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  • Grad School Interview Tips for Future SLPs

    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 personality. Think about the following types of questions: •    What interested ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on January 18, 2016
  • Graduate School Applications

    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 reached the end.Answer simple questions: Unsure what to say? Start with everyday, plain language. ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on November 16, 2015
  • Keep Calm and Stay Optimistic

    As speech-Language professionals many of us face struggles every day as we meet and work with those new and challenging clients.  Whether it’s finding and practicing new therapy strategies to help our clients reach their target goals or identifying additional needs as they arise.  We all face them and most of us every day.  What ...
    Posted to The Voice of the SLP Assistant (Weblog) on October 28, 2015
  • Interrupting the Monologue

    Many people are enthusiastic communicators who love to share stories and talk about their hobbies and interests. I once worked with an 11-year-old boy who was creative, engaging, and entertaining. He had specialized interests and advanced skills in engineering. He loved to talk about his latest inventions – in a long, detailed, running ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on July 9, 2015
  • Remembering My Original Motivation

    Children accessing speech therapy should never be about politics, budgets, and high caseloads. Speech therapy and other types of therapy should be available to all children that demonstrate the need. As I write about this, I reflect about my own past working for a school district where I learned about the world of politics as a recent ...
    Posted to The Ins and Outs of Early Intervention (Weblog) on April 6, 2015
  • The Gift of Being an Anxious New Mom

    I feel very fortunate to have battled my own bouts of anxiety and the baby blues with the birth of one of my own children. When I was suffering of this debilitating battle, I would wonder why? Why me? It's hard enough being a new mother of a baby that needs me 24/7, she cries, she poops—she never takes a break! Why, on top of all of that, ...
    Posted to The Ins and Outs of Early Intervention (Weblog) on March 5, 2015
  • Mindfulness: What it is and How to Achieve It

    Last week,  I shared the life-changing information I learned at a seminar entitled ''7 Mindfulness Habits of the Highly Effective Brain'' given by Jonathan Jordan, MSW LCSW, a well-traveled social worker and master life coach. My post talked about the definitions of ''mindfulness'' and lists the actual 7 habits that Mr. Jordan recommends in ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on May 14, 2013
  • 7 Habits to Consider

    This past Thursday I went to a wonderful training entitled ''7 Mindfulness Habits of the Highly Effective Brain. ''The presenter was a man named Jonathan Jordan, MSW LCSW, a well-traveled (he's been to 146 countries) social worker and master life coach who was hired to give this same presentation to our own United States Senate.  Although I ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on May 7, 2013
  • Speech Spirit: Caring for Ourselves

    Last week I shared the story of my current very painful struggle with bilateral carpal tunnel syndrome. Several of you responded with wonderful suggestions and kind words. Thank you! As I read back over what I wrote and reader responses I realized that I have not written a ''speech spirit'' post in a very long time......For a while, I would write ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on August 10, 2010
  • A True Story of Acceptance

    Last December I was assigned a new child to my caseload. She was already being seen by several of my co-workers who each informed me of their grave concerns regarding her development. At the time, she had not yet been diagnosed with anything other than a developmental delay; however two of my seasoned staff members confided that they were ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on September 18, 2009
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