Parent Tips

Before Kindergarten: An SLP’s Thoughts on the Important Skills

School bells are ringing. The buses are rolling through town. The air smells of fresh crayons and school lunches. If you drive any elementary school on that first day, you will see parents and caregivers lugging in a truck load of school supplies. The child has a backpack bigger than him strapped to his back.… Continue reading Before Kindergarten: An SLP’s Thoughts on the Important Skills

Books for Speech Therapy

Favorite Back to School Books for Speech Therapy

Going to back to school this week? Not sure what you want to do during your speech therapy sessions? I got you covered! While I may not be a school-based SLP anymore, I still have my favorites! I try to incorporate them with my private clients that I see after school hours.  These books are… Continue reading Favorite Back to School Books for Speech Therapy

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

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

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

SLPreneuer

Thoughts from a Traveling Speech Pathologist

In the last few days, a lot has happened in our world. Kids have lost all routine and structure that they are used to. Parents and caregivers have also lost that daily routine. Now you have parents trying to figure out the best way to help their child with school. To top it off, everything… Continue reading Thoughts from a Traveling Speech Pathologist

Organized SLP, SLPreneuer

How I Decrease Missed Speech Therapy Visits as a Traveling Speech Language Pathologist

Picture this: You got up early to plan or double check your plans for today’s sessions. Your bag is packed. Your car is loaded down with toys and other necessities for the day. You are rocking along in the morning. You pull up to your 2nd visit of the morning which happens to be at… Continue reading How I Decrease Missed Speech Therapy Visits as a Traveling Speech Language Pathologist

Organized SLP, SLPreneuer

Why I Use A Paper Planner: The Traveling SLP

A paper planner is this traveling SLP’s jam. There is nothing better than a brand new planner at the beginning of the year, just waiting to be written in. I tried the whole phone calendar thing, but I prefer to see everything written out in my handwriting with colored pens. Who else is with me?… Continue reading Why I Use A Paper Planner: The Traveling SLP

SLPreneuer

Book Review for the SLPreneur: Business Boutique

If you are thinking about starting a business, you need this book. If you are already in business, you need this book. After reading "Business Boutique," I decided every SLPreneur needs this book! I wish 8 years ago when I started Speech Chick Therapy, I had this book in my life. It's that good! So… Continue reading Book Review for the SLPreneur: Business Boutique