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SLP Happy Hour is a podcast for caring SLPs who want more calm and less chaos in their workday. We are passionate about combating perfectionism and helping SLPs create stronger and healthier relationships with their work worlds, and to have more fun and calm at home. On the podcast, we talk about happiness, SLP lesson fails, easy (lazy) lessons, new habits we are trying to create, and tips and tricks for maintaining more SLP calm.
 
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The SLP Happy Hour Trauma Course: www.slphappyhour.com/trauma SLP TPT Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Slp-Happy-Hour In this solo episode, Sarah shares - A Plum Tree, A True Story - about a plum tree on her property and what it has taught her about community and connection. For full show notes, visit: www.slphappyhour.com/show-note…
 
In this episode, the cohosts answer your questions about pandemic trauma, including: How do you deal with the trauma of losing people you love to Covid and still supporting and helping your students/clients/patients and trying to remain open to them when they are actively NOT taking precautions to protect themselves and others? How do we live and d…
 
SLP Happy Hour Trauma Guide: www.slphappyhour.com/traumaguide SLP Happy Hour Student Stress & Trauma Course: www.slphappyhour.com/trauma Teachers Pay Teachers Store: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Store/Slp-Happy-Hour Apraxia Unit: https://bit.ly/3o1RbZp Parent Handouts: https://bit.ly/3wIJdFL Do you want more from SLP Happy Hour? Sign up for …
 
Resources This episode is sponsored by the SLP Happy Hour Trauma Course, open for a limited time: www.slphappyhour.com/trauma Also, check out this big packet of parent handouts: https://bit.ly/3wIJdFL Time Stamps 0-11:00 Fluency Goal Writing 11:01-11:56 Trauma Course Info 11:57-19:52 SLP Wisdom 19:53-27:40 Self Care Challenge & Wrap Up For full sho…
 
Are you an SLP working with students with echolalia? If you are like many of us, your previous training on echolalia was vague and confusing. In this episode, you'll get clarity on: - Play based sessions focusing on student interest - What "whole language learning" is and how to work to develop novel language with your learners who are scripting - …
 
Are you learning from Autistic Advocates? Are you questioning your sessions and wondering if you are supporting your Autistic Learners? This episode covers: - Following Autistic Advocates to gain information about how to shift our practice - Leaning into the “I don’t know” energy - and using it as a tool to realize we are still learning - Following…
 
How are your friendships during the pandemic? Are you feeling more lonely than usual? We are too, and in this episode you’ll learn 4 tips for navigating friendships during Pandemic Times. This episode is sponsored by Vocalic R Floods Nonfiction Text Unit. https://bit.ly/3ho3wDF For lesson ideas and happiness tips: www.slphappyhour.com/newsletter Fo…
 
In this episode, the cohosts share some job and life updates (job changes, moving) plus 4 (plus 1 bonus) tips for Childhood Apraxia of Speech Assessment. Time Stamps 0-8:30: Personal Updates 8:30-12:35 : Apraxia Assessment Tips 12:35-16:20 : Review, Apraxia Resource Sponsored By: Childhood Apraxia of Speech Bundle https://bit.ly/3tUFq6Q Get Self Ca…
 
In this episode, Sarah shares an adoption update as she waits for borders to open with China, and has been waiting for more than a year to go to China to bring her child home as borders between the US and China are closed due to Coronavirus related travel restrictions. Sarah and Sarie also share a total of six predictions of how increased virtual t…
 
Experiencing a worldwide pandemic - and huge changes in how we do our jobs during the last year and a half has been a collective traumatic experience. Although each person is experiencing these changes differently, many of us have experienced traumas both related to the pandemic and unrelated to the pandemic in 2020 and 2021. In this episode, we di…
 
Are you an SLP who wants to know more about Burnout? In many cases SLPs in burnout aren’t aware they are in burnout while they are in it - until they’ve recovered and can look back. In this episode, you’ll learn Sarah’s personal story of getting burnout (again!) this year, plus six workplace factors that lead to burnout, which will help you if you …
 
In a time where being an SLP can feel heavy, here’s a lighter and practical episode to help you move forward with a bit more ease in your sessions. These are therapy ideas and strategies for working with families that we’ve learned from other SLPs and our own experience that have helped us in our SLP lives. Sponsored by: Nonfiction Vocalic R Bundle…
 
