Looking for the perfect gift for the speech-language pathologist in your life? We always have fun putting these gift guides together. Pick anything from this list, and chances are good that your SLP will be grateful. Why? Because we asked SLPs what they want.
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Rated 5 stars by subscribers, this subscription is the gold standard for medical based speech-language pathologists. Subscribers receive over $50 worth of therapy materials and resources for just $25/month (or less, if you elect for the annual or digital-only subscriptions). Designed, developed, and curated by speech-language pathologists actively licensed and practicing in medical rehabilitation, the SLP in your life will be gifted all year with time-saving, life-changing resources in both print and digital (print as much as needed) resources. See what clinicians have to say about Therapy Fix here. Your SLP will be impressed and endlessly grateful for your insight and generosity.
Do you have any idea how many pencils SLPs go through each day? And it’s not because they lose them. It’s because OTHER PEOPLE TAKE THEM. Other clinicians, patients, nurses, admins, chipmunks, ghosts, professional pencil thieves. Whoever it is, pencils disappear faster than SLPs can find them. And they have to find them. Pronto. For the MOCA. Or the WAB or the CLQT or to hold the door open while they wave down the OT to help with a sudden toileting emergency (just kidding, OTs). Trust us, you can’t go wrong with a giant box of pre-sharpened pencils. Just be sure to take a sharpie and put “PROPERTY OF (YOUR LOVED ONES NAME HERE). IF YOU TAKE ONE, YOU OWE $50 TO THE KARMA JAR.”
Brain, larynx, speech anatomy, check. All is here, and all is totally in line with SLPs do every single day. Plus it can double as en educational tool during their therapy sessions. Car keys? Check. Thumb drive? Check. Anatomy/physiology visual? CHECK.
Cranial nerves have pretty much EVERYTHING to do with speech-language pathology. Wondering which nerve is responsible for taste? Ask your SLP. For tongue movement? Ask your SLP. For eyebrow raising, like when your SLP will open this amazing gift? Ask your SLP.
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OMG, OMG, YOUR SLP CAN GET CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDITS FOR LISTENING TO PODCASTS. DO YOU KNOW HOW AMAZING THIS IS?????? IF NOT, OR IF YOU ARE WONDERING ABOUT THE NECESSITY OF THE ALL CAPS SITUATION OF THIS PRODUCT DESCRIPTION, THEN YOU HAVE NO IDEA HOW EXCITING THIS IS. PODCASTS ARE AMAZING! YOU CAN LISTEN TO THEM IN THE CAR. YOU CAN LISTEN TO THEM WHILE YOU’RE WORKING OUT. YOU CAN LISTEN TO THEM WHILE COOKING DINNER. YOU CAN LISTEN TO THEM WHILE AT THE BEACH. YOU CAN LISTEN TO THEM IN SO MANY PLACES AND MEET YOUR CEU NEEDS, WHICH ARE REQUIRED TO MAINTAIN YOUR LICENSURE. AND THE SPEECH UNCENSORED PODCAST IS PHENOMENAL. YOU CAN GET ($10) OFF WHEN YOU USE THEIR CODE SUP TO SIGN UP FOR A SUBSCRIPTION. It’s very possible that your SLP will thank you in capital letters.
SLPs work very closely with patients during some of the most extraordinarily challenging times of their lives. Saying goodbye to patients can be a very bittersweet occasion. Sweet because the patient gets to leave and move on to better things, and bitter because so so so much has happened in the space of time and in that tiny therapy closet. So many conversations, about life, and loss, and the future, and love, and regret, and hope. OMG. These cards are the perfect way for your SLP to write a fond farewell to their patients and is a memento that will stay with patients and remind them of how special that SLP in your life really is.
Sarah Baar over at Honeycomb Speech Therapy has some fantastic resources for addressing functional goals and making therapy as real and as impactful as possible. Her brand new guide for treating mild cognitive impairment is a 65-page download for speech-language pathologists treating MCI. Focus on applying strategies, supports, and education within realistic scenarios for memory, in an individual or group setting. If your SLP works with people in inpatient or outpatient rehab or home health, this would be a wonderful gift to help them save time and optimize their therapy time with their patients.
