A Week in the Life…

of a first year Speech Language Pathology graduate student (2nd semester).



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MONDAY, February 10th

12pm Independent Study Class. Work on research project that will be presented as a Poster Session at the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing conference in April.

4:10pm Neurogenic Speech Disorders Class. We learn about the “neural structures that are responsible for speech, the types of neurogenic disorders that impair speech production, and appropriate assessment and treatment strategies for ethnically and culturally diverse patients with motor speech disorders.”

6:40pm Early Intervention Class. We learn to assess and treat language disorders in children ages 0-5.

Day ends at 8:30/9pm.

TUESDAY, February 11th

8:30am-3:30pm Clinic at Charter School

(Administer assessment to student [Clinical Evaluation of Language Fundamentals-4], provide therapy for remaining caseload of 8 students)

4:30pm- 5:30pm Aphasia Support Groups (adults)

6:40pm-8:30pm Stuttering TEST!

Day ends at 8:30/9pm.

WEDNESDAY, February 12th

12:30pm Brown Bag Lunch with Occupational Therapy students. (as part of Clinical Practicum class)

4:10pm- 6:30pm Sociolinguistics Class. We learn the basis for “understanding language and cultural variation and applications for the clinical process in communication disorders.”

THURSDAY, February 13th

12pm Review Assessment for Comps (Independent)

Study for upcoming Neurogenic Speech Disorder midterm

FRIDAY, February 14th

9am Early Intervention Observation- Home visit.

Then I wake up the week after and do it all over again!

What’s a typical week look like for you?

A Week in the Life…

4 thoughts on “A Week in the Life…

  1. Astrid says:

    I’m a 2nd semester 1st year grad too!

    Therapy co-treating with another student (Pre-K, ASD Dx) 2 hour session
    Individual meeting with Tx Supervisor
    Meeting with Tx Supervisor as a group
    School-Age Language Disorders class

    TBI class
    Therapy (PreK – Phono Disorder)

    Off! – scramble to work on projects and get reading done

    Neuromotor Disorders
    Therapy Session #2 with Phono kid

    Diagnostic Class
    Meet with Tx partner to go over data plan
    Meet up with Dx group to plan upcoming Dx session
    Plan for next week

    I probably go to campus a half day on the weekend to catch up on stuff as well! It’s nuts!!

    I don’t know how you do it with evening classes! I’m much more alert in the morning.

    1. Hi Astrid, thanks for stopping by.
      Two hour session, sounds very intense! That mid-week break sounds glorious, I do have Thu’s and Fri’s off, but not really because I’m usually in the clinic reviewing assessments and/or trying to study.
      How is the group session planning? Is it hard to compromise or easier to have ideas to bounce off? Do you alternate on who leads the group?
      I think the evening classes are preferable to me as I’m not a morning person, and for people who work, it’s also agreeable. The thing that gets me is getting out of class late for an early morning the next day. 😦
      I’m still pretending that I can wake up early and get some studying in before class, that’s yet to work. So I find the gaps in my day work better for me.
      Best wishes to you!

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