#108: SLP Productivity 101: Evaluations

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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

Asana: Check out this blog post: How to Conquer your Task List Using Asana

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).

Bonus Tip #1
Collaborate with other SLPs to build your templates. 🤝

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)

Additional Blog Posts

Conquer Caseload Management



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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