Thank you to everyone that submitted their picture and facts for the game. I have had an awesome time looking at everyone’s pictures and learning a little more about all of you. Now for the explanation. The childhood pic will be posted with the five facts; the object of the game is to match the childhood pic with the corresponding SLPeep.
THE PRIZES – Yes, I said prizes, as in plural. I am happy to say that I have had 2 fabulous prizes donated for the winner of the game. The first is an app from @VerballyApp and the second is a gift certificate to @LessonPix !! I’d like to thank them for their generous donations and I encourage everyone to explore their products. Personally I can’t wait to get an iPad so I can try all the iPad only apps. In addition there is also a prize of a pair of beaded earrings.
The Winner will be the person who identifies the most correct SLPeeps by Friday evening (winner announced Saturday Feb 11.) Good luck everyone!
Please match the following SLPeeps (and honorary SLPeeps) with the childhood photos below. I have provided a link to each twitter page so you can get hints from their avatar (if you need help) and also so you can follow any that you are not currently following. I am hoping that this game will be fun…it will definitely be challenging since we have 26 participants!! Let’s MEET THE SLPEEPS!!!! (I totally did a ring announcer voice when I typed that.)
- @a yellowshred
SLPEEP #1 is @MtMarySLP: 1) Left handed 2) Lived in a tipi for one summer 3) Taught classical ballet 4)Worked for both Hallmark Cards corporate office and the American Academy of Nursing for over a year as a
SLPEEP #2 is @alour : 1) Grew up, went to undergrad and grad school, and now lives, all in the same area. 2) Wanted to be a SLP since Grade 10 3) found out about SLPs by reading in a University pamphlet and instantly knew 4) Loves hockey 5) Has a small art obsession
SLPEEP #3 is @LessonPix : 1) Is not an SLP 2) Can read/write IPA 3) Has been caught on video abusing the voiceless palato-alveolar sibilant 4) Married to a great Special-Ed Pre-K Teacher 5) Does not read directions
SLPEEP #4 is @cmcniece : 1) Hates chocolate 2) Played goalkeeper on the soccer team in high school 3) Choked on/Swallowed a pen cap at age 13 and also learned that it takes ~48 hours for a pen cap to pass through the digestive system. 4) Love of neckties began at an early age. 5) Can
SLPEEP #5 is @OliviaSLP : 1) Boulders for fun (extreme sport version of rock climbing) 2) Plays the piano. 3) Had blonde hair until 17. 4) Has a show. 5) Has extremely flexible thumbs.
SLPEEP #6 is @2gals : 1) Loves to travel. 2) Has degree in Interior Design in addition to Speech Therapy degree. 3) Is an optimist. 4) Is adventurous. 5) Has a voice disorder.
SLPEEP #7 is @MeganPanatier : 1) Loves singing to cats and children. 2) Studied communication disorders & sciences at CSUN, but languages & linguistics at UCSC. 3) Prefers Android over Apple. 4) Has one sister who happens to be an amazing chef. 5) Middle name is Michelle.
SLPEEP #8 is @kirsten_lana : 1) Grew up in NY. 2) Favourite food is watermelon. 3) Started drinking coffee at 5 years old. 4) Favourite book is This Is Where I Leave You. 5) Really, really, really hates marshmallows.
SLPEEP #9 is @Deb_SLP : 1) Has two tattoos. 2) Will try nearly anything once, maybe twice. 3) Makes sleeping with a CPAP machine look sexy. 4) Really does laugh out loud. 5) When she was nine, she cut her own bangs to look like Alissa Milano on Who
SLPEEP #10 is @SpeechyKeenSLP : 1) Became an SLP when a professor ignited his/her passion for language development and coaxed him/her out of his/her teaching based degree program. 2) Born dead, doctors said baby was cognitively impaired and would not make it past a 4th grade education. 3) Has experienced wild fires, tornados, hurricanes, earthquakes and a spewing volcano. 4) Has an entire craft store in the home office 5) Recently spent a Christmas in Egypt
SLPEEP #11 is @TriniSLP : 1) Quite artistic, draws all artic pictures for clients. 2) Favourite food is anything shrimp. 3) Played field hockey in high school. 4) Has a passion for educating parents re: language stimulation techniques especially for children with ASD. 5) Gave birth to my 2nd son over the toilet bowl at home (not a planned home birth) just didn
SLPEEP #12 is @atklingensmith : 1) Is one of ten children. 2) Went into this field b/c of a combination of experiences working with individuals with disabilities during high school, several siblings having communication disorders, an aunt and uncle being Deaf, and just an overall interest in the field! 3) Breakfast foods (especially anything involving real maple syrup) are a guilty pleasure.4) Went to Nazareth College (Rochester, NY) for undergrad and am in the middle of grad school there now. 5) Just started a blog and would love everyone to check it out.
