This SLP, who specializes in pediatric speech-language pathology, shares why she started making videos about How to SLP on YouTube. She delves into her experience working with children with speech and language disorders and covers how SLPs can use resources, like her videos, to keep parents and caregivers involved in treatment. During the episode, Kelli also tackles what SLPs interested in starting their own channels or passion projects can do in order to pursue those goals and dreams.
Discussion & Reflection Questions
- Tell us about who you are, your background, and why you decided to go into the field of speech-language pathology.
- Tell us about your YouTube channel. Why did you decide to start making videos?
- How do you feel having resources, like YouTube videos or podcasts, helps parents and caregivers stay involved in treatment?
- What are some things you wish you’d known when starting your YouTube channel?
- What’s your favorite video that you’ve made so far?
- Tell us about how you make treatment fun so that kids will want to actively participate in it.
- What words of wisdom do you have for the SLPs thinking about starting their own passion projects, whether they’re interested in YouTube channels, podcasts, or something else entirely?
Quote Of The Conversation
“I would say to try to get your feet wet in as many different fields as you can, or settings, in the whole realm of speech-language pathology. And then, whatever you’re shining in, whatever your heart is in, whatever you care about the most, that’s where you’re going to find success.”
– Kelli L. Slemp CCC-SLP
Founder & Speech-Language Pathologist, Speedy Speech
Kelli is a pediatric speech-language pathologist who also manages a YouTube channel focused on the subject. Her channel, called Speedy Speech, strives to give parents and caregivers the resources and tools they need to care for children with speech and developmental disorders. Her content covers everything from pointing to speech hand cues, and she strongly believes that “ALL parents can be the therapist.” Her goal with Speedy Speech is to incorporate therapy into children’s everyday lives by educating their loved ones.
Keep the Conversation Going
Guest Speaker Information
Kelli L. Slemp CCC-SLP
Founder and Speech-Language Pathologist,
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Website – www.speedyslp.com
Facebook – @speedyspeechpath
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