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April 26, 2015

Getting to Know Your Favorite Online SLPs Linky Party

I'm linking up with Natalie Snyders for her Getting to Know Your Favorite Online SLPs Linky Party to tell you a little bit about myself.

Who am I?

I am a pediatric speech-language pathologist with 25 years experience. I am in my eleventh year of operating my own private practice, serving toddlers through middle schoolers, and loving every minute of it. I live in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with my wonderful husband. We are the parents of three boys, ages 25, 24 and 17. We have a dog, Bruno, and a cat, Bella. My oldest son is married, so I am also a mother-in-law!

I am active on both Facebook and Instagram. You can find me in both places by searching for Small Talk SLP.

What do I offer?

In my practice, I strive to make learning fun for the kids and their parents.  I love to rotate through thematic units, keeping it fresh for everyone, including me! I love to have parents participate in my sessions, and teach them how to work with their child at home. While I like to be fairly organized and like to have a plan for each session, I tend to be pretty flexible when things don't go as planned. I view adapting my goals to their needs for the day as a challenge!

In addition to serving kids in my practice, I love to create materials to sell on Teachers Pay Teachers. I started my store just over 2 years ago, with the goal of sharing quick little activities with all of you at low cost. Some of my best sellers cost just $1.00 each! I have learned so much since starting my store, and now you'll find many of my products include multiple activities.  I'm especially proud of Goin' to the Zoo, an early language skills pack, and my Fast Pace Race Articulation Challenges.

My dream job?

I'm living it!  I love being my own boss, and setting my own hours. I truly love the flexibility of having a private practice! I also love being able to get to know my clients well. It's like having a great big happy family!

My 3 Favorite Things:

After my family, I love food (cooking and eating!), my garden, and being outdoors.  We have fabulous places to hike and explore nearby.

Who else should you know?

Annie Doyle of Doyle Speech Works blog. Annie's blog is always full of insight and inspiration! I have plans to meet her in person someday.  We're going to share a bottle of wine :-)

Who else have you gotten to know?  Go back to Natalie's Page to meet some other awesome SLPs!


  1. Yes, we WILL meet. I'm partial to dry reds :) You?

    1. Yes, me too! Especially Oregon Pinot Noir!!!

  2. Nice to meet you! What an accomplishment, owning a private practice :)

    1. Thanks! Nice to meet you, too! Do you have a blog? If so, what is the link? I'd love to check it out!

  3. Enjoyed learning more about you. I had a dog named Bruno years ago, too :)

    1. Then we MUST. Be kindred spirits! Thanks for stopping by!