Coaching for SLPs

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Coaching for SLPs 2017-06-18T21:00:34+00:00

Are you a new speech pathologist needing treatment tips for a client?

  • Are you working with a child who has complex problems and having a hard time deciding on a treatment plan?
  • Does the child have language issues and you need help deciding where to start?
  • Have you used up all the tools in your therapy toolbox and need alternative approaches to remediating a sound?
  • Do you need assistance with IEP goals?
  • Do you need suggestions for useful app and material purchases, apps and materials that you will use over and over again?
  • Would you like guidance when working with a child who stutters?

Sometimes we get stuck and need suggestions for alternative approaches. At other times, we need input as to how to handle a problem or uncertain as to how to proceed. Whether the SLP needs guidance in helping a child with auditory comprehension, expressive language, the stubborn /r/ sound, lateral /s/, those sometimes hard to achieve /k/ and /g/ sounds and other articulation/phonological issues that come up, I can help.  I am able to offer a variety of approaches that will help you help the child. For more complex communication issues, such as a phonological disorder, severe language impairment, a combined speech and language impairment, I help can help you organize a focused and comprehensive treatment plan. Stuttering can be a particularly uncomfortable disorder for some to treat. I will work closely with you to devise a complete treatment plan for the client. I can be there for you and guide you through difficult spots.

I have 40 years of experience working with the pediatric population.  I am a regular contributor to the Phonological Disorders listserv, Linked-in groups, Twitter, and various other speech and language related sites. I am the author of the popular Help Me Talk Right books and a contributor to the first and second editions of Caroline Bowen’s Speech Sound Disorders books. My articles have been published in various publications nationwide. I am a presenter in workshops on pediatric stuttering and phonological disorders.

 With my help, you will:

  • have the support and input of an experienced speech pathologist
  • save time organizing a treatment plan.
  • know the steps it will take to get from point A to point B.
  • create momentum so it’s easier and quicker to get results.
  • set better goals that are based on what the child needs.
  • spend less time trying to figure out how best to help the child.
  • learn approaches and techniques that you will be able to utilize over and over again with future clients.
  • know about apps and materials that are well worth your hard-earned money.

Shouldn’t I be able to manage on my own?

Athletes, performers, CEOs and presidents know that they cannot do it alone. They know that, at times, they need an experienced professional to help them determine the best direction and to provide objective support and feedback. Without this, it can be difficult to achieve excellence and do what is the best for the client. The extra edge the coach provides can make all the difference. Why should you not have this same advantage?

Can I hire a coach for a short-term?

Yes. Some clients hire a coach to help them achieve a specific objective. Many clients choose to continue working with their coach after their initial goals are accomplished because there are even more interesting things to learn!

How long must I commit to working with a coach?

Sessions can be scheduled for 15 minutes, an hour or whatever meets your needs, whether it is one session or more. You will not be locked into a fixed term for coaching. Once I help you to achieve your goal, you can continue your coaching experiences or stop. You decide what time frame works best for you.

How do is coaching done over long distances?

We can talk on the phone, Skype, or Facetime. If you are local (Arizona), we can meet in person, if you choose.

How much does coaching usually cost?

The cost is $150.00 an hour and is based on an hour or increments of an hour. If the session lasts 15 minutes the charge is $37.50, and a half-hour is $75.00.