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How and Why an SLP Returns to the Field after 15 years Absence
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How and Why an SLP Returns to the Field after 15 years Absence
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Episode Focus

Today’s episode features an SLP who has an amazingly flexible career as she is a stay-at-home mom, military wife, and caregiver to a family member who had a stroke. After a 15 year absence from the field, she went back and earned her C’s again and is better than ever!! An inspiration to us all!

Discussion & Reflection Questions

  1. Tell us about yourself and what you do?
  2. How has it been getting your C’s again?
  3. What is one of your biggest challenges getting your C’s reinstated?
  4. What was a part of getting your C’s that you didn’t expect?
  5. How do you reach out to a local area specialist with which you want to collaborate?
  6. How were you able to make your career so flexible?
  7. How did you find your jobs each time you moved?  How did you cold call your prospective directors?
  8. What’s the best advice you’ve ever received?

Quote Of The Conversation

“(When reaching out to other SLPs) Reach out in a spirit of collaboration. ‘I’m out here.  I’d love to talk with you about your research.’  Realize you bring something to the table too.”

 Julie Frandsen-Horner, MA, CCC-SLP

Guest Speaker Bio

Julie Frandsen-Horner, MA, CCC-SLP

.Julie Frandsen-Horner, MA, CCC-SLP, is a medical speech pathologist currently practicing in-home health on the central coast of California. Julie graduated in 1993 and has worked in just about every medical setting. She put her official speech therapy career on hold for 13 years while she homeschooled her two children and served as a board member and volunteer with several community nonprofits. Julie retook the Praxis exam in 2017 and has taken an average of 30 CEU’s every year since that time. She is on what she calls her second career in Speech-Language Pathology.

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Guest Speaker Information

Julie Frandsen-Horner, MA, CCC-SLP  

Emailjulieonthego@hotmail.com

Facebook – Julie Horner

Upcoming SLP Spotlight Guest Topics

Tom Dixon, Founder, Dysphagia Journal Club Group

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Hosted by Mattie Murrey

July 17, 2020

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