SLPEEP #13 is @ShireeHeath : 1) Knows Australian Sign Language. 2) Sometimes serves beer at a bar called ‘The Zoo’. 3) Loves brains. 4) Has a shark phobia. 5) Secretly likes country music.
SLPEEP #14 is @adaoust13 : 1) Was a member of a roller racing team. 2) Favourite breed of cat is an Abbysinnian. 3)Hates spiders and snakes. 4) School nickname was Chopper. 5) Fave authors are Stephen King and Shakespeare.
SLPEEP #15 is @ayellowshred : 1) Has a pet hedgehog. 2) Loves horror movies. 3) Has been skydiving. 4) Favourite clinical area is medically complex children. 5) Hasn
SLPEEP #16 is @slotaag : 1) Lived in Germany for six years. 2) Used to be a sea kayak guide on Lake Superior. 3) Loves gnomes. 4) never seen the following movies: Dirty Dancing, Grease or the Star Wars series. 5) If allowed could eat own weight in Thai food.
SLPEEP #17 is @zealousidler : 1) Born in NYC. 2) Lived in Texas for 8 years but never visited Mexico. 3) Has been a vegetarian for 11 years. 4) Can play guitar, some piano, and some fiddle. 5) SLP2B interested in AAC . . . and everything else.
SLPEEP #18 is @dmiller92000 : 1) Favourite place travelled to is Tibet. 2) Grand Canyon literally took her breath away. 3) Next place on travel list is Hawaii. 4) Has two boys, 2 years and 4 years. 5) 15th yr as a school based SLP. (Did 3 years in a rehab setting prior.)
SLPEEP #19 is @txthreads : 1) Loves to bake, would love to be a professional pastry chef. 2) Has moved many times but is not from a military family, 3) Would love to be a preschool craft teacher. 4) Been told I could survive well following a horrible disaster – can garden,raise (and butcher) animals, build, scavenge, cook, weave, sew. 5) Loves to dance.
SLPEEP #20 is @atomiclemonade : 1) From a tiny town with about 700 people and would have graduated with 19 people if high school had not closed. 2) Had a raccoon named Rascal. 3) Loves working as a speech therapist in a school, but would also like to dabble in rehab once CCCs are obtained. 4) Favourite food would be homemade guacamole. 5) Would love to go to Egypt and visit the pyramids.
SLPEEP #21 is @SpeechTherapist : 1) Learned to ride a bicycle at 10. 2) Most exotic meat ever eaten is ostrich, 3) Favourite TV show ever is Northern Exposure. 4) Wants to go back to grad school to study neuroscience. 5) Loves drinking tea and watching movies.
SLPEEP #22 is @SpeechTechie : 1) Currently prefers iBooks app. 2) Currently obsessed with Downton Abbey. 3) Deathly afraid of heights, which becomes a problem on convention center escalators. 4) Never could tell what the hell was going on in videofluroscopies, so avoids dysphagia. 5) Spent a mortifying year with Mom as 8th grade teacher, followed by having an Annie Glenn Award-Winning NKOTB as a classmate.
SLPEEP #23 is @VerballyApp : 1) Parents were born and raised in Hawaii. 2) Works for her brother in law -- for free. 3) Met her husband at the University of Illinois. 4) Thinks rice krispie treats are the perfect food. 5) Her in-laws all live in the bay area, and she lives on the exact opposite coast.
SLPEEP #24 is @chaisabel : 1) Mommy of a 4 year old boy. 2) Lives in the Carribean. 3) Is addicted to chocolate. 4) Is a school based SLP. 5) Sister is a SLP too!
SLPEEP #25 is @SLPtanya : 1) Has had two different Grammy winners for dinner at their house. 2) Helped produce at TV show at 5. 3) Hates coffee but favourite chocolate is a coffee cream. 4) Decided to be a SLP final year of high school. 5) Was a very picky eater as a child but love all different kinds of food now and am now fairly adventurous.
SLPEEP #26 is @dibsondeb : 1) Has foodgasms in the grocery store. 2) Loves Big Bang Theory. 3)Avid reader of paranormal romances. 4) Thinks sushi and dark chocolate are fabulous. 5) Not a neat freak.
Thanks for playing and good luck! Leave your guesses in a comment and EVERYONE is allowed to play INCLUDING those who submitted pictures. Please give it a try, VerballyApp and LessonPix really donated some wonderful prizes (that I wish I could keep!)
Most correct out of 26 by Friday night wins…will call contest early if someone gets all 26. Comments will be screened so nobody will see your guesses.
***Guesses in the following format please: SLPeep #30 is @ndnspeechmom