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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Chapter 8: My Journey to Private Practice

I don't think I have ever shared my full journey to private practice on the blog. I always get emails asking how I started and how did I know it was right for me. I am addressing all of those today. So buckle up buttercup! Here we go! I can't remember the exact date I… Continue reading Chapter 8: My Journey to Private Practice

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Great Books for Motivation

I am bringing you a little something different today. What do you do when you have an idea but you need the motivation to get you going? Some people listen to music. Others use inspirational quotes. Me? I like books! There's nothing better than reading an entire book of someone else's story to make you… Continue reading Great Books for Motivation

Hands On Therapy Activities, Themed Speech Therapy

Simple Speech Therapy Activity: Mittens and a Snowball

Let's face it...simple speech therapy activities are the jam!  There's little to prep and keep up with.  You don't have to manipulate 10,000 items on your therapy table.  Most of the time, you can stretch that activity to reach the majority of your clients, if not all!  That last part is a huge BONUS!  As… Continue reading Simple Speech Therapy Activity: Mittens and a Snowball