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The Future of Speech-Language Pathology

A place to meet, learn, discuss, vent, communicate!

July 15th, 2007

introduction @ 11:08 am

Hi everyone -

I'm a recent graduate of UC Berekley, majored in psychology with a concentration in language acquisition and linguistics. So far most of my work experiences have been in writing and journalism, but being that this is the summer after my graduation I'm kind of in a period of transition and exploring my possibilities.

In college the language aspect of psychology was always what interested me most. I just love words more than anything. I'm the one that's always picking up on slightly weird accents or different ways of speaking of people around me when that sort of thing totally blows over the heads of my friends or people I try to point it out to.

Working as an SLP was always something in the very back of my mind, but since I have been pursuing writing jobs for several years the idea of being a clinician in that field sort of fell by the wayside. But now I have this urge to get back to school - and the more I learn and think about it, the more I can see myself as an SLP and loving it. I actually know very little about the real world of becoming an SLP or an audiologist (other than what I've read on ASHA's website), which is why it's great to have found this community on LJ. I don't use my own livejournal very much but I check in on communities once in a while.

My next step is to get some experience somewhere working with communicative disorders. I live in the Bay Area right now. I know this is pretty general but if anyone has any tips on resources I should get my hands on to learn more, it'd be greatly appreciated!!

Thanks, looking forward to making this a more active community.

June 14th, 2007

Brooklyn College SLP students @ 01:37 pm

hey, if any1 here goes to brooklyn college grad. program for speech (not audiology) do you have to take ANY classes with Cherry? or generally do you have to take audiology classes?

May 14th, 2007

Hunter College @ 03:51 pm

Hey, I know I've asked this question in this community before, but I'm gonna ask it again. I'm looking for anyone familiar with the graduate Speech-Language Pathology department in Hunter that could give me some info on how the program is. I've only heard from a few people, and what I've heard hasn't been that fabulous, but I wanted to get more opinions. Is it true that they don't care about their students, and that your clinic placement can get all messed up & they wont do anything about it? Anything you could tell me would be great, I'm trying to decide very soon whether or not I'm going there. Thanks!

May 11th, 2007

Better Hearing and Speech Month and Jobs! @ 11:50 am

May is Better Hearing and Speech Month!  (yes, they've changed the Hearing/Speech order this year, too)
Anyone looking for a job can check out this place www.slpjobboard.com
One of our professors sent us the link to that site to our email.  It's free to post your resume and browse jobs, and if you sign up this month, you're put into a drawing to win a free iPod!

I'm definitely gonna sign up since I will graduate in (gasp!) 8 days and will need a CFY position!  Good luck to all who are graduating!  :)

April 7th, 2007

Jobs! @ 07:39 pm

Hey everyone, my name's Leslie, and starting this fall I'm going to be attenting grad school for speech/language pathology in Brooklyn. I'm looking for a part-time job for the summer and then continuing into the semester. However, I have no idea what to look for. There don't seem to be many job opportunities through the grad schools themselves, so I'm on my own. I'm going to look into teacher's aide positions in various schools, and maybe contact some hospitals to see if they have SLPs who need assistants. Does anyone else have any ideas for me? I'm looking on monster.com, craigslist, indeed.com, etc. and there isn't a whole lot in my area that's also part time. I'm willing to look anywhere in brooklyn or manhattan. Any help would be wonderful, my AIM sn is LadyyGaladriel, my email is ladyygaladriel@yahoo.com, or you can just let me know on here. Thanks in advance for any help :)


x-posted to futuregrads and speechpathology

December 31st, 2006

New here too @ 03:08 am

I love finding methodologies and new ways for interacting with the human body and healing it. i however have little people skills needed for that type of work but i do like learning about the way issues are addressed in medical feilds and the background reasons as to why thy are used, what are they used for or in connection with etc.

I myself have just been diagnosed with Spasmodic Dysphonia and would like to know your imput or just general interaction. Perhaps you can learn something from me that reading from a book cant teach. Its not a guarantee... this is after all life.   

November 22nd, 2006

(no subject) @ 08:47 pm

Current Music: dave matthews - stay or leave

hi everyone :] i'm new here. i don't really use livejournal too often but this community caught my eye.

i guess i should start by introducing myself? i'm kerry, i'm 16, and i'm a junior in high school. i've wanted to pursue a career in speech-language pathology for a while now. my brother was diagnosed with autism about 9 years ago, [along with my cousin] so my life is surrounded by such communication disorders. i know i'd have the patience and compassion for speech pathology, and i'm hoping by joining this i can a little feedback on what it's like and what colleges are best for majoring in it. right now i'm looking into UConn and Boston University. NYU is my reach but other than that i'm not too sure where i want to go.

i know it's early for me to be thinking about colleges right now, but i'd like to get a head start, and i know you guys would be a great help if you had some recommendations. thanks!

September 10th, 2006

Praxis @ 08:49 pm

Current Mood: happy happy

Yay!  I passed the Praxis!  Now it's only 8 more months 'til I graduate w/ my Master's (I hope!) and then I'm a CFY away from being an SLP!  I'm just glad that the test is over and done with and I don't have to pay the $100+ to take the test a second time!  :)

August 6th, 2006

(no subject) @ 02:31 am

Hello everyone! I am new to this community and wanted to introduce myself. My name is Meagan and I am a senior undergrad student at the University of Missouri-Columbia (Mizzou) studying Communication Science and Disorders. I am currently getting ready to take the GRE on the 16th of this month, which is pretty frightening to me as I am not the greatest standardized test-taker. Does anyone have any tips for this test? I am also in the process of deciding on which graduate schools to apply for, which is also scary for me because I'm not sure that I will get accepted anywhere. I think that I will mostly be applying to schools in Missouri (Fontbonne University, Saint Louis University, Mizzou, and Rockhurst), and possibly one or two in Florida. I'm kind of nervous about my classes this year because we start to get more in depth into speech path. For the fall I'll be taking: Anatomy and Physiology of the Speech Mechanism, Language Disorders in Children, Voice Disorders, Neurophysiology for Speech, Language, and Hearing, Clinical Observation in Communication Disorders, and a Clinical Apprenticeship in Communication Disorders. For the last course I will be working in a Language Preschool, which has preschoolers with a variety of communication difficulties, such as developmental apraxia of speech, phonological processing disorder, speech and language delay, specific language impairment, among others. There will also be a few children who are "peer models," or kids whose speech and language skills are developing within normal limits. This opportunity will give me 50 hours of ASHA clinical clock hours that I'll need for certification later on. This is the class I am most excited about, but I'm not sure if I'm ready for my summer to end yet! I'm planning on possibly taking a trip to Cedar Point in Ohio (Roller Coaster Capital of the World!) to release some stress before the I take the dreaded GRE. I hope everyone is having a great summer!

August 5th, 2006

Praxis @ 09:04 pm

Current Mood: relieved relieved

I took the Praxis today!  I was terrified.  And I'm NEVER scared to take tests.  I'm just glad that it's over.  (sigh)  All I need is to pass.  Wish me luck!  :)