Thursday, December 17, 2015

The Ultimate Holiday List for a Speech-Language Pathologist



Are you looking for the perfect Holiday gift for a Speech-Language Pathologist that you know? Whether you are a mom or dad celebrating your future grads success or if you are looking for a gift for your co-worker here are some ideas that may help!

1.    ASHA Membership
The perfect gift for your future speech-language pathologist is definitely the Gift to the Grad from the American Speech-Language and Hearing Association! After graduating with your Masters or Doctoral degree a little help with membership cost to our national association is more then amazing! For more details check out http://www.asha.org/News/2015/Gift-to-the-Grad/

2.    Continuing Education
Every SLP is required to maintain a certain number of continuing education hours per ASHA and state license. If you happen to know a specific course your SLP is interested in helping with the course tuition is always helpful. If you are unsure any of the listed websites allow for online continuing education!
a.     www.speechpathology.com - $99 per year for unlimited CEU’s on a wide variety of topics!

b.     http://ceualliedhealth.com - costs vary depending on the course. Dr. Eric Blicker is the owner of this website and is a top-notch Speech-Language Pathologist! I would recommend all of his courses!

c.     www.speechtherapypd.com/ets/store/?&regkey=fbfc19c4191f3b4 - individual courses starting at $39/year, standard prescription at $89/year, premium package for $189/year, and group packages for $175/year. Wide variety of courses provided! Use the code Happy Holiday to receive $20 off Premium memberships or Extreme Bootcamp until December 31st!

d.     http://www.northernspeech.com - over 85 online CEU available!


3.    Dysphagia Cookbooks
If you are a dysphagia fan like I am then I know your SLP will go crazy over the following dysphagia cookbooks! These cookbooks were recommended by the National Foundation of Swallowing Disorders http://swallowingdisorderfoundation.com.
a.     Soft Foods for Easier Eating Cookbook by Sandra Woodruff, R.D. and Leah Gilbert-Henderson, Ph.D. 
                                               i.     http://www.amazon.com/Foods-Easier-Eating-Cookbook-Follow/dp/0757002900
                                             ii.     Price range from $3.67- $10.15 on www.amazon.com

b.     Down Easy: A cookbook for those with swallowing difficulties by Judy Best.
                                               i.     http://www.amazon.com/Down-Easy-cookbook-swallowing-difficulties/dp/0985423102
                                             ii.     Prices range from $10.35-$14.36 on www.amazon.com

c.     Easy-to-Swallow, Easy-to-Chew Cookbook by Donna L. Weihofen, R.D., M.S, JoAnne Robbins, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, and Paula A. Sullivan, M.S., CCC-SLP.
                                               i.     http://www.amazon.com/Easy-Swallow-Chew-Cookbook-Nutritious/dp/0471200743
                                             ii.     Prices range from $3.13 - $11.00 on www.amazon.com

d.     The Dysphagia Cookbook by Elayne Achilles, Ed.D. 
                                               i.     http://www.amazon.com/The-Dysphagia-Cookbook-Elayne-Achilles/dp/1581823487
                                             ii.     Prices range from $4.78 - $11.48

4.    Therapy Materials
Looking for great assessments and treatment materials? These are some of my favorite places to shop!





5.    SLP Garb
You have do to a bit of digging to find the e-catalog but well worth it!

Café Press has created some great coffee mugs and travel mugs for speech-language pathologists! The perfect stocking stuffer!
Here you will find some great SLP apparel!


Wishing all of you the happiest holidays
and a happy new year!!!

References

Orange County Zest. (n.d.). Top holiday gift ideas. Retrieved from http://orangecountyzest.com/2015/12/2016-holiday-gift-guide-our-top-picks/


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