I remember being really nervous when I was getting ready for my first year as a speech pathologist. I was a career-changer so I'd already had work experience, but it was still nerve-wracking. 1) Keep a Legal Pad with You My first year as a speech pathologist was in Chicago Public Schools and I ... Read More about 5 Tips for Success During Your First Year as an SLP CFY
After I graduated with my masters, a group of us speech paths formed a book club focused on books that somewhat related to communication disorders. We would meet and talk about the book, but then we ended up just chatting about our lives. Unfortunately, I had to leaving the group because I moved too ... Read More about 7 Popular Books Related to Speech Therapy and Communication Disorders
I think grammar is awesome and speech sounds are cool, but what do kids think? Well, they aren’t geeking out like me when I teach grammar. These books help you learn how to teach punctuation to beginners and teach kids grammar. But how do we as educators keep it fun to engage elementary-age kiddos? ... Read More about 8 Books That Teach Kids About Grammar and Punctuation
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