I love a good professional development session! Being able to leave with ideas that I can use to provide better therapy for my students is so rewarding! That said, it’s not always easy to come by great professional development for SLPs on a budget.

Signing up for professional development is kind of like sampling a box of chocolates, isn’t it? You never know what you’re going to get!

Luckily, I have three “go to’s” for professional development that make the process a little bit easier!

1. The SLP Summit

This is 100% FREE! I host this online conference with SLP Toolkit every January and July.

We are always blown away by our speakers. They volunteer to present and truly deliver every single time. I definitely walk away from each conference feeling energized and ready to tackle some new projects!

2. SpeechPathology.com

This site got me through my CF year! I loved being to log on a view a webinar whenever I was feeling unsure of something (which was pretty much all the time!). I just love the convenience and was always able to find at least one course to help answer a question I had. It was a huge confidence booster for me! It does cost $99 a year, but you can earn unlimited CEUs, too.

3. State/National Conferences

These conferences are generally pretty affordable, and districts will often reimburse!

I appreciate being able to access courses on a variety of topics all in one go. I’m not going to lie! I probably wouldn’t have enough self-control to watch that many hours of PD on my own!

I also love getting to connect with other SLPs at a real, live conference! 🙂 It’s really nice to get out of my therapy room and meet people who “speak my language.”

Those are my three favorite CEU options! What about you? Comment below to share!

Other Resources

Looking for an easy and FREE way to track your CEUs? Check out this blog post!

Looking for more free CEUs? Check out my friend Sarah’s posts! She has a round-up of FREE CEU options.


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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  1. The SLP Summit was so great this summer! I sat by the pool whike my kids swam and learned very useful information from many dedicated and professional SLP. Thank you so much!

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