31 episodes

Being a school based SLP is hard and we have made many mistakes along the way! This podcast is all about what really happens in the speech room as well as adventures in starting our own company!

We would love to hear from you! Email us at podcast@slptoolkit.com with questions or ideas for future podcasts!

True Confessions with Lisa & Sarah SLP Toolkit

    • Personal Journals
    • 5.0, 2 Ratings

Being a school based SLP is hard and we have made many mistakes along the way! This podcast is all about what really happens in the speech room as well as adventures in starting our own company!

We would love to hear from you! Email us at podcast@slptoolkit.com with questions or ideas for future podcasts!

    E30: It's not a people problem it's a process problem.

    E30: It's not a people problem it's a process problem.

    Phuong Palafox, author of The Heartbeat of Speech-Language Pathology, and SLP at Bilinguistics in Austin, TX, joins us in the confessional for a discussion about what school-based SLPs can do to be successful in a system designed to make them unsuccessful. Phuong is not only a brilliant SLP but a beautiful person who has made it her mission to help SLPs know their worth and advocate for themselves. This episode is loaded with inspiration, truth bombs, and solutions! It's a must listen for all school-based SLPs!

    Resources mentioned in this episode: 

    The Heartbeat of Speech-Language Pathology

    Bilinguistics

    The Speech Therapy Blog

    Join the movement

    Intention bracelet

    SLP Toolkit

    • 57 min
    E29: I was not financially prepared for a pandemic.

    E29: I was not financially prepared for a pandemic.

    In this timely episode, we chat with Craig Goldslager, a financial planner who is also married to an SLP. We talk about everything from the CARES Act to the stock market and everything we need to consider to financially survive COVID-19. He highlights ways to access cash now if we need it and discusses things to consider moving forward should something like this happen again in the future.

    RESOURCES:


    Craig Goldslager, Utterly Financial - Helping SLPs plan for retirement.
    SLP Money Episode 5: The CARES Act & Common Investor Mistakes to Avoid
    Estimate the size of your stimulus check
    Apply for unemployment
    Federal student loans suspended through 9/30/2020.  If you have private lenders, talk to them about forbearance or deferral strategies (for every type of payments: mortgage, auto insurance, homeowner’s insurance, credit cards, car payments, etc…)
    Payroll Protection Program:  This is through your bank


    Overview
    Sample Application


    Economic Disaster Loan:  This is through SBA.gov


    Online Application
    More Information about Disaster Loans (including the forgiven $10,000 advance if approved for the loan)

    • 57 min
    E28: I call in sick because I just need a day off.

    E28: I call in sick because I just need a day off.

    We are thrilled to have guest Jessi Andricks, Stress Management Coach for SLPs, in the confessional to chat with us about burn out and managing stress - and no we do no suggest crying in your car! This is a critically important conversation as we have all felt burnout from this job and we hope you will find the solutions given in this episode help you to find joy in the job!  Jessi is a wealth of knowledge and has a unique background that is perfect for this conversation! 

    Resources mentioned: 

    Stress Management Podcast

    Stress Management Professional Development Courses

    Jessi Andricks IG

    • 45 min
    E27: Having an attorney in a meeting is scary.

    E27: Having an attorney in a meeting is scary.

    No one wants to hear that an attorney is going to be in attendance at a meeting. But they are there for a reason, and in this episode we chat about what that reason is. We also discuss ways teams can be proactive to avoid getting to the point of having an attorney present in the first place. We are thrilled to have Lloyd Donders, Esq., a special education attorney, in the confessional for this very important conversation! You won't want to miss this episode!



    Resource(s) referenced:

    Writing Meaningful IEPs

    • 52 min
    E26: A positive mindset and a smile can get you what you want.

    E26: A positive mindset and a smile can get you what you want.

    In this episode we have our bestie Chris Wenger aka @speechdude aka 'The Wang' chatting with us about everything from what went down at ASHA, to what it's really like working in a high school, and how to advocate for yourself! We just love this guy and we know you will too! 

    • 54 min
    BONUS: Best Practices in Data Collection

    BONUS: Best Practices in Data Collection

    We are thrilled to participate in the first-ever SLP Live Podcon! By listening to this episode you have the opportunity to earn CEs through Nov. 9th! For more information check out: https://www.slp-live.com/

    • 1 hr 6 min

Customer Reviews

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2 Ratings

Stanty Lawrence ,

Thank you!

Hi Lisa and Sarah,
I’m an S-LP in Canada and there is nothing better than sharing ideas, info, and thoughts with other S-LPs. At the time, I do see the judgment and anxiety that happens in our field and I love that you two see it as an opportunity to build community through honest (and brave) conversations. I loved the AAC episode and it reminded me that a huge part of our role is to help people feel comfortable and excited to communicate with our clients. :) Thank you!

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