SLP Happy Hour
About This Show
Welcome to the SLP Happy Hour podcast. These are real conversations on work, by speech-language pathologists. We are full-time SLPs, in the trenches. This is a podcast for reflecting on work, wellness, and finding your way up in a helping profession full of ups and downs.Read more »
Most Recent Episode
Ep. 11: Are the clients you work with ready to work with YOU?
This episode, we talk about working weekends. Do you do it? Do you feel like it helps or hurts you? We’ll share what we do, and feel free to chime in on the conversation.
We also answer a listener question - what do you say when people ask you what you do for a living? If you are an SLP, you are used to blank stares or odd comments when you tell people what you do for a living. Sarah and Sarie share the strangest things they’ve been asked at parties after revealing they are SLPs, and you are going to want to hear these stories.
The bulk of this episode discusses client success factors. Do you work with a variety of clients? Do some clients seem to have a bad attitude or get upset easily? Do you have other clients who seem interested in getting service and then seem to disappear, never to be seen again? Well, you might be ready for your clients - but you need to be able to answer the question - are your clients ready to work with you? The discussion is based on the research of Prochaska & DiClemente, 1983; Prochaska, DiClemente, & Norcross 1992.
We’ll also propose a self care challenge that’ll get you knowing your clients even better, and using your time even more effectively in your speech room.Read more »
Rated 5 out of
I appreciate Sarah and Sarie's insight, honesty, and humor in this multifaceted podcast made by and for multifaceted SLPs. As a future SLP, I highly recommend this show to all SLP students who want a realistic view of this profession.
Date published: 2018-03-19