SLP Graduate School Personalities

Will you fit into the SLP graduate school personalities? I think the letter of intent for SLP graduate school is like the Tinder  of the  Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Graduate School entry. There's a group of professors sitting around chatting about the profiles of SLP hopefuls. Professor X saying "this one looks promising!...oh...wait...hold on...… Continue reading SLP Graduate School Personalities

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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

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ASHA Convention Posters: Tips and Suggestions

Since learning I made it into the battle rounds of presenting at #asha12 , I've asked around for advice on how to create these mystical posters. It is quite difficult to find an example online, much less how to go about putting one together. Have no fear, I've done all the work for those of… Continue reading ASHA Convention Posters: Tips and Suggestions


SLP Hipster Salad

Are you aware that you have a mammillary body, infundibular stalk, peduncles, and an inferior olive in your brain? Well, you do; but it sounds more like hipster salad ingredients to me. If this comes up on my Neuropathologies quiz tomorrow, I plan to put "hipster salad" on the label; I will get extra points… Continue reading SLP Hipster Salad


The Wizard of Oz and SLPs

Have you ever thought ASHA was similar to the great Wizard of Oz? I gathered my thoughts, and I have found I enjoy a great many quotes quite relevant to my life: "Back where I come from, we have universities, seats of great learning, where men go to become great thinkers. And when they come… Continue reading The Wizard of Oz and SLPs


The Mind of an SLP graduate student

Graduate school in Speech-Language Pathology. *sigh* I have run through the gammot of words to describe grad school: In August 2011 it was: "exciting...new...awesome...learn everything...new textbooks....CLIENTS....treatment" In June 2012 it is: "overwhelming...almost done...new clients....internships...CFY...summer sucks...when is graduation" Don't get me wrong, I am enjoying my program, clients, and all things SLP; however, today it just… Continue reading The Mind of an SLP graduate student


SLP Related Awareness Months

As a part of NSSLHA and our Advocacy aspect as Speech-Language Pathologists, we are encouraged and happy to spread information about our profession. Personally, I want more people to know how an SLP can help in more than just one or two aspects of the field. While every profession - nursing, PT, OT, respiratory, teachers - has… Continue reading SLP Related Awareness Months


What is a Speech-Language Pathologist?

A few years ago,  I made this flyer for CSD Awareness Month - What is a Speech Language Pathologist?. Yet, I think I still missed the mark. Let me break it down - Speech...Language...Pathologist... Speech - the coordination of the brain and necessary muscles used to produce speech Language - a system of codes, symbols, and sounds… Continue reading What is a Speech-Language Pathologist?


SLP Humor Part 2

With all the social networks - Twitter, Facebook, Pintrest, Tumblr - which invade us with pictures, quotes, and opinions, I want to share a few of the things I've come across over the past few years which have made me smile, laugh, and/or agree with. I wish I had done a better job of tagging… Continue reading SLP Humor Part 2