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- 5:30pmĀ 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…