Practicum Organizational Freebie

This semester at my school externship I wanted an easy to way to stay organized, learn each student quickly, and keep track of everything!! Those of you die hard Speechy Musings fans may remember my organizational freebie that I uploaded a while ago! I do love, love, love the pages I made for that freebie, but I needed a few extras to stay organized at my school!

Cue the Practicum Organizational Freebie!! This is perfect for those graduate students out there, or SLPs who supervise graduate students!! Download it here.

Included is:

-Binder cover sheet
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-Clockhours spreadsheet
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-Student information sheets
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-A weekly planner/organizer
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-Schedule sheets for each day of the week
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To check out my original Organizational Kit Freebie which has tons of more useful, organizational printables I’m sure you could use, click here!

Click here to download the practicum freebie!

Thanks so much for reading. Hope these pages are useful for you!

My Realities of Graduate School

I try to keep this blog as speech focused as possible, and honestly debated about posting this but thought that other graduate students might be able to relate. So here is my graduate school story…

Today is the day. Today is the day where I get to move back home to complete my final semester of graduate school. I will be doing a full time externship in an elementary school and taking all online classes.

I am not going to lie to you and pretend that graduate school was this amazing, fun experience.

Honestly, at times I felt more isolated than I could have ever imagined feeling. I missed my parents, my brother, my boyfriend, and my friends more than I thought I ever would. I felt lonely and trapped being in another state so far away. I didn’t make a big group of friends like I thought I would. I developed bad anxiety. Each time I returned back to Virginia after spending time back home, I wasn’t myself for weeks. I was just sad. I stopped responding to emails and shut myself off.

BUT.

But I learned so much about my future career. I learned that I love speech-language pathology and I’m good at it. I’m passionate and couldn’t imagine a career other than this. I started blogging and “met” the some of the most amazing, passionate SLPs this world has ever seen. I worked my butt of and was able to pay off some of my loans while in school. I made friends that I will never forget. I appreciate my parents, brother, boyfriend, and friends more than ever before. And honestly, I feel as though I’m better able to relate to my students when they talk about feeling isolated, anxious, and lonely. To me, that matters a lot. I ran my first half marathon. I passed the Praxis. I got way better grades than I ever have in my life. I explored a new part of the country. I learned how strong I am by myself.

What I’m trying to say is that if your graduate experience (or any experience for that matter) isn’t what you dreamed of or expected, it will end. Make the most of it while you’re there. Go out and experience the area. Take up new hobbies with your classmates.

And for heaven’s sake, don’t quit! You got this.

Applying to SLP Graduate School: Where Do I Start?

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As I said in one of my first blog posts ever, applying to graduate school was one of the most stressful periods of my life. And I’m still saying that after a year and half of graduate school itself!

I was convinced I wasn’t going to get in anywhere, so I was an absolute freak throughout the application process. So, to help those of you who may be in the middle of that process, I’ve attempted to compile some advice & resources that may help you through!

(1) First, check out my original post on tips for applying to graduate school here. While an ugly post (don’t judge, it was one of my first!!) so many of my tips are valid.

(2) Go to SLP_Echo’s site, scroll down a bit and look in the right column. There, you’ll find a section for YOU (aka people applying to grad school). Her posts are great!

Now you’re ready to begin.

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 Pick out the schools you want to apply to! While this may seem easy, if you do this like I did, it involves A TON of work and research.

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I used this ASHA search engine. Just click “Masters” and then “Speech-Language Pathology” and start searching. You can also search by state, which is what I did (and ended up halfway across the country). Many of the schools in this search engine provide stats from their students including average GPA, areas of research, program size, and average GRE scores. LOOK AT THESE NUMBERS. If you have a 3.2 and the average GPA is a 3.9, please take that into consideration (read the section below). Same with GRE scores. If you are noticing a trend that your GRE scores are below average for most schools, consider retaking them!

Because I’m a freak (seriously…) I made an Excel spreadsheet of the schools I was considering and their average stats. I ended up applying to 9 schools: 3 in a competitive tier, 3 in a comfortable tier, and 3 “safety” schools. Note: There is no such thing as a “safety” school I learned. (The only school I got rejected from, not waitlisted, was a “safety” school.)

When picking schools from my mega-spreadsheet, I considered the following factors to be the most important:

1) Average Admission Statistics
2) Cost
3) Location
4) Professor/Research Areas (when these line up with your interests, it makes writing an essay A TON easier)

Your factors may be different, but figure out what you’re looking for and pick away!

