77: 5 Tips for Brand New CFs

5 Tips for Brand New CFs



There are so many CFs joining the field, and there are also so many brand new SLPs that just finished their CFs!

This is such an exciting time for all of you. I remember being there myself, and I have learned so much since then.

I have had my fair share of lessons and made so many mistakes, so I am sharing the five tips that I have for brand new CFs in this episode.


In This Episode You’ll Discover:

  • The reason it is okay to not know everything
  • The tools you have to figure everything out
  • Why you shouldn’t be afraid to ask questions
  • Who to go to when you need help
  • How to pivot when you need to
  • The importance of staying flexible
  • Why you need to stand up for what you believe in
  • Why you need to be open to the opinions of others
  • Tips for holding yourself accountable


I hope this episode along with my five key tips help you feel prepared and ready for your clinical fellowship year.

Remember, I am 15 years into my career, and I still make mistakes! Keep smiling, keep learning, and do the very best you can!

I want to hear from you guys. Which tip did you find the most helpful from this episode? What are you most worried about or unsure about? Do you have any questions that I didn’t answer? Let me know by sending me a DM over on Instagram!

Join me on Wednesday, July 28th at 8 pm est for CF Bootcamp! It is a live 90-minute virtual, interactive and fun workshop for anyone returning or entering the school-based setting or working with school-aged children. It's perfect for any new SLP, CFs, or anyone returning to the school setting. Register at speechtimefun.com/cfbootcamp!


5 Tips for Brand New CFs


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