I am sorry that I haven’t been able to do my usual posting. The year has been a bit unpredictable. I am thinking I need to add a few more statements to Murphy’s Laws for SLPs. You just don’t know what will be coming your way next.
I had just finished my scheduling for my students and stuck their schedule clocks into the teacher’s mailboxes. Speech Therapy would start the following week, so I thought. I always feel better when that task is done. I shouldn’t have felt so smug. I just sat down when I received a phone call from the special education director. He said they were reorganizing SLP placements to balance out the caseloads. This was a bit scary to hear as I wondered where I would end up next. It turned out they were reassigning me back to the school I was at previously. At least I was familiar with the students, parents and staff. So I said goodbye to the new staff and hello to the old staff. At least they seemed happy to see me. A few students and parents seemed confused but it was nice to be back in familiar territory sorta. I say sorta because the room was transformed a bit. Furniture was switched and items in cabinets and shelves had been reshuffled. The things we do to make it our own when we move into new territory. By this time I had actually moved my boxes 5 times; the strike, back to finish the year, home, to new school and back to original school. I managed to lose a box. I am not sure exactly what was in it, only that I seem to be missing things to include my vocabulary building cards and my Superflex capes. This has left me feeling like I am loosing my mind trying to figure out where it might be. I am glad I made this site so I can rebuild most of it.
There are some good things coming on the horizon. I am team teaching a social pragmatic group for life skills students this year. I will post activities as we do them this year. I will also be attending the “Social Thinking” conference in a few weeks. Michelle Winner has come out with new materials and I am eager to see them.
I always enjoy hearing from followers out there. I hope your year has started out a bit more stable. Has anyone had as unpredictable of a time as I have?