Ten years ago this fall I started the masters program in speech pathology at Northwestern University. I was just coming off of a year of undergraduate prerequisites in speech therapy from Northern Illinois University. I love being a speech path and working with children with communication disorders. ... Read More about 4 Grad School Regrets You Can Avoid — for Speech Paths and Everyone Else!
There’s nothing worse than making a “faux pas” when speaking a foreign language. It is one thing to make a funny mistake when traveling, but public school employees should try their best not make errors that could offend students and their parents. I’m in my ninth year as a bilingual speech ... Read More about 15 Naughty Spanish Words, Wrong Translations, and Tricky False Cognates to Avoid
My first year working in Chicago Public Schools I caught every single germ the kids brought with them to speech class. Being sick made my CF year tougher than it needed to be. I've learned a few things since then and I'd like to share what I do to prevent illnesses, even though I work with sick ... Read More about 8 Ways for Early Childhood Teachers, Speech Paths, and Other School Employees to Avoid Getting Sick
Now is the right time to join the profession as a speech-language pathologist. It’s a rewarding career that is increasingly in demand. There are shortages of speech paths in both the educational and medical settings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics* the field of speech pathology will ... Read More about How to Become a Speech Pathologist: The Educational Basics
When I visit a classroom to screen students for speech concerns or when I stop to pick up a student to administer a formal evaluation or when I come and get my students for their regular speech therapy, the teacher will introduce me, “Mrs. Wu is here, Kate. She’s going to play some games with you!” ... Read More about 5 Things to Say When the Speech Pathologist Visits the Class