I am a twenty-three year old mother, full-time student and wife. I have come a long way since my high school years, from a period of inner conflict and lack of motivation to recently receiving an acceptance letter into a very competitive sonography program at the University of Texas School of Health Professions in Houston Texas. I have come to this program to start a career in the field I have always dreamed of being a part of, a dream that began when I was a child playing nurse. Although my interest in the medical field began with nursing, life has taken men through a path that lead me to sonography. Sonography caught my interest at sixteen when I needed a breast exam to diagnose whether I had breast cancer or not and it grew exponentially
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
I didn 't always know what career I wanted to go into. The first time I was in the position where I had to decide was in the eighth grade. For the yearbook, I had to give the name of the high school I planned to attend and what profession I chose to go into. The scraping of the lead against the paper made me feel tense. Everyone else had an idea of what they wanted to do in the future. When I was a junior in high school, I finally realized that I want to become a Speech Pathologist. This field of study is an extremely competitive one. My educational and professional career objectives include going to Kean University next fall, working towards obtaining a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree, and ultimately becoming certified and licensed.
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
Effective communication is a key component of interprofessional practice to provide the best care for a patient treated by a multidisciplinary team. In my future profession as an occupational therapist there will be many important roles and responsibilities to consider across different specialities. Occupational therapists regularly work with nurses within an interdisciplinary team and the two health professions must practice effective communication, and the skills which foster the effectiveness. Occupational therapists, nurses, and the communication skills these professional require to work in an interdisciplinary team will be discussed.
I have always had the intense desire to care and look after people from a very young age. I firmly believe that everyone deserves the best quality of life possible and this is what had drawn me to occupational therapy as a career path in the first place. It is so easy to take for granted all the everyday tasks we can do and we seldom consider the effect of not being able to complete them. As an occupational therapist I would be able to make a positive impact on someone’s life and make it possible for them to enjoy their life. I want the opportunity to provide support to people, help them gain independence and watch them grow more confident in their own ability. I want to be part of such a rewarding career.
Being able to work with both children and adults has allowed me to broaden my view of what the field of speech language pathology will consist of. During my freshman year, in the spring semester of 2014, I was able to volunteer in Marquette’s clinic and take data for an SLP graduate student who was working with an adult with an intellectual disability. This experience allowed me to broaden my basic knowledge of the field of speech-language pathology. Also this past fall semester of 2016, I was able to work with an SLP graduate student in Marquette’s clinic, where we provided therapy to a preschool-aged client. We worked together in creating activities to target his speech language disorder, using both hybrid and clinician-directed approaches throughout the semester. By the end of the semester, we were able to observe very positive results concerning both his receptive and expressive language, which was highly rewarding to see. I am also going to be working in Marquette’s Clinic again next semester where I will be working with clients who have aphasia. This opportunity will allow me to further my knowledge and interest of individuals who I have a special interest
As a future Speech Language Pathologist, many qualities that I possess can be improved by furthering my education. As a driven person, I often strive for perfection. As clients communication disorders are diverse, your graduate program will challenge myself to overcome the constant strive for perfection. As a perfectionist, I tend to dwell on projects to ensure they are completed efficiently. As Speech Pathology is a fast
Essay #1: Describe why you wish to enroll at WMed. You should describe any connection you have to southwest Michigan.
Good communication skills, which includes listening, allows the student to interact with the professors and classmates in a manner that will extend beyond the classroom. These communication skills allow the student to develop a close relationship with their clients which encourages the client to achieve more in their therapy. After graduation, these students are more than just a physical therapist to their clients. They are friends, counselors, and mentors. Good communication skills allow these students to be the best professionals that they can be. It allows them to excel as a professional and to develop interpersonal relationships throughout their career.
What causes success? To many people, success is cultivated through dedication and perseverance; the amount of effort put in directly correlates to the quality of the result. However, this statement does not fully represent the implications of success and how it is achieved. In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell analyzes the basis of success, uncovering the astonishing effect that opportunity and legacy have on the creation of outliers. When applied to my life, these two factors play a significant role in my achievements and future potential.
Health and social care is something that I have always been passionate about. Because I have studied health and social care for the last four years I have regularly met a lot of the most vulnerable members of society through past work experiences. Through past placements I have worked with children who have special needs. This helped me develop ways of communicating with the children this could be through sign language. Because my Aunt is deaf I have taught myself basic sign language in order to communicate with her effectively. This helped me a lot while I was involved in working with the children in the special needs school. Working within this environment has helped me gain a lot of confidence in myself this is because, it has proved to me that I can
CI: HOW MY PAST AND PRESENT LIFE EXPERIENCES HAVE HELPED CREATE A FUTURE GOAL OF BECOMING A SPEECH THERAPIST.
Through this service learning experience, I have learned a lot about developing children and how to apply my learning from N1I02 and N1J02 in terms of developmental considerations to help develop trust with my students and build relationships. The skill that I feel was developed the most through this placement was communication. I have always been above average with my communication skills, however, that was with people my own age, or with people who were older than me. I have not had as much experience communicating with people who are significantly younger than I am. It requires a different approach, and the ability to develop trust with the person before you can communicate effectively with them. Otherwise, they 're unlikely to be receptive of what you have to say. One student in particular has helped me learn more effective ways to communicate. This student has some difficulties getting along with others, and also
One of my future goals and the most important one is to become a doctor. It is my life dream, and the only thing I am seeking for. Doctor is someone capable to save and help others life in ways that are not possible in other careers. Being a doctor for me is not just like any job, it is achieving a dream I have since I was 6 years old. One of the main reasons I picked this major is my family; my family members are almost all doctors, and my dad too. I have been growing up seeing my dad as a doctor, and he really loves his job, so automatically I got it from him. Many people pick this major to make money, but my dad always says, “This job is not for making money as much to help people and save their lives”. He taught me that people don’t have to pay to check their health, if they are not able to pay it is not a problem, you do your job as you should do and he always say if you care about money in this career, you won’t be successful at it. That is how I initially begun picking this major.