114 episodes

SLP Happy Hour is a podcast for caring SLPs who want more calm and less chaos in their workday. We are passionate about combating perfectionism and helping SLPs create stronger and healthier relationships with their work worlds, and to have more fun and calm at home. On the podcast, we talk about happiness, SLP lesson fails, easy (lazy) lessons, new habits, and tips and tricks for maintaining more SLP calm.

SLP Happy Hour Sarah

    • Education
    • 4.8 • 166 Ratings

SLP Happy Hour is a podcast for caring SLPs who want more calm and less chaos in their workday. We are passionate about combating perfectionism and helping SLPs create stronger and healthier relationships with their work worlds, and to have more fun and calm at home. On the podcast, we talk about happiness, SLP lesson fails, easy (lazy) lessons, new habits, and tips and tricks for maintaining more SLP calm.

    Ep 164: Ep 164: Private Practice for Prek SSDs: Suzanne from Playing Speech

    Ep 164: Ep 164: Private Practice for Prek SSDs: Suzanne from Playing Speech

    In this episode, Sarah and Suzanne Aldrich discuss Suzanne's private practice - focusing on Speech Sound Disorders (SSDs) for the birth-5 population.Full show notes: www.slphappyhour.com/show-notes/164Suzanne on IG (https://www.instagram.com/playingspeech/)Functional Words for Apraxia Resource (https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Apraxia-Bundle-Functional-Practice-for-K-3-5820393)

    • 48 min
    Ep 163: SLP Perspectives on Separating Work from Identity w/Nikki Hunjan & Danielle Guenther

    Ep 163: SLP Perspectives on Separating Work from Identity w/Nikki Hunjan & Danielle Guenther

    :31In this varied interview with Danielle Guenther and Nikki Hunjan (and host Sarah), the trio discusses:* The emotions and caring that go into this work* Separating your identity from your job* The amount of money and time SLPs spend of their own for this career...and moreTime Stamps(0:00) Intro & Our Careers so Far(2:13) Clinic vs Schools: Pros and Cons(5:23) Life Changes & Job Changes(7:00) Identity & Being an SLP(19:20) Lesson Planning(23:00) Spending Less Money on Games & Materials(25:00) Wrap UpResources Show Notes (www.slphappyhour.com/show-notes/163)Newsletter (www.slphappyhour.com/newsletter)Late Talkers E-Book (https://www.slphappyhour.com/shop/latetalkersebook)Review the Podcast (https://apple.co/3piL2VD)

    • 25 min
    Ep 163: Effective Treatments for SSD & Managing SSD Overwhelm w/Klaire Brumbaugh

    Ep 163: Effective Treatments for SSD & Managing SSD Overwhelm w/Klaire Brumbaugh

    In this episode w/ Klaire Brumbaugh (IG: slpwithdr.b (https://www.instagram.com/slpwithdr.b/)), the following topics are discussed: * Managing treatment overwhelm (all the SSD approaches!) * Choosing an SSD approach* Are we supposed to do these approaches as outlined in the studies? How do we implement them in the real world of therapy sessions? Show NotesFull show notes at: www.slphappyhour.com/show-notes/163 (www.slphappyhour.com/show-notes/163)Time Stamps (0:00) Intro(1:17) Burnout (7:16) Choosing an SSD approach Overwhelm(9:33) Myths in Treating SSDs & Implementing Research as Published (16:33) Do we need 100 trials per session to be effective? (19:50) Choosing Approaches & Combining Approaches (23:30) Case Study: 4.5yo, suspected CAS, significant phonological disorder(26:05) Complexity Approach (28:53) Stimulability Approach (30:01) Case Study 2: 4yo, suspected motor speech disorder, shuts down and isn't imitating in speech sessions (33:00) Core Vocabulary Approach (36:40) Further Resources (40:00) Encouragement for SLPs treating SSDs (40:55) Outro Resources Scip App (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/scip/id1006804111) (Sound Contrasts in Phonology) StaRt App (https://apps.apple.com/us/app/bits-lab-start/id1198658004) (for /r/ sound) Informed SLP SSD Article (https://www.theinformedslp.com/review/everything-you-want-to-know-about-treatment-approaches-for-speech-sound-disorders)Ulster University SSD Approaches Choice Tool (https://www.ulster.ac.uk/research/topic/nursing-and-health/caring-for-people-with-complex-needs/research-themes/neurodevelopmental/ssd/the-tool)

