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                   Words I live by....

"Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a hard battle."  -- Philo


"So much has been given to me, I have no time to ponder that which has been denied." -- Helen Keller


​"The limits of our language are the limits of our world." -- Wittgenstein

Professionally, I’m known as Patricia L. Mervine, M.A., CCC-SLP, but my friends call me Pat. I am an ASHA-certified speech/language pathologist, specializing in assistive technology and augmentative communication. I have dedicated my 25+ year career to improving the lives of children and young adults who have mild to profound communication disorders. In addition, I have authored more than a dozen books and CDs of speech/language therapy materials; presented at local, state, and national conferences; and created the very popular website, Speaking of Speech.com. My children’s books were born out of my experiences with students who communicate with pictures, switches, and speech-generating devices, and with students who have disorders in articulation, receptive and expressive language, speech fluency, and social skills. Yes, although the names in the books have been changed, I have worked with many "Katies" and "Matthews" over the years, and quite a few wacky "speech teachers," too, but none, to my knowledge, ever swallowed dice!   (By the way, some SLPs don't like being called "speech teacher," but just try to rhyme a book with "speech/language pathologist")!