Moral injury is an issue that is scary many SLPs out of our field. You can learn more about moral injury and ways to prevent it in my interview with Rebecca Von Duering, MS CCC-SLP here: https://youtu.be/yoA21E1NQXU
youtu.beEp. 24 - Moral Injury in Speech Pathology w/ Rebecca K. Von Duering
Gabriela Flax, 28, had a “dream” product management job that eventually left her suffering migraines, panic attacks and constant exhaustion.
Flax blames her burnout on self-inflicted pressure in a stressful workplace and the need to always say yes. She has since become a burnout coach — and now she’s sharing tips on how to stop feeling overwhelmed all the time.nypost.comI’m a burnout coach — here are my 10 tips for better work-life balance
If you're coming to ASHA in Boston this week, come see me on Friday and Saturday! I'll be presenting on Cultural Competemility in Speech Pathology and also Child Sexual Assault in Black and Brown Communities.
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We speak about race-related microaggressions a lot. But we often leave out the experiences of people with speech and language disorders. Check out this article titled, "Microaggressions and the Adult Learning Experience" (Coalson & colleagues, 2022): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC9035219/www.ncbi.nlm.nih.govMicroaggression and the adult stuttering experience
Are graduate programs preparing future SLPs enough?
I was recently talking to my supervisor about graduate school and how for a lot of SLPs, they learn way more in the "real world" than in graduate school. Obviously, we need a degree to get our license and everything but we were discussing whether or not these 2 year programs are doing students justice. By that I mean, I think there should be more courses for cultural competency/humility, multilingualism, neurodiversity, fluency, etc. Additionally, having more intentional externship semesters for a specific setting would be beneficial (e.g. private practice, hospital/clinics, and schools). The rationale behind this is that my program has 3 on-campus clinic semesters, 1 externship (private practice or medical) semester, and 1 student teaching semester. While I am still deciding what setting I want to go in, I think that having 1 semester in a hospital or clinic, 1 semester in private practice, and 1 semester at a school would set a lot of us up for success especially when considering a CFY. But with all this considered, extending the master's programs might lead to more burn out.
So, my questions for you all are:
1. Do you think graduate programs are setting us up for true success? If yes, please explain.
2. If no, what do you think can be changed?
Hello! Do you have any resources for fluency disorders and intervention?
I've noticed that fluency is an area that is not covered enough in undergrad and grad programs. In undergrad, we had 1 course but none in grad school. Some of my peers in grad school have mentioned not having a fluency class in their speech programs. I am becoming more and more familiar with working with students/clients with fluency difficulties but there's still more to know regarding assessment and intervention! We appreciate any advice or resources you may have!
Do you need specific certifications to become an AAC specialist as an SLP?
Hello everyone! I like many of my peers are very interested in AAC. I was wondering if you had any advice on how to become an AAC "specialist." Are there certifications or credentials we need? I would love to share your suggestions and knowledge with my audience as well!
Recommendations for Applying to different settings
Hello! I am going to start applying for my CFY and I know a lot of my peers are doing the same. I was wondering if you had any advice for us about the application processes for different settings. I'm considering looking for school placements but I know a lot of my peers have more medical interests. I would love to share your advice with my peers and audience!
Thank you :)
Lesson Planning Strategies
As we know, planning group therapy can be difficult at first, especially for graduate students. I am currently in my student teaching semester so I am still learning how to manage a full day of groups. My audience wants to know if you have any tips to tricks for lesson planning when the students in these groups have different goals.