Post Updated for 2019!
If you’re on Facebook, you should consider joining the most popular speech pathology Facebook groups.
Facebook groups have become an excellent way to collaborate with fellow clinicians to share information, ask for advice, commiserate, share funny stories, etc.
While some groups are quite large with a huge cross section of SLPs from different areas of practice (ex. Speech Pathologists at Large)…
Other groups are much smaller and represent unique niches, like those interested in starting a speech therapy private practice (ex. SLP Private Practice Beginners.)
Here are 20+ groups to consider joining. Let me know in the comments if I’ve left any out!
DO THIS Before You Ask to Join Any Of These Groups:
Pro Tips: Before you ask to join these groups, make sure that:
- Your Facebook profile lists you as a Speech-Language Pathologist.
- You answer the questions posted after you click “join group” (if applicable)
Description: This page is for SLPs, SLPAs, and SLP students. Parents are not allowed in the group. *The main purpose of this group is for chatting about Speech Pathology- related topics. If you are a parent or student, please be respectful of our profession (and our licenses!) and know that we are not here to give advice related to specific assessment or treatment procedures.
Description: A group for SLPs to share speech therapy ideas with each other.
Pediatric Speech Therapy Groups
Description: This is a group for pediatric SLPs to support fellow pediatric SLPs.
Students, scientists, business owners, and leadership in the field of speech–language pathology may also participate. SLPs should have a place where their voices can be heard. A place where they can share data, clinical observations, needs, preferences, and ideas. A place where problem-solving and collegiality are prioritized, above all else. A place where they feel supported by colleagues. Thus, this group will operate on the basic principles of:
· ethical behavior
· respect of peer colleagues
Description: FOR SPEECH AND LANGUAGE PROFESSIONALS ONLY. A place to discuss EBP provision of services in the schools only. *Parents need to seek a qualified SLP vs. asking for advice in this group.** Threads not pertaining to school-based services will be deleted without notice. Repeated violations will result in offenders being removed from the group.
Description: Pediatric Medical SLPs is a group for professionals to discuss information relevant to working with pediatric patients in a medical setting (hospital, rehab center, etc.). Please, no spamming. Graduate students are welcome to join as well. Parents seeking medical advice should defer to their child’s service providers.
Description: This is a closed group ONLY for Speech-Language Pathologists, Speech-Language Pathologist Assistants and graduate students majoring in Speech-Language Pathology to discuss early intervention in relation to evaluations, therapy and other great ideas to help grow our clinical skills. Please join!
Description: This group is for people to swap ideas, ask for help, and to share their experiences in serving the very special birth to three population.
Description: This group welcomes both parents/caregivers and professionals working with infants and toddlers. We share information, questions, articles & resources about infant & toddler development. Hosted by: Ayelet Marinovich, M.A., CCC-SLP and Lia Kurtin, M.S., CCC-SLP
Adult Speech Therapy Groups
Description: MedSLP Newbies is a group for any SLP that is a new grad or younger clinician, an SLP thinking of switching, or an SLP that is brand new to the medical side. This group is also for any VETERAN SLP who loves to teach and share EBP with fellow clinicians! This is a 100% SAFE ZONE. There are ZERO stupid questions, and there is ZERO tolerance for jerks. The only way we will grow as a profession, and improve outcomes for our patients is by seeking the info that you don’t know.
Description: A dedicated forum for Medical Speech Language Pathologists around the world to contribute, collaborate and communicate about all things #MedicalSLP related. The dynamic field of Speech Language Pathology is expanding rapidly. Medical SLP has become a very specialized area of practice in this field and having a forum dedicated to it seemed like a must. This group is open to professionals and students interested in or currently practicing in the field of Medical SLP. Spread the word and feel free to ask questions, share your opinions and valuable comments. We learn something new everyday.
Description: This is a group for Speech Pathologists, Occupational Therapists, SLP students and other medical professionals who treat or are learning to treat dysphagia.
Description: I created this group as a place for speech therapists to share stories, tips, and advice for working in the home health care setting 🙂
I know sometimes speech can be treated as the odd man out of therapy, so we now have a place for just us speechies to rant, rave, and coordinate!!
Description: For SLPs working with adults in rehab settings! A place to ask questions, get ideas, and just have support from fellow SLPs! Please do not include any identifying information in your posts!