    • 41 min
    Ep 162: 10 Helpful Toys for Late Talkers & Tips for Play-Based Sessions

    Ep 162: 10 Helpful Toys for Late Talkers & Tips for Play-Based Sessions

    In this episode, Sarah shares toys she uses for toddlers and preschoolers with expressive language delay. You will also learn TONS of play-based ideas for using these toys in early sessions.Links:Full Show Notes (https://www.slphappyhour.com/show-notes/162)Late Talkers E-Book (https://www.slphappyhour.com/shop/latetalkersebook)Blog post that accompanies this episode (https://www.slphappyhour.com/blog/latetalkertoy)

    • 11 min
    Ep 161: School SLPs - Navigating Demands, Remembering Your Impact & Making Changes

    Ep 161: School SLPs - Navigating Demands, Remembering Your Impact & Making Changes

    This episode covers what it's like to work in the schools as a speech language pathologist. Guests Rachel Archambault and Megan Stewart do a deep dive into creating a sustainable career as a school SLP. Whether you are new to the profession or are a seasoned SLP, this thoughtful discussion covers:✔️ pros and cons of working in the school setting ✔️ advocating for yourself as your caseload grows✔️ how to deal with SLP guilt about the things you can't do ✔️ pacing your day ✔️ how to spot a toxic work environment & factors you'll find in a healthy workplace✔️ tips for changing jobs - information to gather at the interview and before you commit to a new employer ...and moreFull show notes: www.slphappyhour.com/show-notes/161 (www.slphappyhour.com/show-notes/161)Late Talkers e-book: https://www.slphappyhour.com/shop/latetalkersebook (https://www.slphappyhour.com/shop/latetalkersebook) Review the Podcast: https://apple.co/2PuZc8c (https://apple.co/2PuZc8c)

    • 44 min
    Ep 160: SLPs Without Children - What To Say and Do, What To Avoid & Are We Still Good SLPs?

    Ep 160: SLPs Without Children - What To Say and Do, What To Avoid & Are We Still Good SLPs?

    This interview with Crystal Lara-Nava and Sara Serota is wide ranging and covers:* How to support yourself and advocate for yourself as an SLP without children* What To Say & What Not To Say* Are we still good SLPs? Can we understand the full SLP experience without children? (The short answer: yes.) 'Full Show Notes: www.slphappyhour.com/show-notes/160 (www.slphappyhour.com/show-notes/160)Private Practice Coaching: www.slphappyhour.com/coach (https://apple.co/2PuZc8c)Newsletter: www.slphappyhour.com/newsletter (www.slphappyhour.com/newsletter)Review the Podcast: https://apple.co/2PuZc8c (https://apple.co/2PuZc8c)

    • 39 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
166 Ratings

166 Ratings

DaringTiff ,

Tuning into more 🫶🏼

I just graduated Graduate school literally 2 weeks ago. The fear of starting my CF and being on my own has overwhelmed me with self doubt, anxiety, and overthinking tendencies. Coming across this podcast came in the PERFECT timing. I truly needed this. THANK YOU!

CatySLP ,

Informative and encouraging!

Highly enjoy this podcast! Love the practical examples of actual clients with practical advice. Also great information about taking care of ourselves as therapists, which is so often forgotten. Definitely recommend for all SLPs!

Ruth podcast ,

Great speech and language podcast

I have been listening to this podcast for a few years and find it so informative, with practical information. Sarah is also very supportive in her way of discussing difficulties we find in our profession & even personal obstacles we find within ourselves while we manage this field. She also tends to keep the podcasts relatively concise in how she presents the info. I love it and definitely recommend the podcast!

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