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SLP Graduate School Personalities


Will you fit into the SLP graduate school personalities? I think the letter of intent for SLP graduate school is like the Tinder  of the  Communication Sciences and Disorders (CSD) Graduate School entry. There's a group of professors sitting around chatting about the profiles of SLP hopefuls. Professor X saying "this one looks promising!...oh...wait...hold on...… Continue reading SLP Graduate School Personalities

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A resource for those starting SLP Graduate School


Just a few years ago, I was sitting in my un-classy apartment in West Georgia impatiently waiting to start SLP grad school. It's been almost 3 years and I've learned one or 2 things. Last year, I wrote "Summer Reading List for New SLP Grad Students" . But, allow me to share something I wish… Continue reading A resource for those starting SLP Graduate School

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“Less Competitive” SLP Graduate Schools discussion


I've recently become fascinated by the SLP sub category on Reddit.com. It's an open forum for questions, links, and information; in this sub-Reddit (as they say), there has been quite the discussion on "less competitive" SLP graduate schools.  When I was applying, I didn't think any grad school was less competitive than another. I thought they… Continue reading “Less Competitive” SLP Graduate Schools discussion

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Acceptance and Rejection


Were you accepted to an SLP graduate school? Or Did you receive one of those disheartening rejection letters? Acceptance letters. I remember opening the email that held the golden ticket. I jumped up, screamed, and danced around my apartment. I tried calling my parents...no answer. I just sat there and cried. I had already been… Continue reading Acceptance and Rejection

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A Must-Buy book for New SLPs


There hasn't been a week during this first year as an SLP that I haven't turned to pages in this book with an unmistakable urge to hunt down the authors and hug them forever. Secord, W. A., Boyce, S. E., Donahue, J. S., Fox, R. A., & Shine, R. E. (2007). Eliciting sounds: Techniques and… Continue reading A Must-Buy book for New SLPs

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Clinical Competency for Soon-to-Be SLPs


Hot off the presses from the International Journal of Language & Communication Disorders. I want to share my thoughts on a recent article entitled Impact of placement type on the development of clinical competency in speech-language pathology students.  The thing I enjoyed most about this article was how they described their "aim". In summary, they wanted to see… Continue reading Clinical Competency for Soon-to-Be SLPs

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First Week – Clinical Fellowship


I made it. This was the first full week starting my SLP-CF here in The Last Frontier. I have about 50 + kiddos on my caseload and couldn't be more excited. All the preparation in the world couldn't have prepared me for sitting down at my desk in front of a cabinet full of working… Continue reading First Week – Clinical Fellowship

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Don’t freak out, it’s just the SH sound


There was a moment Monday, before I started my first day of my full-time school internship, where I panicked. Heart fluttering, mind-numbing, terrifying panic. I couldn't verbalize how to teach the "SH" sound. I couldn't think of its place or manner of articulation. It was like the knowledge was lost in an ambiguous depth of space… Continue reading Don’t freak out, it’s just the SH sound

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Part 2: Online SLP Graduate Programs


This is the second post in my series regarding Online Speech-Language Pathology graduate schools. Read Part 1 and general information about online SLP graduate programs. The below interview is with a spunky mother of two, 43 year old lovely lady, and current online graduate student who transitioned from bank manager to Speech-Language Pathologist. I admire… Continue reading Part 2: Online SLP Graduate Programs

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Superwoman: A non-traditional SLP graduate student’s story


When things start piling up, you turn to the people you trust and can rely on; one such person in my life and in my SLP graduate program is Tanya Sykes-Clark. She is a first year non-traditional SLP Grad Student here at the University of West Georgia with me.  She is also a wife and… Continue reading Superwoman: A non-traditional SLP graduate student’s story