You have a lot on your plate and we know that teaching communication skills is just one of a billion things you do. That's why we've done all of the heavy lifting for you.
Inside our membership app, we break down exactly how to teach a variety of communication skills and then we give you everything you need to get it done. To a child with communication challenges, you are their hero! Let us give you the tools you need to get there.
A lot of children are struggling right now in a lot of ways. Many of those children are struggling to learn communication skills. Parents are stressed, speech-language pathologists are over-worked, and teachers are short-staffed. They say it takes a village to raise a child but we don't live in close-knit villages anymore! Our friends, families, and like-minded colleagues may be far away and hard to lean on.
But that doesn’t mean we can’t still find our village. Technology has the ability to divide us, but it also has the power to bring us together if we use it right. Join our community of heroes helping children with communication challenges. We will be your village.
Though your journeys may look different, each and every one of you is a hero to a child or children with communication challenges. We'll provide you with the support you need to confidently face the obstacles in front of you and to help the children who depend on you to be the best versions of themselves possible.
Need to teach a communication skill to your client, child, or student? We have you covered! We have training videos, pre-made therapy materials, and more to show you exactly how to teach 100+ communication skills (and growing)! Perfect for speech-language pathologists, caregivers, educators, aides, and anyone else looking to support children with speech and language concerns.
Not sure which skills to teach to a child? We have you covered there, as well! Our handy decision guides will walk you through what communication skills to consider for children with a variety of diagnoses, symptoms, and ages. Speech-language pathologists, you can use your assessment data and our decision guides to choose appropriate goals for therapy. Parents, you can consult your child's speech-language pathologist and work together to choose the best skills for your child.
You don't have to go it alone anymore! We're bringing together speech-language professionals, caregivers, educators, and students to lean on each other throughout this journey. We all have experiences and perspectives that others can learn from. And sharing tips and tricks can mean the difference between pulling your hair out and confidently taking on today's challenges. In our community you can ask questions, get support, and share ideas.
Need some continuing education? Want to dive deeper into a specific topic? Our courses will take you in-depth on a variety of topics from the field of speech-language pathology. We pride ourselves on having actionable course content that you can implement right away in therapy. We'll break down complex skills into step-by-step plans that will help you feel more confident and stress less.
Let's be honest: there's a whole lot more that goes into helping children with communication challenges than just teaching skills. We'll also help you navigate time management, paperwork, planning, goal-writing, data collection, and more!
Hi! I'm Carrie Clark and I'll be your guide on your hero's journey. I have been a speech-language pathologist since 2008 and I've spent the last 11 years learning the best ways to teach others how to help children with communication challenges.
My super power is creating easy-to-follow plans to break down complex communication skills into something you can implement today to help a child with communication challenges. I've combed through the research and combined it with my expertise and the expertise of others to bring you the most extensive support resource possible!
You may recognize me from the Speech and Language Kids website or The SLP Solution membership. This Hub is the new iteration of The SLP Solution membership. Not only have we streamlined and updated the resources from the old membership, we've also put it together in this new format that's easier to use than ever before. Plus, there's an app version!
And I'll be inside the Hub right there with you. I'll be with you every step of the way through your hero's journey: leading discussions, answering your questions, and pointing you in the right direction. I take my role as your guide seriously. I'm here for you!
The world of speech-language pathology is MASSIVE! Don't worry, we're covering it all inside The Hub. Here are just a few of the many topics we'll cover once your inside. But please, don't feel overwhelmed! We'll also help you figure out where to start and what to teach.
The Speech and Language Kids Hub is for informational and educational purposes only and does not provide medical or psychological diagnosis, recommendations, or advice. It is not intended to replace the need for a child to see a speech-language pathologist in person who can provide specific recommendations for a child.
We're not here to tell you what you should do with your child or client. We haven't met that particular child or worked with him/her directly so it would be unethical for us to provide specific recommendations.
Instead, our purpose is to provide access to resources that can be used to teach speech and language skills. Every child with communication challenges should be followed by a speech-language pathologist or professional who will design and oversee the treatment plan. Once that plan is implemented, you can ask your child's speech-language pathologist to help you choose skills to practice at home. At that point, we'll help you find the resources that relate to that skill.
Our community is designed so that we can all share our experiences and ideas without anyone feeling like they are responsible for "fixing" someone else's situation. I truly believe that we can all be more effective when we learn from each other.
Parents need to understand the realities of scheduling 70+ kids into each and every week. SLPs need to understand the 500 other things that parents have going on that might take priority over working on communication skills. And everyone needs to understand that teachers are trying to meet the individual needs of 20+ kids all day every day. We are better human beings when we can sympathize with what others are going through. And we can better help the children in our lives when we work together as a team.
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The symbols and images used in this membership are provided by our friends at Boardmaker. For more than 30 years, Tobii Dynavox Picture Communication Symbols® (PCS) have been used by millions of students and adults to understand and structure the world around them, communicate their thoughts, and learn to read and write. Now, we're using PCS to make our materials easier to understand for our students. You can create your own materials using the same set of symbols by downloading Boardmaker 7.
Unfortunately, we are not an ASHA-approved CEU provider anymore. The ASHA CEU program is not set up to be manageable for small businesses with small teams. For that reason, we have chosen to spend our efforts on brining you amazing content instead.
No, you cannot get ASHA CEU credit but you CAN use this course for Professional Development Hours (PDH). ASHA will let you use PDH courses to count for all 30 hours of your professional development requirements. You simply need to keep track of them yourself instead of us submitting them to ASHA for you. We will give you a certificate of completion that you can save in case you get audited. (For that matter, did you know that you can use your school inservices and other informal trainings for your ASHA hours?)
State licensing boards and other countries may have different requirements for your professional development hours and may require a certain number of your hours to be ASHA-approved CEUs. If that is the case, then our courses will not count for that. Check with your licensing board or organization to find out whether they will accept our courses.
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