Illinois dad walks again just 7 months after car crash left him paralyzed

April 28, 2017 – Illinois dad Cole Thomas walked out of rehab seven months after a car crash left him paralyzed.

“On my way to work with a fully loaded work truck, I had a deer run out in front me and I swerved into the ditch and once I tried to get it back up on the road I over-corrected and we rolled off the opposite side of the road,” Thomas, 34, of Rochelle, told ABC News. “While we were rolling my seat belt came off. I heard a click and felt a flap in front of my face and then I got thrown around like a rag doll.”

Read full article >>

Video on Positive Adult-Child Communication Goes Viral

October 6, 2016 – Atlanta Speech School’s video “Every Opportunity” has gone viral around the country and world. The video stars a young boy who explains how he feels when an adult ignores him or loses patience with him. The story goes on to demonstrate how positive changes in adults’ communication behavior can profoundly affect a child’s vocabulary, language, speech, spelling, reading and other literacy skills to help them prosper into adulthood. Initially picked up by the Huffington Post, the video was then featured on the Scary Mommy blog, and HLN’s Weekend Express interviewed Comer Yates, the school’s executive director.

Read full article >>

The Art of Communication

August 23, 2016 – I recently traveled with my daughter, Hannah, on a class trip to China. We expected to visit and learn about the iconic landmarks on our itinerary—Great Wall of China, Forbidden City, Olympic Village. What we didn’t expect was to learn about speech-language pathology and rehabilitation during our tour. However, a visit to a clinic in Chengdu taught us that the field of speech-language pathology is relatively new to China.

Read full article >>