Are you an SLP working to build your skills in parent coaching? In this episode, Bryony from www.saltbythesea.com comes onto the podcast to share six helpful questions you can use in your parent coaching sessions. As we are still firmly rooted in Pandemic Times, many SLPs who may have been able to get on the floor and play with learners are now swi…
 
In this solo episode, Sarah shares the 4 biggest mistakes students make when trying to produce the /r/ sound, and how to cue those misarticulations into “strong r” productions. Discussed in this episode: What to do when students: Clenching their jaw Rounding their lips Distorted “throat sound” that sounds like gargling Hybrid of any of the above or…
 
In this episode you’ll hear about an easy snowball related lesson, a few book recommendations, and how labeling your 3 default feelings can help you recognize your most common emotions and what to do about it. For full show notes visit: www.slphappyhour.com/show-notes/89 Sponsor Yearlong Boom Bundle of earlier developing speech sounds /p, b, m, d, …
 
For full show notes, visit: www.slphappyhour.com/show-notes This episode discusses: - Autism eligibility meetings in the time of Coronavirus - Ambiguous Loss for parents - Tips for preschool hearing screenings - 5 Tips to support each other through active listening This Episode is Sponsored by our SLP Happy Hour Teacher’s Pay Teacher’s Store This i…
 
This episode was brought to you by: Here are a few units I recommend for students who are already at the sentence level or above (these include vocabulary and comprehension questions and are perfect for groups): /r/ readings with a landforms theme targeting science standards bundle: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/R-in-Readings-Bundle-N…
 
For full show notes visit: www.slphappyhour.com/show-notes/86 Are you considering opening a private practice? Is opening your own clinic something you’ve thought about - or are you more serious about starting a practice this year? In this episode, guest host Martha Speech interviews Sarah, and the following questions (and more!) are answered? How d…
 
In this episode, Robyn Conley Downs shares her framework for making small changes add up to big results. For full show notes visit: www.slphappyhour.com/show-notes/85 Time Stamps 1:30 Introducing Robyn 3:00 Lightning Round 8:45 Robyn introduces herself 12:30 Where are you on your to-do list? 13:40 Our society rewards us for selfless overwork 14:40 …
 
Are you winding down from this year and still figuring out what you’ve learned and how to approach the next year? In this episode, the cohosts share lessons they’ve learned this year and hopes for the year ahead, in hopes that it can help process your year. For full show notes, visit: www.slphappyhour.com/show-notes/84 To submit a question for the …
 
In this episode - for full show notes visit www.slphappyhour.com/show-notes/83 - Book Spotlight: An American Marriage - Tips for prioritizing your home life - Easy lessons: unusual animals and a Harry Potter Escape Room Want occasional updates from us and the freebies that go with selected episodes? www.slphappyhour.com/newsletter Would you conside…
 
Are you unhappy in your job this year? Feeling a bit more stressed than usual? Considering making a change in the future? In this episode, the cohosts share 5 factors to consider first, which will get you more clarity and more motion - whatever you decide to do next. Also in this episode, Sarie shares about GoGo Speech and their green screen activi…
 
Have you thought about leaving your job this year? According to our informal poll, 70% of you don’t know if you’ll be finishing out your work contract this year or have had moments where you’ve considered quitting. With rising demands on SLPs and increased rules and regulations and less support around Coronavirus, many SLPs have reported feeling un…
 
In this episode, the cohosts share easy lessons for your speech room, therapy tips and what they are doing to get self care back to the basics. For full show notes, visit: www.slphappyhour.com/show-notes/80 Want occasional updates from us and the freebies that go with selected episodes? www.slphappyhour.com/newsletter Would you consider reviewing t…
 
In this episode, the cohosts share lots of session ideas for sessions you can use right now, plus six lessons in self compassion that can help you, right now. For full show notes, visit www.slphappyhour.com/show-notes/79 Want occasional updates from us and the freebies that go with selected episodes? www.slphappyhour.com/newsletter Would you consid…
 
In this solo episode Sarah shares her experience with schools stress trying to make Coronavirus therapy - and the backlog of evaluations - work. This episode explores some research-backed techniques for reducing stress, resources, and three self care challenges to start feeling better. We may not be able to do all the work - but we can work with ou…
 
This episode explores the SLP session expectations the hosts had about telepractice versus their reality of actually running telepractice sessions during the Coronavirus Pandemic. For full show notes, visit www.slphappyhour.com/show-notes/77 This episode was sponsored by the SLP Happy Hour Teacher’s Pay Teachers store, specifically the R Taco Truck…
 
