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About angela4

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    2017 Fall
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    Speech Language Pathology

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  1. @Jordyn_M463 Here is the dress code from my school’s handbook. People don’t always follow it. My black pants definitely have denim in them. We do have a polo shirt with the university name on it that we can wear too. I purchased mine at the beginning of the year for I think about $25. Hope this helps! Dress for all clinicians should be appropriate for a professional setting. Male clinicians are required to wear a dress shirt with a collar (t-shirts and tank tops are not acceptable) and a pair of slacks. Male clinicians may wear jackets or sweaters, if they choose. Female clinicians
  2. That's great advice. Best of luck to you. I met with disability services and they seem like they really just want the students to have all the tools they need to succeed. Meeting with disability services really helped me feel like I wasn't "alone" in the educational process and that someone will be there for me along the way. I don't think it would be a bad idea to talk with them about what you've been dealing with and see if they have any advice.
  3. For anyone looking for places to shop, I highly recommend Goodwill. I've gotten tons of new looking professional tops there for $3.99 each. I've never bought pants or shoes from there, but I love going for tops. You have to spend some time sifting through and maybe visit a few locations, but it's totally worth it.
  4. I know there was a section of my school's website about accommodations for injuries. Maybe it would fall under that category. Worth looking into! @Arcanelady27 congrats on starting back up again! That must have been really tough to have to put things on pause but you have to do what you have to do for your health. I hope things go great for you in the Fall. @Louly that's awesome that you've had good experiences working with your professors. I'm not as good at communicating my needs the right away.
  5. You should be able to go to your university's website to find out some of the accommodations they offer for people with mental health issues. I know my school's disability office has a list of different types of conditions and what accommodations might be helpful for those conditions. I also found that emailing the student disability office was really helpful in getting my initial questions answered about privacy and why/why not and how to register. I haven't done anything official yet but they've been very helpful. You might try emailing your schools disability services to find out more!
  6. @Moongirl201 @jmk @Speechster @Kslptobe @Adelaide9216 @foreverschwifty I would love to have a small private group or forum for grad students with chronic illness who are starting this year. Would anyone be interested in being a part of one? Maybe a Facebook group with a discreet name, or a group on another platform? Or even just a facebook group chat on messenger?
  7. To add to my previous post, I think there are always people who talk about how hard grad school is- when it might just be their way of coping with extra stress. Especially because it is socially expected and acceptable to talk about how busy you are while in grad school. There are tons of challenging times in life, whether it's stressful times at work, with family, etc. Some things are more acceptable to "complain" about, and grad school is one of them. It's sort of like a badge of honor for some people. But that's just what I think.
  8. I haven't started SLP grad school yet, but I have been in grad school for a different field. For what it's worth, I found that the coursework itself was not harder, just more time consuming.The assignments were different because I had to think in a more analytical way - not just memorizing information, but thinking for myself, and analyzing the type of work I did in internships and relating it to what we were learning. I did not think the actual material (the readings, etc). was any harder than in undergrad! I'm not sure if it will be like this for SLP, but I hope so :).
  9. Thank you. Unfortunately sometimes even the most opened-minded, well educated people (like professors) have prejudices and preconceived notions about people with certain disabilities/medical problems. I was shocked that things happened the way they did, but at the very least it's helped me learn how and when to share (still working on it though...:) ) I have a doctors appointment in a few weeks and will ask them to fill out the documentation for academic accommodations. I'm a little self-conscious about asking for it, but I think it will be for the best in the end. I hope everything goes well
  10. I think you're right. I don't see anything on the ASHA site about grade minimums. So now I just need to figure out where I heard that. I am going to look into it a little more...it would be great if I could withdraw from my current Bio class. If the school required a B-, would they say so on any paperwork/the website?
  11. Oh man. For some reason I thought ASHA required a B-, not just certain schools. I'm in the middle of retaking Bio now because I got a C in undergrad. Was I wrong about ASHA requiring a B-?
  12. @Moongirl201 Feel free to PM me if you want to talk more.
  13. This is my second time going to grad school (first time was in a different field). The first time around I chose to self-disclose my chronic illness to my advisor/professor because I thought it would be good for them to know "just in case." I thought it was smart to be as open as possible. Unfortunately there is a stigma associated with my condition and telling my advisor about my illness was the worst decision I made in grad school. They told me I may not be able to continue because my condition was a liability. I had to get documentation from my doctor, and I finished the program successfull
  14. @Billy_Pilgrim They totally do! I think you did the right thing going the more affordable route, and the fact that I keep saying that to others makes me realize that maybe I did the right thing too! I hope/believe you will have a good experience at your chosen school.
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