True Confessions with Lisa & Sarah
True Confessions with Lisa & Sarah
SLP Toolkit
Being a school based SLP is hard and we have made many mistakes along the way! This podcast is all about what really happens in the speech room as well as adventures in starting our own company! We would love to hear from you! Email us at with questions or ideas for future podcasts!
E30: It's not a people problem it's a process problem.
Phuong Palafox, author of The Heartbeat of Speech-Language Pathology, and SLP at Bilinguistics in Austin, TX, joins us in the confessional for a discussion about what school-based SLPs can do to be successful in a system designed to make them unsuccessful. Phuong is not only a brilliant SLP but a beautiful person who has made it her mission to help SLPs know their worth and advocate for themselves. This episode is loaded with inspiration, truth bombs, and solutions! It's a must listen for all school-based SLPs! Resources mentioned in this episode:  The Heartbeat of Speech-Language Pathology Bilinguistics The Speech Therapy Blog Join the movement Intention bracelet SLP Toolkit
Jun 7
57 min
E29: I was not financially prepared for a pandemic.
In this timely episode, we chat with Craig Goldslager, a financial planner who is also married to an SLP. We talk about everything from the CARES Act to the stock market and everything we need to consider to financially survive COVID-19. He highlights ways to access cash now if we need it and discusses things to consider moving forward should something like this happen again in the future. RESOURCES: Craig Goldslager, Utterly Financial - Helping SLPs plan for retirement. SLP Money Episode 5: The CARES Act & Common Investor Mistakes to Avoid Estimate the size of your stimulus check Apply for unemployment Federal student loans suspended through 9/30/2020.  If you have private lenders, talk to them about forbearance or deferral strategies (for every type of payments: mortgage, auto insurance, homeowner’s insurance, credit cards, car payments, etc…) Payroll Protection Program:  This is through your bank Overview Sample Application Economic Disaster Loan:  This is through Online Application More Information about Disaster Loans (including the forgiven $10,000 advance if approved for the loan)
Apr 11
57 min
E28: I call in sick because I just need a day off.
We are thrilled to have guest Jessi Andricks, Stress Management Coach for SLPs, in the confessional to chat with us about burn out and managing stress - and no we do no suggest crying in your car! This is a critically important conversation as we have all felt burnout from this job and we hope you will find the solutions given in this episode help you to find joy in the job!  Jessi is a wealth of knowledge and has a unique background that is perfect for this conversation!  Resources mentioned:  Stress Management Podcast Stress Management Professional Development Courses Jessi Andricks IG
Feb 25
45 min
E27: Having an attorney in a meeting is scary.
No one wants to hear that an attorney is going to be in attendance at a meeting. But they are there for a reason, and in this episode we chat about what that reason is. We also discuss ways teams can be proactive to avoid getting to the point of having an attorney present in the first place. We are thrilled to have Lloyd Donders, Esq., a special education attorney, in the confessional for this very important conversation! You won't want to miss this episode! Resource(s) referenced: Writing Meaningful IEPs
Feb 7
52 min
E26: A positive mindset and a smile can get you what you want.
In this episode we have our bestie Chris Wenger aka @speechdude aka 'The Wang' chatting with us about everything from what went down at ASHA, to what it's really like working in a high school, and how to advocate for yourself! We just love this guy and we know you will too! 
Dec 10, 2019
54 min
BONUS: Best Practices in Data Collection
We are thrilled to participate in the first-ever SLP Live Podcon! By listening to this episode you have the opportunity to earn CEs through Nov. 9th! For more information check out:
Oct 30, 2019
1 hr 6 min
E25: Putting yourself out there is hard.
For those of you who have listened before or follow us on social media, you may find this hard to believe but we do really care what people think of 😂 I say that because we post and say some ridiculous things but it is scary! There are plenty of times when we question ourselves! In this episode, we are chatting about what we have learned and what we hope for you!  Mentions:  SLP-Live podcon Smiles for Speech Speechy Musings Amy Porterfield Jasmine Star Rachel Hollis
Oct 28, 2019
34 min
E24: This will be the best school year yet...and other lies I tell myself
We're baaaaaaaaack!!!!!! We took a quick break but we are back for an all new season of confessions 🎉 We are kicking off season 2 chatting all about starting a new school year and what we hope for yours! 
Sep 5, 2019
40 min
E23: I wasn't trained to train an SLP-A.
It's our final episode of the season 🎉 Thank you for coming along on this journey with us! We have loved every single minute of this and can't wait to come back and start a new season in a couple months! We are thrilled to have our friend, Amy Hill, in the confessional to chat about everything SLP-A related! Amy is the perfect guest to have on to talk about this subject as she is the program director for the SLP-A program at Estrella Mountain Community College and AZ Executive Director of Clinical Support for Light Street Special Education Solutions - where she oversees SLPs and SLP-A's. With the new SLP-A ASHA certification coming soon, this is a great listen for any SLP-A or SLP supervisor! Navigating this working relationship can be tricky! Hopefully this will help :)
Jun 24, 2019
46 min
E22: I "may have" made up data for progress reports.
In our latest episode we are getting real about writing progress reports. We have done some things we are not proud of but the reality is that this part of our job is tough! We share the mistakes we made as well as solutions right in time for you to start writing your end of year progress reports!
May 15, 2019
25 min
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