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  • autism

Autistic Masking and Practitioners: Why Professionals Should Be Talking About What’s Not Being Said

When it comes to masking, many of us have heard about it but likely don’t feel confident identifying it or factoring it into an autism diagnosis. Let’s explore what needs to change and where we can go from here.

By: Kimberly Spurlock

  • Graduate School

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.

By: Sarah B. Bromley, M.S. CC-SLP

  • caseload management

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.

By: Abbie Olson Keibler

  • cultural awareness

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.

By: Sarah B. Bromley, M.S. CC-SLP

  • Career

Focus on the Process

By: Sarah Bevier

  • Podcast

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)!
  • Therapy

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.

By: Amanda Blackwell, SLPD, CCC-SLP

  • Student engagement

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.*

By: Marisa Julius, M.A. CCC-SLP

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