Speech Therapy Private Practice Groups
Description: This group is for speech-language pathologists who want to start successful private practices.
My name is Jena Castro-Casbon, MS CCC-SLP and I am a private practice consultant, speaker, professor, wife and mother to two young boys. Since 2007, I have helped over 10,000 “regular” SLPs start and grow their own private practices.
This free group is the perfect *first stop* on your journey to private practice.
Description: Where Therapists Go to Collaborate
Description: Medicare? How about MediSCARE? The hoops you jump through to become a provider are grueling- but that’s only the beginning! Electronic claims submission, EDI form, CMS 1500, MIPS, are just a few things that come to mind. This group is intended to help, support, and disseminate information to SLPs working with the adult population and being successful with Medicare.
Speech Therapy Specialty Groups
Description: This is a place for speech–language pathologists and clinical scientists to discuss research in the field of speech-language pathology. The purpose of this group is A.) to provide a place to host weekly discussions of research applicable to clinical practice. The group Admins and Moderators will organize volunteers to host weekly topic discussions and B.) to provide a place to additionally discuss anything related to research and speech–language pathology. Group members may share resources, make observations, or generally chat about anything SLP and research-related.
Description: This group was created for Bilingual Speech Language Pathologists to share their expertise in working with bilingual children and adults. Monolingual SLPs seeking advise on how to work with bilingual clients are welcome and encouraged to join. Members are encouraged to invite colleagues as well as to post questions, responses, resources, and any other information PERTINENT to bilingual speech language pathology for all to share.
Description: This group is for those who work with and evaluate individuals for AAC. The purpose of this group is to be able to discuss with other professionals anything related to AAC and share useful information.
Description: The purpose of this group is to encourage community among AAC users and the great people that help them. Please post any questions, resources, or videos. We are here to help each other as we help our kids become the ALTERNATIVE AWESOME COMMUNICATORS that they are!!!
Description: This group is for Speech Language Pathologists interested in or currently working via telepractice. Telepractice is a great option, but when you are working from home there’s a bit of isolation. This is a great way to collaborate on treatment ideas, carryover ideas, etc.
Description: This is a closed group for Practising Speech Pathologists and associated health professionals (e.g. ENTs and Physiotherapists) around the world with a special interest in voice and voice therapy.
Description: This group is a closed group for Speech-Language Pathologists and other professionals who work with transgender people seeking vocal transition-related services and/or training.
Description: According to a 2013 ASHA demographics report, minorities make up less than 20% of it’s members. S.I.S.T.A.s (Sisters in Speech Therapy and Audiology) is a group designed for minority women studying and/or working in the field of Communication Disorders/Speech-Language Pathology/Audiology as a means to 1) share 2) support 3) mentor 4) network 5) inspire 6) educate 7) highlight 8) inform and 9) CELEBRATE our profession and who we are as SLPs and Auds! This group also hopes to aid in the retention and recruitment of minority communication science professionals. Join our SISTAhood!!!
3) EVIDENCE ON YOUR TIMELINE of employment or study in the field of Speech Language Pathology and/or Audiology.
Description: This is a US based group to buy and sell materials and post ISOs. You can check out the page Speech Therapy Material Auctions as well to see 100s of items and auctions. I created this for you’ll to sell your stuff too 🙂
Description: The Political SLP is a nonpartisan group of SLPs and related professionals discussing current and potential policies and the impact on our field.
Description: In which we observe the rare male Speech Pathologist in his natural habitat
Description: A group for speech-language pathology graduate students and clinical fellows to share resources, give / get support, etc.
Description: A place for those considering leaving to field to find support and guidance
Did I miss any great Facebook groups for SLPs?
[Leave a comment] to let me know about any groups I may have missed!
Jena H. Castro-Casbon, MS, CCC-SLP, is a private-practice consultant who has helped thousands of speech-language pathologists start and grow their own private practices through her company, The Independent Clinician. She has written articles for The ASHA Leader and Presented at ASHA Connect (2017).
You’ll find her online in theSLP Private Practice Beginners Facebook Group and in her premium programs, The Start Your Private Practice System and the Grow Your Private Practice Coaching Program.
Jena lives in Boston, MA and is a wife and mama to two young boys.