SLP humor is something that helps me get through the week. I feel comforted when other SLP’s can relate to the joys and struggles we face as school based SLP’s. I love my job, but I have those days when I stop and think “Is this really happening to me?” Creating SLP GIF’s are my new found happy place! I love finding funny gifs that I can relate to the daily life of an SLP. If you loved my SLP GIF’s blog post featuring the cast from the show Seinfeld, then I know you will have a smile reading this post.
The Life Of The SLP Told By The Cast Of Friends
I remember watching the show Friends in high school and college. It was a classic! The characters on this show embody so many great emotions. Here are some gifs I made with this fun cast of characters.
This thought has entered my brain on several occasions…..why do I have 80 kids on my caseload? (this was in the past), why do I always forget to check that ONE BOX on the IEP?, why do I have all day IEP meetings? why do I have to do medi-cal billing? The why’s just keep on comin’!
Even though it has been over 10 years since I have been in college, I will never forget all the smarties in my class monopolizing the class with all their knowledge.
If you are currently or have ever been a middle school SLP, you totally understand this gif. It’s a love/hate kind of a relationship with the BIG kids. Meet your goals or else you get ME for another year lol!
SLP’s make it well known that whosoever shall enter the speech room will obey everything that the SLP says. No exceptions. We are the QUEENS and KINGS of the speech room.
All day IEP’s are killer on the SLP! Most of my SPED colleagues have 1-2 on these days, while I am frantically trying to get ready for at least 5. One year I had 10 in one day. It was brutal.
Ever took a break from writing IEP’s at night and then woke up in sheer panic about where you were?
You know those little guys and gals that don’t want to stop what they are doing to come hang out with you. Sorry folks, your IEP says you must see the SLP 2x weekly for 30 minutes and I will uphold services with fidelity!
This happened a lot at the middle school. The elementary kids LOVE me. I get hugs, waves in the hallway, pleading looks to take them from class. Middle school students avoided me in the hallways, told me they hated my activities and that I WAS BORING!! How dare they!?
SLP’s get animated in therapy. We do whatever it takes to get those little speechies talking more!
Did I turn off the laminator before I left? Did I write Johnny’s IEP already? Did I remember to set up Susie’s IEP meeting? Did I turn off the lights before I left? Did I lock my door? Did I bring that test kit over? Did I screen that kid in kindergarten? Did I lock up my ipad? The “did I” list could go on and on. Certain months out of the year, I forget everything! It is called IEP season lol.
We only work summer school if we want a shopping spree or have student loans. I did my time with summer school.
SLP’s don’t go out on Friday nights. We are lucky if we make it past 9pm. This is therapy for SLP’s. Wine, hot bath and netflix.
It takes everything for the SLP to not come unglued when staff start diagnosing students during lunch time.
The life of an SLP can be quite exciting. Especially when unexpected behaviors enter the speech room. You can never just TELL your colleagues about these unexpected behaviors. It is so much more entertaining with re-enactments.
The life of an SLP is hard, exciting, complicated, fun, stressful and interesting. Keep up the great work! Hope this post gave ya a little chuckle. Which gif was your favorite?