Welcome to Fresh SLP
Keeping you fresh, not frozen!
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 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.
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!!”
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…
- The SLP Graduate School Planner
- Lessons on Becoming: 52 Weekly Inspirations & Reflections on How to Become the SLP You Were Meant to Be
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!
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.
The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 125 A Day in the Life of a School-Based SLP Series #14: Being overloaded as a school based SLP and how to turn it around!
Today’s guest, Ebony Green, has made it her business to help other SLPs get a fair deal in school based settings! Ebony speaks openly and honestly about the challenges she faced as a school based SLP and the situation that led to her leaving direct employment and moving into contract work – ultimately leading to her speciality and expertise as the “SLP Contracts Queen”! A strong advocate for change, Ebony speaks about the importance of being happy in your work as an SLP, and having the flexibility to be able to work creatively and innovatively as a therapist.
The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 124 A Day in the Life of a School-Based SLP Series #14: Push-in versus Pull-in, Scheduling, Student Buy-In and Related Service in Middle School!
Having experienced being a school based SLP from early intervention through to programs for students up to 22 years old, today’s guest, Bridget Karp, now works in a middle school and is loving it! In this episode, Bridget talks with Katie Widestrom-Langraf about her individual and group work with autistic, medically fragile students, and resource classes. She talks about the benefits and challenges of using push-in and pull-out models, what services she provides, what she’s learning more about as she needs to, and challenges around scheduling, student buy-in and managing workload. Bridget and Katie also discuss SLPs provisions of “related services” under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 123 A Day in the Life of a School-Based SLP Series #14: Managing your caseload, data, and end goal of exiting your students!
Today’s guest, Michele Rothstein, always knew that a school based SLP role was for her. Michelle has a passion for autistic students, and works as a “department of one” in an elementary school in Philadelphia. Michelle stresses the importance of caseload management, and speaks about adapting services to meet student needs. She explains how she balances treatment with data collection and record keeping requirements. She also talks about how she prepares parents for the ultimate end goal of their child’s exit from her SLP services, sometimes after years of working with them.
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