I want to become a Medical Assistant because I enjoy helping others, and making them feel better. Medical Assistant is not just a career for me, it’s a goal that I will achieve with much pride and honor, and prove wrong those people who keep telling me that I’m not going to make it. I’m not really good in science, but I’m going to push myself to try hard to achieve my goal. Don’t ever let anyone label you, be your own kind of person and make the “impossible” possible. I know that it’s not going to be easy because of all the things you have to learn and memorize to become a Medical Assistant. When I research the courses and the things that a Medical Assistant have to learn and study, it makes me really nervous because I haven’t taken any medical
I first discovered speech-language pathology back when I was in high school, in a very unexpected way. I was talking with my grandmother, who had told me she received her Masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology after my father was born. My father has had hearing aids since the age of five, and had to continuously attend speech therapy while growing up. My grandmother told me stories of how she would sit with my father every night, away from his six other siblings, with the lights off and talk to him. She would say words to him, which he would then have to repeat back to her, without relying on his normal trick of reading lips. After hearing these stories and learning more about the field, I was intrigued and hooked.
At the beginning of my senior year in high school, I was still having trouble deciding what I wanted to do with my life. My mom, who works as a COTA in nursing homes, always pushed me towards nursing or physical therapy. Neither occupation interested me, nursing was too broad of a topic for me to handle and physical therapy seemed too difficult. A friend of mine brought up Speech-Language Pathology one day, a term I was unfamiliar with. I researched the strange word “pathology” and was surprised that I found the profession interesting. I conducted a PowerPoint on this career in my writing class, shortly after my interest in Speech-Pathology began. After I gave my presentation, there was no doubt
I punched in the gate code and began driving down the dirt road; galloping horses roamed the 8 acre astonishing grounds. The commentaries of prior professors flew nearby like an old cartoon that just got whacked in the head and had birds flying around. Find a supervisor who will give you your hours and help you grow, therapy needs to be engaging, change the scenery or choose an ethical work place! These are the words I took into consideration when I was being interviewed and interviewing my supervisor. Nonetheless the last six months I have been honored with the opportunity to serve as the Speech Language Pathologist Assistant at Glenoak Therapeutic Riding Center, A Place for Speech. Glenoak delivers therapeutic riding opportunities that challenge
Education, in general is such a vital part of my life, I wouldn’t be the devoted, hard-working student I am today without it; therefore, I value it greatly. Graduate education is very crucial to my career because I would not be qualified as a speech pathologist without my Master’s degree. Additionally, there are several other reasons why I believe it is important to me. One reason is that on a graduate level, I am taught more in-depth lectures regarding the scopes of practice that a speech pathologist will be expected to know and perform well in. Furthermore, I will be assigned clients and will gain clinical experience from treating clients with a variety of ages, which can contribute to me becoming a well-rounded speech therapist.
The profession of Speech Language Pathology enables others to be heard and gives them the ability to have a voice. As a Communication Disorders major, I found my voice through education and personal experiences. During my undergraduate career, I have balanced extracurricular activities, volunteer work, and leadership roles while maintaining superior grades in my coursework. However, my qualities go far beyond my list of accomplishments. Passion, my value of education, and my objective to improve the lives of others have driven me to pursue a career in Speech Language Pathology.
I will soon hold a Bachelor degree in Communication Disorders and my studies have taught me how to communicate with individuals from all backgrounds, professions, and social classes. It taught me sympathy and understanding of human interaction. My long term goal is to work with school aged children and young adults as a speech-language pathologist. I have experience in interacting favorably and effectively with children of a wide range and enjoy doing so. I belong in an educational environment and would like to continue on to the school system and contribute to the success of school aged children and young adults.
My qualifications that demonstrate my ability to be an asset to your Master Degree program of Education of the Deaf, is my background in Deaf Studies where I have received my Associate degree at Quinsigamond Community college. Furthermore, my degree has allotted me the necessary communication skills and cultural sensitivity, needed in order for me to work with the individual who has been the diagnosis of hard of hearing and deaf. In addition to my educational background, some of the following course have further my ability to better understand and work with individuals within the American Sign Language community is my Intermediate ASL 1&2,
Currently, Pediatrics is the main specialty I am considering going into. From personal experiences as being a patient when I was younger and my previous volunteer experiences with children, continuing to serve children has been one of my goals. I enjoyed those volunteer experiences which ranged from educating children at
On February 21, 2018, I had the opportunity to job shadow Ms. Drohn, the assistant professor in the school of nursing. The main reason why I choose to shadow Ms. Drohn was because I have been told by others that I will make a great teacher someday. I figured how bad could it be to experience what it is like to be a teacher. After all, my other main goal is to be a pediatric nurse so this worked out perfect because I get to experience what it is like to teach nursing students. Apart from that, I also what to shadow Ms. Drohn because I wanted to get insight into the different nursing fields available to nursing students at Liberty University. In addition, I wanted to grow my network with the professor at the school of nursing.
I am pursing a degree in Elementary Education and Early Childhood Education. I am passionate about education and excited to share the joy of learning with students. The perspective of wonder and sense of excitement that children bring into education motivates me daily. Teaching can leave a lasting impression in a child’s life and offers a special opportunity to shape the bright young minds of future generations. While many professions can be impactful, I believe the qualities of the person in the career position to be the most influential. The integrity I possess and genuine character I have reveals my authentic positive outlook on life. I aspire to be the voice that encourages students to obtain a life changing education that will aid them in their journey. I desire to be a teacher that takes time out of my day to have meaningful minutes in a student’s life and to represent the picture of a positive role- model. I hope to leave a lasting impact by creating a caring atmosphere that allows students to express themselves, discover knowledge, and obtain their fullest potential confidently!
It is necessary for speech pathology programs to include an audiology course because the two fields are very closely related. Many speech language pathologists will most likely work with individuals who have multiple impairments, including hearing loss (Welling & Ukstins 2019). The auditory mechanism is also very important to the development of speech sounds and language. Having good hearing is crucial to a child’s success with speaking and participating in social situations as well. If a child has issues with proper social interaction, they will most likely go to a speech language pathologist for services. Speech language pathologists will also need to work in collaboration with audiologists to create the best treatment plan for their patients
I spent a year working towards this degree and eventually decided that I should be honest with myself. If I wanted to live up to the example my parents set and love what I do, I had to be honest with myself and pursue what it is I felt I was meant to do. I completed my Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Family and am still thankful to this day that I followed my heart and my gut instinct. My undergraduate studies at Kent State helped me significantly in my decision pursuing a career in school counseling. My internship was with the Boys and Girls Club LeBron James Clubhouse. I worked with students from the Akron area that were in less than ideal home situations and I saw a huge need for a positive role model in their life that was dedicated to working towards helping them succeed and advocating for them and their needs. It was after my experiences at the Boys and Girls Club that I decided my next step would be to follow in my mother’s footsteps and become a school
When asked what they want to be when they grow up, most children say astronaut, doctor, president, or veterinarian. I was one of those kids that replied “a veterinarian” when asked by others. Usually, when one gets older, that career goal changes into something different, but not for me. I did not know it then, but my dream of being a veterinarian would stick with me throughout my life, and influence the choices I make in order to reach that long-term goal.