Parent Tips

Kid Friendly New Year’s Eve

It's New Year's Eve, and you are spending a nice quiet night at home with your kids. No parties, no uncomfortable outfits, no driving on those crazy roads late at night. Just you, your significant other (maybe), the kids, your most comfy pajamas and a long night of "not sure how I am going to… Continue reading Kid Friendly New Year’s Eve

Hands On Therapy Activities, Parent Tips

Language & Lemonade: Hands On Fun For Speech Therapy

Let's face it.  Kids don't always want to work on language skills at home.  They want to play their video games.  Text or "Snappy Chat" their friends.  Yes, you read that right..."Snappy Chat."  If you are lucky, they enjoy reading.  But working on talking, answering questions, describing?  That's a big NO.  But it's ok.  Sometimes… Continue reading Language & Lemonade: Hands On Fun For Speech Therapy

Organized SLP

30 Day Challenge of SLP Organization

Last January, I posted on my Instagram a 30 day challenge to help SLPs like myself organized. Was my mission to have me completely organized at the end of the 30 days? Probably not, but only because I tend to be a hot mess of disorganization. That being said, it was a great start! One… Continue reading 30 Day Challenge of SLP Organization

Themed Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy Theme: Ice Cream

It's the last week of May and that means we have an ice cream theme in speech therapy all week long!!! When I was in the schools, we would make ice cream or have an ice cream party to celebrate the school year. As a traveling SLP, I can't bring ice cream to the homes… Continue reading Speech Therapy Theme: Ice Cream

Antics of the Speech Chick

Getting Back to Real Life for the Traveling SLP

The world is a much different place than it was 3 months ago. I went from a traveling SLP to a teletherapist like the rest of our field. It felt weird not getting in my car everyday and driving to all my clients each week. I had a tank of gas that lasted almost 3… Continue reading Getting Back to Real Life for the Traveling SLP

Themed Speech Therapy

Speech Therapy Theme: Toy Story

Kids of all ages love Toy Story. (Insert 40 year old me raising my hand high!!!) So during the COVID-19 pandemic, I chose to use a Toy Story theme in hopes to make my teletherapy sessions more engaging for the kids. I had done a Toy Story theme several years ago when Toy Story 3… Continue reading Speech Therapy Theme: Toy Story

Antics of the Speech Chick

Tips for the Struggling Teletherapist

I have written a series of blog posts over the last month or two, full of my thoughts of COVID-19 and my confessions about how much I am disliking teletherapy. If you missed any of those, I will link them at the bottom. But my recent blog post is what inspired this podcast episode. It's… Continue reading Tips for the Struggling Teletherapist

SLPreneuer

To The Struggling Teletherapist

I want you to know I see you. I see your struggles. I see your tears. I even see those negative thoughts swirling around your head. I see you struggle daily in your teletherapy sessions as you try to navigate the new "normal." I want you to know I see you because I am struggling… Continue reading To The Struggling Teletherapist

Antics of the Speech Chick

Confessions of a Traveling SLP turned Teletherapist

I was a traveling speech pathologist until about 6 weeks ago. I LOVE being a mobile therapist. ( I even wrote a blog post about it.) But six weeks ago, that all stopped. No more high fives. No more hugs. No more actual REAL human contact. And, if that wasn't enough, I had to become… Continue reading Confessions of a Traveling SLP turned Teletherapist

Articulation, Language, Speech Therapy Themes

The SLP’s Guide to Using “Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train” YouTube Video in Speech Therapy

We just finished up 3 weeks of a bug theme in our speech therapy sessions. I don't usually carry out my bug theme that long but COVID-19 and teletherapy happened. Now, I am sitting back, wondering why I have I never done this before?! My speech therapy sessions have had to take on an entirely… Continue reading The SLP’s Guide to Using “Heimlich’s Chew Chew Train” YouTube Video in Speech Therapy

SLPreneuer

Grace: Thoughts from an Overwhelmed Speech Pathologist

Texas issued the "shelter in place" about a month ago. Being considered an "essential service", I continued home visits for a couple of weeks. At the end of March, it was decided it was too much of a hazard for in home visits and I moved to teletherapy. I do not consider myself a "tech… Continue reading Grace: Thoughts from an Overwhelmed Speech Pathologist