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This Week’s Episode: How to Increase Productivity by Building your Core Materials for Speech-Language Pathologists

I’m am so excited to start this month’s podcast series all about productivity! Let’s be honest, sometimes we get so wrapped up in all of the materials that we’ve gathered over the years and we fall down a rabbit hole.

I was sort of “forced” to build my core materials when I switched jobs and move out of state. The school that I moved to didn’t have many materials available. There were some… but not many. At first, it was terrifying but it quickly became eye-opening once I realized that my productivity was much higher once I built my core materials and didn’t have to shuffle through extra “fluff”.

In this podcast episode, I share some tips on how I was able to rebuild my core materials and discard others. Taking the time to build your core materials library will save you so much time! Your future SLP self will thank you.  Ready to dejunk and find a good balance of core materials for your caseload?

Alrighty! Let’s get to it!

Build your Core Materials

Taking the time to build your core materials library will save you so much time! Your future SLP self will thank you.

What do you need to target your students’ goals

✓Map out your caseload 

Caseload At A Glance
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✓ What goals are you targeting? And how many students have those goals?

✓ Make  3 copies for each of the main categories that you’ll need

✓ Prioritize. We can’t do everything at once. If we can see which goals are more prevalent, we can make strategic decisions.

Probes/Progress Monitoring

✓ More on this next month!

✓ My strategy is to make sure I have a probe ready to go to measure progress when I write the goal


✓Organize them in an accordion folder


✓continue building
Research summaries (included in the SLP Now Membership

✓ Watch Academy courses (included in the SLP Now Membership

✓ Read journal articles  

✓ Read the Informed SLP

✓ Attend courses like Therapy Planning Bootcamp: Building Your Core Materials


Hi there! I'm Marisha. I am a school-based SLP who is all about working smarter, not harder. I created the SLP Now Membership and love sharing tips and tricks to help you save time so you can focus on what matters most--your students AND yourself.

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