And so, it begins: Motivational Monday

It’s about the only thing I can do…

I have officially begun my diving expedition into the world of ERRYTHANG speech-language pathology as I’ve scheduled my national licensing examination (brought to you by the makers of the GRE and AP Exams, my exam is the subject-specific PRAXIS). I won’t disclose dates but I will say that unlike the dreaded GRE, the PRAXIS is more practical and makes sense to me. It’s about synthesizing course work and application, not merely about regurgitation. My motto this semester is Keep Calm and Graduate because anxiety and worrying have proven to do me no good. They don’t motivate me to work harder, they actually just breed self-pity and negative self-talk. Although I have some great gigantic goals this semester, I am reminded that my fear reveals where I don’t trust God. And so, I must trust.

Worry… just a misuse of the creative imagination that has been placed in each of us. Because we are smart and creative, we imagine all the things that could happen, that might happen, that will happen if this or that happens. -The Noticer by Andy Andrews

Back to my notes,

And so, it begins: Motivational Monday

Why I Chose Speech Language Pathology: VLOG

Speech language pathology is one of those fields that has so much depth and breadth, I love hearing stories of how people came to choose this career path.

This video may need to be watched in parts…but what can I say, when it comes to one’s passion, it’s hard to contain yourself!

To all interested students, grad-school hopefuls and curious people alike, discover What is speech language pathology?...and Why I Chose it!

If you’re an SLP, SLP2B, or student at any level…I’d love to hear from you. Feel free to leave comment and let me know why you chose SLP!


Why I Chose Speech Language Pathology: VLOG

A Week in the Life…

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



[photo credit]

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…