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How to make the most of your time while on assignment

Life as a travel therapist gives you more opportunities to do what you love.

Life as a travel therapist gives you more opportunities to do what you love.

When you take on your first assignment as a travel therapist, much of your time will be spent learning the ropes. While you’ll already have experience and training under your belt, you’ll still need to get used to the specific practices at your new health care facility. Plus, you’ll have to learn about the housing opportunities in your new location – for a while, it might seem like you don’t have much free time! But never fear, once you get settled in, you might have more free time than you know what to do with. Keep reading to learn how to make the most of your time as a travel therapist:

Plan before you go

Before you head to your next assignment, plan your trip as much as possible. Read More

Stroke-related aphasia: 4 tips for Speech Language Pathologists

It can be hard for SLPs to keep their patients positive and motivated.

It can be hard for SLPs to keep their patients positive and motivated.

After a stroke, patients may experience aphasia, a condition that affects the ability to speak, read and understand spoken words. Speech language pathologists are often tasked with helping stroke patients recover these vital abilities. Some patients may get frustrated during this process, and it can be hard for SLPs to keep their patients positive and motivated. Read on for tips on how to work with stroke patients dealing with aphasia:

1. Recommend some apps

If your patients are keen to recover quickly, but only see you one or two times a week, consider suggesting some apps for them to use at home. Read More

Take your furry best friend with you on the road

Traveling with a feline or canine friend is totally possible!

Traveling with a feline or canine friend is totally possible!

While travel therapy often appeals to the free-spirited and adventurous professionals among us, many therapists might hesitate to try out the life of a travel therapist because they’re concerned about their favorite furry friend – no one wants to leave their lovable companion for weeks or months at a time. But thankfully, they don’t have to! Traveling with a feline or canine friend is totally possible – keep reading to learn how travel therapists can take their pets along for the ride:

Traveling with a cat

Whether traveling by car or plane, it’s actually quite easy to travel with a cat, as long as the right equipment is on hand. Read More

Our 3 favorite fall crafts for speech therapy

Our 3 favorite fall speech crafts for SLPs

With Halloween just around the corner, it can be fun to get into the spirit of the holiday.

The changing of the seasons can be a great reminder to switch up some of your therapy routines, especially when working with the same patients long term. Switching up activities or introducing a fun craft can engage younger patients and make them more interested. Keep reading to discover our favorite speech crafts for this autumn:

1. Speech trees

This speech craft inspired by The Dabbling Speechie is excellent for kindergartners through students in the fourth grade. Start by preparing a poster-sized image of a tree without leaves. Next, prepare red, yellow and orange leaves – these will have phrases on them. Read More