Category: Professional Issues

A Letter to My Younger Self – Melissa W.

younger self Ever wish you could go back in time? Give your younger, college self the advice and insight that you didn't have in that moment? Well, until someone invents a truly functional time machine (too bad "Back to the Future" was just a movie), all we can do is keep moving forward and learning from our prior experiences. However, the successful clinicians of today can help others succeed by telling their stories and admitting what they wish they knew in the past. Our first "Letter to My Younger Self" is written by one of our clinical directors, Melissa White, M.A., CCC-SLP. Melissa shares her letter to her "CF Self", which you can tell was straight from the heart. Get ready to learn from our team members, as this is only the first of our letter series!  Read More »

Getting What You Want in Job Negotiations

job negotiationsCongratulations! You have made it through the interviews, the background checks, and there is a school therapy job offer sitting on the table, just waiting for you. It’s almost a perfect scenario. The only problem is that the compensation package isn’t quite what you were hoping for. Whether it's the CEU budget, reimbursements, or pay itself, something is missing. So now what do you do? Read More »

Getting Off to a Good Start in Speech Therapy

speech therapy startThe start of the new school year is a special time for students and the speech language pathologist that works with them. It's a fresh beginning for many and the opportunity to move forward toward speech and language goals. Thanks to this, it is extremely important not to take this period for granted. Embrace the ability to change items up, get to know your students better, and allow them to get to know you. Read More »

Succeeding in Your Rookie Year as a School Based Therapist

new speech therapistEveryone has been there. It’s your first year on the job. Even if you are an experienced therapist, if you’re making the transition to working in a school setting, you’ll have a bit of a learning curve. If you are working as a school-based occupational, physical, or speech therapist for the first time, don’t sweat it. There are several things you can do to make your rookie year go well.  Read More »

Getting Ready to Start a New Academic Year in SLP

Getting Ready to Start a New Academic Year in SLP The summer months move quickly, and before you know it, a new academic year will begin. Take a little time before everything gets hectic to stop and refocus on a few items for the upcoming year. While speech therapy may not have ended over the summer months for some children, others will be coming back in August and September after time off. In addition to this, new students will also begin working with you in the upcoming year. Read More »

May is Better Speech and Hearing Month

As a school-based bilingual speech and language pathologist, May is typically the time of year when I am buried under evaluations and IEP meetings.  However, I try not to let this month pass me by without doing an activity at school for the American Speech and Hearing Association’sBetter Hearing and Speech Month”.  It is a wonderful way to share what I love to do.  Being a bilingual speech and language pathologist can be very challenging, but I continue to love what I do every day. Read More »