This Week’s Episode: How to Increase Productivity with Evaluations
If you’ve been following along with this podcast series, I’m hoping that you’re starting to feel more productive and more confident with your therapy. We’ve discussed how to build your core materials and how to streamline your therapy planning.
I am so excited as we continue this month’s podcast series all about productivity! In this episode of the SLP Now Podcast, I share some quick tips on how to effectively and efficiently streamline evaluations.
Let’s get on with the productivity! 🤓
Streamline Evaluation Strategies
1. Create a Checklist
Option 1: Printed and/ or laminate
Option 2: Digital Task Management Systems
2. Test Templates
Save your own template! (use a google doc)
Steps to Build Your Evaluation Templates
1. Set up a document. Type the main categories in your evaluation report (e.g., reason for referral, medical history, etc.)
2. Go through a completed evaluation. Copy and paste the sections into your template document.
3. Replace student names/pronouns with symbols (e.g., *** for student name, ** for possessive pronouns, * for subject pronouns).
Speech Therapy Test Descriptions: Home Sweet Home
3. Text Expander
Create multiple text expander shortcuts and make yourself a cheat sheet by naming them after acronyms.
4. Use “Find and Replace”
Control or Command F > Search for. the”***” and replace it with the student’s name and pronoun.
5. Organize the paperwork
Hanging organizer (amazon link)
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