Get Winning Results in Speech Therapy


Serving people with speaking difficulties for over 40 years

Serving people with speaking difficulties for over 40 years








Get Winning Results in Speech Therapy 


Mark A. Ittleman, M.S., CCC/SLP

Senior Speech Language Pathologist

Life Member American Speech Language Hearing Association

Author:  Teaching of Talking


I’m going to confess to you, so please no one pass it around, that I am NOT a football fan.  Shhh…Don’t get me wrong, I love watching football, but it was never that high on my priority list, so rarely would I ever be home on a Saturday or Sunday watching football games. There always seemed to be other things that were more important.  I have written this article for patients and clients, caregivers and parents and the  new generation of speech language pathologists who are emerging and working alone or along side us “seasoned professionals.”  

A man I have always admired had some core beliefs and values which I believe are vital for us all and I would like to share them.  

The photograph of the man in the photo below was Vince Lombardi (R.I.P.) who was coach of the world famous Greenbay Packers, whose team won game after game and numerous super bowls.  His players loved and respected him.  These quotes, when adopted will make winners, especially for those who are dealing with speaking difficulties, and anyone else for that matter.  They are as important as any technique, method, or approach to the improvement of talking.

***Please note that any references Coach Lombardi used in these quotations to “man/men”  are intended for any person, whether the masculine or feminine gender; whether it be therapist, mother, dad, caregiver, friend, or person with speaking difficulty etc.)




One of the greatest coaches and teachers of our time.  Won game after game!

One of the greatest coaches and teachers of our time. Won game after game!




“The achievements of an organization are the results of the combined effort of each individual.”

“People who work together will win, whether it be against complex football defenses, or the problems of modern society.”


“To achieve success, whatever the job we have, we must pay a price.”

“Success is like anything worthwhile. It has a price. You have to pay the price to win and you have to pay the price to get to the point where success is possible. Most important, you must pay the price to stay there.”“Once you agree upon the price you and your family must pay for success, it enables you to ignore the minor hurts, the opponent’s pressure, and the temporary failures.”

“Yet that victory might be pursued and wooed with every fiber of our body, with every bit of our might and all our effort. And each week, there is a new encounter; each day, there is a new challenge.” 


“Mental toughness is many things and rather difficult to explain. Its qualities are sacrifice and self-denial. Also, most importantly, it is combined with a perfectly disciplined will that refuses to give in. It’s a state of mind – you could call it character in action.”


“Perfection is not attainable. But if we chase perfection, we can catch excellence.”


“Obstacles are what you see when you take your eyes off of the goal.”


“There is only one kind of discipline, and that is the perfect discipline. As a leader (therapist, parent, or mate), you must enforce and maintain that discipline; otherwise, you will fail at your job.”


“There’s only one way to succeed in anything, and that is to give it everything. I do, and I demand that my players do.”

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather in a lack of will.”



“Leaders are made, they are not born. They are made by hard effort, which is the price which all of us must pay to achieve any goal that is worthwhile.”



“….I firmly believe that any man/woman’s  finest hours – his/her greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear – is that moment when he has worked his heart out in good cause and lies exhausted on the field of battle – victorious.”

“The spirit, the will to win and the will to excel — these are the things that will endure and these are the qualities that are so much more important than any of the events themselves.”

“They call it coaching but it is teaching. You do not just tell them…you show them the reasons.”


I know the fulfillment of these quotes are crucial to us as parents, educators, therapists, caregivers and citizens of this great world that we live in!



We must all share the planet and live at peace.

We must all share the planet and live at peace.

Learn to Do Expert speech and Language Stimulation at Home with Children and Adults.

Learn to Do Expert speech and Language Stimulation at Home with Children and Adults.









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About Mark Ittleman

Mark Ittleman is a Senior Speech Language Pathologist and serves those with moderate to profound speaking difficulties. He consults with many of the best rehabilitation hospitals and now travels the country with his wife, and lectures at Universities, Hospitals, and Aphasia Organizations. He also consults with people all over the world with speaking difficulties and their families.
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