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(#24) Six Solutions to Put Paperwork in its Place (Get-Going, Part 2)

by Charlotte Boshart | 14 August, 2018 |

Tough subject, paperwork. It’s a necessity, it’s not going away, and it doesn’t seem to be getting any easier.  There are no easy answers, but I’ll share what’s been helpful to me through the years as a school speech-language pathologist (SLP).

(#23) The Get-Going Guide for the New School Year (Part 1 of 3)

by Charlotte Boshart | 07 August, 2018 |

School’s here. I have no clue where summer went. It’s always the fastest time of the year. Following is a helpful suggestion of something I’ve done in almost every school I’ve ever worked at. It’s simple, constructive, and I enjoy doing it.

(#22) New Resources and Surprises for You!

by Charlotte Boshart | 01 August, 2018 |

Rather than ideas 'n info, this first-of-the-school year offering is more like "what I did during my summer break." (I remember doing those. Do teachers still ask kids to do that?) I do have some helpful ideas 'n info all lined up to share with you starting next week. But first...

(#21) Here Comes Summer!

by Charlotte Boshart | 05 June, 2018 |

[A fun letter for you and your kids!]  It’s summer!  If you’re a school therapist, congratulations!  You made it through another year.  I hope it was a good one. 

If you’re a private practitioner your summer-time therapy with your speech kids is just ramping up.  Go get ‘em!

(#20) Coping with End-of-the-School-Year Stress

by Charlotte Boshart | 29 May, 2018 |

If doing therapy right now was all you had to do, you’d be fine; but paperwork complicates things.  Your normal days are probably scheduled for therapy,

(#19) How to Discreetly Communicate with Colleagues

by Charlotte Boshart | 23 May, 2018 |

One day at school, the principal stopped me in the hall, “Hey, Char, I’ve been meaning to ask you a question.  Will you head up the Young Authors Conference this year?

(#18) Five Things Effective Therapists Do to Remediate R

by Charlotte Boshart | 15 May, 2018 |

The following focuses on the /r/, but the strategies can be modified and applied to any speech sound.

(#17) Productive Parent Meetings (part 2)

by Charlotte Boshart | 08 May, 2018 |

If you’re in the schools, May is typically a major month for meetings.  Therefore, here are more meeting-strategies to enhance

(#16) Productive Parent Meetings (part 1)

by Charlotte Boshart | 08 May, 2018 |

Have you ever heard an SLP exclaim: “Please!  I love preparing for and going to meetings!  Sign me up for more meetings!”  Nope, me neither.  

(#15) Two Easy Ideas to Impact Homework & Communications

by Charlotte Boshart | 17 April, 2018 |

Here's the best way to hold kids accountable for their homework, and one simple solution to save time!

(#14) 3 Ideas: Identity, a New Label, and How to Send Winning Emails

by Charlotte Boshart | 10 April, 2018 |

In reality, being an SLP in the schools is a bit of a numbers game:  There are “all of them” and one of you.  Regarding teachers and administrators, that means being a significant presence for “the school,” and a collaborator (and

(#13) "I Love the Kids, but I'm Burned Out"

by Charlotte Boshart | 03 April, 2018 |

As a Speech-Language Pathologist, you may be the only SLP in your building.  When I was in the schools, I was the only SLP in each school I worked at.  Honestly, at times, I felt alone; surrounded by