Share Your Stories
Human interest stories are a powerful way to communicate. More than any other means, they can make professions approachable, familiar, and accessible to the public. The Share Your Stories Project, an initiative of
ASHA's Public Relations Department, seeks to find such stories and ultimately share them with the media and the public.
Fulfilled By Helping People
Audiologist Myles Kessler considers his work fulfilling because he can help people like Elio Betty.
Care and Inspiration
Inspired by his SLP, recovered stroke patient Scott Janokowski now wants to do more good with his life.
Hearing the Call for Help
For Rachel Clayton, the Midwest has always been home. The audiologist has been with the Constance Brown Hearing Center, (CBHC), in Kalamazoo, Michigan, for the length of her professional career.
Easing Parental Worries
For pediatric audiologist Dr. Brian Fligor, one of his earliest experiences in the profession also proved to be one of the most meaningful. Four-and-a-half year old Joe Ward who had been displaying worrisome speech-language delays and behavioral problems, was one of the first patients Brian ever saw.
A Big Voice for a Little Girl
It's well documented that most adults rank public speaking as their number-one fear. Yet when third-grader Leslie Tran took the stage in March 2006 to accept the California Speech-Language-Hearing Association's (CASHA) 2005 Child Consumer of the Year Award, her confidence and her voice came through loud and clear.
Lessons from the Front Lines: Helping a Student with Autism Soar
"We need you. Please come." Speech-language pathologist Carol Amato vividly recalls hearing this plea from a teacher the first time she walked the halls of Paterson Public School #2...
A Voice of Hope: The Melissa Cano Story
One of the biggest challenges speech language pathologist Melisa Cano says her students face has nothing to do with breath control, pitch or articulation. It's "being teased, made fun of and having people thinking they're not intelligent."