Speech Therapy in Session Door Sign
Door sign for speech language pathologists to use on office doors during speech therapy: "Please wait... therapy session in progress. Thank you!"
My father is an architect, and if there’s anything I’ve learned from him, it’s that we as a culture vastly undervalue the effect of space on the human psyche. He recently told me about a designer who purposely designed a bathroom that would irritate on every level: the water would splash on your pants, the mirror was misplaced and too small, there was absolutely no place to put a towel or a bottle of soap. His goal was to communicate how the spaces we live in have the power to carve out our purpose.
Unfortunately, speech therapy spaces have much to be desired. One of my favorite professors used to joke about “closet speech therapy.” As in, literally, we work in closets.
I say it’s time to stand up for our patients and seek out ways to provide a space that is worthy of their fight- the fight to learn to talk again, or read again, or discuss that referral to neuropsychology that no one wants to bring up. These are battles that deserve the warmest, most honoring of spaces.
On a whim on a Friday afternoon at work, I asked around about Exam Room A. Exam Room A had been used to store all kinds of random PT equipment. Turns out, it was easy to move this and open up the space for a calm, quiet, therapeutic space to work. I’ve spent the past couple of weeks slowly renovating the space. I’m enjoying the sunshine and quiet with patients and also pleased to watch other therapists find refuge with their patients in this new space as well.
Find this canvas print here.
On our Facebook groups, I often see lots of rants and raves. I offer this: We have more power than we think we do. Find the power and spark the change. Find that space that no one else is using and make it beautiful. Find your voice and make things better.
On that note, here is a sign to put on the door when you create that peaceful place and need people to stop knocking while you’re in session!
Enjoy and happy space creating!
Full access PDF is $8. Once purchased, you may save to your computer and print as many times as needed for your clinical practice.
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Please note that PDFs are not easily opened, saved, or manipulated on phones or tablets. We recommend only downloading on a computer after purchase. Digital download links will be available after payment on the checkout page and in your order confirmation via email. You will have 5 download attempts over 1 month to access the file. Only the purchaser may access and use the file for their own clinical practice.
It is ok to:
- Share a printed copy of this resource with a patient/client, their family members and friends, and non-SLP/OT/PT related staff such as nursing, home healthcare providers, physicians, CNAs, social services, dietitians, activities teams, teachers, caregivers, etc.
- Digitally share the file via online, secure, HIPAA-compliant teletherapy software platforms to any of the people listed in the above point in the context of teletherapy.
It is not ok to:
- Share any digital copy with clients outside of the context of teletherapy.
- Store these files in any publicly accessible online storage system, such as a shared Google drive or other online storage service.
- To share these files with other SLP/OT/PT related colleagues or friends. Please refer, don’t share.
TECH SPECS: Digital download (5 MB). PDF format. 1 page, 8.5x11 inches. High resolution (300 dpi).