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WEBINAR | Keeping Your Cape: Managing Expectations as a Therapist [LIVE] [May 17, 2019]


WEBINAR | Keeping Your Cape: Managing Expectations as a Therapist [LIVE] [May 17, 2019] 90325

Course Description

Recent feedback from our therapist-customer base indicates that many speech and feeding professionals are finding themselves overwhelmed with a full caseload, tons of paperwork and feeling that achieving therapy success with clients can be elusive--our "superhero" cape is getting tattered!

TalkTools instructor, Monica Purdy, has been a Speech Language Pathologist for over 15 years and runs her own busy practice, so she understands the challenges -- and rewards -- of this profession. Monica is presenting a special webinar on addressing these issues and finding ways to "keep your cape". This webinar will be interactive with participants bringing their issues to the group - discussion will include real-world solutions you can take back to your practice and start using immediately.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Participants will be able to articulate what motivated them to choose this occupation.
  2. Participants will be able to outline 3 current challenges for the SLP.
  3. Participants will be able to identify goals and expectations that are realistic and achievable.
  4. Participants will be able to apply 3 techniques that can mitigate these challenges.


Monica Purdy has more than 17 years of professional experience specializing in helping children with special needs to communicate. Monica is PROMPT and SOS trained, familiar with sign language, and well-versed in the use of augmentative devices. She is the owner of Kids Abilities in Indianapolis, IN. In addition to her private practice, Monica is a member of the TalkTools® speakers bureau and has been invited to speak at numerous conventions and seminars across the U.S. and internationally. She is a graduate of Ball State University.


Financial Disclosure: Monica Purdy is the Owner of Kids Abilities Pediatric Therapy Clinic. She is a member of the TalkTools® speakers bureau and receives speaker honorarium.

Non-Financial Disclosure: She has no relevant nonfinancial relationships to disclose.


Webinar Details

This program is offered for 0.2 ASHA CEUs (Intermediate Level; Professional Area)(see TalkTools ASHA CEU Policy and Process for more information)

Schedule (01:00PM - 03:00PM Eastern)

  • 1:00 – 1:10 Welcome
  • 1:10 – 1:30 Why Did We Become Therapists
  • 1:30 – 2:00 What are the Current Challenges
  • 2:00 – 2:10 Break
  • 2:00 – 2:30 Techniques and Strategies to Manage Goals and Expectations
  • 2:30 -- 3:10 Open Discussion

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