SLP Corner: 5 Whys for Problem Solving
[Source: Crazy Speech World]
As SLPs or educators, we are no strangers to problem solving. In fact, we probably do this several times a day when it comes to dealing with our students, parents, and co-workers. The 5 Why strategy was developed by Sakichi Toyoda, to get to the bottom of problems. He was a leader in Japanese industry and the founder of Toyota. I think he knew what he was talking about.
The 5 why strategy works like this…you determine a problem, then ask the question ‘why’ at least 5 times to try to find the root cause. Sounds easy enough right? Sometimes, we (human beings) let our emotions and experiences cloud our judgment, which can lead to
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