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  1. I'm just starting my second week of interning in a preschool and I've already caught a cold. Germy kids.
  2. I would ask the grad programs directly. If those are prereqs that need to be completed by the time you begin, maybe take a couple of the more common ones and see if you can take the rest next summer. If they are prereqs that you can take during the grad program OR are just recommended, maybe hold off for now until you get in.
  3. I definitely don't think grad schools will judge you for taking an easier course! Let's face it, most of us in this field aren't math people. Your major courses and writing ability matter much more for admissions. It's actually the grad programs who decide whether the science courses fit the ASHA prereq, so I would ask some CSD professors (maybe ones from your upcoming post-bacc) or contact a few grad programs to see if they would accept it. My guess is that they would, but you should get a consensus opinion before beginning.
  4. For medical SLP, I suppose you could do the student training for MBSImP or LSVT Loud if you haven't already. Not sure about EI trainings--maybe Hanen? I'm also still in grad school. FYI, you'll get MUCH more information and replies if you post this on the reddit SLP subforum. Most people on GradCafe are still applying to grad schools and won't have any advice for these kinds of questions. There is also an SLP page on GradCafe: go into the "menu" section and scroll down until you see Professional Programs.
  5. This forum is mostly for people applying to grad school or in grad school, so I'm not sure how many replies you'll get. You might get a lot more answers if you post in the SLP reddit sub.
  6. The hardest thing for me is coming up with activities. This is course depends on the age of the kids you will be seeing, but look online, ask classmates, fo whatever you can to brainstorm possible activities and how you can relate them to goals. Compile a list so it's easy to just pick and choose when the time comes. Another thing that is tougher for me is behavior management. I tend to be a bit permissive and am working on maintaining a calm but firm approach when a kiddo is distracted or cranky. You might be able to prep for this aspect in advance by coming up with plans for certain scenarios (but then again, each kid is different so you might have to completely scrap the plan) or just look up behavior management tips online or ask your supervisor.
  7. I didn't do any of that. I just wrote it like a personal essay and talked about the school in the body of the email. My resume had my name and address, so I figured none of that was needed for the essay.
  8. Actually, from what I've read both on this site and on ASHA, if you get a degree from a school that is a candidate for accreditation, even if they end up not getting accredited your degree still counts. Programs have to jump through some hoops and have a good plan to even get to candidacy status, so it's not like they're bad programs, just new, and ASHA understands that. It might be different, though, if you go to an accredited school that later loses accreditation, but I don't think that happens too often. Schools definitely get put on probation but are typically able to turn things around before they lose accreditation.
  9. I think you should still apply during this application cycle. Some programs are more holistic than others and don't care about GRE, some don't even require it. Your verbal score is pretty decent, and schools care much more about verbal and writing than the quant. One girl in my cohort got in with what she calls an "embarrassingly low" quant score. That being said, my program recommends certain minimum scores but doesn't have a hard cutoff. Just avoid schools that do!
  10. Hi! I'm currently in my second year at UVM and am happy to answer any questions about the program, location, etc. As far as stats go, I don't really know what the averages are in my cohort, but I know one girl got in with what she called an "embarrassingly low" quant score. I'm not the best person to ask, though, because I've always tested well and my scores probably aren't representative of admitted students as a whole.
  11. Have you tried Khan Academy videos? They've been pretty helpful for me in the past. However, I also consider myself to be average at math, so I'm not sure if they would be helpful for you. Some schools do have hard GRE cutoffs, but others don't require the GRE and many others would PREFER certain scores but might not care too much about your quant score if verbal and writing are good. One girl in my cohort got in with, as she called it, an "embarrassingly low" quant score, so it can definitely be done! It's just one piece of your application, and probably the least important one. Just stay away from schools with hard cutoffs!
  12. I dont necessarily agree that if a school is more research-oriented then the clinical experience isn't as good. I'm sure it's possible, but I feel like the culture and values of the program and connections with off-campus placement sites also has a lot to do with it. I'm at UVM, which is ranked in the top 50 and therefore fairly research-oriented, but I've also had great clinic experiences to date. Some of our professors are also clinical supervisors, but we also have other supervisors that don't focus on research. Our clinic director does not have a Ph.D but does have 15+ years of experience in a variety of settings. Our program also places a high priority on students evaluating the clinical supervisors. I think they really take our feedback to heart and weed out off-campus supervisors who get negative feedback. I've heard a lot of horror stories about terrible supervisors but mine have all been good.
  13. I would just say how many years instead of weeks, then give a range for hours per week (eg, 10-40). I actually can't remember if I put my unrelated jobs in my Experiences section. I seem to remember it being woefully blank.
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