THE TOP 7 REASONS TO BECOME A SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST
1. Communication Matters
We communicate in different ways everyday and as a Speech Language Pathologist you are helping others in the area of communication.
2. Your Head will Spin Some Days
As a Speech Language Pathologist, your head will spin some days because there are some cases more challenging than others. It allows us to become even more innovative than we already are and to think outside of the box.
3. Making a Difference and Changing the World (Literally)
As a Speech Language Pathologist, You are really making a difference and touching so many lives with the invaluable resources and wealth of knowledge that you provide to so many.
4. A Setting for Everyone
As a Speech Language Pathologist, there are many different settings that you can choose to work in, the possibilities are endless. As I always say, "There is a little something for everyone."
5. Welcome to Nerd or Geekland
Oh yes, you may never have thought you would hear these words, but all of the SLPs that I know are nerds, including myself. No, it is not a bad thing at all, it just means you do not stop learning and you are really interested in everything there is to know about the field. Lets face it, Speech Language Pathology is a really broad field and in order to stay current you do kind of become a SLP Geek :)
As a Speech Language Pathologist, you will have life changing stories and funny ones for years to come. Go ahead and get your journal ready.
As a Speech Language Pathologist, you have the opportunity to join in on an amazing community of Speech Language Pathologists on Twitter (#SLPeeps). This group is amazing, the community of SLPs that you communicate with via Twitter and other forms of social media is truly a one-of-a kind experience. It is not only a community, but friendships are made here as well. PediaStaff made it really easy for you to get involved in Social Media by creating a Guidebook.
My favorite app that I use on Wednesdays is Brain Quest, the students absolutely love it! The app is great for Grades 1-5 and all of the material covered throughout the questions is very appropriate and all of the students learn so much information. While using this app some of the common phrases that I hear from the students are:
"We just talked about this in class"
"We are having a test on this next week"
"I just learned this in class"
So as you can see from all of the feedback from the students, this is def. an app that aligns with what they are learning in class! It is free for the first few levels, but once you see how excited the students get, you are going to want to purchase this app.
This week there is no Student Success Tip of the Week because I want to know what is your Student Success Tip? Leave your Student Success Tips in the Comments Section.
Happy First Day of Spring and Enjoy!
I was looking for some new apps to download on my Ipad for productivity and I came across this cool app.
App Name: UnStuckWhere Can I Get This App? https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/unstuck/id478421271?mt=8
I think this is an Awesome app that really helps you through those STUCK moments that we experience in life.
Below are some screenshots of this app:
You pick 3 cards that best describe your stuck moment.
Example: Overwhelmed, Tired, and Unmotivated
They ask you to write why you feel stuck....
Example: "I am overwhelmed with projects that are due, studying for tests, and upcoming exams. It does not seem like there is enough time for preparation. I am beginning to feel tired and unmotivated. HELP!! (Does this sound familiar :)
After you go through the various exercises to identify why you feel stuck, the app diagnoses your stuck feelings to create strategies to help you get UnStuck.
The app provides you with tools to break down tasks that seem to keep you stuck. I think this app was designed really well and sometimes it helps to write things out and break big projects into smaller tasks.
You may be feeling overwhelmed with all of the projects that are due and all of the work that you have to do, but there really is light at the end of the tunnel! Hang in there, you can do it! It is all worth it!
I hope everyone is having an AWESOME week. This post is about how beneficial publishing companies' websites can be throughout college and graduate school.
Below are a list of companies, some may look more familiar than others (i.e. Super Duper, Linguisystems, Lakeshore).
As a student it is hard enough to pay for books, but sometimes it can be difficult to create materials without having to buy them or recreate the wheel. Although there are so many amazing materials in blogs that it does make being a student just a little bit easier. Here is another option to add to your resource box.
I always found publishing companies to provide some great resources, whether it was from getting an idea of what a test measures or brainstorming about a certain ways of targeting goals. Also some publishing companies provide sample therapy pages from actual therapy books.
1. Lakeshore Learning Materials
2. Super Duper Publications
3. ETA hand2mind
4. Pearson Assessments
FREE for you
6. Academic Therapy Publications
7. Northern Speech Services
8. Western Psychological Services
10. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
12. Technology for Education
13. Advanced Multimedia Devices
14. The SLP Corner
16. Enable Mart
17. Soft Touch
18. Parrot Software Free Therapy Information
19. Bungalow Software
21. Key Technologies
22. Adaptivation Incorporated Idea Album Resources
23. Speech Page Publishing Company
24. Northern Speech Services