Post Updated for 2018!
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Description: This page is for SLPs, SLPAs, and SLP students. Parents are not allowed in the group. *The main purpose of this group is for chatting about Speech Pathology- related topics. If you are a parent or student, please be respectful of our profession (and our licenses!) and know that we are not here to give advice related to specific assessment or treatment procedures.
Description: A group for SLPs to share speech therapy ideas with each other.
Pediatric Speech Therapy Groups
Description: FOR SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PROFESSIONALS ONLY. A place to discuss EBP provision of services in the schools only. *Parents need to seek a qualified SLP vs. asking for advice in this group.** Threads not pertaining to school-based services will be deleted without notice. Repeated violations will result in offenders being removed from the group.
Description: To focus more on the solution than the problem when it comes to schools, to remember that there is life outside of work when that is the only way you can stay positive, AND to remember we have the best job in the whole wide world! :-)
Description: Pediatric Medical SLPs is a group for professionals to discuss information relevant to working with pediatric patients in a medical setting (hospital, rehab center, etc.). Please, no spamming. Graduate students are welcome to join as well. Parents seeking medical advice should defer to their child's service providers.
Description: This is a closed group ONLY for Speech-Language Pathologists, Speech-Language Pathologist Assistants and graduate students majoring in Speech-Language Pathology to discuss early intervention in relation to evaluations, therapy and other great ideas to help grow our clinical skills. Please join!
Description: This group is for people to swap ideas, ask for help, and to share their experiences in serving the very special birth to three population.
Description: This group welcomes both parents/caregivers and professionals working with infants and toddlers. We share information, questions, articles & resources about infant & toddler development. Hosted by: Ayelet Marinovich, M.A., CCC-SLP and Lia Kurtin, M.S., CCC-SLP
Adult Speech Therapy Groups
Description: A dedicated forum for Medical Speech Language Pathologists around the world to contribute, collaborate and communicate about all things #MedicalSLP related. The dynamic field of Speech Language Pathology is expanding rapidly. Medical SLP has become a very specialized area of practice in this field and having a forum dedicated to it seemed like a must. This group is open to professionals and students interested in or currently practicing in the field of Medical SLP. Spread the word and feel free to ask questions, share your opinions and valuable comments. We learn something new everyday.
Description: For SLPs working with adults in rehab settings! A place to ask questions, get ideas, and just have support from fellow SLPs! Please do not include any identifying information in your posts!
MedSLP Newbies (New!)
Description: MedSLP Newbies is a group for any SLP that is a new grad or younger clinician, an SLP thinking of switching, or an SLP that is brand new to the medical side. This group is also for any VETERAN SLP who loves to teach and share EBP with fellow clinicians! This is a 100% SAFE ZONE. There are ZERO stupid questions, and there is ZERO tolerance for jerks. The only way we will grow as a profession, and improve outcomes for our patients is by seeking the info that you don't know.
Speech Therapy Private Practice Groups
Description: Interested in starting your own speech therapy private practice? Need some help and support getting started? Join our community and find the support and answers you need.
Description: Where Therapists Go to Collaborate
Speech Therapy Specialty Groups
Clinical Research for SLPs (new!)
Description: This is a place for speech–language pathologists and clinical scientists to discuss research in the field of speech-language pathology. The purpose of this group is A.) to provide a place to host weekly discussions of research applicable to clinical practice. The group Admins and Moderators will organize volunteers to host weekly topic discussions and B.) to provide a place to additionally discuss anything related to research and speech–language pathology. Group members may share resources, make observations, or generally chat about anything SLP and research-related.
Description: This group was created for Bilingual Speech Language Pathologists to share their expertise in working with bilingual children and adults. Monolingual SLPs seeking advise on how to work with bilingual clients are welcome and encouraged to join. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues as well as to post questions, responses, resources, and any other information PERTINENT to bilingual speech language pathology for all to share.
Description: In which we observe the rare male Speech Pathologist in his natural habitat
Description: The purpose of this group is to encourage community among AAC users and the great people that help them. Please post any questions, resources, or videos. We are here to help each other as we help our kids become the ALTERNATIVE AWESOME COMMUNICATORS that they are!!!
Description: This group is for Speech Language Pathologists interested in or currently working via telepractice. Telepractice is a great option, but when you are working from home there's a bit of isolation. This is a great way to collaborate on treatment ideas, carryover ideas, etc.
Description: This group is a closed group for Speech-Language Pathologists and other professionals who work with transgender people seeking vocal transition-related services and/or training.
Clinical Voice Therapy (new!)
Description: This is a closed group for Practising Speech Pathologists and associated health professionals (e.g. ENTs and Physiotherapists) around the world with a special interest in voice and voice therapy.
SLP Coupons (new!)
Description: Coupons to help speech therapists do their jobs easier (ex. CEUs, treatment materials, etc.) or live easier (ex. Ann Taylor, Michaels, etc.)
Description: This is a US based group to buy and sell materials and post ISOs. You can check out the page Speech Therapy Material Auctions as well to see 100s of items and auctions. I created this for you'll to sell your stuff too :)
Description: This is more than a group. This is a movement! The field of Speech-Language Pathology is largely misunderstood. This leads, ironically, to miscommunication between professionals and the public about the services we provide. This miscommunication is ultimately a detriment to the public - as many may miss opportunities to have an SLP make maximal impact on their lives because they don't understand what we can diagnose and treat. While most of us have heard SLPs in all sectors complain about misperceptions about our field, few are raising their hands to explain how they themselves are becoming a catalyst to change this.
Description: The Political SLP is a nonpartisan group of SLPs and related professionals discussing current and potential policies and the impact on our field.
Description: A place for SLPs to chat about research in the field of speech-language pathology
Description: A place for those considering leaving to field to find support and guidance
Type B SLPs (new!)
Description: We love our jobs, and we're great at them--in our own special laid-back, creative, chaotic way!
Membership is capped right now, exceptions may be made for charming entreaties made by potential members' friends.
Description: A group for speech-language pathology graduate students and clinical fellows to share resources, give / get support, etc.
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Jena H. Castro-Casbon, MS CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist, private practice consultant and member ASHA and the American Academy of Private Practice in Speech Pathology and Audiology.
She started her own speech therapy private practice in 2006. She is the founder of The Independent Clinician and author of The Guide to Private Patients, The Guide to Creating a Web Presence for Your Private Practice and Grow Your Private Practice. Since 2008, she has helped thousands of clinicians get the flexibility, income and freedom they desire from starting their own private speech therapy, occupational therapy and physical therapy practices.
Jena is the admin for "The SLP Private Practice Beginners Facebook Group"
Jena H. Casbon, MS CCC-SLP is a private practice consultant who helps SLPs, OTs and PTs start their own private practices. She is the author of two books: The Guide to Private Patients and The Guide to Creating a Web Presence For Your Private Practice and an online course, Grow Your Private Practice.