79: Mistakes SLPs Make Working With Older Speech Students

Mistakes SLPs Make Working With Older Speech Students



Working with older speech students is a challenge. We try our best, but we aren't superheroes, right?

It is a lot different than working with younger students, and sometimes we make mistakes.

In this episode, I am talking all about mistakes that SLPs tend to make when working with older students.

I am sharing the mistakes that I have either made myself or the ones that other SLPs that I know have made.

We will learn from each other and hopefully prevent them from happening in the future by talking through them! 


In This Episode You’ll Discover:

  • Using games with older speech students
  • Some of my favorite games to use
  • Common avoidant behaviors to recognize
  • How to know what reading level students are at
  • How to easily modify activities
  • Making sure you are approachable
  • Using your students’ strengths and interests to your advantage


This is the second episode in a whole series that I am doing about working with older speech students, so make sure you listen to the first one too if you missed it. Each one will save you tons of time and stress!

There are also more episodes coming up in this series that will ultimately cover how to help older students become more successful. 

Don’t forget that I have something really BIG coming soon, so keep opening your emails from me and checking my Instagram! I am so excited about it and can’t wait to tell you!

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