty.com, where I help kids with fun, online speech-language practice. Through Speech Party, I provide support and educational help for parents and other adults who practice speech with kids. My original passion is co-owning a private practice. It’s a Calgary resource for comprehensive and personalized SLP sessions.

  1. What is your favorite social media outlet?

I love connecting with others, learning loads of fabulous ideas and sharing on Facebook! I’ve even gotten to know many people just through making Facebook connections.

  1. What is your favorite pastime other than blogging?

When I’m not hanging out with my family or friends, I love learning and creating – theme bins filled with speech-language activities, coloring activities, stories and crazy fun speech videos. My passion is helping kids with their speech-language skills through creative therapy activities and home-practice ideas.

  1. How many hours per week do you dedicate to TpT? To your blog?

I spend about an hour a week on my blog. I have not spent enough time on my TpT site as I’ve initially focused on building connections and learning from other fabulous SLP’s and teachers who use this site.

  1. What age range is your favorite to work with?

I really enjoy working with 4 to 7 year old kids. Kids in this age range are incredibly energizing, fun and motivating to work with.

  1. Who are your favorite SLP bloggers to follow?

I really enjoy following new bloggers such as Jennifer’s Speech Therapy Fun and Kirstin’s Beautiful Speech blogs. I’m always inspired when SLP’s are communicating about speech-language & communication topics to enlighten & educate their community of readers.

  1. What post have you written that you are most proud of?

The post that was the hardest to write is also my favorite – featuring “My Why Story”, titled… “The story of my Dream to Become a Compassionate Speech Practice Coach and Cheerleader”

  1. Is there any post that you have been planning to do but keep postponing?

I really enjoy choosing topics that are inspired by listening to adults discuss their speech-language practice “struggles” as well as children’s communication needs.

  1. What is your favorite aspect of blogging?

I really enjoy sharing my “small voice” with my devoted community of people who read & share their valuable feedback.

  1. What are 11 facts about me?
  1. My spouse deserves a medal for his devoted support of my SLP businesses and myself
  2. I love adorable animals as much as I love kids
  3. I enjoy “fair weather” running and taking yoga classes
  4. My spouse and I spent years taking social dance lessons together. – He is a far better dancer than I.
  5. I run a home office where kids and their parents come to my home for speech-language therapy sessions.
  6. I’m addicted to reading and learning.
  7. I live in Calgary, Alberta – where like-minded people thrive on energy.
  8. My favorite place to travel to is Hawaii, especially the quiet island of Kauai.
  9. I miss my frequent to the mountains.
  10. I’m inspired by others who are also creating businesses that shall improve the world.
  11. My other dream is that one day all kids and parents or caregivers shall spend 10 minutes everyday communicating and listening together with minimal distractors distractions.

I now nominate Kristin, from http://www.beautifulspeech.blogspot.com for the Liebster Award. Check out her blog to see her answers!

Collaborating for speech-language and communication success!
“Speech” Keri