Building Self-Esteem for SLP Students

As an SLP, you have many responsibilities to your students. You’re there to guide them and help them understand and work through their struggles. But you also have the opportunity to help encourage them and help them find their own self-esteem. 

Some tips for building self-esteem for SLP students: 

Show your students they’re a priority. 

Make each student feel special during their sessions. Show them that they’re your priority and try not to seem distracted. Give them your undivided attention and show that you care. 

Show that you care about them outside of sessions and school. 

Ask your students questions about their days, their lives outside of school, their weekends, etc. This will not only show that you care, but will also encourage them to speak freely. Feeling cared for and comfortable will help them feel more confident. 

Use positive reinforcement.

A “great job!” goes a long way. Give them tasks that they can easily complete, then congratulate them when they achieve them. This will give them a confidence boost to then attempt tougher tasks. 

Acknowledge their strengths. 

It’s usually tough for your students to recognize their own strengths. Celebrate the small victories and help them see their own strengths and accomplishments. 

Teach them how to address conflict. 

As important as it is to recognize and celebrate the good, it’s also vital to encourage your students how to best address conflict. If they begin to feel frustrated or are struggling during a session, instead of allowing them to feel sad for themselves, encourage them to find ways to move forward and solve the problem on their own. 

You play a large role in the lives of your students, and the ability to help them discover self-esteem is an honor. If you’re looking for additional resources and support for SLPs, check out our blog

How to Teach Your SLP Students What Sad Means

Do your students struggle to tell you how they’re feeling and why? Many SLP students struggle when it comes to emotions, but you have the ability to help them understand them a little better. 

We’ve created a resource to help you teach your students how to better understand and communicate their emotions. 

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New Year Tips for Teletherapists

Follow these new year tips for teletherapists to ensure you kick off the new year on the right foot. 

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A Helpful Tool to Help You Monitor Your Students’ IEP Progress

How are you currently monitoring your students’ IEP progress? We recommend a fun, visual resource for interacting with your students. This will help them feel like they have more visibility into their progress and will help them see their goals a little more clearly. 

Below you’ll find a tool to help you do just that (you can also download a printable PDF version here).

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Tips for College Graduates Considering a Career in Teletherapy

If you’re a college graduate (or soon-to-be college graduate) considering a career in teletherapy, we’re so excited for you! Teletherapy is an excellent career path as it opens up plenty of opportunities for you to help students in need while finding work-life balance. 

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Tips for Therapists Transitioning to Remote Work

We’re so excited you’ve decided to make the switch from traditional therapy to teletherapy. Teletherapy allows you to reach more children in need and make a difference in their lives. It also allows you to focus on what your students truly need without distractions of sitting in traffic, navigating a new school, or dealing with pandemic-related struggles. 

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Bozarth to oversee and support delivery of deaf and hard of hearing and special education teletherapy services for children.

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Holiday Ideas for Virtual SLP Students

We’re embarking on a season that can be fun and exciting but also overwhelming for students and teletherapists alike. But we’re here to help take some of that stress away and allow you to focus on enjoying the season with your students! That’s why we’ve put together some holiday ideas for virtual SLP students. 

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Benefits of Telehealth In Rural Area

Schools across the country benefit from using teletherapy and telehealth to ensure their students receive the services they need to succeed. However, rural communities and school districts can benefit in a unique way because it allows access to a wider range of skilled professionals to meet their needs and so much more! Learn more about telehealth in rural areas and how your school can benefit in this blog article!

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World Braille Day (January 4th) – History & Activities

Braille is more than a way for people who are blind or visually impaired to read and communicate. It is an important tool that helps them to function in the world and live a life of independence.

Unfortunately, braille literacy is declining, and it has never been more important to draw attention to it. World Braille Day is the perfect way to raise awareness and celebrate the doors that it opens.

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