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…fear..is 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
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!