The job of an SLP can be lonely. We are often the only one of us on our campus. Coworkers and administrators don’t always understand what we do. (Of course, it’s our job to educate, but that takes time!) In the meantime, we can easily become isolated and discouraged.
The Struggle Is Real
I actually get jealous of the teachers at school! They have a team of teachers who understand their job. The know their struggles (and accomplishments), and they can problem solve and celebrate together.
The Good News
But guess what? SLPs have one thing that many other professions don’t—an amazing community. You are so dedicated. You spend time learning from other SLPs (after a long day of work!) by reading blogs, watching live videos, chatting in Facebook groups, and interacting with SLPs in countless other ways.
Because of this, we actually aren’t alone at all.
The only problem is that it doesn’t always feel that way, because we are so far apart. It’s easy to forget that we have thousands of SLPs supporting us! Enter #SLPmail.
I want you to be able to celebrate yourself and the SLPs you know (on social media or “in real life”). Submit a card (for yourself or another SLP) using this form.
I will randomly select a few entries every week. If your entry is selected, I’ll post it on social media and send some “SLP Mail” to the recognized SLP!