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Written by Caroline Snow, Published on October 30, 2018

Like with any goal, whether it be speech related or personal, we are much more successful in achieving the goal when the parameters and tasks are clearly laid out, with measurable terms and in a specific context. Yet in a field as vast as speech pathology you will find that there are many different ways goals are expected to be written, depending on whether you are in a medical or educational type of facility. How you write effective goals can affect how you carry out treatment towards those goals.

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Written by Marisa Brunner, Published on October 23, 2018

As a new parent, or even as a well seasoned one, you may face some challenges as you prepare to return to work after maternity or paternity leave. Not to worry: the transition is possible, and may be easier to balance than you think! As a new mother and practicing SLP, I’ve gathered some helpful tips and resources to aid the transition from SLP family leave back to the workplace.

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Topics:Careersfamily leaveself-caretips for new grads

Written by Monique Cevasco, Published on October 16, 2018

Working as an SLP in a school, your caseload population and size vary between the different types of schools. Caseloads can range from 22 students in a Nonpublic Special Education setting to 80+ students in a public school system. You might even travel to multiple schools within your district. With crammed treatment schedules, IEP meetings, communication with parents, and other additional committee requirements it is difficult to think about paperwork. If you have ever found yourself wondering how you are going to complete all of your SLP paperwork, here are some helpful tips!

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Written by Givona Sandiford, Published on October 9, 2018

You’re a new grad! Congratulations! All your hard work has paid off and you’re now ready to enter the work force! You’ve landed a great job evaluating minimally verbal preschoolers and children with autism. You soon find those lengthy evaluations you learned to do in grad school are perhaps not as practical as they once seemed. What is now valued is time – and you find you have very little of it now. What do you do?

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Topics:Clinicalevaluationspatient communicationpediatricssettings

Written by Marisa Brunner, Published on October 2, 2018

We SLPs have a wide range of career settings available to us. However, making the choice between pediatric or adult speech therapy can be daunting. While the choice may be simple for some, it can be a challenge for many of us!

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Topics:Careerscontinuing educationnetworkingpediatricssettings