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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.

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…

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: 113 The Speechless SLP Series #13: Moving Forward into Recovery

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 113 The Speechless SLP Series #13: Moving Forward into Recovery

In this last episode in the Speechless SLP series with Vanessa Abraham, she speaks about different steps she has taken and still is, to get back to her old life, and where she’s thinking her experience of being speechless may lead in the future. You’ll hear how she has tried various natural therapies and remedies to help her recovery, taken CEUs to improve her knowledge, how she deals with PTSD, and her suggestions for resources and materials SLPs can create for patients and their families.

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 112 The Speechless SLP Series #12: Depression and Anxiety are Real

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 112 The Speechless SLP Series #12: Depression and Anxiety are Real

Have you ever heard a direct perspective of what it’s like to be in an ICU bed, speechless, and then getting a Passy Muir valve?
In this episode in the Speechless SLP series, Vanessa Abraham talks specifically about how this affected her mental health. Based on her experiences, she talks about how SLPs can help patients, and their families, tend to the invisible emotional and psychological scars that nobody can see.

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 111 The Speechless SLP Series #11: Why Nurses Make Some of the Best Friends an SLP Can Have

The Missing Link for SLPs Episode: 111 The Speechless SLP Series #11: Why Nurses Make Some of the Best Friends an SLP Can Have

In this episode in the Speechless SLP series with Vanessa Abraham, we meet one of the first people to take care of her in the ICU, Shannon Cotton, RN. Care being the operative word, Shannon walks her talk. Shannon shares how she navigated and planned appropriate communication with Vanessa while she was speechless, the important role that SLPs working in ICUs play, and her suggestions for SLPs working with patients and their families.

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