Speech Retreat


Get empowered and refueled with tons of SLP inspiration!

"stark contrast to other boring presentations"~Speech Retreat Anaheim Attendee

Learn practical, functional, and fun ideas from your four favorite SLP bloggers you can actually take back to your therapy rooms so you have the tools to keep your students motivated to learn.

Sign up for our October workshop:



When Hallie, Natalie, Felice, and Maureen got together, we realized there were not enough engaging, quality events for SLPs. Are you bored of the usual workshops? You are the reason we created this event!

The Speech Retreat was created because we wanted a place where SLPs can learn and have fun while walking away with practical therapy ideas. We are in the trenches too and know how overwhelming it can be to be a school-based SLP. We have so many responsibilities from data collection, evaluations, lesson planning, behavior management, and more. We want to be able to share what works in our therapy rooms so that you can be refreshed and have tons of ideas to bring back to yours.

Learn from SLPs actually working in the field. Walk away with practical ideas and resources that you can use over and over. Spend the day with like-minded SLPs that "get it!" If you love being an SLP and love having fun each and every day, this workshop is for you! If you want to learn the way you would like to teach your students, in a laid back, entertaining and fun environment? This workshop is for you! If you want to walk away with fresh new ideas that you can keep in your SLP toolbox, then this workshop is for you! 

Don't delay! Limited seats available! Come join us for a day of learning and fun! Mark your calendars today so you keep the date available while making your summer plans!

Have questions? Want to learn more about this event? Feel free to contact us! Email Hallie at Hallie@speechtimefun.com

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Check out the four SLP bloggers you will learn from at this workshop!

Hallie Sherman

Speech Time Fun 

Your SLP that loves low prep therapy ideas, higher level thinking, and using what you have!

Felice Clark

The Dabbling Speechie

Your SLP that loves craftivities, sensory bins, and humor.

Natalie Snyders

Natalie Snyders SLP

Your SLP that loves progress monitoring, organization, and high stakes vocabulary!

Maureen Wilson

The Speech Bubble SLP

Your SLP that loves evaluations/screening, no prep, and using storybooks in therapy!


Speech Retreat 2017 will be a 7 hour immersive and invaluable experience. 

The day will cover everything from organization, data collection, progress monitoring, mixed therapy groups, interactive and engaging therapy ideas and more! There will be something for everything for school-base SLPs working with grades K-12!

The following learning objectives will be met at this workshop:

1. Learn how to create versatile therapy materials/activities using common materials.

2. List the benefits of hands on, interactive therapy activities.

3. Learn time saving tips to better manage their school based caseloads.

4. Construct a plan to have a less stressful school year.

5. Meet and pick the brains of some of the awesomest four SLPs ever.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 (Oak Brook, IL):

8:30am-9am: Registration and bagel/coffee breakfast

9am-12pm: Welcome, Organization, Data, Progress monitoring, and more!

12pm-1pm: Lunch on your own

1pm-4pm: Therapy tips, tricks, ideas, and resources! Make and take session, raffle giveaways, photo booth, meet and greet the presenters, and more!

*Certificate for 6 CMH hours will be emailed to you after the event!

Who is the Speech Retreat for?

  • SLPs, CFs, graduate students, SLPAs, and even special educators
  • You enjoy learning in a hands on environment
  • You work with preschool and school-aged students
  • You want to leave with practical ideas you can actually use!
  • You like to have fun!
  • You love what you do and do what you love

The Speech Retreat is NOT for You If...

  • You are not passionate about being an SLP
  • You are hoping to show up and have the work done for you
  • If you are looking for a quick way to get ASHA CEUs

What makes this event extra juicy?

  • A one day, 6 hour workshop, for SLPs by SLPs! 
  • Learn and gather all of the tools necessary to have the best year ever. 
  • This workshop will be interactive, hands on, and fun! 
  • You will get a certificate of completion for 6 CMH (clinical maintenance hours*)
  • $40 of digital resources
  • Raffle prizes, and more!

*CMH hours = not CEUs! This workshop is not acredited by ASHA but does meet all requirements for CMH hours. Visit ASHA's website to see their statement on acceptance on CMH hours. This would be double the price if it was CEU's. ASHA's fees are crazy expensive, ya'll. 


The Hyatt Lodge at McDonald's Campus

2815 Jorie Boulevard

Oak Brook, IL 60523

Our second Speech Retreat will be held outside Chicago, IL. 

Need proof? Read what others have said the Speech Retreat!

"You were awesome! I love and appreciate how real, genuine, and practical you are! I got so many great ideas and loved the 30 second prep ideas and using what you have! Thank you so much!"~Carrie

"It was awesome! Very well planned out and ran smoothly start to finish! Thanks!"~Kristi B.

"The day was packed with extremely helpful ideas, tips, and tricks that can be immediately implemented into any caseload."

"I loved the collaborative, real world ideas that are both fun and functional."

"Everything was so engaging and interactive! I came away with fresh perspectives on therapy and organization ideas."

"Loved the overall fun, informal vibe - so appreciated and a stark contrast to other boring presentations!"

Get proof for yourself! Join us at the Speech Retreat!


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 Email Hallie at Hallie@speechtimefun.com


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