All posts tagged Evidence Based Practice

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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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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