SLP Corner: The Power of Words within the Speech Therapy Setting

[Source:  Erik X. Raj]
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As a speech-language pathologist, I would say that I was trained to be very much in tune with words and how words have a lot of strength to them. The average person usually just talks and uses words without really thinking too much about them, but not us SLPs. We analyze every word that we write and we always take a few extra moments to choose our words wisely during oral communication. Why? Because we truly know that words matter. We get it.
Words can build us up and words can break us down.
Not too long ago as I was strolling down the hallway, I saw one of my students walking to class. As he was walking, he passed one of his teachers and that teacher said to him,“Hey there trouble maker. Are you staying out of trouble?” The boy smiled and nodded, the teacher gave a thumbs up, and the two of them continued on their merry way. The communication exchange was simple, to the point, and it took all of about 10 seconds.
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