$270/year (Only $95 with code THERAPYINSIGHTS)
CEUs are expensive. MedBridge offers a convenient way to capture some classes online. Their growing library of SLP resources may be a good fit for your SLP!
Medication management is one of the largest barriers to going home for people who have survived traumatic injuries. SLPs work with patients to practice managing medications in order to reduce errors and optimize independence with this task at home. This medication management kit is as real life as you can get without using actual drugs. The kit comes with 4 prescription vials with instructions and an AM/PM organizer. Patients practice filling the organizer based on the instructions on the labels.
10. Take them their favorite fresh coffee at work once a week for a month
Did you know that SLPs are under increasing pressure to meet productivity demands? When at work, they barely have time to go to the bathroom, much less grab a cup of coffee. Surprise them with their favorite coffee (or smoothie or tea or snack) and you will brighten their day for sure.
Along with pencils, clipboards are also one of those things that disappear faster than brownies at a frat party. These brightly colored plastic clipboards have a little more chance of being spotted and returned to the therapy department.
Brooke is an expert in the many uses of expiratory muscle training (EMT/EMST) and inspiratory muscle training (IMT/IMST) for the SLP’s patient. She was instrumental in establishing the RMT program at her hospital, and has provided training and education for MedSLPs in the USA and internationally. You can view her live course offerings here.
Stylish and fun to wear at work, brain earrings celebrate the skills of cognitive-linguistic rehabilitation of an SLP.
This colorful print captures what many SLPs tell their patients: “PT and OT works from the neck down. SLPs work from the neck up!”
We guarantee this was on their neuro test in grad school. If you can’t tell here, there is a theme with SLPs and brains.
Medication management is such a key element of cognitive-linguistic rehab that we are including it twice in this gift guide. This paper pencil task challenges patients to find errors in medication boxes.
$12 ($3 gift wrap available. Free shipping in U.S.)
This calendar celebrates everything about speech-language pathology from dysphagia to cognition to aphasia. It contains some of the favorite classic SLP graphics developed by Therapy Insights. Even more, SLPs can photo-copy the calendar portion for patients who have low vision and are trying to stay oriented to the current date.
Board Maker is a set of universal icons that represent words that is used by people all around the world to communicate. This SLP takes icons and turns them into fun SLP earrings!
19. Start referring to them randomly at parties as a “neuro-laryngologist” and see what happens.
Ok, so this is sort of a random “gift,” but it requires dedication on your part. Your favorite SLP is probably kind of tired of having to explain what an SLP is. The reality is that this is not a very well fitting title for this job. But Neuro-Laryngologist… now THAT fits! We at Therapy Insights are trying to start an underground movement. Think it will take off?
Cranial nerves! Colors! Brain art! It’s a win.
This is something new we are trying at Therapy Insights. We have created a collection of totally unique SLP items designed by SLPs for SLPs. Once we reach a 100 order minimum, we will launch into production! This box contains a fun tote bag, a 32 oz engraved Hydroflask with “speech-language pathologist” in over 50 languages, a dysphagia clipboard with easy access to ICD-10 dysphagia codes, SLP coasters, and a mug that captures the feeling we all have about cognitive-linguistic therapy sometimes.
What a cool way to wear your name tag at work or at conferences!
Again, with the brains. SLPs love brains.
This gift is packed with resources to help any SLP get started in the medical field. Comes with $150 worth of goodies for $125.
Dysphagia evals are a frequent part of your SLP’s daily job. This handy kit comes with a cranial nerve quick reference card, tongue depressors, oral care swabs, oral care cards, a dysphagia anatomy card, and a mini flashlight. Comes packaged in a small canvas tote that features the anatomy of the swallow.
Therapy Insights offers instant digital downloads, prints, posters, therapy materials, and more. Let them choose what they need for their clinical practice and give the gift of time and resources.
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