The very nature of being an SLP makes setting priorities and staying on task particularly challenging. In the school environment, an SLP’s day is segmented into 15, 30, or other relatively small segments of time spent in therapy. You might spend 15 minutes running articulation drills and practice for a small group and then find […]

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Musings, SLP Personal Development

Managing Work Priorities As a Super Busy SLP

So, what’s work life balance all about, anyway? What’s work life balance? Work-life balance is the idea that healthy individuals should set boundaries on work so they can live a full life. It’s about making time for activities outside of work, like families, hobbies, and other pursuits. It’s about managing stress and feeling renewed. Supposedly, […]

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Musings, SLP Personal Development, Uncategorized

What’s Work Life Balance and Where Can I Get Some?

What causes speech delay? That question came up recently for our guest writer today, fellow SLP, Candace Hayden, M.A., CCC-SLP. Candace is a current, practicing school speech-language pathologist. Thanks for joining us today Candace! Yesterday I was getting my teeth cleaned at the dentist when the hygienist found out that I’m a speech therapist. Like […]

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Musings

What Causes Speech Delay? The Blame Stops Now

percent grammatical utterance chart for language sample analysis

Language sample analysis is really critical when initially evaluating and even monitoring progress, but they can be tedious and slow! If you read my previous post, you are going to love this update (12/2021) with even more helpful tips!!   I’ve got info on how to quickly get language samples through using hacks on Microsoft […]

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Elementary School, Freebies, Language, Materials, Musings, Therapy Ideas

Language Sample Analysis in 4 Easy Steps

percent grammatical utterance chart for language sample analysis

Language sample analysis is really critical when initially evaluating and even monitoring progress, but they can be tedious and slow! If you read my previous post, you are going to love this update (12/2021) with even more helpful tips!!   I’ve got info on how to quickly get language samples through using hacks on Microsoft […]

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Elementary School, Freebies, Language, Materials, Musings, Therapy Ideas

Language Sample Analysis in 4 Easy Steps

If you’re a long time reader or follow me on Instagram, you might know that I just recently returned from a global volunteer trip to Ghana. I love travel and was thrilled to have the opportunity to combine this love with my love for speech-language pathology. I traveled with Smiles for Speech, a global volunteer […]

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For SLPs, Musings

Everything You Need to Know From a Global Volunteer

I’ve been home for exactly a week since returning from my volunteer trip to Ghana. I wanted to share a day by day summary of the trip while everything was still fresh in case you’re curious or are interested in learning more about the experience of an SLP volunteering abroad. I went on a 10 […]

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For SLPs, Musings

My Trip To Ghana: A Trip Summary

If you follow me on Instagram, you may know that I recently took a 2 week trip to South Africa. It was incredible! Since, I’ve gotten so many messages asking for trip info so I thought I’d share everything here. I planned the trip myself and we tried to find a perfect balance between doing […]

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Musings

My Trip to South Africa

I added another wonderful freebie to my exclusive email subscriber freebie library and wanted to let you know all know! It’s a 30-day gratitude calendar that includes 1 prompt each day. Some of the prompts are directly related to gratitude while others will hopefully just get you thinking about things that are positive or bring […]

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Freebies, Musings, SLP Personal Development, SLP Thrive

Free Gratitude Challenge: 30 days for SLPs

motivating quote for challenging behaviors

Challenging behaviors can be a frustrating part of being an SLP if we let them. We’ve all heard the phrase, “The kids who need the most love will ask for it in the most unloving ways.” I bet after just reading it and reflecting for 10 seconds, you have some students from your caseload in […]

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Middle School, Musings

How to Reduce Challenging Behaviors in Speech Therapy

I’m always looking for ways to improve myself as a person and as an SLP. This year, I’m going to focus on health. I will try to eat more vegetables, less meat and less night time snacks. I’m going to try to walk my dogs every day. I’m also going to continue a my focus […]

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For SLPs, Musings

10 New Year’s Resolutions for SLPs – Love Your Job This Year!

Y’all. I’ve had THE BEST YEAR EVER. Planned a wedding, got married, went on an amazing honeymoon, switched jobs (twice!) to end up in an amazing position, bought a new fixer upper house and tons of other smaller yet significant wonderful things. All of you have continued to support me, email me, connect with me […]

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Musings

5 Days of Giveaways

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden