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

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 30-Day Gratitude Challenge 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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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

Being a school based SLP is admirable and meaningful, but the job can be a real challenge sometimes. These hilarious GIFs help to lighten the mood and help you relate if you're a school based SLP.

You know you’re a school based SLP if… you can relate to this! 1. You start every day like this.   2.  You’ve got your game face mastered when a student does something unexpected.   3. When you find out you’ve got a few more referrals/evaluations coming down the pike.      . 4. You go to […]

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For SLPs, Musings

You know you’re a school based SLP if…

Finding a renewed passion for your profession can feel like opening up a whole new world again. After many years doing a job she loved, Melony found herself wondering why she was an SLP and why she was putting up with all of the obstacles. Then, she found a renewed passion for being an SLP. Read her story in this post.

I’d like to introduce you to Melony – a fabulous reader who is going to share her perspective on how she renewed her love for her job as an SLP! I LOVE reading blog posts from other SLPs, especially those with as much experience as she has! My name in Melony O’Flaherty.  I started on […]

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Musings

How I Found Renewed Passion for my Profession

I got married in the summer of 2016! It's time to take a break from SLP talk and share some of the details of our amazing day with you. Read all about where we held our ceremony and reception, see pictures of the event, and share in our joy as we start our new life together!

As you may have seen on Instagram or Facebook, I got married over the summer! I wanted to share a bit about my day with you all 🙂 We got married at Wisconsin Brewing Company, a brewery just outside of Madison, WI. It’s very close to our house and one of our favorite places to […]

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Musings

I got married!

o matter how hard we try, back to school season always seems to sneak up on us! Check out some of the resources available for the 2016 back to school sale!

I love a good back to school sale! The Teachers Pay Teachers back to school sale will be on August 1st and August 2nd (Monday and Tuesday) so start filling your carts to save up to 28% on some amazing back to school resources! My entire store will be 28% off including already discounted bundles! […]

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Musings

What’s In Your Cart – Ideas for Back to School 2016

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden