Engaging Your Growth Mindset for a Successful School Year This manuscript will focus on the value of a growth mindset, the belief that our abilities are not static, rather, those abilities can be developed upon and improved while utilizing hard work, dedication, and effort. In this article, we describe the value of a growth mindset for speech-language pathologists in ... Article
Article  |   December 27, 2016
Engaging Your Growth Mindset for a Successful School Year
Author Affiliations & Notes
  • Lyndsey Zurawski
    The School District of Palm Beach County, Wellington, FL
  • Nicole Mancini
    Broward County Public Schools, Ft. Lauderdale, FL
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  • Financial: Lyndsey Zurawski is the creator of the product Growth Mindset, created under the business name Speech to the Core and sold on an online marketplace for educators. Images from this product were used to demonstrate strategies in this manuscript. Nicole Mancini has no relevant financial interests to disclose.
    Financial: Lyndsey Zurawski is the creator of the product Growth Mindset, created under the business name Speech to the Core and sold on an online marketplace for educators. Images from this product were used to demonstrate strategies in this manuscript. Nicole Mancini has no relevant financial interests to disclose.×
  • Nonfinancial: Lyndsey Zurawski and Nicole Mancini have no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.
    Nonfinancial: Lyndsey Zurawski and Nicole Mancini have no relevant nonfinancial interests to disclose.×
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School-Based Settings / Part 4
Article   |   December 27, 2016
Engaging Your Growth Mindset for a Successful School Year
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2016, Vol. 1, 91-99. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG16.91
History: Received July 6, 2016 , Revised August 31, 2016 , Accepted October 14, 2016
Perspectives of the ASHA Special Interest Groups, December 2016, Vol. 1, 91-99. doi:10.1044/persp1.SIG16.91
History: Received July 6, 2016; Revised August 31, 2016; Accepted October 14, 2016

This manuscript will focus on the value of a growth mindset, the belief that our abilities are not static, rather, those abilities can be developed upon and improved while utilizing hard work, dedication, and effort. In this article, we describe the value of a growth mindset for speech-language pathologists in schools who support language and literacy skills of students with disabilities and strive to increase academic success in the general education classroom. Speech-language pathologists in a school-based setting can use the principles of growth mindset, putting in into practice for themselves and to foster growth mindset within their students. We present recommendations and examples of implementing a growth mindset during the school year. Additionally, resources are provided for further understanding of growth mindset and the research behind growth mindset principles.

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