I get emails almost every day asking for tips and tricks for storing my Cycles for Phonology Toolkit. While many of you have assembled it used the recommended toolbox, it isn’t a perfect system for all SLPs. In this post, I’m going to share 7 different storage systems. There are way more options than this […]

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Storage Ideas for Your Cycles for Phonology Toolkit

I’m so excited you decided to join us! For the next year, every Sunday, you’ll receive an email sent directly to your inbox on a variety of topics related to SLP wellness, work/life balance, planning, productivity tips and strategies, efficient planning and prep, and much more! If you ever want to reach out directly, feel […]

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Thanks for joining SLP Thrive!

This guest post is from Sarah Lockhart, a speech-language pathologist who works in a variety of settings, including: private practice, telepractice, and short-term SLP travel assignments. Sarah is also the host of SLP Happy Hour, a podcast about navigating the working life of an SLP with more calm and less chaos; you can listen here. […]

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For SLPs, SLP Thrive

Back to Work? – A 5 Day Step-by-Step Process for Success

My summer has been flying by over here. I can’t believe it’s mid-July already! I’ve been doing more reading this summer than I’ve ever done before and I’m loving it. I thought I’d share out some of my favorites so far, my top recommendations, and some that are still on my list for the next […]

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For SLPs, SLP Personal Development

SLP Reading List – Summer 2018

Using student work folders in speech therapy has been a huge time saver and keeps my therapy more organized and on track. Below I’ll share tons of tips, tricks, organization ideas, and storage tips. I’ve been using student work folders consistently for the past few years and finally thought I’d share what’s worked well for […]

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Student Folders: Tips and Ideas for SLPs

I recently realized that I never shared information about my SLP Thrive email series here on the blog! I wanted to share a little bit about SLP Thrive with you all including some example topics. SLP Thrive is a free, year-long email series dedicated to helping you stay sane and manage the hectic life of […]

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SLP Thrive

SLP Thrive Email Series

This past school year, I realized that my students fit into one of the following categories. The category that they fall in usually indicates what behavior management style I use with them. After this insight, I’ve really enjoyed modifying the reward systems I had in place, as well as the behavior management systems I used! […]

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Elementary School, For SLPs, Middle School

SLP Insight: My Four Behavior Management Profiles

A few weeks ago, I recorded a few of my sessions. I noticed that I said many of the same phrases over and over. After more thought, I decided to start writing down some of my most used phrases, especially ones related to behavior management. They are below, with a short commentary on some examples […]

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Middle School, Social Skills, Therapy Ideas

Top 10 Phrases I Use In Middle School for Behavior Management

I work primarily with students in 5th and 6th grade. By this age, most of my students can compare and contrast when given items like dog/cat or house/apartment. However, most of them still demonstrate functional difficulty using these skills in the classroom. Working with older students makes you realize that being able to do a […]

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Language, Middle School, Therapy Ideas

Teaching Compare and Contrast Skills in Speech & Language Therapy

Download the printable by clicking here! If you’re looking for a gender neutral version, click here! 🙂

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For SLPs, Freebies

If You Give An SLP A Cookie…

Those of you who’ve been around here for a while know that I’ve switched jobs/settings quite a few times, working in an outpatient setting, a preschool, an elementary school, a high school, and now I’m full time in a middle school (and love it!!). One skills I’ve targeted at all of those settings and levels […]

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Elementary School, Language, Materials, Middle School, Therapy Ideas

Teaching Story Grammar Parts in Narratives

I’ve gotten a few emails lately asking for book recommendations for teaching narratives, plot structure, and story grammar parts. I have quite a few favorites that I find myself pulling out over and over so I thought I’d share them with you! Below are my favorites: If you’re looking for tons of ideas on how […]

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Elementary School, Materials, Middle School, Therapy Ideas

Books for Teaching Story Grammar in Speech Therapy

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden