Make sure to use your SLP powers for good instead of evil! A work colleague just recently told me that she was, in her words, a "speech therapy dropout." I wasn't surprised that she had received services for a slight lateral /s/ but I was bothered by the emotion behind her words. We talked about her experience and I assured her that she was an effective communicator with an impressive ability to explain complicated information clearly. She was relieved to hear my opinion. Our conversation reminded me how much influence we can have on a person's self-perception.