Whether we like it or not, a lot of older speech students don’t necessarily like to come to speech…
It is super common for older speech students to not be enthusiastic about coming to see us, so this is why it is so important to build rapport with our students.
We want our students to feel like they are in a warm and comfortable environment because then they are willing to take more risks, trust us and respect us.
This isn’t always easy to do, so I am covering how to build rapport with your older speech students while maintaining proper rules and boundaries with them in this episode!
In This Episode You’ll Discover:
- Why building rapport is so important
- Setting boundaries with older speech students
- Finding the balance between being too harsh or too pushy
- How to learn your student’s interests
- Why you should tell your students more about you
- Using the interests of your students in your lessons
I hope you find these tips helpful for building that rapport with your students!
I have been talking a lot lately about working with older speech students and how to keep them motivated, give them appropriate resources, and plan with ease and confidence, so make sure that you listen to the rest of the episodes in this series!
Don’t forget that I have a free training next week for school-based SLPs! Visit http://speechtimefun.com/training to sign up and learn my 5 NINJA TIPS for lesson planning with ease!
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Q: Where can you always find money?
A: In the dictionary.
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