CONGRATULATIONS to The Speech Space.
The Speech Space is our Vendor of the Month. We love our vendors and are so happy to be able to help support them in their product-making endeavors. It takes a lot of time, effort, creativity and sometimes money to create these amazing products for everyone to enjoy! This is one of the reasons why vendors greatly enjoy feedback. It makes a vendors day to hear what you think of their products!
Take some time to get to know this awesome SLP!
Where do you blog?
I blog at http://thespeechspace.
Why did you get into blogging?
I initially got into blogging to help organize my own thoughts and ideas. Sometimes, I’ll have a great idea, but then forget about it, so I figured this way I could keep it all in one spot. Once I started blogging, I realized it was a great way to meet and connect with other bloggers and share ideas with my fellow SLPs.
What setting do you currently work in?
I do a little bit of everything. I see a few private clients (peds) each week, but I also work with adults on a neuro/tbi unit in the local hospital. I also just picked up a new PRN position working with the geriatric population, which I used to do years ago.
What is your favorite thing about being an SLP?
I love how there are so many different opportunities! You can work in so many different settings and with various populations, it always keeps it fresh and new!
What is the product that you consider your “MOST WANTED”?
My favorite and most wanted product is my Fluency Survival Pack Bundle. Find it here. If you are working on Fluency you NEED to have this bundle pack in your speech room.
What words of advice would you give an SLP newbie?
Give yourself time to find yourself as an SLP! At first it can seem so overwhelming because we are often asked to wear so many different hats, but the more experience you get, the easier it becomes. I’d also recommend using products from sites like Speechtivities to make your life easier!
What is your “go-to” treatment technique?
It really depends on the client… for the little ones, I would say I really like to use a play-based approach and “sneak” in treatment targets and goals. It keeps it fun, and they don’t even know we’re working! For adults, I use much more of a direct approach, where I am often trying to exploit neuroplasticity.
If you weren’t an SLP what would you be?
I’ve had a recent interest in natural living and nutrition over the past few years, so I think I would be a naturopath!
If you could travel anywhere in the world where would it be?
I would go back to my honeymoon destination – St. Lucia!!
Wow! So excited to see how accomplished and well rounded this SLP is. Keep up the great work The Speech Space. If you want to see other products that she has created head on over to her vendor store here.
I wonder who next months Vendor of the Month will be. To become a VOM you must have
- at least 5 products uploaded to your Speechtivities vendor store
- be an active blogger and/or contributor to the SLP field and
- be a maker of creative, functional and useful Speech Therapy products.