It’s May, which means it’s time to celebrate Better Hearing and Speech Month—and to appreciate the difference SLPs make in the world!
SLPs are wonderful, patient people with a penchant for kindness…
…and the drive to make the world better, one patient at a time.
After all, you’re in the people business, and you give your all to each and every patient…
…even after waking up early to finish some pre-appointment planning.
You’re intuitive and expert problem-solvers.
You take pride in finding creative ways to make treatment meaningful to your patients.
And you’re constantly learning new treatment approaches so you’re ready to tackle the most complex diagnoses.
You’re masters of being adaptable—because no two work days are exactly the same.
One day could be filled with treating dyspraxia patients and performing oral feeding therapy…
…while the next is spent squaring off with insurance companies.
You also work with a wide variety of patients and caretakers—from the ones who follow your home treatment plan to the letter…
…to the ones who refuse to follow any of your directions.
But when you finally get everyone on board, it feels like you can do anything—because you pretty much can!
Maybe you’re frustrated that your clients can’t get their /r/ pronunciation quite right.
Or you’re bummed that you have to cancel your dinner plans so you can finish your documentation—again.
But it’s okay, because nothing can match that feeling when your perseverance pays off, and a patient swallows solid food for the first time since having a stroke…
…or a toddler says his or her first word.
Besides, SLPs are resilient: no matter what life throws at you, you know you’ll end up okay.