Career Tips

Tips to Make Your Next Conference Trip a Success

by VocoVision on August 10, 2018

conferences conventionsConventions and conferences are a great way to pick up new skills and connect with other clinicians and professionals. If you’ve never been to a conference or a convention, you might want to consider attending the upcoming annual ASHA convention held in November.

Whether you choose the upcoming ASHA Convention or another conference to fit your specialty, there are some things you can do to make the most of your trip. We’ve collected the best tips and tricks to make your conference experience the best it can be. [continue reading…]

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grant writing speechIf you’re currently working within the education system and service a local school district, you undoubtedly know the struggle of having enough funds to provide the best learning environment you can for your students. You’ve likely paid for a number of materials and resources out of your own pocket in order to create enriching therapy sessions every school year.

Receiving funding for materials and activities is often one of the biggest struggles speech-language pathologists encounter. Grants from the local and federal government as well as other local or national organizations can go a long way towards helping you in the funding of your classroom’s activities. [continue reading…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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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…]

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