The Missing Link for SLPs

5 Surprising Skills SLPs Need for the Unknown Future

The Missing Link for SLPs
5 Surprising Skills SLPs Need for the Unknown Future

Life is hard. Being an SLP can be hard as well. We often enter graduate school with "stars in our eyes," yet here we are in reality. This episode covers the five surprising skills that speech pathologists need for our unknown future: daringness, curiosity, authenticity, critical thinking, and perseverance.

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Focus & Story

  • Actions and choices that shape our resiliency and ability to move forward.
  • Skydiving story.

Discussion & Reflection Questions

  1. Daringness - what role does smart daring play in resiliency?
  2. Curiosity - why is curiosity important to resiliency?
  3. Authenticity - how does being authentic increase my resiliency factor? 
  4. Critical thinking - when is critical thinking important?
  5. Perseverance - what happens with a little (or a lot) of persistence?

Challenge Of The Week

  • Have a conversation and do some critical thinking with your peers about how to take actions and strengthen your resiliency factor, together.

Quote Of The Week

“Falling down is part of life. Getting back up is living.”  Jose N. Harris

Tip For Success

  • Practice being authentic


Upcoming Topics

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Brought to you by Mattie Murrey, MA, CCC/SLP - Fresh SLP of The Missing Link for SLPs