But, how competitive of an applicant am I?!

This is what drove me crazy when I applied. I had good experience, but a less than stellar GPA. I had a good GRE score, but maybe some only decent professor letter of recs. Where did I stand?

After getting into grad school, I stumbled upon how my school makes admission decisions. THIS IS NOT A SECRET. It is a formula. Yes that’s right… all of the heart you put into your application gets translated to a number. So if you want to know how you stand, rank yourself on a scale of 1-5 in the following areas:

1-5   :   GPA - When ranking yourself for GPA (and GRE scores), consider the school you’re applying to. For example, if you have a 3.5 and the average GPA for the school you are applying to is a 3.3, I’d say  you have a 4-5 point GPA. But, if the average is a 3.8, you might have a 2-3 point GPA.

1-5    :    GRE – Again, compare your GRE scores to the school you are applying to!

1-5   :    Personal Essay – This one should really be a 4-5. No excuses here! To make it great, get creative, reflect on your life, and have tons of people edit it. I took mine to the writing center at my school, that provided free feedback. It was very helpful!

1-5    :    Letters of Rec – If you have 3 letters of rec needed for a school, average how good you think they’ll be. Honestly, I didn’t know my professors that well during undergrad so I kind of assumed theirs would only be mediocre. Take that into consideration!

1-5    :    Work Experience/Resume – Even if a school doesn’t directly ask for this, tie it into your personal essay. This stuff counts!

While you won’t be able to compare your compiled score to other students, doing this may help you figure out your weak areas and make up for them in other areas (or directly improving them!!).

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Get organized, and start compiling needed information for each school. Again, because I’m crazy, I made a “cover sheet” for each school I applied to. This sheet listed all of the important dates/deadlines and important information (e.g. who was writing my letters of rec). I put checkmarks next to each to keep track of when I had finished each item for each school!

Consider not only when the application is due, but how. Many schools have online applications. Some are partially online and partially through the mail. Know these!

Print a blank monthly calendar online and use it for ONLY graduate school application dates.

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Get to work! Ask the people who will be writing your letters of recs ASAP. Request your transcripts as soon as your fall grades are available (for most schools this will work, but it’s not worth it to get the fall grades if you are cutting it extremely close deadline-wise). Write, rewrite, rewrite, rewrite, and rewrite your personal essay. Did I mention rewriting it?

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 {first}: Pick out your schools. But, do so smartly! Research and do not simply apply to schools you’ve heard of or that your friends are applying to! Figure out how competitive of an application you have, and work hard to improve your weak areas. There is no excuse for a poorly written essay!

{second}: Get organized. Make a binder, and/or have a folder for EACH school including a cover letter with all the basic information.

{third}: Get to work! Contact your letter of rec peeps ASAP. Treat the application process like a job, and devote time to it each day/week.

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What else do you want to know about? Feel free to shoot me an email at speechymusings@gmail.com with any other questions! Or simply comment below!

The Praxis: What You Need To Know

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Due to a variety of personal reasons, I was impulsive. I signed up to take the Praxis in October of my second year of graduate school! Ahh!! So, I thought I’d share my experiences and describe how I passed!! (yay!!) Sorry this is kind of a really long post!

My General Timeline of Studying:

Eight Weeks (before the exam): Ordered a Praxis review book. Below I’ve linked to the 2 books I’ve seen used most often. I used the blue one (because I’m really cheap… it’s 2nd edition) but most of my classmates used the other. Additionally, if you want more practice exams, you could get the Mosby’s book as well. You can see a pretty long preview of some of the quizzes on Google here or check out the Amazon reviews below. I didn’t get this but from the Google preview, the questions were much harder than the ones on the test itself (but it’s a great review!).

 

Six Weeks: Signed up for the test! To do this, click here and check out the ETS website. I found it to be kind of a confusing process (finding the codes to where everything should be sent). FYI: The code for ASHA is 5031 (unless they change it!).

Six Weeks: Made a calendar and started a Praxis Binder. Check it both, and some other pictures, below:

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I wrote the topic I would review/study each day. I did this a week at a time (you can definitely see weeks I didn’t have time to study… dang school!). That way, if I struggled on a topic, I could do it again another week. Typically, I’d study the corresponding chapter in my review book and then take the quiz at the end of the chapter. If I did well on the quiz, I didn’t plan another day on that topic. If I felt lost or did poorly on the quiz, I rewrote that topic for another day. I call this phase my study phase.

