Speech Therapy: Setting Up a Pinterest Account

After spending a couple of hours revising my Pinterest, I have a few tips.

Tip #1: Consider setting up a speech therapy profile if you use Pinterest for speech frequently. Because I have a LOT of pins and speech therapy boards, I created a new profile. I thought that my friends might not like all of my speech therapy pins blowing up on their feeds. Also, I wanted a separate place to go for my pins. You can follow me here.

Tip #2: Make more than one speech therapy board. I originally started out with one generic Speech Therapy board and then grew to several. Now, I have 25! I wanted to separate out classroom ideas from language games from apps, etc.

Tip #3: Make the boards functional for you. When you think of an idea for therapy where is the first place you think of for The Very Hungry Caterpillar? Books? Eric Carle? Spring? Preschool/Kg? My pins for The Very Hungry Caterpillar are in my Spring board, but I could just as easily make an Eric Carle board with Do You Want to Be My Friend, Polar Bear, etc. When I think of this book, my word association is Spring. Pin in the first board you associate with for easier location later.

Tip #4: There's no rule against double pinning. Pin The Very Hungry Caterpillar in both Spring and Eric Carle boards.

Tip #5: Follow good pinners. Pediastaff is great. Here are a few more pinners. I follow all SLPs who follow me, so if you want another follower, add your name and Pinterest link to the comments below.

Tip #6: Follow good blogs. ASHASphere recently published a list of best blogs and honorable mentions. I have pinned all of those, plus some more, here.

Tip #7: Clean out and check links. Every once in a while, it's a good idea to see what you are really using. Do you want to keep all your pins? Have you double-pinned? Is the link still functional?

Pinterest has been so valuable to me. It is such a wonderful community where I can easily find other SLPs, doable therapy activities, and inspiration. Got any other tips? I'm sure I didn't cover them all!

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