A New Year’s Resolution I am a lucky man; I entered this profession relatively early in adulthood. In my second semester of college, I was fortunate to stumble across this field called (at that time) “speech pathology.” I was instantly hooked. As it turns out, I was a closet language nerd and didn’t ... Editorial
Editorial  |   January 01, 2008
A New Year’s Resolution
 
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Editorial
Editorial   |   January 01, 2008
A New Year’s Resolution
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 2008, Vol. 39, 2. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2008/001)
 
Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, January 2008, Vol. 39, 2. doi:10.1044/0161-1461(2008/001)
I am a lucky man; I entered this profession relatively early in adulthood. In my second semester of college, I was fortunate to stumble across this field called (at that time) “speech pathology.” I was instantly hooked. As it turns out, I was a closet language nerd and didn’t even know it. I loved the idea that children acquire this complex system we call language with very little direct help from others. I was fascinated with the idea that we, as speech-language pathologists (SLPs), could help individuals develop language and open them to the world of communication. When I decided in my second semester of my freshman year to become a speech-language pathology major, I had no clue that a “few” years later, I would be writing an Editor’s Letter for one of our professional journals. I am a lucky man.
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