This story from Advance is really cool.  Christopher Merkley, a Speech-Language Pathologist,  became known as the  only “speaking specialist” in a large area of Africa.  People would come from far and wide to see him, and because of widespread cultural feelings, such that disabled people are possessed by evil spirits, he had to get permission from village elders for therapy.  He gives other details, including descriptions of a lack of electricity in their clinic, very few supplies, and a local thirst for knowledge that can help those of us in far different settings to give our vocation some much needed perspective.  Here’s the link:  http://speech-language-pathology-audiology.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Speaking-Specialist.aspx

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