Most SLPs hit the ground running after they graduate. Things are new, exciting, and fresh. After some time passes, the "SLP burnout" can start to kick in. There are so many hats that an SLP is expected to wear and it starts to become exhausting!
You might be wondering how in the world it is possible to save time when it seems like you are constantly expected to do more. You're being pulled in different directions, wearing a dozen different hats and seeing more students than you'd ever imagined.
I hear you! I've been there and it's not easy. I usually hear one of two things from the SLPs that reach out to me:
So what do you do? My suggestion is to look at the things you can control and start there. There are so many "uncontrollables" in our SLP world; like reports, IEP meetings, and all of the expectations that come along with being a school SLP. Take a look at your current materials. Are they easy to access? Easy to transport? Easy to prep? Engaging? If you answered no to any of those questions, then I highly recommend that you give digital resources a try. You might be wondering, why digital? Look below to learn how going digital can help you.
Save time. Almost all of the resources on the site are no print or no prep. These materials are ready to use immediately after you download. No cutting, laminating, or printing!
Save space. Because the files are digital they don't take up space in your speech room! No need to worry about complex organizational systems as you acquire more resources.
Save sanity. Sometimes you just don’t have the time to plan your sessions like you wish you could. We’ve done the hard work for you and put together an awesome library of materials that you and your students will love to use for years to come.
We all know that isn't enough, primarily because we all know that that 30 minutes is not just for planning. It's for catching up on Medicaid billing, consulting with a teacher who pops in, returning a parent's phone call and so many other tasks that aren't actually "planning" for our sessions.
What if you didn't need 30 minutes of planning each day? What if there was an easier way?
Seriously, you deserve it! You serve others all day long and you go way beyond the call of duty to help your students. Not only that, but you help out with lunch duty, bus duty, and you evaluate those new students who are thrown at you with no warning. Why would you deserve anything less than the best?
Incorporating digital resources into your SLP bag of tricks minimizes stress because it directly correlates with a reduction of time spent planning and preparing for your students. The best part? You're not skimping on quality and you get to spend more time with your students. These resources are high quality and are developed to maximize student engagement while minimizing preparation time.
All Digital SLP members receive:
"This site is wonderful. It has cut my therapy planning time in half and allowed me to spend more time with my students."
Elementary School SLP (K-2)
"No print materials have been a fun addition to my speech room. Kiddos like interacting on my Smartboard or iPad. The materials are high quality. I look forward to the new materials added each month."
Elementary School SLP (PreK-5th)
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Great question! If you are a school SLP, you're probably making anywhere from $40-60/hr. This is just an average and I'm sure some of you are making more and some less. If you take half that amount, you are now left with $20-30. Therefore, thirty minutes of your worked time is equivalent to 1 entire month of the membership (and even less if you sign up for the annual plan!). If these resources save you at least 30 minutes of time a month (and I'm sure they will save you much more!) then you have broken even. Anything beyond that and you've come out ahead!!!
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"The no-print materials were a no-brainer for me. They are effective, practical, and motivating to the kids! The no print materials are cost effective with no prep and/or required storage in my tiny speech space."
"I love the value of the website. It’s also nice to have a ‘one stop shop’ and I love the clipart you use. I’m very excited to have this website as a resource!"
"I’m so glad I signed up for this. I was on the fence, but the activities are fantastic and, the best part, no prep time! I can download any activity and use it in therapy immediately."
"My students and I have greatly enjoyed the no print theme-based activities that focus on vocabulary, auditory comprehension and expressive language tasks. Love that this can be accessed at my desktop or iPad, and that you often provide tools for varied levels. These activities seem to keep even my most challenging students engaged. Also love when you use ‘real’ pictures to teach vocabulary."
Elementary School SLP