Four Weeks: I took a full-length practice exam. You can purchase these here from ETS. This was a fantastic confidence booster, and I feel like these practice tests prepared me for the exam more than anything else! I got a 700. I printed both the test and the explanations of the answers. I went through one by one (even on the questions I got right the first time) and read the answers, looking up anything I had questions on. During this time, I tended to stay away from my Praxis review book. Instead, I printed off things from the internet or looked back at class notes at topics I did poorly on in this practice exam. For example, I definitely knew I didn’t remember all of the dysarthrias. So, I printed off information on each and studied that for a day.

Three Weeks: I took another practice exam! I had this feeling that I had gotten lucky and received a higher score than I really earned on the previous practice exam. To be honest, I had guessed on quite a few! On this exam, I got a 700 again. How about that for consistency?! Again, I went through the exam. I read every question over again, took notes on the exam itself, studied information I didn’t really know and guessed, and thought through every question.

Two Weeks: I started a week long membership to slpexam.com. This website is filled with practice questions, exams, videos, audio (that you can upload to your computer or iPod!!), and more! (if interested in hearing more about this site, read my review in the Resources section below) Due to my class schedule, this is when I really got serious and started spending more than 2-3 hours per week on Praxis studying. I studied every day, pretty much putting everything else on hold for a while! I ate meals and listened to audio (from the site above). I took practice test after practice test. I made flashcards. I studied the practice exams again. I reread parts of my Praxis book again.

One Week: Panic! I will be honest… For some reason, the Praxis stressed me more than pretty much anything else in grad school. Everywhere I looked was warnings about taking it too early (which I was doing…) so this week I crammed and felt very in over my head!

Test Day:

I got to the testing site really early (per usual for me). I ate lunch at a Panera nearby and attempted to walk around some stores for awhile but I was feeling pretty anxious. I chugged a coffee, went in early and was able to start a little early which was nice! Note: Writing that long statement is cursive is absolutely ridiculous (and really hard!!). Once I sat down to take the test, I felt so much better (compared to an hour earlier). I wasn’t 100% confident while taking the test, but I kept a list of every question I thought I got wrong on scratch paper. Every time I felt stressed, I looked back at the list and reminded myself that I only had to get like 70% or something and I hadn’t written down 30% of the questions! :) It took me an hour to take the test (I’m a fast test taker) and THIS is when my anxiety kicked back in! What do I do with the second hour? Do I go back through questions? Do I just submit it? I stared at the submit screen for what felt like a year, and submitted the test!

All I wanted to see was a 6 (a score in the 600s). I got 720 and it took me a minute to realize that it was good!! I got up and left the room and SPRINTED to my car to call my mom! Might have cried a little bit… I was just so happy!!

Things You Should Read/Listen To:

ASHA Code of Ethics

Classifications of Aphasia

Information from ASHA on each disorder. The page for Apraxia is here as an example!

Dysarthria Information

Speech & Language Developmental Milestones

Introduction to Spectrogram Analysis

Beginners Guide to Phonetics Part 1

Resources:

Free practice test with 10 questions. Give you correlated Praxis score to see if you would have passed. Can purchase bundles of practice exams! Graphs your results. http://praxisspeech.com/

Ten example questions from ETS. http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/PRAXIS/taag/0330/mc_questions.htm

Speech Language Pathology Praxis Study Companion, a free download! http://www.ets.org/Media/Tests/PRAXIS/pdf/0330.pdf

And don’t forget about the textbooks I mentioned above, and the ETS Practice Exams!! There were word for word questions from the practice exams on my exam and they were the most helpful of any preparation I did!

I was lucky enough to get a free week subscription to slpexam.com to check it out/review it. While much of the Praxis is comprised of long case study type questions and this website is not, it was a good website for reminding me of my weaker areas and helping me think through several tricky topics! I would recommend signing up for their free emails and sampler daily quizzes (for a week) to get a feel for the site. If you like it, consider a subscription! After each test you take, the website provides you with a spread of your scores in each content area. Check out some screen shots below:

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Have any questions?? Let me know! Good luck!!

The First Week at my Externship – Seven Lessons Learned

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As you may know, I am currently beginning the second year of graduate school. In my program, we have clients through our university’s clinic for the first year. Then, we get assigned to an adult & child externship (one each semester in the second year). This past week, I started my first externship…. with adults.

I am a kid person, through and through. I love difficult kids, easy kids, funny kids, serious kids. I love language kids, artic kids, kids with autism, fluency kids. I love them all.

