Monday, May 10, 2010

Social Networking for SLPs

So, I've been networking with several speech therapist over the web, via twitter. Its been pretty useful, and sometimes therapeutic. I can grip about students to people who understand. I can get therapy ideas for my functional skills group. Sometimes we just chat in general. Of course all of the talk of students is done very vaguely without names, but its been nice, especially since I don't get to talk to other speech therapist more than 2-3 times a month.

One of my twitter friends wrote a nice little blog entry describing the benefits of social networking for SLPs. @RhiannanW wrote an article called "Start Tweeting, Speechies!". You should give it a read over, or at least go to her website Therapy Ideas which is a great resource for SLPs in general.

By the way, if you do want to join us at twitter, my name there is @speechbob.


Kristin said...

Cool! I am not very Twitter savy right now, but I love the networking thing. I'm totally going to check it out!

Kristin said...

I wanna find a Facebook one!

Kristin said...

Ha ha, okay it's me again! How obnoxious. (But I want you other classmates to comment by the way!! Are you checking this anymore? We need to get this thing in the groove. Maybe I'll start posting mroe often.) Anyway, I checked it all our (all the links) which was cool, and I also added some new Twitter friends. The bummer is tha tthe stuff is all gear toward peds practice. I want to find what you found in the adult/medical realm too! Jealous!

Bob said...

I read the blog, but I need to post stuff more often, maybe we should change the title to make it more of a general speech therapy blog. I'll write about school age kids and you can cover that medical stuff. What do you think?