Tag Archives: THF Life

  • Winter Retreat 2019 in Wine Country

    THFers gathered for our 10th annual (!!) winter retreat last weekend. Looking back, we sure have grown over the years! In 2008, twelve of our clinicians gathered at a mountain cabin for a cozy, casual event. This year, we hit our record with 39 attendees. Wow! Our growth meant that we needed to change venues… (read more)

  • Winter Revelry 2018!

    The Hello peeps spent last Saturday evening gathered together with our special people celebrating the arrival of the winter holidays and each other’s company. This year found us gathered at Henry’s Tavern, a new-to-us venue that provided good food, good drinks, and plenty of room to mingle (and play pool!). We carried our annual theme of… (read more)

  • Fall PD Event with Kerry Mandulak!

    Sandra and Kerry

    We had a great evening with Dr. Kerry Mandulak from Pacific University as she shared with us her endless wisdom and expertise on cleft palate. Most of us only get to work with a handful of children with cleft palate, and rarely is this topic included in our graduate coursework.  We were thrilled to gain… (read more)

  • Every day.


    The power of setting intentions is something that most of us have heard about, if only in passing. It is written and talked about in a surprising variety of places, and if you’ve ever been to a yoga class, you’ve likely been asked by your instructor to “set an intention for your practice.” In our… (read more)

  • Back-to-School Kick Off!

    It is never fun to say goodbye to summer, but we here at Hello try to make it as painless as possible with our annual back-to-school get together. This year, we gathered in the Game Lounge at the Hotel Vintage in downtown Portland for appetizers, desserts, drinks, and a few hours of catching up with… (read more)

  • A Celebration of Group Shares

    group share 3

    When I talk with SLPs new to the schools and especially to recent grads working in the schools, I often hear comments about the volume of paperwork. Paperwork can be tedious and time-consuming, but it is also a stark contrast to what we did in grad school. I think the bigger shock of working as… (read more)