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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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Suggestions for Writing a Letter of Intent


Historically, I've written several posts on writing a letter of intent and responding to essay prompts when applying to Speech-Language Pathology graduate school. But I have more to share. I have opinions and ideas based on my reading of 45 letters in the past 3 weeks. Ladies and you few gentlemen, read on to hear… Continue reading Suggestions for Writing a Letter of Intent

Alaska

The Last Frontier and Me, an SLP


I moved to Alaska on July 7, 2013. I've been here almost a year. I haven't spoke of it much on my blog, mostly because I didn't think people would care. But its become such a huge piece of why I love being an SLP and why I don't want to leave, that I need… Continue reading The Last Frontier and Me, an SLP

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Soundable: A Review


If you’re currently in an SLP undergraduate or graduate program, Soundable is your new  “Rosetta Stone®” for learning phonetics. I distinctly remember meeting in empty rooms with my undergrad friends taking turns yelling out words, then seeing who could phonetically spell it out the quickest. If only we had this app back then. Sure, you could practice workbooks or… Continue reading Soundable: A Review

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Deciding to blog about SLP


I love to type my thoughts out. I started blogging in 2011 and it wasn't about who would read it. It was that I had these opinions and ideas that no one else was saying or sharing. Nobody wanted to address the lack of real information in the SLP  graduate school world. It was all… Continue reading Deciding to blog about SLP

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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

SLP-CF

Being the Youngest Expert in the Room


One thing about entering and graduating from a Master's program at a relatively young age means that in a room full of experts, I tend to be the youngest one. It's not a bad thing most of the time, and I'm probably the only one who quickly sizes up and estimates colleagues and parents' age.… Continue reading Being the Youngest Expert in the Room

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SLP Clinical Fellowship – Honestly


4 years of an undergraduate degree followed by 2 years getting a Master's degree, all you really think about is that first payday when you start your Clinical Fellowship. Something about being paid for the work you are doing - it rights the soul. All those sleepless nights studying, worrying, writing, reading - ugh! If… Continue reading SLP Clinical Fellowship – Honestly

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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