With schools and cities closing all over the
state country world, it’s a strange time for work. Because even if the school building is temporarily shut down, that doesn’t mean that we stop working, right?
Right. Our kiddos still have needs, and we still want to help them.
We are dealing with a different set of circumstances though — using materials in the speech room vs. sending them home, and relying more on parental support to make sure our students are still doing the work that needs to get done… even among the pandemic.
So what’s an SLP to do?
Luckily, you don’t have to come up with the answer to that — because we’re in this together and I’m thrilled to be sharing some resources with you!
We’ve been working remotely at SLP Now for years… which means we have more than just therapy prep and caseload management tools to help you out. 💪
Sending Home Materials
I created a set of literacy-based therapy units that parents can easily implement at home. Click here to check them out!
Here are some other free resources:
Peachie Speechie created a fluency therapy home practice packet.
Simply Special Ed created a home schedule.
For even more materials, check out Kirstin Immicke’s roundup.
Abby from the Type B SLP also shares a super helpful list (including free materials and handouts as well as websites and teletherapy resources).
Keeping Up With Paperwork
All of my usual paperwork tips still apply, but–if you’re struggling to focus at home–I can’t recommend Focusmate enough. It’s an online platform where you get partnered with another person. You say “hi”, say what you want to accomplish, and get to work! The sessions are 50 minutes long–just long enough to actually get some work done.
As I’m writing this blog post, I’m “working” with a 7th grade teacher who is grading essays.
Best part is that you can get three free sessions a week! Hello, productivity. 😎
A lot of us are being asked to provide teletherapy services, and a lot of aren’t sure where to start!
I wrote a few blog posts on teletherapy, including an amazing interview with Sarah Lockhart from SLP Happy Hour.
The Informed SLP made an amazing review of telepractice research.
We know there are a lot of questions surrounding teletherapy, and we’ve got some resources coming your way very soon! Stay tuned!
Do you have any other resources to share? Comment below!