I have been a volunteer with an SLP at a school this year and I have truly learned a lot. My question is for SLPs that work in the elementary schools: do you find that a huge portion of your time is devoted to behavior management? While I have enjoyed my time there, I notice that a huge portion of the day is spent on redirecting misbehavior. I was a teacher for many years, but I did not deal with the behavior issues I've been seeing. I have always wanted to be a school based slp, but I'm a little bit worried about always having to deal with behavior. I know that behavior management comes with the territory, but I can't see myself doing having to deal with it as much as I've been seeing lately.
- A question for school based SLPs