A Letter to My CF-Self
Now in her 4th year as a speech language pathologist in a large public school system, SLP Toolkit contributor Sarah Bromley reflects on her Clinical Fellowship year. She shares what she’s learned so far, and in this letter to her “CF self”, Sarah provides advice that any new SLP would benefit from.
Using Whole Caseload Projects to Target Individual Goals
One way to keep things fun and engaging in the speech room is to adopt a project-based learning mindset. In this case, project is a loose term to describe any ongoing, beginning/middle/end, multi-step work. This can be more science minded, purely crafty, designed-based, or kinesthetic. The students love it, work hard on their individual targets, and engage in the ability to flex their brains as they work through the tasks. Jump in, get creative, and have fun with whole group projects.
Working with Socio-Economically Disadvantaged Students and Families
Working as speech language pathologist in a school district with socio-economically disadvantaged students and families comes with a unique set of challenges and opportunities. SLP Toolkit blog contributor Sarah Bromley shares what she has learned from her experiences. She focuses on tools and attitudes that SLPs should hone for their therapy so they can discover the “rainbows” in every environment.
True Confessions Episode 49: We didn't always use a diagnosis to drive the treatment bus
In this episode, we chat with the amazing Cari Ebert about her journey in the field of speech pathology as well as her SLP Summit course (How to Prepare for Speech Therapy Using Principles of Motor Learning)!
Why Do We Do This? - Describing
Explaining to parents, professionals, and our students what we are doing in speech therapy is an essential part of our job. In the ‘Why Do We Do This Series’, we'll explore practical and detailed reasons why we choose to work on specific speech and language goals. This installment will address why we practice describing in speech and language therapy sessions.
Quarantine Burn Out – the Intersection of SLP and Student Mental Health
*This post delves into the effects of intense stress and trauma for SLPs and students caused by the past 2 years of the pandemic. It details signs and symptoms of stress and trauma, using a trauma-informed approach for ourselves and in our sessions, and the resiliency that has emerged from this experience.*
Embracing Expertise: Practicing at the Top of Your SLP License
Having a hard time connecting what you learned about phonetic science in grad school to what you’re doing in your day-to-day job in the schools? If yes - the Embracing Expertise Series with Drs. Kelly Farquharson & Laurel Bruce is just for you! Read on for more details on how to register and practice at the top of your license!
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Gestalt Language Processing Series – Identification and Assessment
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True Confessions Episode 53: Our speech rooms are not always a safe space for students.
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