To be fair, before this externship, I had only had one adult client before, in our university’s clinic. He was awesome and turned into my Virginia grandpa. He made me laugh and he made significant progress throughout our semester together.

So the night before I had to begin my externship, I was semi-optimistic. I had been assigned to a very nice facility where I would get experience in rehab, skilled nursing, assisted living, and memory care – all at one site!

To sum it up quickly, the first day was rough. I was shown around the facility for most of the day. Honestly, for me, walking around the facility on the first day was the worst moment thus far. We spent much of the day in the memory care unit: constant alarms, people crying, people trying to escape, people looking for their deceased loved ones, the smells, the sights… It was almost too much.

But, the next day came and went. When I left, I thought to myself, “I think I could do this for a job”.

The third day came and went. When I left, I thought, “Ugh. Growing up sucks.”

And then the fourth day came and went. I thought, “Is it weird that I actually kind of enjoyed today?!”

So overall, I’m learning a lot (read my lessons below). I have some clients that make me depressed. I have some clients that are hilarious. I have clients that I want to adopt as grandparents. Next week, I plan to help a 94 year old woman make a Facebook to keep up with her grandchildren. Does it get any more awesome than that!?

Surprisingly, I like the adult setting more than I thought I would. There are still moments every day that I just want to leave or take 10 minutes to myself, but I guess that is to be expected!

After week one, here is what I have gathered:

1) When you ask your classmates how their externship is going, you will either get, “I love it!” or “I’m learning a lot.”, the latter of which is not a good thing.

2) Scrubs are a wonderful thing.

3) The university’s clinic is NOT REAL LIFE. In real life, you have difficult coworkers, limited supplies, no lunch break, and no privacy (aka you might share a small room with PT & OT).

4) Not every setting or placement will be a perfect fit for you.

5) A good attitude and a good work ethic will get you a long way.

6) Connecting with your clients, whether they will forget you in an hour, is one of the most important aspects of the job. That doesn’t change for ANY setting.

7) And last, dementia makes me sad.

What do you remember from your externships? 

Make It Look Good! Organizational Freebie

Jenna over at Speech Room News hosts a “Love It & List It” linky each month. This month’s theme is organization!

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Because I’m still in graduate school, I won’t pretend to know anything about organizing materials for a school based SLP, BUT I do have a pretty good system for myself in school!

Overview: I use one or two binders for all of my classwork. I either put all of them in one binder, or separate for MWF & TTh. This year, I’m putting everything in one binder! (see the picture below)

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Then, I also keep a separate clinic binder where I keep data and materials.I ALWAYS have a running to-do list of everything I need to do. I wouldn’t survive without my planner! For the first couple weeks, I have to weirdly carry my schedule around with me as well.

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I do have a planner but because I’m obsessed with to-do lists and schedules, I usually use another week at a glance form as well.

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I’ve created a FREEBIE that I think is adorable to help YOU stay organized as well! It includes everything I use to help stay organized during graduate school (and all of the forms I showed above). While I think it’s perfect for graduate students, I promise that I didn’t forget the rest of you. I made sure to make it perfect for SLPs or anyone looking for some cute, organizational pages.

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First, I included 5 different binder covers (shown below). They come in 5 fun colors! Use then for your class/clinic binders! Just write in the name of the class in the white space. Feel free to add text on the PDF and print that way too!

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I also included inserts for the spine of the binders as well. Again, easy to just write in the name of the class/subject.

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Next, I made a fun to-do list to keep track of what needs to get done! I have this one divided up in “School”, “Clinic”, “Personal”, and “Other” categories. BUT, I also included one with blank titles for those of you who would like it divided differently!

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Next up is a schedule! Fill in at the beginning of the semester (or whenever your schedule changes) to keep track of when you need to be certain places. I’ll be printing off several of these because my schedule never stays the same for the whole semester…

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 I’ve also included a week at a glance form. It’s pretty self explanatory! If you can’t see it, the bottom contains a section for important meetings/assignments/tests, and notes as well as a small to-do box.

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Last, there is an included poster! This has been one of my favorite quotes to get through graduate school.

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What do you think?? Can you tell I love that aqua color? :) I REALLY love how these turned out and I hope you do too!

You can download this product FOR FREE in my Teachers Pay Teachers store here. While you are there, you should consider following my store for updates when I upload new and exciting products!

And if you need binders, this is an AWESOME deal. It’s usually around $4 for 4 binders and they have the wonderful clear sleeves on the front and spines for your new, pretty binder covers!

