• Everything’s coming up roses!

    Jude the Obscure rose

    One of the most unexpected and purely delightful aspects of our clinic is that our waiting room has evolved into what can only be described as a living room. Many families have had the same appointment times for months, even years, and we’ve been privileged to watch them build relationships with each other and with our… (read more)

  • April is OT, Joke, and Autism Acceptance Month!

    April is everything month: including OT, National Humor (aka Joke) and Autism Acceptance Month. Talk about things that tick all our boxes at the clinic! Jokes Let’s start with the humor. We kicked of Joke Month on April Fools’ Day, of course, and it’s a major hit. We have big joke posters hanging in our… (read more)

  • We’re a PDX Parent Picks 2019 Top 5 Winner!

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    There’s nothing quite like opening your email to learn that you’ve been recognized as one of the best service providers in the city! We’re humbled and honored to be recognized as one of Portland’s top 5 physical, occupational, and speech therapists by PDX Parent Picks. This recognition is extra special because winners are chosen based on… (read more)

  • Spring Flowers, Camps, and Crazy Socks!


    Judging from what we’ve been hearing from clinic families lately, spring can’t get here soon enough. Here’s a sample of the comments I heard when the sky was bright blue the other day, and the sun was shining: I LOVE the sun! It’s so beautiful, I’m not wearing a jacket! We’re going on a scavenger… (read more)

  • Cheers! Wine Tasting in Dundee

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    The sun was out, the countryside was beautiful, and the company was unbeatable. Twenty THFers boarded the VIP Pdx bus last weekend and set out for an afternoon of food, friends, and wine in the Dundee Hills wine region of the Willamette Valley. We enjoyed visiting the Archery Summit and Lange Estate wineries, learning about methods,… (read more)

  • Wordless Picture Books We Like to Use in Speech Therapy

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    I’ve always appreciated when my kids were given books as gifts. Books don’t require batteries. They travel well. And they don’t have any tiny pieces that can get lost or inadvertently stepped on. Many book givers share their kids’ favorites, so they’re already vetted when you sit down to read them for the first time…. (read more)

  • Winter Retreat 2019 in Wine Country

    THFers gathered for our 10th annual (!!) winter retreat last weekend. Looking back, we sure have grown over the years! In 2008, twelve of our clinicians gathered at a mountain cabin for a cozy, casual event. This year, we hit our record with 39 attendees. Wow! Our growth meant that we needed to change venues… (read more)

  • 4 Things to Ask Your Online SLP

    I like to think that the vast majority of us who provide speech and language therapy services online are doing so because we value the flexibility that it adds to our clinical practice and because we’re trained in implementation. However, I also think that it is always wise to do your research as a consumer before… (read more)

  • New Year, New Friends

    Dr Kerry Mandulak

    With the advent of a new year, we get to meet many new friends. Is your resolution to get your child in for an evaluation for a speech, language, occupational therapy or a feeding concern? We’re happy to meet you! While these first few weeks of January are busy for us, we’ve all enjoyed the… (read more)

  • Wishes Granted

    Our Hello family partnered with Michelle’s Love this holiday season to provide gifts for a single mom fighting breast cancer and her two boys, ages 13 and 10. Michelle’s Love provides financial assistance, healthy meals and home cleanings to single parents undergoing treatment for cancer, and this is our second time supporting their amazing work.   … (read more)