An SLP in Alaska: Making Waves & Taking Names


Since my last update, I’ve been having fun exploring new SLP assignments for work within the Mat-Su Borough School District.

My week often looks like this:

  • Mondays, Tuesday, Fridays: Providing speech therapy services for homeschool students enrolled in our school district. Families bring their kids in to work with me for 30 minutes to an hour. It’s always a fun adventure navigating schedules, parents, and materials.
  • Wednesday & Thursdays: I travel to student’s homes and provide speech therapy services to medically fragile students who cannot attend a¬†brick-and-mortar school.

This has been a huge change from my first 2 years as an SLP where I worked full-time in 1 school (K-2)…And I ABSOLUTELY love it. It’s dynamic and I get to see a variety of ages, diagnoses, and locations in the beautiful Mat-Su Valley.

Since starting to work with the population with multiple disabilities, I’ve had to step up my parent communication, collaboration, and technology skills.

My plan is to post a few reads about how I’m learning on-the-fly and taking basic skills to the next level as I continue to grow and develop as a Speech-Language Pathologist. I’ll start my 4th year with Mat-Su in the fall – we shall see what’s in store! Stay tuned!

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About SLP_Echo

I am a Speech-Language Pathologist (CCC-SLP) working in Alaska.

Posted on April 29, 2016, in Alaska. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Look forward to seeing how you’ve navigated the different settings and all the nuggets you will impart to us!

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