You read all about how I used the the push-in model for speech therapy services, but feel like there are too many barriers in your way? I was lucky enough to work in a school with built-in infrastructure to make it all happen. But that doesn’t mean you can’t make it happen at your school […]

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Musings

3 Excuses For Not Pushing-In (and Why They’re Lame!)

What Does Pushing In Even Mean? Push-in speech therapy is a collaborative classroom-based service delivery model. Basically, instead of pulling kids out of class to come to another location (like a speech room or maybe even in the hallway), the SLP is going into the classroom to work with the kids in their natural environment. […]

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Musings

Why You Should Give Push-in Therapy a Chance

The honest truth is that there is no cure to stuttering. By its very nature, stuttering is cyclical – meaning it can (and probably will) come and go. You can learn tricks that might even make it go away for a time, but these tricks take a lot of mental effort. And some of these […]

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Musings, Therapy Ideas

When You Realize There’s No Cure to Stuttering…

“What’s your why?” It’s kind of a loaded question, isn’t it? There is a truck commercial from 2012 where a man walks over to introduce himself to his new neighbor. “So, what do you do?” he asks the man. And instead of responding with his job title, like most of us would do, the man […]

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For SLPs, Musings

What’s Your Why? And Other Lies We Tell Ourselves

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

language sample analysis charts

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

a good system shortens the road to the goal.

- orlson marden