Stay with me here… I’m not talking about all the apps to replace therapy. I’m talking about using digital resources to use in your speech therapy sessions to help YOU as a busy SLP.
Here’s 3 reasons to go digital this year:
- Save TIME: Time is precious to us. I don’t want to have to go digging through papers to find a word list for medial /s/ or look for a data sheet from 6 months ago that I randomly stuck somewhere when I was in a rush.
- Save paper (and therapy space): Do you have a paper limit where you work? A lot of people do! I fortunately did not but I also did not want 324 binders with 382592 papers filling up my shelves. Going digital means that a lot of those papers can be eliminated.
- Ready-to-go tools: Sometimes therapy doesn’t go as planned or we decide in the middle to change things up. Maybe you decide you want to get some quick data. Rather than have to then go find the papers for that; therefore, interrupting therapy, all your tools are ready at the click of a button!
How I go digital in my speech room
On my iPad (and computer), I have word lists and sentence lists ready to be pulled up. I have progress monitoring tools with editable data sheets at my finger tips. I have seasonal scenes saved to my photos. The list could go on. The idea is not to have materials to replace therapy, but to aid in making therapy effective and efficient.
Do you have any other digital resources you use in speech therapy? Comment below and tell me about it! If you haven’t, I encourage you to try it to save you time and energy! Grab this free progress monitoring tool HERE.
If you want more information about how I progress monitor digitally, read this blog post.