All Things SLP

Erin Larsen of Speech Tea

Are you a speech-language pathologist overwhelmed with ALL THE THINGS? Well friend, you're not alone! Our field is insanely vast and we cannot be expected to know it all. Erin Larsen, a pediatric speech-language pathologist has made it her MISSION to provide SLPs with the knowledge and tools to feel confident no matter what walks through your door. Each Wednesday, join Erin as she drops little knowledge nuggets aimed to help you provide better assessment and intervention, all while reducing the overwhelm. If you're a speech therapist and want to up your speech therapy game, this podcast is for you. read less
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3 Wins By Playing Into Clients' Interests
Jan 18 2023
3 Wins By Playing Into Clients' Interests
Episode Title: 3 Wins by Playing into the Client's InterestsHost: Erin Larsen, M.S., CCC-SLPEpisode Summary: In this episode of the All Things SLP podcast, Erin Larsen shares three significant benefits of incorporating clients' interests into speech therapy sessions. Erin explains how tailoring therapy to align with clients' passions can enhance engagement, motivation, and overall success in achieving therapy goals.Key Topics Discussed:Increased Engagement:How incorporating clients' interests captures their attention and keeps them engaged.Examples of activities and materials that align with clients' hobbies and preferences.The role of personalized therapy in maintaining high levels of participation.Enhanced Motivation:The impact of interest-based activities on clients' willingness to participate and work hard.Strategies for identifying and integrating clients' interests into therapy sessions.Real-life examples of how motivation improves when clients are interested in the activities.Better Generalization:How using clients' interests helps in generalizing skills to everyday situations.The importance of contextually relevant practice for long-term success.Success stories where clients applied therapy skills outside of sessions due to interest-based activities.Practical Tips:Discovering Interests:Techniques for finding out what clients are passionate about.How to involve families and caregivers in the process of identifying interests.Adapting Activities:Ways to modify traditional therapy activities to include elements of clients' interests.Examples of interest-based activities for different age groups and therapy goals.Tracking Progress:Methods for measuring progress and engagement when using interest-based activities.How to document and share success stories with parents and caregivers.Resource Mentioned: The Speech Therapy ToolboxNow What? Join the conversation! Share your experiences and tips for incorporating clients' interests into speech therapy on our social media platforms. Don’t forget to subscribe to the All Things SLP podcast for more expert insights and practical advice.Thank you for listening! We hope you found this episode inspiring and informative. Stay tuned for more episodes where we bring you expert advice and innovative ideas for your speech therapy practice. See you next time!Connect with Erin:InstagramFacebookAbout the Host: Erin Larsen, M.S., CCC-SLPOwner of Speech Tea, LLCFounder of The Speech Therapy ToolboxCreator of The Early Intervention Academy for SLPsDisclaimer: The information provided in this podcast is for educational purposes only and should not replace services. If you are a parent, please seek an evaluation from a licensed speech-language pathologist.Subscribe, Rate, and Review!
