Deciding to blog about SLP

I love to type my thoughts out. I started blogging in 2011 and it wasn't about who would read it. It was that I had these opinions and ideas that no one else was saying or sharing. Nobody wanted to address the lack of real information in the SLP  graduate school world. It was all… Continue reading Deciding to blog about SLP


Being the Youngest Expert in the Room

One thing about entering and graduating from a Master's program at a relatively young age means that in a room full of experts, I tend to be the youngest one. It's not a bad thing most of the time, and I'm probably the only one who quickly sizes up and estimates colleagues and parents' age.… Continue reading Being the Youngest Expert in the Room

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SLP Clinical Fellowship – Honestly

4 years of an undergraduate degree followed by 2 years getting a Master's degree, all you really think about is that first payday when you start your Clinical Fellowship. Something about being paid for the work you are doing - it rights the soul. All those sleepless nights studying, worrying, writing, reading - ugh! If… Continue reading SLP Clinical Fellowship – Honestly


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


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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Blogging About Research – Phonemic Awareness in SLP Graduate Students

One of the perks of still being in graduate school means I have access to any and all journal articles since the dawn of time. Rachel at "Talks Just Fine" suggested a new blog installment where other #slpbloggers link up, and review current research within their scope of practice. I am all about this new venture!… Continue reading Blogging About Research – Phonemic Awareness in SLP Graduate Students


Developing an Opinion

The transition from Speech-Language Pathology graduate student to an independent, unsupervised SLP is an awkward time. I'm frolicking through my last internship of graduate school, and I can't help by notice the differences in my clinical and professional skills. The promise of learning from a new supervisor coupled with the triumph of securing an SLP-CF… Continue reading Developing an Opinion


Summer Reading List for New SLP Grad Students

I've posted statistics, tips, ideas, and resources for applying to Speech-Language Pathology graduate school. For those of you who read them and used the ideas, thank you! For those of you who did not, that's OK, we can still be friends. I will get us one of those friendship necklaces. BFFs. I digress. This post… Continue reading Summer Reading List for New SLP Grad Students


Sunny Articulation and PhonologyTest (SAPT) – A Review

Sunny Articulation and Phonology Test (SAPT) By Barbara Fernandes at Smarty Ears Purpose An app which provides a screening tool and full-evaluation for both articulation and phonological skills for use with children and adults of all ages. With quick administration times (5-20 minutes), the app serves as a useful tool for any Speech-Language Pathologist and SLP graduate student to… Continue reading Sunny Articulation and PhonologyTest (SAPT) – A Review

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My PlayHome – A Review

My PlayHome  by Shimon Young Purpose:  "My PlayHome is a doll house for the iGeneration...where your child can use everything, even the closets, TV and shower...fry an egg and feed the family pizza. Where you can pour drinks, blow bubbles and turn out the lights." (via the iTunes description). Price: Full version, $3.99 (Lite version… Continue reading My PlayHome – A Review