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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
    • 4.8 • 123 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!

    E35: We should use the tools that give us the information we need.

    E35: We should use the tools that give us the information we need.

    We have Rebecca Reinking from Adventures in Speech Pathology in the confessional!!! Her course on minimal pairs at our most recent SLP Summit was wildly popular and we had an opportunity to sit down and ask her all of your burning questions! This episode is packed with specifics about using minimal pairs to treat phonological patterns as well as other tools for speech treatment toolkit!

    Resources mentioned in this episode: 

    Adventures in Speech Pathology

    Follow Rebecca on Instagram and Facebook

    Minimal Pairs Handbook by Adventures in Speech Pathology

    The Minimal Pairs Toolkit

    Phonological Pattern Chart for Speech Therapy

    The Informed SLP

    Speech sound norms

    Little Bee Articulation Test Center

    Smarty Ears Articulation Assessment Toolkit

    Resources for Stimulability Approach

    Minimal Pair Word Lists:


    Caroline Bowen
    Lesson Pix
    Phonetic Tools

    • 1 hr 1 min
    E34: Competition was a distraction and came from a place of fear.

    E34: Competition was a distraction and came from a place of fear.

    Marisha Mets from SLP Now is in the confessional and it's about dang time! In this episode, we chat about how we met, how SLP Summit came to be, and how our collaboration hasn't always been smooth sailing! There was a point when SLP Toolkit and SLP Now became less complimentary and more competitive and we candidly discuss how we worked through it and chose collaboration over competition!
    Resources mentioned:
    SLP Summit
    SLP Now
    The SLP Now Podcast
    SLP Toolkit

    • 46 min
    E33: We did not have our ducks in a row.

    E33: We did not have our ducks in a row.

    We're back! Where have we been? Well, all over the place really! We have taken the last few months to get our sh&^ together! In this episode, we share a little bit about what we have been up to and the aha moments along the way! We hope this look behind the curtain can help those of you struggling with something similar!

    • 33 min
    E32: And if there was a problem, yo, I'll solve it

    E32: And if there was a problem, yo, I'll solve it

    Our guest in the confessional is Jesse Kleinman, an SLP in Brooklyn, NY! There is nothing we love more than when someone has a problem and they create a solution! Jesse shares how she handled the transition from in-person SLP to teletherapist and the lessons she has learned along the way! 

    Resources mentioned in this episode:

    Jesse's info and social media:

    website: https://www.vibrantspeechtherapy.com/

    IG: https://www.instagram.com/vibrantspeechtherapy/

    Teletherapy Support Group is private by invite-only, but if listeners are interested they can sign up here using this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1BpatwJ1HzJ9r2avfP_TDzmCP59TNg_AlvRKGd-AhaA8/edit?usp=sharing

    YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCGdPRf2gIpG7uU6Btn4dgTQ?view_as=subscriber

    RedBubble Site (Clothing, Stickers, Masks, etc. with Boardmaker Symbols and phrases): https://www.redbubble.com/people/VibrantSpeech/shop?asc=u&ref=account-nav-dropdown

    Recommended Facebook Groups to follow:

    Teletherapy Materials for Speech-Language Pathologists: https://www.facebook.com/groups/420947961614606

    Bitmoji Craze for Educators: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2568655663438916

    Speech Pathologists at Large: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2212002912

    Speech and Language Virtual Rooms:   https://www.facebook.com/groups/2610466689273930

    AAC for the SLP: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1539830846285663

    Other Resources:

    - AAC Communication Bill of Rights Poster Free Download from Beautiful Speech Life: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/AAC-Communication-Bill-of-Rights-Poster-4148083?st=93b864dcd59fe94958c8ab70b86d2ad1

    - Free Downloads and Resources from The AAC Coach: https://www.theaaccoach.com/

    - Boom Learning: https://wow.boomlearning.com/

    - Epic: https://www.getepic.com/

    - Vooks: https://www.vooks.com/

    - Tarheel Reader: https://tarheelreader.org/

    YouTube Channels for AAC Resources:

