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You Are Probably a (Pediatric) Speech-Language Pathologist

...if the following apply :)

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4. You can tell which children are in desperate need of occupational therapy services within two minutes of meeting them.

9. Along those lines, you are amazed by and think that all typically-developing kids you encounter are absolute geniuses.

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Have you ever given one of them the EOWPVT just to see how high they'll score?? Clearly I have no life.

15. You live for parties where people are playing Taboo or Catch Phrase or.... um... uh... what's the name of that other word finding game? It's uh.... it's on the tip of my tongue...

16. Oh, and you know how to play, like, every children’s board game ever made without reading the directions. You enjoy walking down the game aisle at Target saying, “I’ve got this one, this one, this one, this one…”

18. You have some variation of the conversation below multiple times per day.

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You: Where should I put this?

Child: Right there.

You: Right where?

Child: Right there.

You: Where? On my head?

Child: No. Right there!

You: On my shoe?

Child: No.

You: Then where should I put it?

Child: Right there.

You: Right where?

Child. Right there.

20. Speaking of tiaras, you can't help but notice that all of the children on Toddlers and Tiaras have non-developmentally-appropriate articulation errors.

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How about putting some of that pageant money towards speech sessions?? Priorities, people.

21. You don’t understand why the words “stimulable” and “stimulability” aren’t in the Microsoft Word Dictionary.

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Or why they don't make it easier to put IPA symbols into reports. FYI, if this website was a human being, I'd marry it.

22. You see every new kids’ movie at the theater, even if you don’t have kids of your own. Hey, you need to be able to ask your students WH- questions about the plot!

23. It drives you crazy when any TV or movie character has an unfamiliar accent.

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You may have even attempted to transcribe all of the consonant and vowel substitutions in IPA using pen and paper... or was that just me while watching Flight of the Conchords?

24. You could've planned an entire month's worth of original therapy sessions in the time you just spent browsing Pintrest or Teachers Pay Teachers for ideas.

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