Spotlight: Miss Speechie
Miss Speechie is a an extraordinary SLP that works with students in public schools while running two great blogs, Speech Time Fun and Speechie Freebies. If any SLPs are running low on fun and colorful activities for their students, Miss Speechie is the SLP to go-to. We are fortunate to call Miss Speechie an old friend of ours when we first worked with her to feature her “Wh-Questions” Christmas Board in our “12 Days of Speech campaign!”
Learn more about Miss Speechie in our short Q&A:
1. How did you make the decision to become a SLP?
I always knew I wanted to work with children. I grew up with family members who were educators and I knew I wanted to grow up to be just like them! In my freshman year of college, I started learning more about the various opportunities in the education field and found speech-language pathology extremely fascinating. I started taking courses and fell in love. The rest was history!
2. What are the highs and lows of being a SLP?
I love making a difference. Whether it is watching my students learn and make progress, assisting a classroom teacher so their job is easier, or consulting with parents on how to encourage communication at home, it is about making a difference. I love what I do. When I get that “light bulb” moment from a student, it makes all of the “lows” worthwhile. As for the lows, I sometimes wish there were more hours in the day! I always wish I could do more and help out more but there is just not enough time!
3. What advice do you have for “SLP2Bs”?
Love what you do. Always keep a smile on your face and it will help make your therapy rooms more comforting. Don’t hesitate to ask for advice or help. It is completely normal not to be the expert in everything! Asking for help is not a sign of weakness.
4. How would you describe the #SLPeeps community?
Extremely helpful! I learn so much from my fellow colleagues. It is interesting to learn what other SLPs do and experience in other states.
5. What else would you like fellow #SLPeeps to know about you and/or your blog?
I love sharing ideas that are successful in my therapy room. I also love to hear from others to learn what works for them! I am constantly trying to find new ways to make my job (and other SLPs jobs) easier. Do not hesitate to email me or message me on Facebook if you have questions or want to see materials for a particular goal! I am who I am today because of my amazing readers! Find me on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and TeacherspayTeachers.