With less than 6 weeks left in my school year, I spent Friday afternoon hyperventilating at all that needed to be accomplished in May and the first two weeks of June: 28 IEPs (11 written, 17 to go), do 4 speech/language evals and that they entail (love late referrals!), facilitate 2 SETT meetings and write up report summaries and action plans, prepare 45 progress reports….oh, and still see the students on my caseload.
During two fitful nights this weekend, my tossing and turning led to the creation of the following poster and limerick.
ODE TO SCHOOL-BASED SLPs by Pat Mervine
There once was a crazed SLP.
“I can’t wait for summer,” said she.
“With 28 IEPs
Due in 6 weeks…oh, please!
Wonder Woman has nothing on me!”
So, to all of you SLPs who are struggling mightily to meet end-of-the-year deadlines, I hope it helps to know that you are not alone. You’ll get there, and summer will be all the sweeter for it.