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  • Making Money on the Side For a School SLP

    When you were going into the field of Speech-Language Pathology, did you ever look at those ''average salaries'' graphs? Did you think ''Score! I'm going into a field that makes tons of money!'' I know I did!  Then, I started working for a public school system in the middle of Missouri and reality set in. It seems that SLPs rarely get paid ...
    Posted to Speech and Hearing Perspectives (Weblog) on July 10, 2014
  • Maintain Your CEU's - Resources!

    Last week I wrote a post about the absolute necessity of maintaining your ASHA CEU's and how to do it. This week as promised I am providing a variety of updated resources that you can use to earn your credits as well as find trainings that both interest you and are pertinent to your current job position. Look to YOUR State Speech Organization ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on March 25, 2014
  • Those Busy Bees

    When I was a graduate student, I couldn't wait to find a home in the schools. I had an idealized picture of a nurturing environment, growing young minds, and an SLP as a butterfly, flitting among many classrooms and students. Reality doesn't always match our imaginations! The 2012 ASHA School Survey showed that paperwork and lack of planning ...
    Posted to Speech and Hearing Perspectives (Weblog) on February 13, 2014
  • A Real Page-Turner

    Spinal cord injury, stroke, and hundreds of congenital and acquired disorders impair the use of hands--an essential body part for using touch-screen technology. A handful of apps are switch-accessible, but these consist mainly of AAC apps and some early childhood books and games (Jane Farrell keeps a list here). For all other apps, these users are ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on April 22, 2013
  • Top 5 iPad Tips & Tricks – Part 2

    Last week I shared with you three of my top five iPad tips and tricks.  Here are the top two: #2: Text to Speech The iPad will read aloud any text in Notes, Safari, iBooks, Mail, or others apps in which you can select text.  To turn this feature on, go to the Settings app, select General, and scroll down to Accessibility.  Under ...
    Posted to Speaking of Apps (Weblog) on July 30, 2012
  • Finding Speech Therapy Jobs in 2012

    It's been over three years since I have written a post about finding jobs in the field of speech language pathology. Latest numbers show that unemployment in the United States has remained at a steady but significant rate of 8.2% for the second month in a row. This percentage is mainly concluded by the number of individuals actively seeking ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on July 10, 2012
  • BHSM Bulletin Board

    This week, I'll kick off BHSM by planning and decorating a bulletin board in our facility. This BHSM activity is, admittedly, easy to execute and not at all original. From public schools to clinics and hospitals, I think the majority of SLPs use this old standby as the least they will do for BHSM. I am not yet sure how I will freshen up my design ...
    Posted to Focus on Geriatric and Adult Services (Weblog) on May 2, 2012
  • Better Hearing & Speech Month Is Here!

    Today's post is a reminder that the month of May is Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM), and this year's theme is ''Connecting People Through Communication.''  Today is May 1, and I thought the ideal way to kick off this month was to create a resource post for parents and therapists to easily access and utilize throughout this month and ...
    Posted to Early Intervention Speech Therapy (Weblog) on May 1, 2012
  • A Winner and a Question!

    I have a winner! I would like to send Shannon, from Grandville Public Schools in Michigan, a copy of the Pirate Who Couldn't Say ''Arr!'' Shannon, please send me your address at SLPALEX1@gmail.com. Shannon was the eighth commenter - ''8'' in this case being the magic number! I really appreciated the comments and was pleased to get one in my ...
    Posted to Speech in the Schools (Weblog) on April 30, 2012
  • Looking Ahead to BHSM

    Better Hearing & Speech Month (BHSM) is imminent! What to do? I seem to always rely on my tried and true activities, including making a bulletin board in the building, giving in-services, and splurging on a new SLP t-shirt or two. This year I'd like to do something different and more exciting though. I'm thinking about contacting local radio ...
    Posted to Focus on Geriatric and Adult Services (Weblog) on April 19, 2012
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