Welcome to my blog!

Hi there!

Welcome to my 'thoughts log/brainstorm of ideas'. Thanks for stopping by.

My name is Stacie and I am a Speech Pathologist, practicing in Perth, Western Australia. I am very new to 'blogging' so please bear with me. I am however very passionate about everything to do with speech, language, voice, fluency, social skills and swallowing and my aim is to inform you the best way I can about these vital skills we all need for...


My style is normally very informal (though I am a stickler for good grammar) and I'll try to throw in my usual humour to brighten up what is often tedious and sometimes boring information. I read a LOT of current research and articles (yes - including those that pop up all over Facebook!) and my aim is to summarise information whilst giving my opinion and advice on how it may be relevant.

Please take from it what you like and leave the rest behind. One of the best things, I think, about a bombardment of information on the internet (and all around us for that matter) is that there is most likely to be someone with the same opinion as you out there somewhere. I love this quote by Thomas Jefferson:

"But every difference of opinion is not a difference of principle"

So, without further ado, let me introduce myself.

I studied a Bachelor of Speech Pathology at Edith Cowan University after a few years of wondering what I would find interesting, motivating, rewarding and also fit my lifestyle. At that stage I didn't have a family of my own but I knew I wanted to attend my kids sports carnivals and assemblies in the future, so my chosen career had to be flexible. My husband, Tom, had a big influence on my final decision as he is also in the allied health field and I could bounce ideas off him! So, I settled on Speech Pathology, a profession I hadn't heard much about but seemed right up my alley.