Good morning everyone! I haven't updated in a long time- no news is good news, because I've been very busy! What a great summer! I worked with folks ages 2-33 this summer and it was my dream come true.
I also did a lot of research and studying this year to build my executive function knowledge, to determine how to target language skills to support executive dysfunction, and the other continuing education with dysphagia and swallowing for my other work-life. As a result of gobbling up all this education, I was awarded an ACE award by my licensing board! I received a notice in the mail just the other day. How cool! I thought I had just missed the mark, but all that hard work will pay off!
It feels great to take that kind of initiative for myself and my clients through professional development, and then to be recognized by my field without having to self-promote loudly to anyone in particular.
In other news, I have been playing a game with a group called Beyond the Wall. I am planning an event for the guys to work through this afternoon (this is a group of teenage boys and we meet at the library on a weekly basis to work on natural social skills, problem solving, and language use). I am getting the hang of it, but GMing is hard work! Shout out to the DM and GM leaders out there!