Are you the parent of a child with speech or language delays? Do you struggle with finding ways to help your child with speech and language skills at home? Do you wish there was something you could do to help your child become a better communicator? Well, there is! You’ve come to the right place!
Are you a speech-language pathologist in need of fresh ideas for therapy? Are you looking for quick and easy activities and resources that you can share with the families of the children you work with for better carry-over and generalization of skills? You have also come to the right place!
Whether you are a speech-language pathologist or a parent, my website will give you practical speech and language activities and information that you can use to improve communication in your child or the students you work with. When I am not working as a speech-language pathologist at my own private practice, I dedicate my time to creating awesome activities and writing them in simple terms that are easy to understand.
That means, you will easily be able to pick up one of my activities or resources and quickly put it into action right away. Plus, my materials can be shared with other people on the child’s team, including teachers, parents, caregivers, baby-sitters, and therapists so that everyone will understand what’s going on and can help the child make faster progress.
I work with parents every day through my private practice. Most of the families I work with stay with me during the speech therapy sessions so I am constantly teaching and coaching those families on how best to help their children. I also get great feedback from those parents about what works and what doesn’t. This helps me make sure that I am putting only the best information and resources up on this website.
My training and ongoing continuing education as a speech-language pathologist gives me the expertise to understand the field and how best to help the children we serve. I also have a particular interest in reading and analyzing current research. This allows me to stay up to date on current research in the field and gives me an opportunity to share that information with others through my website. I have a knack for breaking that research down into easy-to-understand tidbits that you can use to improve the communication skills of the children in your life.
My journey as a speech-language pathologist begins in graduate school at Truman State University in Kirksvile, Missouri. I quickly learned that my passion in the field of speech-language pathology is with children. I love working with children and finding ways to help improve the lives of families. After graduation, I worked at the Columbia Public Schools in Columbia, Missouri in the 3-5 years program. Although I loved all of the children I worked with and enjoyed the job thoroughly, I found myself longing to be able to provide even more assistance to the families I worked with. Through the schools, I had very large caseloads and had very little access to their families, unless I wanted to spend my evenings and weekends connecting with them. I also struggled against the legal constraints placed on me, such as only being able to help children whose speech and language delays were severe enough to qualify.
In 2013, I quit my safe, secure public schools job and opened my private practice full time. I had been seeing a few children in my home after school before that but this was the real deal! Talk about scary! Fortunately, I was blessed to work with many amazing families and my practice took off! Throughout all of this, I was also creating awesome content for this website. I found that I love being able to help people all over the world with my information, activities, and resources. I write about the things that I am struggling with or the things that my families are struggling with. I figure we can’t be the only ones who need the information and there is such a lack of easily accessible information out there!
I am so glad that you have found my website! One of the most fulfilling times of my week is when I get to sit down and go through my emails because I am constantly getting “thank you” emails from fans and followers who have benefited from my materials. I am so happy to be able to share my knowledge with all of you! Please sign up for my email list below. Not only will you get great content from me that you won’t find on the website, but it will also give me an opportunity to communicate with you directly to see how my website and I can be of help to you.
Carrie Clark, CCC-SLP
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