Help! SLP Scheduler made me a schedule that's TOO efficient!

SLP Scheduler strives to optimize your schedule based on the factors most important to you.  One of the factors that's baked in to SLP Scheduler's algorithm is that of productivity.  Productivity is measured by according to your *free* time between therapy sessions.  A single 2-hour block is considered more productive than two separated 1-hour blocks.

For this reason, SLP Scheduler generates schedules that try to give you the largest blocks of free time possible--even if it's an entire unscheduled day!  

In some districts, and for various reasons, having an entire unscheduled day is unacceptable.

So, if you're looking for ways to make SLP Scheduler generate less-efficient schedules, here are some things you can try:

  • Reduce your therapy time each day. For example, instead of 8am-3pm daily, maybe do 11am-2pm daily. If you choose a small enough time window, the scheduler will eventually have to use each of the days in the week to fit everything. This might take some trial and error to get the right-sized window.
  • Reduce the "Maximize Productivity" number to 1 inside Preferences at the bottom of the Therapists tab, and increase the other preferences as high as you like. This may not really achieve much, but it might help a bit!
  • Decrease your maximum group size
  • Convert more students' Delivery Model to "Individual"

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