Do you ever have those moments in therapy where you just stop and think – “Yes, this is why I love my job!”? I have had several of those lately, and wanted to share just a few of those happy moments with you today.
- When I was introducing the /th/ to one of my first grade students for the first time, we spent a lot of time looking in the mirror and talking about where our tongue should go to make this sound. After about ten minutes of practicing, he turned to me very seriously and said, “You know, it’s a good thing I have my front teeth now, because otherwise I couldn’t make this sound.” #futureslp?
- In my second session ever with one of my kindergarten students, I decided to target the /l/ sound. After practicing how we make it, we made a picture with all the words we could think of with the /l/ sound. Every time he heard another word containing the /l/ sound, he would yell “Oh, oh!” and jump up and down like I told him we were about to go to Disney World.
- One of my third graders was clearly focusing on other, more important matters during our session on other things than the similarities and differences activity that I had been working on, as she randomly blurted out, “It’s cool that you and Mr. Snyders got married, cause you are both teachers. And you can share your stuffed animals and stuff.”
Do you have any happy SLP moments to share?
Word of Mouth says
The happy moments are what make our job the best. My happy moment: I had a 5th grade boy give me a hug in front of his class this week! I love when I have boys who are not embarrassed about going to speech at his age.
It's great when we can sit back and see the beauty. I had a similar experience today with a 7th grade boy who was just so kind and conscientious!