Twitter boasts over 300 million users. Many of these users are young professionals who post personal and professional topics from computer or smart phone. Developing a presence on Twitter or Facebook is a great way to increase your knowledge of technology, social media, and speech and language therapy. Twitter can help you grow professionally. Many people have found an open, professional community on Twitter that is easy to be a part of.
One of them is @WeSpeechies group. @WeSpeechies was founded in March 2014. It is a curated meeting point for Speech and Language Pathologists, Speech and Language Therapists and SLP/SLT students to promote international professional communication.
Its purpose is to facilitate mutual support, helpful connections, sharing of peer reviewed articles and relevant links to websites and blog posts, and opportunities for professional encouragement colleague-to-colleague worldwide, across all areas of practice.
The moderator is changed every week. This role can be held by clinicians and academics who are expert in their SLP/SLT fields, as well as other @WeSpeechies followers who have interesting things to say and positive contributions to make. A moderator is not there to ‘educate and teach’, but to engage and connect with others in professional discussion around a topics of mutual interest. Topic areas of interest includes AAC, academic issues, aphasia, apraxia of speech, social media for professional purposes, TBI, teamwork, voice, working with nonverbal children, writing for professional purposes, and many many more.
You can join the Twitter network today, follow @WeSpeechies and share your knowledge and have a great discussion with other Speech and Language Therapists! Please see here how to set up your Twitter account: https://support.twitter.com/articles/100990-signing-up-with-twitter
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