Spotlight: Jenn, Crazy Speech World
Without a doubt, one of the most entertaining blogs in the world or #SLPeeps comes from Jenn of “Crazy Speech World.” Jenn, also known as “SLP Gone Wild,” is a school-based SLP that considers finding new ideas for therapy activities an addiction – which is great one to us! From fun activities to app reviews, SLPs can find everything in “Crazy Speech World.” We are lucky to call Jenn an old friend of ours when we featured her “Alien’s Attack! Card Deck” in our “12 Days of Speech!” campaign.
Learn more about Jenn and “Crazy Speech World” in our short Q&A:
1. How did you make the decision to become a SLP?
I knew I wanted to work with children, but I didn’t know in what way. My mom was a teacher but I knew I didn’t want to go that route…she always steered me in other directions. I stumbled upon SLP when I was in college and I felt like it was perfect. It’s been a match made in heaven ever since!
2. What are the highs and lows of being a SLP?
The highs…being able to make a difference in the life of a child. When you watch a child make progress and meet goals, there is no better feeling. We help children learn to communicate effectively. That is so powerful.
The lows…it is a demanding job that requires 100% effort, 100% of the time. The paperwork and complicated cases can really drain you at times.
3. What advice do you have for “SLP2Bs”?
Learn, learn, learn. Grad school is the place where you can take chances and experience things under the wings of supervision…take as many different opportunities to learn as possible!
4. How would you describe the #SLPeeps community?
AMAZING. I sincerely feel a kinship with these guys, and I know if I need help or have a question, there will always be someone who will be there to offer advice and guidance. It is such a wonderful community of people, I feel so lucky to be a part of it.
5. What else would you like fellow #SLPeeps to know about you and/or your blog?
It is incredible how much of my life has changed in the past year because of my blog. I’m grateful for the support I have received and I look forward to the future of my Crazy Speech World 🙂