• And the HR Leadership Award goes to…

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    Linda Huseby! The Portland Business Journal accepted applications from numerous Portland businesses. We nominated Linda because we value her contribution to making THF a fun place to work that lives and breathes its values. The Portland Business Journal picked just three award winners and Linda was one of them! Today, they recognized her at an… (read more)

  • Reflections on Camp Hello 2019

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    Camp Hello season is a fun and busy time around the clinic. This year we are running Kinder Prep Camp, Preschool Camp, and Stop Motion Animation Camp. Additionally, we are running our year-round Parents’ Night Out program and Tuesday Social Skills group. Whew!  So much hard work goes into making these camps happen. Usually, our… (read more)

  • All Together Now

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    The knowledge, ideas, communication, and friendship that are woven together to create the fabric of Hello set us apart from our peers. Hello clinicians are willing to question barriers, research solutions, collaborate, and share with each other, building knowledge individually as well as for the group.  Each individual brings their unique experiences that contribute to… (read more)

  • Bittersweet Transition from Summer to Fall

    August is a month of transition. There’s still plenty of time to squeeze in a few more summer adventures. Yet, there’s that feeling of the clock ticking. What to prioritize and squeeze into our summer before school routines fill up our free time? As we all prepare to adjust to the new season, I asked… (read more)

  • Specializing in Fun: July Groups and Camp Hello

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    This week our preschool and kindergarten prep camps kicked off, and the kids are having a blast! Alice and Lori picked a farm theme for their first day with the preschoolers, and there were smiles all around. If you’re wondering what these pigs are wallowing in, it’s not real mud. Alice told me it’s a… (read more)

  • Summertime! And the Livin’ Is Easy (Or, is it?)

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    Are you ready for summer and a totally different schedule? Ready, or not, here it comes! As my kids headed off to their last day of school this morning, we talked out their mixed feelings. Relieved to have made it through a doozy of a year. A little bit sad to lose the structure and… (read more)

  • Celebrate Everyday!

    Celebrate Everyday was this year’s theme for our annual event at the Kennedy School and we had plenty to celebrate! The 2018-19 school year saw success and innovation at The Hello Clinic and unprecedented flexibility and problem-solving from THFers in school districts across 5 states. We made candy leis, took funky photos, and enjoyed an… (read more)

  • Get Ready for Camp Hello 2019!

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    It’s summer camp time! This year we are once again partnering with the Oregon Scottish Rite Speech and Language Clinic at Portland State University to offer a variety of experiences for children with speech and language needs. Read more about what’s happening at Camp Hello this summer, including groups for articulation, language, social communication, kindergarten prep, stop motion… (read more)

  • Telepractice Across the Lifespan

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    When a statewide call went out here in Oregon to build a committee on telepractice, organizers may have dreamt of a group of clinicians representing a variety of patients and practice settings. No one imagined that so few people would cover the lifespan so completely! Around the virtual table of our Telepractice Advisory Committee sit… (read more)

  • May is Better Hearing and Speech Month: Can you hear me now?

    Did you know May is Better Hearing and Speech Month? For a clinic that works in the speech and occupational therapy domain, it’s the perfect follow up to April’s OT month. Although not quite as catchy and accessible for kids as Joke Month. Since I am not a speech-language pathologist, I feel like a bit… (read more)