All posts tagged Critical Thinking

Criticism…Can’t Live With It, Can’t Live Without It.

                                        

Sometimes, one of the toughest things we hear in a day is criticism.  We never want to hear that we are not doing something the right way.

I mean, we get criticism our entire life.  Our parents criticize us, which is how we learn right from wrong.  Our teachers in school criticize our school work which is how we learn and how we improve our work.

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How SLPs Can Use Social Media

 

Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, SnapChat can all be great tools for Speech Language Pathologists.  Many of us work out in the field with no other SLP within 500 miles.  Sometimes the only other SLP in the area has never treated a patient like the patient for whom you have questions regarding treatment.

Enter social media, with a wealth of other SLPs with so many various skill levels and levels of expertise.

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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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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking is defined as:  the objective analysis and evaluation of an issue in order to form a judgment.

Critical thinking skills are essential in the field of Speech Language Pathology (SLP).  As a Speech Language Pathologist, your job is to evaluate the patient, determine the correct speech diagnosis and then develop a treatment plan that best rehabilitates that patient.

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