ASHA Convention

Representing #slp2b at #ASHA14


I'll be at the 2014 ASHA Convention in Orlando, Florida next week. Will you be there?   If you'll be there, tweet me @SLP_Echo or on WhatsApp as 'SLP Echo' while at convention. I'd love to meet some of my lovely readers! Here's a few of the places, events, and giveaways I'll be participating in: … Continue reading Representing #slp2b at #ASHA14

Alaska

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

SLP-CF

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

Evidence Based Practice

Reading Comprehension Research


As a new SLP in the schools, one thing I feel inadequately prepared for is the reading comprehension difficulties I see in children with language disorders, as well as Autism spectrum disorders (ASD). I found this article which looked at 3 case studies for children with ASD.  The study discussed the application of reading comprehension techniques.… Continue reading Reading Comprehension Research

#slp2b

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

#slp2b

Letter of Intent: The first date of SLP Graduate Admissions


If you are applying to a Speech-Language Pathology graduate school program anywhere in the country, you may need to submit a statement (or letter) of intent. Did you already Google "How to write a letter of intent for Speech Pathology graduate school? "There are limited, relevant results. First off, what is a statement of intent? In… Continue reading Letter of Intent: The first date of SLP Graduate Admissions

#slp2b, Online SLP Graduate Programs

Part 1: Online SLP Graduate Programs


There are a million things about the Speech-Language Pathology profession that I love, yet there remains this small inkling of disappointment when it comes to SLP graduate schools. There just are not enough schools with too few spots for some amazing would-be-SLPs out there (I know they are out there). I won't delve into the… Continue reading Part 1: Online SLP Graduate Programs

#slp2b, ASHA 2012 Convention

Direct Hire vs. Staffing Company – My Crossroads


I am at a crossroads.  In May 2012, I traveled 5,000 +  miles  from Atlanta, Georgia to Kenai, Alaska (details in a previous post).During my 12 day stay, I observed 3 different SLPs - 2 in schools and 1 in private practice. After this visit, I was hooked. Now I want to live and work… Continue reading Direct Hire vs. Staffing Company – My Crossroads

SLPeep

Trends and EasySpeak Magazine


In 2010, Lemke and Dublinske published "Designing ASHA's future: Trends for the association and the professions". One of the 19 trends that stood out was the projected Generational Trend; specifically, how Generation Y (aka Millennials, born after 1982) are characterized as digital, “civic,” and connected. So they suggested professionals and ASHA should "relate to Millennials, who are expected to… Continue reading Trends and EasySpeak Magazine

#slp2b, SLPeep

What are my chances of getting into grad school for SLP?


On Feb 8, 2014, I published a Part 2 to follow-up with this data - Check it out! When you decide to pursue an undergraduate degree in Speech-Language Pathology (SLP) or Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD), you must consider that you cannot work independently with just a Bachelor's. You must pursue a masters or doctorate… Continue reading What are my chances of getting into grad school for SLP?