We all know that April showers bring May flowers. Last spring, The Hello Clinic got our hands a little dirty and planted seeds with our clinic friends to grow sunflower and veggie starts. This year, Carla set up a sweet and colorful craft project making flower note cards. Paper flowers don’t require the sun or regular watering. Some of our speech friends gave their flower cards to their moms for Mother’s Day.

Did you know May is Better Hearing and Speech Month? This year, ASHA’s theme is “Communication: The Key to Connection.” Be sure and check out some of the informative resources on their website, especially those about noise-induced hearing loss. We have a poster in our waiting room where our clinic friends are writing down what their SLP helps them do. Here are a few of their thoughtful replies:

  • Talk
  • Play fun games
  • Helps me say “th”
  • Win and lose games
  • Think about what zone I’m in
  • Helps my son say his “r” sound. He’s feeling proud of himself!

Speaking of /r/… We are in the early stages of planning a summer camp focusing on the letter /r/. Is that the tricky letter sound your child is working on? Let’s talk! We have a few date options that we are toying with and would love to get your input.

Have you met Taryn Peters yet? She started working at the clinic the first week in May. We are so pleased to have her help at the front desk. We expect the clinic will get busier this summer as our part-time SLP Lori Pastoor, who has been working two days a week (Thursday and Friday), will increase to full time in July. We will also have a full-time occupational therapist join clinic in late June. Our OT Rachel Stankey‘s schedule has been full for some time, and we’re very excited that we will be able to serve more clients with occupational therapy in the near future.

If you haven’t had a chance to let us know your summer plans, please do chat with the front desk at your earliest convenience.