Amazon Affiliate links are provided for your convenience!

If you’re new over to my neck of the woods, ‘like’ me on Facebook as well!

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Thanks for reading!

Advice for SLP Graduate Students

If you haven’t seen my other posts directed towards future & current SLP graduate students, please start here.

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A while ago I asked for advice for SLP graduate students on my Facebook page. Below is the amazing advice I received:

Get to know your professors! (Teach Speech 365)

I just finished grad school in May and my advice would be to make connections with other students and use each other as a resource. (Lucretia Keshia Whitmore- Govers)

Keep an open mind about what setting/population you want to work with and experience as many different types in your practicum placements as possible! I thought for sure I’d never want to work with adults, and I LOVED my outpatient adult placement! Wish I had gotten to do more of the inpatient side, as well. When I did my school placement, I told my supervisor I liked the older elementary kids way more than preschool age kids. Turned out that I loved preschool, too, and ended up in an early childhood position after graduating! (Rock Chalk Speech Talk)

Relax! It seems tough and overwhelming but you’re not alone. You will survive, you will graduate, and you will get a job :) (Lia Courtney)

Make good friends/study buddies. It it’s amazing how resourceful people are. Also great for different strengths and weaknesses. (Carly Fowler)

 It’s definitely not the easiest and can be super stressful, but the job is worth it in the end. (Natalie Snyders)

4.0′s are few and far between! If you rocked undergrad, don’t expect to rock graduate school. If you already knew the material, you would already be an SLP! The competition is over and there is no race to finish first anymore! So, don’t stress about getting that A+, perfect average. Just pass! (Morgan Comer)

Be prepared to be comfortable with being uncomfortable. (Stephanie Conrad)

When you feel like you’ve had enough and question your decision about why you chose this field, hang in there it gets better! We have the BEST profession and very much in demand!! (Jonelle Gillette)

Change your thinking from undergrad, it’s super competitive to get into graduate school, but now you all have made it. The person who graduates first and the person who graduates last will all be SLPs. Help each other! My graduate class was very supportive and collaborative and it was an incredible help, the class before and after us were very competitive. It makes a huge difference in your level of stress and shared and co-created study guides can be amazing! (Liz Haider)

This too shall pass! (Susan Shahan Stelly)

Thanks so much to everybody to gave their advice! It is much appreciated! Anything else we missed? Comment below and I’ll add it!

Top Five Resource Websites for SLP Students

This is my second to last post in my series of posts primarily directed towards current or soon-to-be SLP graduate students! Check out the other posts here.

This post contains my FIVE favorite resource websites that YOU should be using NOW!

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 1) Pinterest: This is REALLY general but start following speech people/companies on Pinterest. You will start accumulating some amazing ideas that will be so helpful to look back on. I would recommend you start a Speech & Language Board (or boards) for yourself and keep track of your favorite ideas. Below is a list of my recommendations for who to follow. Please note that there are hundreds of amazing speech pinners/boards, but below are the largest/best in my opinion!

Pediastaff: By far, my favorite collection of boards on Pinterest!

SOS Inc. Resources: Another HUGE collection of boards/pins.

Speech-Language Therapy Blog Posts: An amazing, collaborative board where many popular SLP bloggers pin links to their posts. Follow this board to stay up to date with great ideas from your favorite bloggers in on easy place!

2) Bloglovin’: Do you love reading SLP blogs? Do you wish it wasn’t so overwhelming? Bloglovin’ to the rescue! Follow all of your favorite SLP blogs in one place. Following blogs on Facebook works great too (but some people don’t like their personal lives getting mixed in with their speech lives!). Seriously, if you haven’t, check out Bloglovin’ NOW. You can follow me here.

3) Teachers Pay Teachers: Graduate school is hard. There will be weeks you feel like you can’t breathe, or sleep, or function. You will continue to have client sessions. This is when Teachers Pay Teachers will save.your.life. Sign up now. Begin downloading and organizing great freebies you find into folders on your computer. If you have a session coming up and you can’t stand the thought of spending hours upon hours prepping materials, purchase one on Teachers for Teachers for HALF of what you might spend in a big box store. SO many SLPs have been making & selling materials on TpT which means you should be able to find anything you’re looking for! Which seriously comes in handy when pulling an all-nighter to make an entire language packet for a storybook doesn’t sound appealing. When you sign up for an account, you can start ‘following’ your favorite SLP bloggers to get updates about when they add products! DO IT NOW.
PS: You can see my freebies here. I totally get the no money thing.
PPS: That hasn’t stopped me from desperately purchasing materials when I just want to go to bed.