    - Swingset Mamas: https://www.youtube.com/user/Swingsetmamas

    - Mister Clay: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCk5n1tO-ZAI81kcq07PyyYA

    - Special Education with Pat: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCfS2ijoNe1P-EKD2Tg5JRoQ

    - Purposeful Parker: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD2Pf4Nmt8wUHoXYuZ8smMw

     - Saltillo: https://www.youtube.com/user/saltillocorp 

    - Rachel Madel SLP on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/rachelmadelslp/?hl=en

    - All About Communication on Instagram:   https://www.instagram.com/all_about_communication_inc/

    • 44 min
    BONUS: How the Heck Do I Do a Virtual Oral Mech Exam?

    BONUS: How the Heck Do I Do a Virtual Oral Mech Exam?

    This episode is available for ASHA CEUs and part of the 2020 SLP Connect Podconference until October 7, 2020. If you want to earn ASHA CEUs, then stay on until the very end, because that is where I provide information on how to register for ASHA CEUs and other details like how to win awesome giveaway prizes! You can also read about the details here. 

    If you are listening after SLP Connect, then enjoy this awesome episode with our special guest, Amy Graham! We are doing a deep dive into oral mech exams - what needs to be included, when should we do it, how to do it over a computer screen, and what we do with the information we gather! True to the theme of our podcast there are a lot of confessions in this episode and Amy answers a ton of questions! This is a must-listen for all pediatric SLPs!

    Resources mentioned in this episode: 

    Amy's website: Graham Speech Therapy

    Amy's social media: Instagram account   |   Facebook Page 

    Oral-Facial Exam

    Free assessment checklist

    Case History form specific to SSD

    SLP Bundle on Throat Scope (includes Amy Graham's OFE, promo code AMY10 for 10% off): https://hollandhealthcareinc.com/product/speech-therapy-oral-facial-exam-combo/

    SLP Toolkit

    6 Steps to Assessing Childhood Apraxia of Speech' worksheet

    • 1 hr
    E31: I knew nothing about complex communication needs and AAC before I started working in that setting.

    E31: I knew nothing about complex communication needs and AAC before I started working in that setting.

    It's our first episode of season 3 and it's a great one!!! We are thrilled to have Emily Diaz in the confessional chatting with us about everything from working with secondary students with complex communication needs to teletherapy and everything in between! This episode has something for everyone and is timely for our current situation! 

    Resources from this episode: 

    Emily’s website: https://www.emilydiazslp.com/

    Social media handles: @emilydiazslp

    Virtual AAC Training: Teletherapy & Distance Learning Edition: https://praacticalaac.org/praactical/virtual-aac-training-teletherapy-distance-learning-edition/

    How We Do It: S’MORRES and Partner Augmented Input with Dr. Jill Senner & Matthew Baud: https://praacticalaac.org/praactical/how-we-do-it-smorres-and-partner-augmented-input-with-dr-jill-senner-matthew-baud/

    How We Do It: Coaching AAC Use in the Natural Environment: https://praacticalaac.org/praactical/how-we-do-it-coaching-aac-use-in-the-natural-environment/

    • 52 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
123 Ratings

123 Ratings

Kee1297 ,

Lisa and Sarah are my personal SLP-Life coaches

I’m stoked!!! I recently became an official member of the SLP Toolkit community. I love being an SLP. I love what I do. You ladies ROCK... You are such an inspiration. No matter where you are in your SLP journey, these ladies can help you fall in love with your career all over again. They offer lots of practical tips, research based support, and just “plan ole” professional girl talk ( no offense SLP dudes 😉)... I’m looking forward to catching up with all of the previous episodes.. Thank You Lisa and Sarah for ALL that you do, your new Bestie, ChiKina

annecreed ,

Great all-around content!

Lisa and Sarah cover a bit of everything and make you feel like you can walk away and tackle anything!

SLPstudent101 ,

Must Listen For School SLPs

In a job that can be isolating, it’s so nice to talk out all the idiosyncrasies of being a school SLP! This podcast is real, uplifting, and full of practical application. Thank you Lisa and Sarah!

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