All posts tagged Continuing Education

Can You Learn from a Podcast?

                         

In today’s world, we are learning most of our information through the internet.  Google, Wikipedia and Facebook have become a source for much of our information.  We use blogs and social media outlets to share information, new courses and journal articles.

So many people are turning to podcasts for information.  It’s a convenient, easy-listening way to share information.  With bluetooth and devices such as the Amazon Echo listening while at home is easy as ever.  If you have long commutes to work or if you’re like me and spend most of the day in your car, you can easily listen to an episode or 2 while driving.

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ASHA Convention 2017

It’s that time of year again.  That time when SLPs all over the country are preparing for the annual trek to the ASHA convention.  This year the convention will be held in Los Angeles, California.

Whether you are a first-timer or a veteran at the ASHA convention, preparation is key for a successful time in LA!   Be prepared, either way, for thousands of Speech Language Pathologists and Audiologists to converge in an area and absolutely take over!

I won’t lie, the build-up from ASHA is enormous, but the let-down when it’s over is almost the same.  The jam-packed exhibit hall, spending time with people you see once a year and the rush to get to your next session becomes a part of your day.

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Continuing Education

As I mentioned last month, you can specialize in  3 different areas of Speech Language Pathology and 1 area of Audiology, which more specialty areas coming.  Specializing requires continuing education.  The bad (or good) news is that whether or not you specialize, continuing education is a requirement.

After six years or more in school. you feel like you are ready to conquer the world.  The reality is that you don’t learn everything you need to know in school.

Much of our learning comes from our jobs, from working with a variety of patients or clients and from our colleagues or supervisors.

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