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My Bag as a Traveling Speech Pathologist

If I have learned anything over the past 10 years as a home health speech pathologist, it's that there is no perfect bag. About the time I think I have the "perfect SLP bag," I find 10 flaws. The truth is when you are in and out of a vehicle as much as I am,… Continue reading My Bag as a Traveling Speech Pathologist

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Book Review for the SLPreneur: “The Sweet Spot”

This year I am all about books to better my business and myself, the SLPreneur.  I love finding book recommendations on Instagram!  When I see an interesting read, I save the photo in my bookmarks.  When I am reading for a new book, I go through my bookmarks (and a Pinterest board) to find just… Continue reading Book Review for the SLPreneur: “The Sweet Spot”

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SLP on the Go: How I Am Getting Organized in 2019

Each year, I start off with the idea of getting my business organized better.  Usually by mid-February, this SLP has fallen off the organization wagon.  But this year I am hoping it is different.  I am working to stay organized AND healthy!  Sanity and health all at one?  That's a tough battle for most working… Continue reading SLP on the Go: How I Am Getting Organized in 2019

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Self Care in 5 Minutes for the Busy Speech Therapist

We've all been there.  You are a busy speech therapist, running on fumes.  You consistently make the choice every day to ignore self care so that you can finish that report, call insurance, plan that lesson, squeeze that last client in.  We don't do it because we dislike ourselves.  We do it because we are… Continue reading Self Care in 5 Minutes for the Busy Speech Therapist

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Work From Home? Home Office Makeover

If you follow me on Instagram, you saw some posts of my home office makeover. Let me give you a little background on my home office. We moved 4 years ago into my childhood home. My parents had moved out and the house was vacant. So we sold our house in a little neighborhood about… Continue reading Work From Home? Home Office Makeover

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Speech Chick’s Friday Favs: School Supplies

"Get in loser.  We're going shopping!"  Shopping for school supplies that is!!  I have no idea what it is about walking the aisles of my local office supply store that is absolutely calming and satisfying.  (Please tell me I am not the only one!)  I laugh when a sales associate ask me if I need help. … Continue reading Speech Chick’s Friday Favs: School Supplies

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Test Kit Organization for the SLP

Let's face it, SLP friends.  You get a testing kit (that costs buckets of $$$)... and it comes in a cardboard box?  Is that really the best the assessment company could do-cardboard box that rips with each use.  Before you know you are chasing that stinkin' bouncy ball from the PLS kit around your room… Continue reading Test Kit Organization for the SLP

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Setting Up Thematic Speech Therapy: Part 4

You've gotten through the hard parts of setting up a thematic unit for speech therapy out of the way. Now, comes the easy part! I like to add supplemental activities to my sessions. Quick little 5 minute activities that can be used at the end of a session. Soemtimes, they are seen as a reward.… Continue reading Setting Up Thematic Speech Therapy: Part 4

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Setting Up Thematic Speech Therapy: Part 3

You have your theme picked out and your books are ready for speech therapy...Now what? Easy!  Review your clients' goals.  If you have a large caseload (ahem...school based SLPs!), this could take a little bit of time.  If you are in private practice or home health, it may not take you as long.  Make notes… Continue reading Setting Up Thematic Speech Therapy: Part 3

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Setting Up Thematic Speech Therapy: Part 2

Now that you've chosen a theme, you need to start preparing your speech therapy materials.  I start with books.  I try to pick several different books to cover age ranges, attention span and language targets.  Sometimes, it is easy.  But sometimes it's not!  The book you choose sets the tone for your speech therapy sessions. … Continue reading Setting Up Thematic Speech Therapy: Part 2