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Private Speech Therapy in Alaska


I've been working in a Developmental and Behavioral Clinic since August 2017 here in Wasilla. It's been a whirlwind start full of 50 "new" things to learn. The thing about being a Speech-Language Pathologist is that you never know all you're going to know. It's a never ending cycle of  self-talk like this: "Oh, I… Continue reading Private Speech Therapy in Alaska

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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… Continue reading The Last Frontier and Me, an SLP

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How I’m Avoiding being an Overwhelmed SLP-CF


What's most surprising about this first year as an SLP is how quickly I found my weaknesses. In SLP graduate school, the support is there. Ever-present even in the smallest of ways. Someone to answer a question, pick up your slack, support you, and even take over if necessary. There was always back-up. But all… Continue reading How I’m Avoiding being an Overwhelmed SLP-CF

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First Week – Clinical Fellowship


I made it. This was the first full week starting my SLP-CF here in The Last Frontier. I have about 50 + kiddos on my caseload and couldn't be more excited. All the preparation in the world couldn't have prepared me for sitting down at my desk in front of a cabinet full of working… Continue reading First Week – Clinical Fellowship

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The Clinical Fellowship Experience


Now that I've been living in Alaska for a month, I'm gearing up to start work as a Clinical Fellow. I've got my trapper keeper, #2 pencils, and an A+ attitude. That's all you need for a first day, right? I'm going to go with yes. This "Clinical Fellowship" used to be termed "Clinical Fellowship… Continue reading The Clinical Fellowship Experience

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Good Student or Good Therapist?


I recently tweeted about an illustrated quote  by the gentleman over at ZenPencils.com; it's called "Erica Goldson - Graduation Speech." Nothing, as of late, has inspired me more than reading this quote ( please check it out before you continue). My SLP graduate school graduation is this Saturday, July 27 and I won't be attending… Continue reading Good Student or Good Therapist?

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Kenai Peninsula – Alaska


After a few years of Alaska dreaming, on May 2, 2012 I boarded a plane in Atlanta, Georgia to fulfill my dream. I had multiple purposes for the trip: observe 3 Speech-Language Pathologists, be a super touristy tourist, and figure out if I could live in the Kenai Peninsula of Alaska. I think my trip… Continue reading Kenai Peninsula – Alaska

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Why Kenai, Alaska?


"It is only in adventure that some people succeed in knowing themselves - in finding themselves." ~Andre Gide "Life is either a daring adventure or nothing" ~Helen Keller "My life and career is my own adventure" ~Dario Argento "Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. The fearful are caught as often… Continue reading Why Kenai, Alaska?