Focus on your own learning/competence and be SMART. Not a ‘task list’.

I will enhance my knowledge of speech and language assessment of children who are ELL to ensure my practice is consistent with evidence-informed guidelines.

I will increase my experience with and improve my implementation of narrative language treatment. Although I have provided consultation in these areas in the past, I would like to increase my ability to offer this kind of treatment directly to children. This will require me to build my repertoire of tasks and activities.

I would like to continue to increase my learning and master my skills in dysphagia assessment. I would like to improve my comfort in scoping, interpreting the studies, trying different maneuvers/strategies and in making appropriate recommendations.

I will increase my knowledge in the area of current evidence and practice in dysarthria, particularly as related to neurodegenerative diseases.

Specifically, I will focus on improving my understanding of the presence or absence of indicators for clients who are appropriate for treatment versus those who are not appropriate for treatment.

I will increase my knowledge and skills in the area of managing misunderstandings and communicating the roles, responsibilities, and scope of practice of the SLP in new environments with relevant professionals by December. This will enhance my ability to advocate for clients in new environments unfamiliar with SLP service provision.

Specifically, I will focus on learning strategies and approaches which enhance transparency in situations of conflict where the client’s wellbeing is involved.

I will increase my knowledge and skills in understanding SLP interventions for patients with neurodegenerative disorders. I will learn more about the neurology and progression of X disease and the potential interventions that an SLP might provide.

Specifically, I will focus on learning about affected neurology, disease progression, treatment and prognosis for speech and swallowing disorders in X disease.

I will improve my understanding of “self regulation.” I will further my understanding of the policies and procedures in place for SLPs and audiologists through ACSLPA and relevant legislation.

I will increase my understanding of AAC systems. I will learn more about the systems available and would like to further develop my skills in assessing for and choosing AAC systems for my clients.

I will improve my understanding of “self regulation.” I will further my understanding of the policies and procedures in place for SLPs and audiologists through ACSLPA and relevant legislation.

I will increase my knowledge of dysphagia. Specifically, I will increase my ability to assess patients using standardized instrumental assessments. I will focus on the physical assessment, interpretation and reporting. The anticipated benefit to my practice will be increased ability to undertake instrumental evaluation and increased efficiency in interpretation and reporting.

I will increase my knowledge about the SLP’s role and responsibilities in AAC.

Specifically, I will improve my knowledge about different types of AAC used with young children, including PECS and different AAC apps for the iPad.

I will improve my knowledge and skills in the area of AAC. I want to familiarize myself with different modalities of AAC, including high/low/no tech forms. I would like to learn some AAC assessments and be able to adequately explain the advantages and disadvantages of different AAC devices. I will also focus on improving my ability to provide coaching to parents and modeling of the systems.