I am not going to try and convince you to stay. I was in hospitals, SNF's rehab., home health and then 6-7 years ago switched to the schools. The other jobs were manageable, better salaries, . The paperwork is everywhere, but can be managed. My sc hool caseload is not only enough for a full time plus a part-time SLP, but the scheduling problems are a nightmare. I have decided that I may need to see a therapist myself just to cope with the dispair I see the children with Autism are causing their parents, their teachers, their aids, and their therapists. I am so thankful my children are grown and that my husband works late. I do bring home paperwork and am often the last car out of the parking lot at night as I stay in my tiny cold office and work. After many years as an ASHA member, I dropped my dues. There was never any support and now they are just hopeless. They advocate for the big Unions and pensions when what we need is rules and specific laws that protect us from these high caseloads. I wont leave the field because I love being an SLP, but the day to day stress is having an effect on many of us. I would be willing to help you get back on your feet if I can. I am currently in an elementary school. What can I help you with?
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