This is the second installment of SLP poetry written by the excellent Elizabeth Wells Bihn. We’re in different settings, but she beautifully captures the plusses, minuses, and in-betweens of being a Type B SLP. (I’ve added some of my comments after each poem)
I especially love this one. Does writing a report take me kind of forever? Yes. Am I a particularly thoughtful diagnostician? also Yes.
Yes! Sometimes (often) I wish I was great at a taking a task from beginning to end. But the scenic route can be a real gift for getting to know clients well or for doing a really thorough evaluation.
Yes, forgetfulness is a pain. BUT it teaches tremendous flexibility, which is an essential trait for a clinician.