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    Speech-Language Pathology

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  1. Yes, PhD programs tend to have a lot more funding available. The general rule of thumb is not to do any PhD program that doesn't pay for your tuition and give you a stipend. However, a PhD shouldn't just be something you do because it's cheaper. It's a lot of extra time, you'd need to complete the masters as part of it anyways, and it's for people who are more interested in research than being a practicing clinician. Most people who end up getting a PhD do a masters first, get their CCC, and practice for a few years before going back. It also doesn't necessarily get you more money, since
  2. This will be super duper dependent on the grad program, the setting, and how many hours you need to get. A lot of medical programs require you to be there 5 days a week so you get as much exposure as possible and are kept in the loop. I had three external placements: the first was in a SNF every day but Wednesday, then I was in a school T-Th, then another school only T/Th because I was almost done with my hours. I got tons of hours at my SNF placement that saved my ass when COVID hit and my final placement ended 2 months early, so more days can definitely be super helpful! In all placements my
  3. This is pretty dependent on setting. For instance, I tried to negotiate in my district hire school job but got nothing because all pay and benefits are laid out in the union contract. You should always attempt to negotiate just in case, but generally in schools you're SOL. As far as other settings, you might have some luck on the SLP reddit. A lot of people in various states have asked about salaries in different states, and one user even made a website with a good amount of salary data sorted by state. As far as additional benefits you could try for, ask about stipends for material
  4. This forum is mostly for prospective ir current grad students, do you eont find many practicing SLPs. If you haven't already, I recommend trying on the SLP Reddit sub.
  5. Honestly, I would hold off on buying clinic materials and miscellaneous supplies until you see what your grad program has to offer. My grad clinic had tons of toys, games, totes bags, art supplies, and more. I did make good use of a clipboard with storage and a digital recorder with a USB drive. I bought almost nothing else for clinic all through school, and even now a year into my career. Now, for classes it all depends on how you learn/study/focus best. I used individual notebooks for each class and took handwritten notes with good pens. I also had a planner that broke down each day by
  6. Your best bet on breaking into this setting is to have an externship in one during grad school. You might want to look into medically-focused grad programs or programs that have connections with lots of different hospitals. Once you get to grad school, communicate with your placement supervisor that this is your preferred setting. Of course, even then it's still a super niche area and hard to start off in first thing out of school. When you're looking for a job, be willing to move ANYWHERE that will hire you, including rural areas or areas with lower pay. You'll probably need to start of
  7. Did your school tell which prereqs you need? I'm guessing that either there's one or two specific courses that your BA program didn't offer, and/or that they need further verification of your transcript (syllabi and course descriptions) to make sure you've done everything you need to. Definitely contact the school and see which courses you need and what they might require of you as an international student. If you do need to take some more courses, you might be able to take them online through that school.
  8. UVM also has online prereqs, although I don't know if all of them are over the summer. If they are, they would be accelerated 5-week courses requiring at least a couple hours of work a day, so it might be really hard to do all of them at once. There are two summer sessions, so maybe you could do 3 in one session and 2 in the other? A mix and match approach from a few schools might end up working out for you.
  9. This definitely depends on the program, but mine was as follows: 1st semester I had one client in the on-site clinic and 4 or 5 classes. Clients were scheduled around the daytime classes, which were T-Th. I also had to keep Fridays free for meetings and evaluations, but I only had one eval all semester. I only got about 15 clinic hours all semester. 2nd semester I had two clinic clients, one evaluation, and 6 classes (but some of them were only 1-2 credits). All but one class was during the day. At the end of this semester I had a total of about 50 hours. 3rd semester (summer) I
  10. Great idea! The vast majority of people on Grad Cafe are applying or maaaybe in grad school, so there are very few actual SLPs on here to provide advice (although there is the Reddit SLP sub, where I'm pretty active.) I'm also a CF and am free for questions, although it looks like we're both school CFs, so we might not have very different insights on things. I recognize your username from when I was applying, and it's awesome to see that we both made it through and are real-life SLPs!
  11. About half of my cohort was from Vermont, so I'm not sure how that affects decision making. I heard back on February 5th or 6th, but I believe the deadline was a month later this year, so decisions might have been pushed back as well. Good luck!
  12. I graduated from UVM back in May and had an awesome grad experience! Pros: The professors were helpful, I learned a lot and felt prepared for the Praxis, there were some good research opportunities, the cohorts are small and the vibe was very chill and supportive, and student feedback is really important, so your chance of getting awful clinic/placement supervisors is a lot lower than it is at most schools because they ditch supervisors who get complaints. The only real cons are the price for out-of-state students and the fact that Vermont just doesn't have a ton of medical placemen
  13. Some do, some don't. I applied to(but didnt atrend) Speech@NYU, and they specifically stated that they find placements for you. If they dont say so on the website, definitely call or email them and ask!
  14. Ugh, I feel you! I finished my grad program in May, so thank God I'm not juggling that anymore, but I'm a brand new SLP starting my first year in a middle school. My task list keeps growing, I have stuff to organize and set up that I've never done before, I don't know where things are in the building because admin didn't realize that new staff should have a building tour, and I feel like it's just a matter of time before all the parents realize I have no idea what I'm doing. Also, do we have the same SO? Needy, clingy, works a pretty basic job that he gets way too anxious about, but also
  15. My program was a clinical masters program, so probably a bit different from yours, but one of my clinic supervisors was notorious for an insane amount of track changes and multiple drafts required for every piece of clinical writing. It was frustrating at first to make all the requested changes, hand it in, then have to make entirely separate revisions on the next draft, but it was something we just had to get used to. I feel like when writing for almost any professor there's an adjustment period where you learn their preferred style and tailor the writing to that style. Over time, I began to
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