Career Tips

4 Things to Do When You are Overwhelmed

by VocoVision on June 15, 2018

overwhelmed at workEveryone has pressure on them no matter what they do in life or in work. Speech pathologists are no different. Many SLPs agree that the things that overwhelm them the most isn’t their students; it’s the schedules, the paperwork, and the time constraints. Working around teacher schedules, meetings, all to get the necessary therapy or group sessions completed is enough to overwhelm even the most seasoned SLP. [continue reading…]


How to Make Difficult Conversations Easier

by VocoVision on May 4, 2018

difficult conversationsNearly everyone is apprehensive about difficult conversations. Even you, as a speech pathologist, may find yourself shying away from a topic or situation with a client that needs addressed. Unfortunately, it’s your job as an SLP to be willing to take on tough conversations to ensure that your client is empowered, and their speech therapy is successful. [continue reading…]


Recognizing Job Burnout Before It’s Too Late

by VocoVision on March 16, 2018

job burnoutSpeech-language pathologists are regarded as part of a special group of occupations called “helper” professions. Helper professionals address a patient’s or clients’, physical, psychological, emotional, or intellectual well-being. Doctors, nurses, psychologists, social workers, counselors, clergy, and therapists are all deemed to be helper professionals because of the vast array of issues they address and support.

Those in helping professions will often feel the stress and exhaustion of work more severely than other professions because of the caring nature their work requires. [continue reading…]


speech pathology career fieldSpeech-language pathologists, commonly called speech-language therapists, or SLPs, are one of the top jobs in the health-care industry in 2018. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projected an 18% growth through the year 2026. According to the BLS speech-language pathologists that are willing to relocate have the best job opportunities. [continue reading…]


6 Things You Must Do Before Your Next Job Search

by VocoVision on July 28, 2017

The decision to search for a new job is often a long, careful process. You’ve weighed the pros and cons, considered your options, and are ready to embark on the next step in your professional journey. But are you really ready to start your search?

Before you begin submitting resumes and putting in applications, there are a few important things you should do to make certain that you are putting your best foot forward when entering the job search arena. [continue reading…]


Time Management Tools for the Therapist

by VocoVision on May 19, 2017

time managementTime management is one of the most crucial talents for any therapist, but especially important for all school-based therapists. Between managing your appointments, needing to respond to emails, and filing paperwork, time can suddenly feel elusive. To combat the need for more time, here are some tricks and tools that you can utilize to help manage what time you have. [continue reading…]


Daily Gratitude to Help Speech Therapy

by VocoVision on May 5, 2017

daily gratitudeDaily gratitude can be one of the simplest acts, and yet it’s one that we seem to only reserve for Thanksgiving. There are so many benefits to utilizing daily gratitude and speech therapists would do well to add it to their toolkit. Here are your top reasons why: [continue reading…]