Here are some frequently asked questions:
Who can write a guest post? Anyone! You do not have to be a speech-language pathologist to write a guest post for LTSLP. If you are an educator, a parent, or any school professional, then you are teaching language concepts at some point!
What should the post be about? Anything speech or language related. While LTSLP focuses primarily on school-based speech and language intervention, guest posters can feel free to write about any speech or language topic. If you would prefer to write a post about assessment of adult speech or language disorders, feel free! All I ask is that you clear the topic with me before writing.
How long should the post be? As long as you want! I encourage short posts or longer posts. I do not have a specific post length, so write as little or as much as you want!
Should I include pictures? I always appreciate pictures (and I am sure my readers do as well). Plus, the post will be easier to "pin" on Pinterest if there is a picture attached. This picture doesn't have to be anything specific, just relate it to your topic. Writing a post on prepositions? Include pictures of students "on" and "below" objects.
Should I include anything specific in my post? Yes! Please make sure to give me your name so that I can credit you with the post. Also, make sure you give credit to others when appropriate. Did you take an idea from Pinterest? No sweat! Just make sure you include the link to the original pin to say from where you got the idea.
When do you accept guest posts? Any time. If you submit a guest post to me in August, I can guarantee you it will be posted in August. I cannot guarantee that it will be posted that week or that day since I plan out my topics ahead of time, but it will be up that month.
Can I link the guest post to my own speech blog or website? Absolutely. In fact, I recommend it. How else will your followers know that you've been busy writing posts?
Here are some topic ideas:
- Following directions
- Asking and answering WH-questions
- Synonyms and antonyms
- Social/pragmatic skills (turn-taking, eye contact, topic initiation, etc.)
- Story telling and narrative grammar
- Articulation and Phonological Disorders
- Focus on a specific phoneme or place, manner, voicing.
- Motor Speech Disorders
- Cognitive Communication
- Problem solving
- Executive functioning
- Communication Modalities
- Sign language
Other topic ideas:
- Data collection
- School-related topics
- Specific disorders not mentioned above (apraxia, down syndrome, etc.)
- Communicating with parents
Interested in writing a guest post? Feel free to contact me by clicking the link below!