Our Profession in the News
The King’s Speech Brings Attention to Speech-Language Pathology
From “The Triumph of David Seidler” in The ASHA Leader:
He brought us “The King’s Speech”and is the only one writer who could have. The emotional power of the story, which earned Seidler an Oscar last month, is derived from Seidler’s own painful experience of stutteringand his determination to deal with it and get on with his life. He transformed his “dark and unpleasant” experience into a compelling film that honors the courage of all people who stutter. Seidler shares his story with Tommie Robinson, a board-recognized fluencyspecialist and 2011 ASHA past president. In the 1940s, when the future screenwriter was a child fighting to get his words out, King George VI was his heroand now David Seidler is ours.
Click here to read the rest of the article by Tommie L. Robinson, Jr.
Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ Recovery
“Aggressive” speech therapy is part of Representative Gabrielle Giffords’ recovery – click here to read more.