Any other AAC-SLPs who sometimes feel like an engineer or IT tech? I often feel like I spend half my day running around fixing devices and never seem to have the tools I need on me! To make my life a little easier, I made a wearable toolkit for myself and the other SLPs I work with!
I have found the Herschel waist packs to be pretty durable!
Here’s what I included:
I love this 6 in 1 screwdriver as it should work with *most* SGDs, toys, AT equipment, etc.
The folding hex key set is essential for adjusting mounts for SGDs.
The paperclip – my best friend! I use this all the time for hard resets on SGDs.
The USB flashdrive is for saving SGD user areas and also doubles as an “unlock key” for the toolbox on the Accent devices.
I have some assorted batteries (AA, 9V, 2032), velcro dots, magnet strip, sharpie, dry erase marker, and a tape measure.
The snap bracelet and finger light are just some easy to carry items that I can use to direct a student’s attention to their device. I find these especially helpful when calibrating an eye gaze device.
A mini notebook and pen come in handy when I need to jot something down since we can’t have phones out at work!
The individual packet screen cleaning wipes are easy to carry around! I also added a stylus so that I could model on multiple devices without touching everyone’s talkers!
The hand sanitizer, chapstick, and hair tie are some personal items that I can’t live without!
What do you keep in your tool kit?