5 big mistakes I made as a new slp

UPDATE 2022: I wrote this post with the biggest SLP mistakes I made as a new SLP years ago, but when I reread it, I find myself forgetting and making some of the same mistakes over again. We all just want to do our very best for our students and sometimes we need repeated reminders […]

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For SLPs, Graduate School, SLP Personal Development, SLP Thrive

5 BIG Mistakes I Made As a New SLP

Today’s guest post “How To Become a Speech Pathologist” is written by Candace Hayden, M.A., CCC-SLP, who experienced going back to school at 30+ years old with a family. She is currently a school SLP working with elementary-aged students. Thanks for joining us, Candace! How To Become a Speech-Language Pathologist (SLP) in 6 Easy Steps […]

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Graduate School, Graduate School Applications

How To Become a Speech Pathologist

The Graduate School application process

How hard is it to get into speech pathology for graduate school? It can be pretty competitive! There are people out there who will say you need a 4.0 GPA, stellar recommendations, killer GREs, and lots of valuable experience to be considered. But, to be honest, I wasn’t a perfect candidate! I’m here to tell […]

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Graduate School, Graduate School Applications

How Hard Is It to Get into Speech Pathology? Easier with my tips!

shannon graduating from SLP graduate school

You made it in to speech pathology grad school! Woohoo! (Or you’re thinking about applying, or maybe you are waiting For.Ev.Er. to see if you made it in or not). My first semester at grad school was a learning experience to be sure! In that time, I relocated across the country, made new friends, started […]

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Graduate School

Lessons Learned from Speech Pathology Grad School

I started blogging in grad school, so I have records of all my very best SLP grad school advice! Check out my top 8 tips to help you succeed. It’s challenging, but you can do it! When my first semester of speech language pathology graduate school was over, I felt so lucky to be allowed […]

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Graduate School

How to Survive SLP Grad School (My Best Advice!)

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, […]

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Freebies, Graduate School, Materials

Practicum Organizational Freebie

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 […]

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Graduate School

My Realities of Graduate School

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 […]

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Graduate School, Graduate School Applications

Applying to SLP Graduate School: Where Do I Start?

 {This post contains Amazon Affiliate links for your convenience.} The SLP Praxis exam is the culmination of grad school. 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 […]

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Graduate School

The SLP Praxis Exam: What You Need To Know

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. […]

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Graduate School

The First Week at my Externship – Seven Lessons Learned

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 […]

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Freebies, Graduate School

Make It Look Good! Organizational Freebie

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

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Graduate School

Advice for SLP Graduate Students

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden