True Confessions with Lisa & Sarah

20 EpisodesProduced by SLP Toolkit

This is the true story of two school-based SLPs who decided to start a business and are stupid enough to record it. Find out what happens when we stop being polite and start getting real. We would love to hear from you! Email us at with questions or ideas for future podcasts!

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E20: I used to pull IEP present levels out of my $@&!

March 19th, 2019


Have you ever found yourself writing an IEP and filling out the present levels with something like "Johnny is a sweet boy with a nice smile who has lots of friends" and then nothing else? Yeah, us too! We are chatting …

E19: We have been interpreting the articulation norms all wrong.

February 27th, 2019


Many of us have seen the new speech sound norms infographic published by McLeod and Crowe circulating on the internet and there are a lot of feelings …

E18: I used to avoid writing social goals because I didn't know how to measure them.

February 13th, 2019


We were thrilled to have Ryan Hendrix with Social Thinking as a guest on this episode. We loved chatting about how best to support students with social learning differences. Lisa & I confess how we struggled with …

E17: We had no idea how big SLP Summit would get.

January 17th, 2019


In our first episode for 2019 we are chatting about goals/resolutions for the new year, all things SLP Summit and we even spill the beans on an …

E16: Running my business is harder than being an SLP.

December 12th, 2018


In our latest episode, Jenna Rayburn from Speech Room News is doing the confessing! She shares how she got started, what it takes to be successful …

E15: What really went down at ASHA 2018!

November 21st, 2018


In this episode, we spill the tea on what went down at the ASHA convention! Listen to find out what we really think about the convention, what we learned from talking to so many awesome SLPs and what it was like to have …

E14: I get paid to play for a living.

November 6th, 2018


If you are interested in early intervention but haven't tried it yet this is the episode for you! Our guest, Emily Cohen, speech-language …

E13: I used to only take data because someone said I had to.

October 24th, 2018


In this episode, we are talking about everyone's favorite topic - data! Please still click play :) We share how we really feel about data collection, …

E12: Sometimes my pride gets in the way.

October 9th, 2018


We convinced our friend Doug Cutler, M.A. CCC-SLP, to jump into the confessional and we are thrilled that he did! In this episode, Sarah confesses that she never wanted to reach out to Doug, who is the AAC specialist in …

E11: We have been treating apraxia all wrong.

September 18th, 2018


We are thrilled to have apraxia specialist, Jennie Bjorem, in the confessional for this episode! We chat about treating childhood apraxia of speech, confess we had no idea what we were doing and discuss how we have all …

E10: We are the last people that should be talking about balance.

August 28th, 2018


In this episode, we talk about our attempts (and failure) at balancing work, motherhood, love and health. We also confess if we really get along as much as it looks like we do!

E9: Feeling uncomfortable is a good thing.

August 15th, 2018


We are so excited to have Maria Dixon in the confessional! Maria is not only our friend but is also a professor at Arizona State University and has …

E8: I don't sit around reading research all day.

July 30th, 2018


We are super excited to have Dr. Meredith Harold in the confessional (virtually) where she confesses that, "As a PhD, I thought SLPs should just know …

E7: I have fear of using AAC.

July 19th, 2018


We are super excited to have our friend Anne Page in the confessional for this episode! Anne shares her confession: "I had a student show up with a device and I had no idea how to use it." If you struggle with helping …

E6: There is no shame in our game!

July 5th, 2018


In this episode, we talk about SLP shaming and why it needs to stop!

E5: We are not business majors

June 19th, 2018


In this episode, Lisa and Sarah confess that they had no idea what they were doing when they started SLP Toolkit. They share how the idea came to …

E4: I don't care if you call me speech teacher!

June 5th, 2018


In this episode Lisa and Sarah discuss a somewhat polarizing topic - being called a "speech teacher". Big surprise - they have an opinion :)

E3: We gained 90 lbs in a year!

May 21st, 2018


E1: Who do we think we are?

April 24th, 2018


Welcome to the very first episode of True Confessions! In this episode we share a little bit about ourselves and what we hope to accomplish in this …

E2: I want to quit my job!

April 23rd, 2018

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