Welcome to Fresh SLP

Keeping you fresh, not frozen!

Come be curious with us!

We have a very engaging podcast that is rocketing to the top of the SLP podcast charts!

We have a community site where you find other SLPs with so many of the same questions you have.

We have self-directed courses to give you roots to grow and wings to fly!

Our Mission

Our mission is to empower new and transitioning SLPs worldwide to step into their careers with purpose, skill, and confidence while embracing a culture of acceptance, collaboration, and accountability.

Our Goal

Our goal is to do our very best at providing entry-level resources, community, and support for SLPs who are new in the field or transitioning in their careers.

Announcement!

Career and Life Coaching for SLPs! Freshly squeezed CCC coaching program coming soon!

What is the CCC?

C = Choice
C = Competence
C = Confidence

Hey, fresh SLP! What if you could confidently step into your career, knowing that you had very specific materials and support for this very unique time in your career?

I Get It!

Fresh SLP is the Beginner’s Guide to the Galaxy (or in this case, your SLP Career!)

I have SLPs who ask me all the time,
“How do I do my very first clinical swallow evaluation all by myself?
“How do I do my very first chart review?”
What do I do again for language evaluation? I’ve never done one by myself.”
“How do I handle my schedule – there is so much to do!!”

“Help! I feel so alone!!”

Stay FRESH with us!

Sign up for the “I am the 2% poem”
This is one of the most empowering poems I have ever written and I would LOVE for you to have it!

You are not alone!

While other SLP websites are for SLPs who have at least some experience, the courses and resources at Fresh SLP are for those SLPs who are very new to the field or are transitioning into a different setting.

Fresh SLP is your missing link between graduate school and a successful SLP career.

We are your training wheels and you won’t need us for long but you will be very happy you took the time to learn from us. You will be riding down the road without your training wheels in no time!

So, looking for support as you take your first steps as a CF?

Ready to start your SLP career with some of the best entry-level resources possible?

Maybe you are already into your career and want to build a stronger foundation of professional and clinical skills.

Materials and support

Fresh SLP provides the materials and support for you to start your career or transition in your career with more confidence, competence, and choice!

Because all you want to do is just get started with your career in the most successful way possible. Spend less time worrying about what to do and more time enjoying the start of a great career. Fresh SLP joins you at this intersection of grad school and a successful SLP career by offering…

Books

  • The SLP Graduate School Planner
  • Lessons on Becoming: 52 Weekly Inspirations & Reflections on How to Become the SLP You Were Meant to Be

Podcast

The Missing Link for SLPs podcast – We’ve found the missing link for SLP awesomeness! Get clinical wisdom, pep talks, tips for success, inspirational quotes and so much more related to speech-language pathology! This podcast keeps you Fresh and connected with what you know and how to use it to master more and stress less!

Blog

With interesting, insightful information that will keep you swiping up to continue reading!

Membership

For the very new and transitioning SLP targeting 3 areas: the SLP as an individual, the SLP as a professional, and the SLP in a career.

Community

Meet other new and transitioning SLPs and feel safe in a community where you can ask questions and find answers.

The Missing Link for SLPs Podcasts

Explore many of the things you can do in your career while listening to The Missing Link for SLPs podcast.

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 128 ASHA Big 9 Series #15: Meet the Surgeon: Voice Feminization Surgery Explained for Patients and Therapists #1

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 128 ASHA Big 9 Series #15: Meet the Surgeon: Voice Feminization Surgery Explained for Patients and Therapists #1

Want to know more about transgender voice feminization and gender affirmation surgery? In this first episode in a new mini-series, Mr Chadwan Al Yaghchi, Consultant Surgeon, gives us insight into the surgical processes involved. He talks about pre-op, post-op, recovery time, what to expect in terms of end results, and the importance of good resources and working in conjunction with speech language therapists and other health professionals.
For patients, Mr Al Yaghachi covers the steps to take in finding a surgeon and your team. For therapists, he has great suggestions for getting to know exactly what surgeons do.

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 127 A Day in the Life of a School-Based SLP Series #14: Learnings from the Day in the Life of a School-Based SLP Series

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 127 A Day in the Life of a School-Based SLP Series #14: Learnings from the Day in the Life of a School-Based SLP Series

In this last episode in this Day in the Life of a School Based series, Katie Widestrom-Landgraf and Mattie Murrey-Tegels reflect on what they gleaned from the conversations and guests.
Hear what they expected going into the series, their highlights, what resonated between fields, and why it’s important to talk about the upsides and challenges in the roles of SLPs.

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 126 A Day in the Life of a School-Based SLP Series #14:  Finding joy and balance as a manager and a practitioner in public schools

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 126 A Day in the Life of a School-Based SLP Series #14: Finding joy and balance as a manager and a practitioner in public schools

In this episode, Dr Jill Rentmeester-Disher, a manager in the Minnesota public school system, talks with Katie Widestrom-Landgraf about how she finds joy and balance in her work. Not only does she work on the management side, she is also hands-on with a caseload.
Jill speaks of her interest in implementation science and using evidence-based practices to work with diverse caseloads and multilingual communities. She also talks about the importance of professional growth for practitioners from a managerial perspective, along with current staffing issues within the SLP field.

I have been listening to your podcasts for the past 4-5 months and have learned so much about myself and my career as an SLP.

Each episode makes me think outside the box and I walk away with so many ah-ha moments and quick tips I can easily apply to both my professional and personal life. I often forward different topics to friends (both SLPs and those that are not) that I know could benefit from the advice you and/or your guests discuss. Thank you for bringing light to so many topics that are frequently not discussed in our profession. Please keep these discussions coming because you are making a real difference to so many!

Vanessa Abraham, M.S. CCC-SLP Speech-Language Pathologist