4) Speaking of Speech – Materials Exchange: So while we are on the subject of materials, bookmark this one! Speaking of Speech has TONS of free, downloadable materials. They are well organized and cover a huge variety of target skills. Some of these materials saved me during grad school!

5) Last but not least, is Mommy Speech Therapy. I’ve mentioned this website before in a few of my posts, but it is worth mentioning again! If you have an artic client, you will love this website. It has cards for each speech sound! FOR FREE. These cards can be used in so many ways and are great to laminate and keep forever! For more information on phonological or articulation disorders, check out the sister site, Little Bee Speech. There are gorgeous downloads including an articulation screener, data tracker, and a therapy log.

So there you have it! If you’re looking for more, I have an entire tab devoted to great online resources. Check it out here.

As always, THANKS for reading! You are all wonderful. If you have other resources, PLEASE leave them in the comments! I’d love to add to my growing list!

Top Five Products for SLP Graduate Students

So if it isn’t already, money is going to be TIGHT. Trust me… I get it! But the products below have been some of my favorite during schools, and I think you’ll love them too!

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1) A Tervis mug: A must have! It’s perfect for coffee (aka the only thing that will keep you alive some days). I also mega splurged and got myself the red Keurig below which I don’t regret one bit.

2) Clipboards: A must have clinic accessory! I had one of these for each client! These ones on Amazon are awesome and reasonably priced! Clipboards make taking data much easier, especially when you’re on the move with an active client. They are also useful for holding extra papers and reinforcers like stickers!

3) Lamination: Unless your school provides this for you, BUY A LAMINATOR! These ones on Amazon are a fantastic deal. Why is lamination worth it? Because everything you make can last for your career. If you spend time finding/purchasing/making/assembling products now, you can start a collection that will be so useful when you begin your career!

4) A Big HUGE Bag: I use this bag from Vera Bradley, but feel free to find any ginormous bag of choice. It should be able to hold a large binder (or several), some textbooks, therapy materials, and 2 meals haha. I also have a backpack but my materials were too large for the backpack for most of the semester!

5) iPad: My boyfriend surprised me with one of these halfway through first semester and it’s been an amazing addition to my therapy tools! Not only can you use it in therapy, but you can take notes and such on it when you want/need something more portable! Also think of all of the app giveaways & reviews you’ll be able to participate in!

AND if you can’t afford an iPad (or even if you can…) this is item 5.5 on my list for surviving grad school:

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WINE!  And yes that big glass does hold an entire bottle. If you need that product too, I got your back.

Haha :) Anything else you’ve purchased/found useful? Let me know in the comments! I’ve still got a year left!!

Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links!

Top Five Blogs for SLP Graduate Students

Hopefully you’ve read my other posts directed towards future & current SLP graduate students. If not, head back to main post here to catch up! This post is on my favorite FIVE blogs for SLP graduate students! While there are hundreds of SLP blogs out there, that can be overwhelming for the students among us who barely have time to shower, let alone catch up on 183 blogs! So below I’ve outlined some of my favorites! If you want a complete list of SLP blogs, check out Jenna’s list here over at Speech Room News.

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1) Speechy Musings: Is it rude to start with mine? Haha… But really, I do post often on topics relatable to other students. I’m a current SLP graduate student myself so I’m going through it all too! Consider subscribing to my blog on the right column! Look for a yellow bar. Or follow me on Facebook here  or on the Facebook button above to keep up to date! This upcoming year I’ll begin blogging about my externships!

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2) Home Sweet Speech Room: Another SLP graduate student blogger! There aren’t many of us out there and Carissa’s blog rocks! So check hers out and bookmark as well!

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3) Sublime Speech: Danielle from Sublime Speech is one of my favorite SLP bloggers. Her ideas (and materials) are creative and perfect for your grad school clinic sessions!

4) Hanna B Grad Student SLP: This was one of the first speech related blogs I read. She doesn’t update too often, but her posts are great! You can look back in the archives for tons of great stuff!

5) SLP Echo: Last, but absolutely not least, is SLP Echo. While she is no longer techincally a student, her posts are consistent, incredibly informative, and PERFECT for other SLP graduate students! Check out her page NOW.

What other bloggers do you like to read? I’d love to hear in the comments!

Thanks for reading!