The Best Thing About Being a Speech-Language Pathologist is ______

The Best Thing About Being a Speech-Language Pathologist is ______

I love asking questions related to the field of speech-language pathology that force us to think about things we normally don’t think about. For example, do you remember when I asked, “What motivates you as an SLP?” Pretty good question, right? Well, here is a new question I have been pondering; how would you finish the following sentence?

The best thing about being a speech-language pathologist is ______.

For answers to this question, I asked my good friends on Twitter to share with me (and the world) their take on my fill-in-the-blank question.

Needless to say, I was blown away with their responses:

  • The best thing about being a speech-language pathologist is amazing colleagues (especially the #slpeeps) who never let us stop learning and growing! –@atklingensmith
  • The best thing about being a speech-language pathologist is being there to help when a person/family needs you the most. –@TactusTherapy
  • The best thing about being a speech-language pathologist is helping someone get their voice (both literal and non-literal) back!! –@LaurenCreek
  • The best thing about being a speech-language pathologist is being able to help deliver a valuable gift . . . the gift of a voice and the ability to communicate in more ways than one. –@thatspeechy
  • The best thing about being a speech-language pathologist is figuring out ways to facilitate communication in the face of trauma or adversity. –@ProjectSLP
  • The best thing about being a speech-language pathologist is listening and watching kids increase in confidence as their speech and language skills grow! –@originalcherbie
  • The best thing about being a speech-language pathologist is hearing someone say you gave them their life back or the tear in a parent’s eye as they hear their child speak clearly for 1st time. –@yjohnsonmccoy
  • The best thing about being a speech-language pathologist is being able to bring hope to a client and their whole family, regardless of their condition. –@LetstalkST
  • The best thing about being a speech-language pathologist is helping to make a difference to someone else’s life! (Or that’s what we secretly hope for anyway hehe!). –@GemSLT
  • The best thing about being a speech-language pathologist is being able to change lives. It doesn’t get better than that. –@SLPgoneWiLd

Now, it’s YOUR TURN to ask this question!

Here is your mission: During your next scheduled SLP meeting, I want you to present my fill-in-the-blank question to your group. I believe this question can help to create an avalanche of motivating and awe-inspiring conversation. By hearing your colleagues’ responses, you JUST MIGHT discover something new about YOURSELF (and if that isn’t exciting, I don’t know what is)!

Keep up the great work and let me know how it goes.

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