My day started, by a briefing and review of my days assignment, There must be a passion to work with seniors and people with some type of disability, when my assignment seems to be a world of burden on my shoulder, I approach it with a smile, and when a client / consumer smiles back at me in appreciation it just makes my day. My approach to my job, is not just a job, or for my salary, it is the love I have for these people. My late father told us,"hard work does not kill anyone," I thought about this statement and came to the realization that not only did my father work hard, but he also worked smart, by hiring employees. Personally, I had to work. I approached every one with an act of love. Whether servicing a client or helping an associate, it must be with willingness, and love, that's the only way I could make it thus far. I did not know I would make it for a week, now its 16 years." Start your day with a prayer to God, and a smile."
Written specifically with speech-language pathology assistants (SLPAs) in mind, Speech-Language Pathology Assistants: A Resource Manual, is a practical, easy-to-use manual that can be used by both SLPAs and SLPAs educators. The text defines the roles of SLPAs and their supervisors - offering additional insight into the scope of practice of an SLPA per current American Speech-Language and Hearing Association (ASHA) recommendations - and includes discussions, strategies, and examples of real-world issues, such as using augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) and working with individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Also included within the chapters are "Things to Consider" sections, which address important factors and modifications that can enhance the effectiveness of treatment activities. For example, incorporating play, literacy, and speech sound remediation into treatment or modifying the clinical interface to enhance group therapy dynamics for children and adults. Within the text are chapters devoted to specific aspects of an SLPA's development. Chapters on clinical service enhance SLPAs understanding of setting goals, writing lesson plans, note-taking, and data collection. Likewise, chapters on professional practice offer insight into ethical problem-solving, presenting a professional image, developing mentoring relationships, working with culturally and linguistically diverse populations, and the use of self-reflection for self-improvement. Another notable feature of this text is the appendices, which include checklists, exercises, forms, and clinical tools and resources for SLPAs. As a key resource for enhancing skills and highlighting professional practice issues, for clinical practicum training or future employment, this is a text both SLPAs and SLPA educators will want to have on their bookshelves.
This book is primarily written for new, aspiring, and struggling Virtual Assistants, but will serve also to provide valuable insights and ideas for all Virtual Assistants. My intention is that you learn how to become an effective and exceptional Virtual Assistant and where to find clients and how to keep them.
In the pages of this book, you can count on me to share what I myself have learned that has enabled me to have a successful Virtual Assistant business. When I started, I was putting in 16-18 hour days, but I am pleased to report that I now work the hours I choose, have a wonderful client roster and a six-figure annual income. I say this not to brag, but to share with you what truly is possible.
There are tricks of the trade I wish someone had shared with me when I was first starting out. I will be teaching several of these in this book, so you won't need to spend long days as I did.
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