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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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The Last Frontier and Me, an SLP


I moved to Alaska on July 7, 2013. I’ve been here almost a year. I haven’t spoke of it much on my blog, mostly because I didn’t think people would care. But its become such a huge piece of why I love being an SLP and why I don’t want to leave, that I need to share – I need to you all to hear what is happening in Alaska….allow me to share with you, my readers, a piece of me.  A piece of self that I found here.

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