Friday, December 19, 2008

grammar errors

So, I had to write this real quick. I don't know why, because its pretty embarrassing. Okay, so as a speech therapist people hold me to a higher level of speaking. This is the frequent joke when I accidentally say something that doesn't make sense and everybody laughs. ha ha ha ha... (almost like that what about bob joke that never dies......) So, in an IEP (Individual Education Plan) for a student that really has some serious issues with verbal grammar to the point where its hard to understand him... so on the part where I write what the student needs to do (so and so needs to be able to produce grammatically correct sentences blaa blaa blaa). I apparently made a big grammar error when writing this sentences to the point where it didn't make sense when you read it out loud. When do I catch my mistake? As I'm reading it to the parents of the student in question. I'm just really inspiring the confidence of that parent that I can really help her son.

Monday, December 01, 2008

pros and cons of school speech therapy

So, since any excitement has died out for this blog (not that I think it was ever there), I'm going to use this blog more to talk about my endeavors at work, seeing how you people would understand better than anyone else.

So, what are the pros and cons for deciding to work in schools instead of the hospitals?

June July Aug,
better benefits (because you are technically a state employee).
you see progress with younger kids (as oppose to working in a nursing home)
lots of vacation days
you can leave earlier (if you don't have about a million things to do which we normally do)
no weekends
kids are cute

pay is less (but when you consider summers off and all the holidays off its actually pretty close).
high high high caseloads
usually you have to see kids in groups
lots of paperwork
a closet for an office
kids with behavior problems
teachers that won't work with your schedule.

hmm, is it worth it? I don't know, June July and August is a pretty big motivator.

Bob Bateman

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