Journaling as a general term refers to the act of recording personal thoughts or actions, with or without the intent of later sharing, using a variety of forms (e.g., paper and pen, computer journaling, audio recordings). There has been a long tradition of journaling in the fields of psychology and counseling with positive effect noted on the therapeutic process. The act of journaling can be incorporated as part of the therapeutic process during speech and language therapy. The Speech–Language pathologist can introduce the idea of reflecting in writing as a way to extend the therapeutic process beyond the actual therapy session. Or, in other cases, clients themselves can suggest expanding their own personal journaling to include themes or ideas discussed in the therapy sessions. There ...

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