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Small Steps in Speech was honored to have a booth at the ASHA (American Speech & Hearing Association) Conference this year! It was great that the convention was close to home for the members of the board, being in the city of Brotherly Love. Over the course of three days, we met parents, professionals within the field, and many companies interested in our mission to serving children with communication disorders. It was an overall success for Small Steps in Speech!

 

 

The song, “Speak to Me,” was written by one of ASHA’s staff members, IS Director Mike Guerrieri. Mike was inspired to write this song primarily because of his mother and her struggles with a communications disorder.Mrs. Guerrieri’s voice was impacted by the result of a stroke, and later, she suffered from further weakening of her voice and swallowing caused by Multiple Systems Atrophy. Mike says, “As this horrible disease progressed, I knew that I wouldn’t be able to speak with her for much longer, so I cherished the opportunities I had.”