Resources for School-Based Speech Language Pathology (SLP)
Clinicians like you who specialize in Speech Language Pathology (SLP) believe everyone has the right to make their voice heard.
Think about all the ways you can help people as a Speech Language Pathologist! You help clients:
- Make sounds and words, the building blocks of oral communication.
- Improve the sound of their voice by eliminating hoarseness, excessive volume, nasal quality, and more.
- Provide encouragement and strategies to students who stutter to increase their fluent, confident, and effective communication.
- Read, hear, spell, and write more accurately and effectively so they clearly convey their needs and wants.
- Follow social communication norms—taking turns and observing personal space, as examples—so they connect with other people more consistently.
- Strengthen the cognitive skills undergirding clear communication, such as attention, memory, and problem solving.
- Overcome feeding and swallowing disorders that can lead to poor nutrition and other problems.
At Pediatric Therapeutic Services (PTS), we work with some of the most experienced and innovative school-based Speech Language Pathologists in the greater Delaware Valley.
Every day they’re helping students with communication and swallowing disorders learn and master skills needed for fully accessing and benefiting from their education.
We want to point you to some resources our Speech Language Pathologists rely on. Use them to start serving students more efficiently and effectively!
Seven Smart Additions to Your SLP Toolkit
Here are seven sites we suggest you bookmark right away:
ASHA defines and describes the key roles Speech Language Pathologists play in education. You’ll find a downloadable PDF presentation and other materials for educating school staff and administrators about your work.
Get ideas for helping teachers and administrators use you in smarter and more impactful ways from PaTTAN’s video interview with Elizabeth Christopher, Pennsylvania’s State Lead in Speech and Language.
Some specific requirements for a Speech Language Pathology license vary by state, but everyone must pass the Praxis exam! PTS’ own practitioners offer you proven approaches for earning a passing score on your first try.
ASHA’s exhaustive list of resources addresses (as of October 2020) 27 different areas of school-based practice: questions about documentation and reimbursement, making up missed sessions, coping with classroom acoustics, engaging linguistic and cultural diversity, and more.
Whether you’re delivering speech-language services remotely because schools are closed or because a student can’t come to the school building, you’ll find suggestions for online tools that make virtual sessions as productive as possible.
If you need guidance on aligning students’ speech-language IEP goals with Common Core standards, ASHA offers it. You’ll also get information about how the standards affect school-based practitioners’ need to advocate for their roles and for the students they serve.
Looking for innovative ways to elicit language? Try building simple and fun science experiments into your next session. From ever-popular “elephant toothpaste” to oozy oobleck and sticky slime, these are projects to spark excitement and breakthroughs.
Explore Speech Language Pathology Jobs with PTS
Whether you’re looking for your next or your first SLP job, PTS can help you find your perfect placement. We’re always eager to welcome qualified, quality, independent Speech Language Pathologists to our team.
Browse our currently available opportunities to find a position where you can help more students make their voices heard!