An SLP + Parent Perspective on Increasing Parent Communication with Elizabeth Hepler of Ausome Speech
Jan 11 2023
An SLP + Parent Perspective on Increasing Parent Communication with Elizabeth Hepler of Ausome Speech
Episode Title: An SLP + Parent Perspective on Increasing Parent Communication with Elizabeth Hepler of Ausome SpeechHost: Erin Larsen, M.S., CCC-SLPGuest: Elizabeth Hepler, M.S., CCC-SLPEpisode Summary: In this insightful episode of the All Things SLP podcast, host Erin Larsen sits down with Elizabeth Hepler of Ausome Speech to discuss the vital topic of enhancing communication with parents from both an SLP and a parent perspective. Elizabeth shares her unique insights and practical strategies for fostering effective communication and collaboration between SLPs and parents to support the success of children in speech therapy.Key Topics Discussed:The Importance of Parent Communication:Understanding the critical role of parent involvement in the therapy process.How effective communication can enhance therapy outcomes and build trust.Challenges in Parent-SLP Communication:Common barriers to effective communication between SLPs and parents.Strategies for overcoming these challenges and building strong partnerships.Practical Strategies for Increasing Communication:Techniques for initiating and maintaining open lines of communication.Tools and resources that can facilitate better communication and information sharing.From an SLP Perspective:Tips for SLPs on how to engage parents and keep them informed about their child's progress.Examples of successful communication strategies used in practice.From a Parent Perspective:Elizabeth’s insights as both an SLP and a parent.How parents can effectively communicate their concerns and feedback to SLPs.The benefits of a collaborative approach to therapy.Resources and Tools:Recommended resources and tools that can aid in enhancing communication between parents and SLPs.Practical Tips:Building Trust and Rapport:Ways to establish a positive and trusting relationship with parents from the outset.The importance of empathy and active listening in communication.Utilizing Technology:How technology can be leveraged to improve communication and keep parents engaged.Examples of apps and digital tools that can facilitate better communication.Now What? Join the conversation! Share your experiences and tips for enhancing parent-SLP communication on our social media platforms. Don’t forget to subscribe to the All Things SLP podcast for more expert insights and practical advice.Thank you for listening! We hope you found this episode with Elizabeth Hepler insightful and inspiring. Stay tuned for more episodes where we bring you expert advice and innovative ideas for your speech therapy practice. See you next time!Connect with Elizabeth Hepler:InstagramAusome Speech WebsiteAbout the Host: Erin Larsen, M.S., CCC-SLPOwner of Speech Tea, LLCFounder of The Speech Therapy ToolboxCreator of The Early Intervention Academy for SLPsInstagramFacebookDisclaimer: The information provided in this podcast is for educational purposes only and should not replace services. If you are a parent, please seek an evaluation from a licensed speech-language pathologist.
Ideas For Your First Week Back In Speech
Jan 5 2023
Ideas For Your First Week Back In Speech
Episode Title: Ideas for Your First Week Back in SpeechHost: Erin Larsen, M.S., CCC-SLPEpisode Summary: In this episode of the All Things SLP podcast, host Erin Larsen shares creative and practical ideas for SLPs preparing for their first week back in speech therapy after a break. Erin provides tips on how to make the transition smooth and engaging for both therapists and clients, setting a positive tone for the rest of the school year or therapy cycle.Key Topics Discussed:Preparing for the First Week:Importance of planning and organization before the first week.Creating a welcoming and organized therapy space.Establishing Routines:Setting up consistent routines and expectations for therapy sessions.Strategies for introducing and reinforcing these routines with clients.Icebreakers and Getting to Know You Activities:Fun and engaging icebreakers to help build rapport with clients.Activities designed to get to know clients’ interests, strengths, and areas of need.Reviewing Goals and Progress:Techniques for reviewing and revisiting therapy goals with clients.Using the first week to assess current skill levels and set the stage for future progress.Incorporating Fun and Motivating Activities:Ideas for activities that make the first week back enjoyable and motivating.Examples of games and interactive tasks that can be used to re-engage clients.Communication with Parents and Caregivers:Importance of updating parents and caregivers on what to expect in the coming weeks.Tips for effective communication and collaboration with families.Self-Care for SLPs:Reminders and tips for SLPs to take care of themselves during this transition period.Strategies for managing stress and maintaining a healthy work-life balance.Practical Tips:Organizational Strategies:Creating checklists and schedules to stay organized.Preparing materials and resources in advance to save time.Engagement Techniques:Using interest-based activities to capture clients’ attention.Encouraging client input and participation in planning sessions.Resources Mentioned: The Speech Therapy ToolboxNow What? Join the conversation! Share your own tips and ideas for the first week back in speech therapy on our social media platforms. Don’t forget to subscribe to the All Things SLP podcast for more expert insights and practical advice.Thank you for listening! We hope you found this episode with Erin Larsen helpful and motivating. Stay tuned for more episodes where we bring you expert advice and innovative ideas for your speech therapy practice. See you next time!About the Host: Erin Larsen, M.S., CCC-SLPOwner of Speech Tea, LLCFounder of The Speech Therapy ToolboxCreator of The Early Intervention Academy for SLPsWant to connect further?InstagramFacebookDisclaimer: The information provided in this podcast is for educational purposes only and should not replace services. If you are a parent, please seek an evaluation from a licensed speech-language pathologist.Subscribe, Rate, and Review!