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Grad School Interview Tips for Future SLPs
January 18, 2016 8:40 AM by Teresa Roberts
Do you know future Speech Language Pathologists who are applying to graduate school? Here are some tips to share with them about graduate school interviews. Many university programs use interviews to learn about a candidate’s experiences, interests, and Read More...
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Graduate School Applications
November 16, 2015 3:24 PM by Teresa Roberts
Do you know anyone applying to graduate school? Here are some tips to share: Writer’s block: Fight the freeze by starting in the middle of the essay. Sometimes we discover introductions through conclusions. Return to the opening lines only after you’ve Read More...
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Winning the Job Lottery
August 14, 2015 8:04 AM by Teresa Roberts
“What would you do if you won a million dollars?” A few years ago I was working with an entertaining group of fifth grade students who were practicing producing their speech sounds at the sentence and conversational level. We were taking turns answering Read More...
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Becoming Our Own Client
June 11, 2015 9:05 PM by Teresa Roberts
As dedicated professionals, we work long hours, possibly staying late to finish just one more thing. In providing supports to others, sometimes we may not think of our own needs. Exhaustion is an interesting phenomenon. It may be a slow process. We may Read More...
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White/Gold vs. Blue/Black Dress
March 4, 2015 9:25 AM by Teresa Roberts
Millions of people on social media and later mainstream media recently viewed a photo of a particular dress that stirred a national debate. Due to the background lighting and photographic exposure, people saw the two colors of the dress differently. For Read More...
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Fortunate to be an SLP?
June 4, 2014 8:00 AM by Valerie Lill
It's no secret that there is a shortage of SLPs. Based on the number of phone calls, postcards, and emails I have gotten from headhunters since I started in this field, it hasn't improved any. It's also a known fact that the competition to get into graduate Read More...
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I Need Help! Any Volunteers?
October 10, 2012 9:52 AM by Valerie Lill
Back near the start of the school year, I blogged about some of the things I'd like to learn this school year. One of the biggest issues for me personally (and I'm sure many other school-based SLPs out there) that I admitted I needed to learn was to ask Read More...
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Now Hiring!
July 4, 2012 9:53 AM by Valerie Lill
It's no secret that pretty much every place of employment with every age group of clientele is looking to hire at least one SLP. I'm basing this on the number of phone calls, post cards in the mail, and emails I receive on pretty much a daily basis. It's Read More...
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Help Me?
September 28, 2011 8:12 AM by Valerie Lill
How many of our students have goals that involve "asking for help" or "requesting assistance?" Some students might have it as a goal in a behavior plan (to serve as a replacement behavior). Others may be early language learners that have not learned to Read More...
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Dealing with State Budget Cuts
July 6, 2011 8:00 AM by Valerie Lill
We school-based SLPs don't live in a bubble. We are parts of living, breathing school districts and the public education system in our states. Anything that impacts a school district eventually trickles down and impacts us, whether we want it to or not. Read More...
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SLPs Only!
June 22, 2011 9:00 AM by Valerie Lill
Although I'm officially only summer vacation, I still have some school commitments that are part of my schedule. Last Thursday I had my first inservice day of the summer (according to our contract, we're obligated to do at least three). Besides the one Read More...
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Promoting the Profession
June 23, 2010 1:04 PM by Valerie Lill
With graduation season upon us for both college and high school students, I've really been thinking about the future. Namely, the future of these students and how their choices for the future can affect us. At some point in our elementary years we were Read More...
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    Speech in the Schools
    Occupation: School-based speech-language pathologists
    Setting: Traditional and specialized K-12 classrooms
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