SLP, Education Services, speech language pathologist

Are you ready to go back to school…as an SLP? Pt. 2

July 12th, 2017 | Posted by Allie in Education Services

Speech-language deficits are the most common of childhood disabilities and affect about 1 in 12 preschool children, according to the Medscape Journal of Medicine. There is a broad need for School Language Pathologists or SLPs in every school across our country. But it takes a particular SLP to fill those important shoes that walk the classrooms every day.

Motivate to Empower

Compassion is a vital element of every therapy session as an SLP. School is a child’s “workplace” where they begin to learn who they are with hopefully a sense of independence. An SLP not only works on specific challenges such as stuttering or slow vocabulary development, but at the same time builds confidence and a feeling of inclusion with the rest of the class – undoubtedly skills that will travel with them through life.

 Collaborate and Listen

As an SLP you’ll be the investigator gathering information from other caregivers including teachers, parents, and doctors, to develop a cohesive action plan that nets the best result for the child. Strong listening skills and enjoying a team approach will serve an SLP well in any school system.

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