True Confessions with Lisa & Sarah

True Confessions with Lisa & Sarah
Being a school based SLP is hard and we have made many mistakes along the way! This podcast is all about what really happens in the speech room as well as adventures in starting our own company! We would love to hear from you! Email us at [email protected] with questions or ideas for future podcasts!

E26: A positive mindset and a smile can get you what you want.
Dec 10 • 54 min
In this episode we have our bestie Chris Wenger aka @speechdude aka ‘The Wang’ chatting with us about everything from what went down at ASHA, to what it’s really like working in a high school, and how to advocate for yourself! We just love this guy and we…
BONUS: Best Practices in Data Collection
Oct 30 • 66 min
We are thrilled to participate in the first-ever SLP Live Podcon! By listening to this episode you have the opportunity to earn CEs through Nov. 9th! For more information check out:
E25: Putting yourself out there is hard.
Oct 28 • 34 min
For those of you who have listened before or follow us on social media, you may find this hard to believe but we do really care what people think of 😂 I say that because we post and say some ridiculous things but it is scary! There are plenty of times…
E24: This will be the best school year yet…and other lies I tell myself
Sep 5 • 40 min
We’re baaaaaaaaack!!!!!! We took a quick break but we are back for an all new season of confessions 🎉 We are kicking off season 2 chatting all about starting a new school year and what we hope for yours!
E23: I wasn’t trained to train an SLP-A.
Jun 24 • 46 min
It’s our final episode of the season 🎉 Thank you for coming along on this journey with us! We have loved every single minute of this and can’t wait to come back and start a new season in a couple months! We are thrilled to have our friend, Amy Hill, in…
E22: I “may have” made up data for progress reports.
May 15 • 25 min
In our latest episode we are getting real about writing progress reports. We have done some things we are not proud of but the reality is that this part of our job is tough! We share the mistakes we made as well as solutions right in time for you to start…
E21: I was worried RTI would add to my workload.
Apr 22 • 41 min
In our previous episode about interpreting articulation norms we mentioned the use of RTI as a possible solution to providing earlier intervention. In this episode we are going to go in deeper on what that can look like and discuss if it’s worthwhile! We…
E20: I used to pull IEP present levels out of my [email protected]&!
Mar 19 • 49 min
Have you ever found yourself writing an IEP and filling out the present levels with something like “Johnny is a sweet boy with a nice smile who has lots of friends” and then nothing else? Yeah, us too! We are chatting about all of the frustration of…
E19: We have been interpreting the articulation norms all wrong.
Feb 27 • 58 min
Many of us have seen the new speech sound norms infographic published by McLeod and Crowe circulating on the internet and there are a lot of feelings about what this means for school based SLPs. We are thrilled to have Kelly Farquharson, Associate…
E18: I used to avoid writing social goals because I didn’t know how to measure them.
Feb 13 • 47 min
We were thrilled to have Ryan Hendrix with Social Thinking as a guest on this episode. We loved chatting about how best to support students with social learning differences. Lisa & I confess how we struggled with how best to assess, write objective goals…
E17: We had no idea how big SLP Summit would get.
Jan 17 • 36 min
In our first episode for 2019 we are chatting about goals/resolutions for the new year, all things SLP Summit and we even spill the beans on an exciting new project!
E16: Running my business is harder than being an SLP.
Dec 12, 2018 • 53 min
In our latest episode, Jenna Rayburn from Speech Room News is doing the confessing! She shares how she got started, what it takes to be successful and why she does it. Jenna’s website: Instagram handle: @speechroomnews
E15: What really went down at ASHA 2018!
Nov 21, 2018 • 73 min
In this episode, we spill the tea on what went down at the ASHA convention! Listen to find out what we really think about the convention, what we learned from talking to so many awesome SLPs and what it was like to have the best exhibit hall neighbors…
E14: I get paid to play for a living.
Nov 6, 2018 • 44 min
If you are interested in early intervention but haven’t tried it yet this is the episode for you! Our guest, Emily Cohen, speech-language pathologist, and author chats with us about using a play based approach in therapy and the benefits of including the…
E13: I used to only take data because someone said I had to.
Oct 24, 2018 • 56 min
In this episode, we are talking about everyone’s favorite topic - data! Please still click play :) We share how we really feel about data collection, why it’s so challenging and solutions to make it easier and more effective.
E12: Sometimes my pride gets in the way.
Oct 9, 2018 • 62 min
We convinced our friend Doug Cutler, M.A. CCC-SLP, to jump into the confessional and we are thrilled that he did! In this episode, Sarah confesses that she never wanted to reach out to Doug, who is the AAC specialist in the district because she was…
E11: We have been treating apraxia all wrong.
Sep 18, 2018 • 61 min
We are thrilled to have apraxia specialist, Jennie Bjorem, in the confessional for this episode! We chat about treating childhood apraxia of speech, confess we had no idea what we were doing and discuss how we have all had imposter syndrome at one time or…
E10: We are the last people that should be talking about balance.
Aug 28, 2018 • 42 min
In this episode, we talk about our attempts (and failure) at balancing work, motherhood, love and health. We also confess if we really get along as much as it looks like we do!
E9: Feeling uncomfortable is a good thing.
Aug 15, 2018 • 47 min
We are so excited to have Maria Dixon in the confessional! Maria is not only our friend but is also a professor at Arizona State University and has all the goods about what it takes to successfully survive grad school! We chat about everything from what…
E8: I don’t sit around reading research all day.
Jul 30, 2018 • 55 min
We are super excited to have Dr. Meredith Harold in the confessional (virtually) where she confesses that, “As a PhD, I thought SLPs should just know the research, and if they didn’t, they weren’t trying hard enough.” We love her openness and perspective…
E7: I have fear of using AAC.
Jul 18, 2018 • 29 min
We are super excited to have our friend Anne Page in the confessional for this episode! Anne shares her confession: “I had a student show up with a device and I had no idea how to use it.” If you struggle with helping students with AAC or meeting the…
E6: There is no shame in our game!
Jul 5, 2018 • 23 min
In this episode, we talk about SLP shaming and why it needs to stop!
E5: We are not business majors
Jun 19, 2018 • 34 min
In this episode, Lisa and Sarah confess that they had no idea what they were doing when they started SLP Toolkit. They share how the idea came to them, how they got it off the ground and what they have learned along the way.
E4: I don’t care if you call me speech teacher!
Jun 5, 2018 • 24 min
In this episode Lisa and Sarah discuss a somewhat polarizing topic - being called a “speech teacher”. Big surprise - they have an opinion :)
E3: We gained 90 lbs in a year!
May 21, 2018 • 22 min
In our latest episode, we are talking about our struggles with weight gain and what if anything we are doing about it. Email us at [email protected] with comments or questions about this episode!
E1: Who do we think we are?
Apr 24, 2018 • 13 min
Welcome to the very first episode of True Confessions! In this episode we share a little bit about ourselves and what we hope to accomplish in this brief tell all podcast! Thanks for listening :) Email us at [email protected] with comments or…
E2: I want to quit my job!
Apr 23, 2018 • 19 min
Welcome back :) In this episode, Lisa & Sarah talk about times when they wanted to throw in the towel and how to survive burnout! Email us at [email protected] with comments or questions about this episode!