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MH13 last won the day on August 13 2019

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    TWU-Distance SLP Summer 2019

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  1. I would def. hold off on Simucase subscription for now- your program may have a discount or provide you with the subscription (it's rolled into your course fees). During these Covid times, universities are relying on Simucase for competencies and clockhours as some medical establishments are not accepting students or very few students. Same with Speechpathology.com subscription. We've completed some of those for additional information from lectures. They are really good and packed full of evidence based research information. Epson EcoTank printer. I cannot stress how much I LOVE my ecota
  2. Add Texas Woman's University to your list. Cycle 11 just started during Memorial day weekend. I am in Cycle 10 and graduate in 14 days (not like I'm counting or anything). We are a separate program from the on-campus (different program directors and course sequence). You are asked to commit to working as a school SLP in Texas for at least 1-3 years after graduation. Preferred to be a SLPA in a school (makes that school placement easier) and will handle the medical externships in the summers. First summer, no externship, but you have one the next 2 summers. It is 2 years and 3 months of hard wo
  3. I’ve done about 10 hours total of teletherapy and I will say it’s gotten a lot easier. I don’t think I would want to be full-time teletherapy SLP, but should this kind of shut down ever happen again, I will be more comfortable and confident in my abilities to conduct teletherapy. I know some of my classmates were looking into how much you can make as a teletherapist and it’s much more than I expected!
  4. This heavily depends on the school you want to go for your master’s. My cohort is pretty split on bachelor’s in communication disorders and 1 year of leveling. I have my BS in comm disorders and I’ve also been a SLPA for almost 5 years now. I can say that the actual hands-on experience of being a SLPA has helped me more than the extra year of courses. If you’re worried about your GPA affecting your chances of getting an acceptance, you may want to go the extra year. It heavily depends on where you want to go. If the university is mainly concerned about the GPA of your last 60 hours,
  5. I wouldn’t risk deferring. I’m a distance SLP student. Y’all. It’s not bad at all. I miss the interaction within the cohort, but my program had that pre-covid 1x a week and 1x a week at our homes online. There are some things you do need to do in-person and I know the COVID-19 restrictions will postpone that until we are allowed to go back to our regional educational service centers here in Texas. As of right now, we are strictly online with Simucase and possible teletherapy options right now, hopefully allowing externships to resume in the fall. It’s not that bad y’all. I’m a year i
  6. You’re in luck. I’m a cycle 10 student and I have 2 kids- 1st and 2nd grades. I will say it’s hard balancing it all, but it’s so-able. You might not be super mom, but that’s ok. I can’t believe I’m almost done with my 1st year. I work full time as a SLPA in my sponsoring district, attend class full time and still able to attend a good chunk of my kid’s activities. There’s a LOT of reading. Lots. But as far as lectures go, all of them are recorded- even classes that meet at the ESCs- so it’s so helpful to go back and rewatch them. The professors And program directors are amazing and want you to
  7. Hey- I’m in cycle 10. I was looking at the page with my coworker who may be applying. I think they are waiving the GRE requirement for Cycle 11 due to COVID-19. As far as difficulty to get in, I know you need 3 solid recommendations- I got mine from 2 SLPs- 1 previous supervisor and my current supervisor. My 3rd recommendation was from my special education director. I’m sure that helped a lot to have my sped director’s recommendation letter since you need a sponsoring school district. I also had a really good, honest personal statement letter outlining why I needed to transition from a SLPA to
  8. I did not level, but as someone who is currently in TWU distance Cycle 10 program, almost half of the cohort did. I know from those in my region, 5 out of the 7 of us leveled through TWU and they completed the observation and direct therapy hours as a course through TWU this past spring, completing the course a couple of weeks before kick off week in Denton. The other girl and myself were already SLP-assistants and got our 25 hours of observation through Tech. We just completed the direct therapy when we were hired for our first SLP-A jobs. When I applied for my license, I had something like 6
  9. Don’t let the competitiveness scare you. There are multiple components to admissions, such as diversity factors and letters of recommendations. Those can help boost your application!
  10. Oh Lord. Those are literally THE worst questions to ask. I mean, you obviously want to be a SLP to help people. Maybe you had experience receiving speech services, but so do several applicants. I understand your aggravation- I felt it too! I was like UMMMM you want me to put it down on 1 page and sell myself? I’m NOT good at selling myself! That’s not my strong suit at all. If you had prior experience with speech such as you received services or a family member did and you had a memorable experience, write it for those that ask why you want to be a SLP. For me, my mom was a reading interventio
  11. Do your schools of choice have a set question/prompt? The first time I applied to my program, I was all about this is why I wanted to be a SLP. It was good BUT guess what? Still didn’t get in. It was like too many others is what the program director told me. It didn’t stand out. This last app Cycle, they had a prompt about why you want to attend their specific program. I stuck to the prompt and was very real/blunt about how I was a perfect match for the program. Needless to say, I was accepted! So, if they’ve got a prompt, for sure stick to it. If not, I would say why I would fit with that sch
  12. Yes! I do this and it was SO helpful when I had to do a partner project with my partner who is 7 hours away from me! I made a joint filter on google drive with her and we used it to make our notes and script for our “podcast” episode for cultural and linguistic diversity class.
  13. Oh I would be annoyed about that too!!! That’s one of those tricky questions that doesn’t make a hill of beans when it comes time for the praxis. I loathe those questions!!!
  14. Yes! Several of us in my cohort are renting and will buy if we feel it was a good resource. I will say, never cracked the cultural and linguistic diversity book, barely opened and read part of 2 chapters in speech sound disorders and read 1 chapter in my diagnostics class. It really depends on the professor I think.
  15. I bought the ETS Gre book pack; it was good. But like slptobe! I also used Magoosh- I utilized the free vocabulary app and words I studied on there were on the test! I still use the free Magoosh app in therapy with my older students who were working on vocabulary.
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