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Call for assistance: Dysphagia2Go app translators

As some readers may already know, I’m one of the co-authors of the Dysphagia2Go app by Smarty Ears. The app is a tool to assist SLPs in writing diagnostic reports for dysphagia.

I’ve just learned that the app is in the process of being translated into Portugese, and Smarty Ears is interested in translating the app into as many languages as possible. To do so, they need translators. Translators need to be practicing SLPs and will be compensated with a free copy of the app. Interested parties should send an e-mail to contact AT smartyearsapps DOT com.

-John

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Obfuscated Objective for 11/15/2011(with bonus shameless self-promotion!)

Before presenting today’s objective, I want to engage in some shameless self-promotion.

Over the past few months, I’ve been working on a number of side projects trying to get myself involved in writing and things other than direct speech and language treatment. The first of these projects has finally come to fruition: An iOS app for assessing dysphagia that was designed by me and Tiffani Wallace and developed by Smarty Ears Apps. The app is available now on the App Store by clicking here and will be demonstrated at the Smarty Ears booth this weekend at ASHA 2011 in San Francisco.

Now, with the product promotion over…

Today’s Obfuscated Objective is a speech objective.

What you write: “Student will use verbal language to express wants and needs at a level that is appropriate for the student’s age.”

What you wanted to write: “Student will receive speech and language services appropriate for the age the child actually is – not the older age the parents wrote on all the forms to get their four-year old enrolled in kindergarten.”

-John

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Obfuscated Objective for 5/30/2011

Today’s Obfuscated Objective is a speech pathology and dysphagia objective, themed for Memorial Day.

What you write: “Client will manage oral intake by taking bites of appropriate size.”

What you wanted to write: “Client will NO DO NOT PUT THAT ENTIRE HAMBURGER IN YOUR MOUTH AT ONCE.”

-John

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