It's Quick Tip Tuesday! I'm linking up with Kim, The School SLP, for her linky party! Each Tuesday, she shares some "quick tips" on her blog to help speech pathologists become more efficient! I'm probably the world's most unorganized SLP (and most likely the ONLY unorganized SLP haha), so I anticipate learning a lot from Kim's new blog series!
In August, I thoroughly review every student's file and read through their IEPs and create what I call an IEP cheat sheet! I'll be honest, it is somewhat time consuming.. but I believe it creates an invaluable reference tool for the rest of the school year (which you can update every month or so to accommodate updated goals, dismissals, and new students).
What is an IEP cheat sheet? Basically, I created a table in Microsoft Word that outlines some vital information (Student's Name, Teacher/Grade, Times Per Month, and Goals). I put this on my clipboard and reference it as needed. Here's an example:
If you're ever doubting yourself for a moment during a therapy session (especially in those first few weeks of school!).. No need to run to your filing cabinet or computer to double check on a goal - just glance at an IEP cheat sheet on your clip board!