122: Advice From A Resource Room Teacher with Amanda Wilp

Advice From A Resource Room Teacher with Amanda Wilp


Do you have routines established for your speech room? 

There are so many benefits to having an established routine in place in your speech therapy practice that many don’t think of. Routines help students get the practice they need to reach their goals faster, and it helps you with planning and progress monitoring. 

In this episode of SLP Coffee Talk, I sat down with Amanda Wilp to talk about collaborating with classroom teachers, teaching strategies, and how to establish effective routines that will set you up for success all year long. 

Amanda Wilp teaches special education in southern Indiana. She is also a wife and mom of two daughters. 

Amanda has been teaching for ten years and she loves what she does. As a resource room teacher, she loves having her students year after year and getting to know their strengths, weaknesses, interests, and families. She’s currently teaching 2nd and 3rd grade special education but has spent most of her time with kindergarten through 3rd grade students. 

After years of basically living at school, she decided that something had to give. She needed to develop a set of interventions to help resource room teachers deliver great intervention without living at school every. single. day. 


In This Episode You’ll Discover:

  • The importance of routines
  • Why you shouldn’t rush learning new skills
  • How routines help students reach their goals
  • Why routines make planning and progress monitoring easier
  • How to set yourself up for success
  • Paperwork and organization tips
  • Tips for working with classroom teachers
  • Strategies to help students struggling with reading comprehension


I hope you found this episode helpful! Routines are such a simple and effective way to improve outcomes for you and your students. By simplifying your day, you can get so much of your time back while also helping students reach their goals. 

If you loved what Amanda had to say and want to hear more from her, check out her podcast and join her Facebook group to get more support. Also, make sure you check out her free Resource Room Reading Lesson Plans. 

Looking for resources for older students? Join the only membership for SLPs working with older students here! 


Advice From A Resource Room Teacher with Amanda Wilp


Joke of the Week:

Q: How is a baseball team similar to a pancake? 

A: They both need a good batter. 


Resources Mentioned: 

Check out Amanda’s website

Free Resource Room Reading Lesson Plans

Follow The Primary Gal on Facebook

Check out The Primary Gal on Teachers Pay Teachers

Follow The Primary Gal on Instagram

Listen to The Resource Room Podcast

Join The Resource Room Facebook group

SLP Elevate Membership


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