"What do you do?"
"I am a speech-language pathologist."
"Oh so you help kids who can't say their Rs and stuff"
"Yep, and a lot more than that."
"Really? Like what?"
Come on, I know you have all had this conversation! It's typical for people to understand that we work with articulation disorders but it's not as apparent that we also work with language disorders, phonological awareness, augmentative alternative communication, voice, tongue thrust, swallowing, and more. It is particularly important for Teachers to know the broader picture so they know when to refer kids.
My caseload at my new school was so high it became necessary to hire a second SLP. Last week, my new and wonderful colleague and I organized a little breakfast for the teachers at our school. We wanted to make sure that the teachers are comfortable talking to us. It was so fun! We got to meet everyone, eat yummy food, and we sent everyone off with a brochure explaining a little more about what we do. Here's a little peak at our brochure.
|this is the front of our brochure|
|this was on the back|
|this was the inside flap of the brochure|
|this is the inside of our brochure|