Speech Language Pathology: A Case Study

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Speech Language Pathology (SLP) is a health science profession that deals with the identification, assessment, diagnosis, intervention and management of communication disorders (disorders of language, speech sounds, fluency, and voice) and swallowing problems. The professionals in this field are also known as speech-language therapist, speech therapist and speech pathologist. In Territory Institution, the speech-language pathology program is designed to deliver a comprehensive, professional education focused on the development of clinical excellence, critical thinking, and problem-solving necessary for practice as a clinical therapist (Clinical Education Guide, 2016). Performance expectations increase along with the year of study, where increment…show more content…
Self-esteem is how individual look and define oneself as a person, as a part of society, as a state of responsibility in which he/she carries. Saedinejat et al. (2012) defined self-esteem as one’s collection of thoughts, feelings, emotions and experiences meaning that one’s evaluates themselves based on accumulation of what he/she think or see in him/herself, what he/she feels towards self, and the experience an individual gone through that mold one’s acceptance of self. Bailey (2003) stated that self-esteem is the summary judgment of everything a person can assess about himself or herself such as; (i) who one is (i.e. one's philosophy of life and character); (ii) what one does (i.e. one's tangible and/or intangible work products regarding people, nature, objects, or oneself); (iii) what one has (i.e. one's inherent, developed, or acquired qualities and quantities); (iv) the different levels in how one appears (i.e. one's physical body, personality, and reputation); and (v) to whom or what one is attached (e.g. God, a concept, a "special" person or group, money, possessions, or…show more content…
(2003) defined self-esteem as how much value people place on themselves and it is the evaluative component of self-knowledge. There are two levels of self-esteem which were high self-esteem and low self-esteem. To be exact, high self-esteem was referred to an accurate, justified, balanced appreciation of one’s worth as a person and one’s successes and competencies. Meanwhile, low self-esteem can be either an accurate, well-founded understanding of one’s shortcomings as a person or a distorted, even pathological sense of insecurity and inferiority (Baumeister et. al, 2003). Furthermore, Bandura (1982) defined self-esteem as individual’s perceptions of confidence in his or her ability to perform a specific task in which he deduced that self-esteem is not the knowledge and skills an individual possesses, but rather what individual believes he or she can do with the knowledge and skills. Bandura claimed that knowledge and skills can be easily undermined by self-doubt and low confidence. Albu (2008) considers self-esteem as individuals' confidence in their own ability to think and to face the challenges of human life and success. Evaluation of self is shaped by the degree of confidence and self-assurance ones possess on him/herself that greatly impacts one’s overall success or achievement. In the current study, self-esteem refers to speech-language pathology (SLP) students’ evaluation of self by measuring both positive and negative feelings about the

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