10 Awesome Reasons Being a Speech Pathologist ROCKS! {Friendship Circle Post}

I was over at the Friendship Circle Special Needs Blog last week sharing with you why I love being an SLP. It’s already been shared quite a bit on social media (like over 38,000 times!)…please check it out and let me know what you think. Anything you would add? Feel free to leave me a comment over there! Here is a teaser for you… Back when I was in college and stumbled across the field of speech pathology, all I really {Read More}

How My Children {and Motherhood} Helped Make me a Better SLP

how my children made me a better SLP

Bringing baby Emory into the world got me thinking about how much my children have enriched my life and have made me a better person. My children show me love I didn’t even know existed and my life will be forever changed because of their sweet faces. But my children have also had a huge impact on me professionally as well, which I was not expecting. Each of my children, even this new little guy, have taught me great lessons {Read More}

10 Ways a Speech Language Pathologist Can Change Your Child’s Life

10 Ways An SLP can change your childs life

Last week, I was over at The Friendship Circle sharing 10 Ways that SLPs can Help Your Child. In that post I cover the many areas SLP’s, can address  including articulation skills/speech intelligibility, expressive language skills, receptive language/listening skills, speech fluency/stuttering,voice and resonance disorders, social/pragmatic language use, use of assistive/augmentative communication, and even swallowing/feeding issues including tongue trust. We do a lot! Working on these skill sets, allows for global growth and development that is not limited to just speech, however. When {Read More}

What is a Speech-Language Pathologist: Part Two

What is a speech langauge pathologist what do we do

Welcome to the second installment of What is a Speech-Language Pathologist. If you missed Part One, you can read it HERE. In Part One, I talked about all the education and training that it takes to become an SLP. But what is it that we do once we finally finish all this education and training? As I mentioned in PART ONE , the simple answer to what is an SLP is its professional who is trained to assess and remediate communication {Read More}

What is a Speech-Language Pathologist: Part One

A Schoolboy And His Teacher by Paul Gooddy

I was trying to figure out what I should blog about first, and I thought perhaps a great place to start, would be to explain exactly what it is I *am* (well, other than a wife and a mama). To read my long story about how I got to be an SLP, click HERE. Now, what exactly IS a speech-language pathologist? Well, the simple answer is that a speech-language pathologist, or SLP, is a professional who is trained to treat {Read More}