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Ep. 17: Friendship & Work (+ SLP Eats)

What food do we pack for our workday? Have we ever "broken up" with a close friend? What's our best #slplazylesson for the /r/ sound? (In fact, Sarah shares 2!) For full show notes, visit: Show Notes Mentioned Book - Living Nonviolent Communication by Marshall Rosenberg Sponsors SLP Now The Informed SLP


Ep. 16: Episode 16: We're No SLP Superheroes - disaster lessons, tips for busy times, and SLP regret

This episode, Sarah talks her biggest SLP regret (and how you can avoid making it), and Sarah and Sarie discuss ways graduate programs and externships can better prepare students for the working world ahead. Both hosts share a lesson gone wrong – Sarie shares an example of a lesson gone wrong in the home health setting, and Sarah shares an embarrassing memory lapse. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants tips on becoming a better SLP or to hear how other SLPs are adjusting to the...


Ep. 15: Organize Your Space with Cheri from Superpower Speech

This episode, we start with a listener question - how do you approach working on social skills and language with clients with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD)? We answer by giving example lessons for different ages (preschool, school age, and teen/young adult) and share some of our favorite resources, which we link to below. We also interview Cheri from Superpower Speech to talk about organization for your home and speech room. We talk what to keep, what to toss, and how to make sure those...


Ep. 14: Balance and Joy with Shannon from Speechy Musings

This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to build more balance and joy in their SLP life. We interview Shannon from Speechy Musings about her quest to find balance and joy, how she makes money online, and what it was like to leave her full time school-based position to become a full-time entrepreneur. Sarie and Sarah also talk about jobs they had before they were SLPs, and tips for SLPs who are introverts to better manage their work life. Links Speechy Musings Links Website -...


Ep. 13: Love Languages

This episode, we talk about using the love languages at home and work, what we think of them and if they are really important. Sarie also shared the most important things she's learned from the podcast to make it through her tenure as a CF: 1. Check email only twice a day (Episode 6) 2. Having difficult conversations, and emotionally charged conversations with parents, families, and caregivers (Episode 1 & Episode 9) 3. Saying No (Episode 3) We mention the book Option B, and something...


Ep. 12: Jill Shook Talks Selling on Teachers Pay Teachers (TPT) and Private Practice Tips

Are you interested in starting a private practice or selling on TPT? Do you want to hear more about the behind-the-scenes of working in these settings? If so, this is the episode for you. You'll learn how long it takes to make materials on TPT, how long it takes to get paid in private practice, and tips from Jill for starting out. More: Listener Question What do you wear to work? We talk about outfit formulas, why we don't wear scrubs and capsule wardrobes for our SLP work. #Lazy Lesson...


Ep. 11: Are the clients you work with ready to work with YOU?

This episode, we talk about working weekends. Do you do it? Do you feel like it helps or hurts you? We’ll share what we do, and feel free to chime in on the conversation. We also answer a listener question - what do you say when people ask you what you do for a living? If you are an SLP, you are used to blank stares or odd comments when you tell people what you do for a living. Sarah and Sarie share the strangest things they’ve been asked at parties after revealing they are SLPs, and you...


Ep. 10: Interview with Beautiful Speech Life

On this podcast, we answer a listener question - How to do you connect with difficult-to-reach clients? We share our thoughts on everything from building rapport with teenagers, to establishing rapport with adult clients to forming a relationship with young clients with Autism and identifying what they will work for and creating sessions so clients will want to work with us. We also talk about what is new in our speech room - which is being chronically late this time of year (because we...


Ep. 9: Take A Break, Sharing Difficult News & a Trick to Flip Your Perspective

This episode answers a listener question: The job of being an SLP is so busy and I feel like there is always more to do. How do you know when you just need to keep your nose to the grindstone and hustle away at the work, and when it’s time to stop, step away, and take a break? If you find yourself powering through a season of overwork or deadlines, this is the episode for you. Sarah shares how powering through is sometimes helpful and when she’s had to do it. Sarie shares that powering...


Ep. 8: Changing SLP Settings & Work Transitions

On this Episode, Sarah shares some SLP advice she should have taken (but didn't) and what she's doing about it. Sarie shares a lesson gone wrong that involves clients getting a bit too competitive. Sarie interviews Sarah about the topic of switching SLP settings and making work transitions, and the following questions are answered (and more!): Do you think leaving a job helps or hurts the profession? How do you know when you need to leave a job? How many times have you changed jobs? What...


Ep. 7: SLPs and Perfectionism, Your First SLP Job

This episode, we talk about some SLP advice that has helped us lately, perfectionism in the SLP world, and advice for your first year as an SLP. Whether you are an SLP student, a new SLP, or someone who has been in the game for a long time, we hope you enjoy this conversation and pick up some tips along the way for managing some common pitfalls in the workplace. This episode is perfect for anyone who is battling perfectionism as an SLP (aren’t we all?) or who is starting a new job or is...


Ep. 5: When Self Care Doesn't Feel Good

This week, on Sarah’s first solo podcast, you’ll learn four situations in which self care doesn’t feel good. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn a bit about switching a job setting, how to quit, or how to have tough conversations with others to draw boundaries. Sarah shares surprising ways to care for yourself that might not feel great in the moment, but are essential for your SLP survival. This episode ends with an SLP pep talk for all you SLPs out there who need to hear...


Ep. 4: Stress & Time

This week, we are digging into your relationship with time and how time impacts your stress level. If you ever find yourself overwhelmed with to-dos or just feel like there aren’t enough hours in the day, this episode is for you! We’ll define a Hustle Season and give you some tips to get through it. We also discussed the definition of a work mantra and why you should find yours. Our SLP Wisdom this episode is understanding our connection between stress and time and how to identify a “found...


Ep. 2: Asking for Help

This week, a speech-language pathology conversation on asking for help. This episode is perfect for anyone who wants to learn to identify your helpers, hear about a lesson gone wrong (holy vulnerability!), and learn about how to increase courage and vulnerability as an SLP. Sarie really digs in to how she’s identified helpers in her work setting and how she’s learned to ask for help, even when it’s hard. Sarah shares a lesson that bombed big time, we talk about how we all make SLP mistakes.


Ep. 1: Welcome to SLP Happy Hour!

This week we are exploring guilty self-care pleasures and what to do when you have a bad speech-language pathology day. If you find yourself sorting through SLP situations where emotions are running high, or times when you are criticized for your work this episode is for you! We talk about strategies to deal with difficult days including: active listening, having an "SLP bubble," and what to ask yourself when someone criticizes you. Sarie also shared some SLP advice on how realizing we are...