I’m an ASHA-certified speech-language pathologist, and have been since 2011. I’m currently a school-based SLP in northeastern Indiana. I work for a highest-poverty, Title I elementary school and love every crazy second. I work with children ages PK-5th grade, which includes 3 functional skills, or, self contained classrooms. My FAVORITE areas of speech pathology are developmental language, AAC, cognition, and other developmental disabilities and disorders.
I started this blog while attending graduate school at Indiana State University. At the time there were a good number of blogs about being an SLP, but few of them talked about the grad school process, or what it was like to start as an SLP. It turns out there is a lot of really important things that have to happen before you’re a licensed speech pathologist, and I spent a lot of my undergrad and grad school years saying “Why did no one tell me this?!”
Now that I’m on the other side of college and grad school, I love sharing therapy ideas that WORK. With a diverse caseload of 80+, it’s my goal to find easy, but effective therapy approaches and then share them with you!
When I’m not in my classroom or hanging out with you I love to read, Netflix binge, bake and spend time with friends & family. I grew up in rural Indiana, smack dab in the middle of a group of siblings. My husband and I got married in September of 2018, and he’s an occupational therapist working in the SNFs. We talk a lot of shop, but we also have a lot of differences in what we do! (Our wedding hashtag was #jacobscotreatforlife and it still makes me chuckle 🙂 )
I’m also a fur-momma to these funny characters.
I spend a lot of time volunteering at my church, and am so thankful for the amazing opportunities God has blessed me with, not only through knowing and working with my students and clients, but also learning and growing through and with all of you!