In this episode, the cohosts discuss what they are doing for work this school year. Both cohosts share some life updates and how Coronavirus has impacted their work worlds. They also discuss evacuating their homes in September 2020. Recommended Book by a Black Author: The Beauty of Braking: a Memoir by Michele Harper & The Lesson, by Cadwell Turnbu…
 
Are you an SLP doing standardized assessments via telepractice for the first time? This episode is for you. In this interview episode, Stacy Crouse discusses the dos and don’ts of assessment via telepractice. For full show notes, visit: www.slphappyhour.com/show-notes/75 Please consider donating to this farmworker and immigrant relief fund to suppo…
 
This BONUS episode is an interview with Theresa from Lady in the Box, where we dig in and discuss what it’s like to do telepractice in the schools. In this episode Theresa and Sarah offer a primer and tips for SLPs providing service via telepractice (by choice or not). Topics include: six teletherapy tips, and what to do the first month of school. …
 
Do you struggle with Impostor Syndrome? Do you want more effective strategies for when Impostor Syndrome creeps up? In this episode, we interview Kathryn Samples for 5 practical tips for using self talk to work through impostor syndrome. Kate is a doctoral candidate studying mindfulness and compassion fatigue, and she is an SLP. For full show notes…
 
Are you considering a job change in the next year or two? Or are you just curious about how being a school employee is different from working a school contract as a telepractice SLP? In this episode, we walk you through a day in the life of a school SLP and a telepractice SLP, including the similarities and differences between the two. For full sho…
 
As SLPs, we work to create safe environments for our learners to communicate. We discuss pronouns and inclusive language in this interview episode with @lavender.slp, where we discuss: Is it an SLPs role to teach pronouns? What does discussing pronouns with younger clients versus older clients look like? How can we create a safe space in our sessio…
 
Are you struggling with making a decision? Waffling between a few options? Do you tend to overthink decisions? This episode outlines our best tips for making decisions, based on our favorite TED Talks about decision making. Listen in for clarity on a big decision you need to make. Also - Sarah shares a hiking encounter with a few black bears. Sarie…
 
Are you dealing with stress? Curious about going to therapy? In this podcast episode, we answer your questions about going to therapy, including: - How to find a therapist - How much therapy might cost - What online options for therapy are like - Examples of what a therapy session might look like Listen in to this episode, where we answer your ques…
 
We are passionate about combating perfectionism and helping SLPs create stronger and healthier relationships with their work worlds, and to have more fun and calm at home. On the podcast, we talk about happiness, SLP lesson fails, easy (lazy) lessons, new habits we are trying to create, and tips and tricks for maintaining more SLP calm. Show Notes:…
 
This episode is a great listen for anyone looking for more stress management techniques for when things feel really tough. In this episode, the cohosts discuss what to do in a difficult week, what they are currently reading, and what “precrastinating” is, and it’s implications for SLPs at work and at home. Sarah shares examples of her toughest week…
 
Looking to find more time as a busy SLP?In this episode we share how to do a time audit and discover time "in the margins" to feel less hurried and stressed. We also share family news - as we've gotten listener requests to share family updates as our families grow this year. For full show notes, visit: www.slphappyhour.com/show-notes/64…
 
On this episode, the cohosts discuss how to reduce your screen time, a real-life example of SLP Shaming and what it is and what to do when you get SLP Shamed. Sarah shares a lesson gone wrong which involves becoming “The Balloon Boss” and she sings the balloon song she made up at her clinic. The co-hosts also discuss a lazy lesson that gets the stu…
 
This episode is all about how to get started with transgender voice therapy! In this episode we interview Tina, who is known on YouTube and Instagram as The Voice Stylist. Tina owns a private practice where she focuses on gender affirming voice therapy, and discusses how as SLPs, assisting our clients in moving forward into their own authentic voic…
 
In this podcast episode, the cohosts share advice for early career SLPs. The cohosts share their favorite parts of being an SLP. They share what they did wrong, what they wish they’d done instead, and advice for moving forward. The cohosts also answer a listener question about SLP isolation. For full show notes, visit: www.slphappyhour.com/show-not…
 
The cohosts ask their husbands: What three words describe your wife? How would you describe in your own words what an SLP does? What is the most challenging part about being married to an SLP? What is the best part about being married to an SLP? What is it like to be married to an entrepreneurial SLP who always has new ideas and passions? What is i…
 
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