My Decision

June 16, 2017 12:00 pm Published by

I began my career in 1980 and went to my elementary school for my first day as an SLP. I was very excited! When the day was over I felt really discouraged and motivated at the same time. I realized that I didn’t know how to help many of my articulation kids and particularly the /r/ kids. I said to myself, “They are paying me lots of money and I don’t know what I’m doing!” But it motivated me to begin a quest to become an expert in remediating articulation/phonology disorders. Although I learn new things all the time in my 37th year working in the schools, I’ve felt quite competent for the last 20 years or so.

I’ve been presenting workshops to other SLPs, SLPAs and parents for the past 12 years. This has been exciting and instructive getting lots of praise for the /s/ and /r/ information I share as well as trying to figure out how to make my workshops better and more relevant. I’ve gotten lots of constructive feedback and now feel confident that my revised workshops next school year are going to be the best I’ve ever done.

So, I decided to only work one day a week in the schools next year and will travel anywhere in the country to do workshops. If your school district or organization would like me to come and present, I’m available!

Stephen Sacks

Would you like a free SATPAC Program and free .6 hr. ASHA CEUs? If you are interested in hosting a live summer workshop, contact me at

Because I want SLPs from all over to use and understand my program, I have a .6 CEU ASHA webinar that is basically the same as my live presentations. Go to the SATPAC website for details. Here is the link:

The are two 3 hr. webinars (Using the SATPAC Approach with Highly Unintelligible Middle School Students and The 7 Stages of Phoneme Development) available for viewing. As always, you can earn ASHA CEUs. Each webinar is $49 or $79 for both.