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    I don't think GPAs correlate to success rates. However, the fact that they are a small program that is just starting out could definitely affect praxis scores and completion rates. I think they are still trying to figure everything out.
  2. Wanted to bring this old thread back to life so other people could see this. I learned a lot just from reading this just now.
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    Yeshiva university slp program

    They have just started it, but you could look for their Praxis and placements to get a better answer to your question. People have posted previously about their observations on the program, so you might want to search within this forum.
  4. samiamslp

    Should I give up??

    Congrats! That’s huge!! You might get better/more responses if you make a separate thread with your question about WMU(:
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    SLP Spring Admissions

    Good question! I would think so, but not sure. I would think there would be less demand and fewer people applying, though, so perhaps acceptances might be more attainable that way? Might be worth a phone call to ask.
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    SLP Spring Admissions

    Only the online versions of these programs, and definitely not their residential programs, I believe.
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    When to give up? SLP Grad School

    Yeshiva just sent me an email saying their class hasn’t filled up yet, if you want to send your application their way!
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    Should I give up??

    Does this mean you got off the waitlist? Congrats if so!
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    A & P of Speech- Online or In-Person?

    Also, if you don’t mind me asking, where did you take your class, and how interactive was it?
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    A & P of Speech- Online or In-Person?

    Thanks! Would you recommend taking a longer course even if it would have to be online? I also may or may not have to take a leave from work for a month if I do i the in-person class, since I won’t be able to be working full time while taking it, which I can do, but that’s another factor to consider. I think I’d normally lead to the online class, but I’m worried about not fully processing the material if it is online only.
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    Still waiting on a decision

    Reach out to them! Seriously! You have nothing to lose at this point!
  12. Hi all! I am planning to taking Anatomy and Physiology of Speech and Hearing over the summer and am debating if I should take the course in person or on-line. The class that is close to me is only four weeks, but it's 10 hours a week (5 hours, 2 days a week). I'm not sure if I'll get everything I need out of course that is only a month long, even if it intensive, and I am heading to grad school in September, so I really want to feel prepared and comfortable with the material. I can also take the course online elsewhere and over a longer period of time, but I'm worried about how much I'll actually learn if the anatomy course is online and I'll be missing the lecture and real discussion aspects. Thoughts? Which option would you do? Thanks in advance!
  13. samiamslp

    So I didn't get in.. Now what?

    There is always next year-- or next semester, depending on the program! Grades and GRE scores are not everything, just remember that! Look for grad schools that focus on the whole package, rather than the numbers. Your bio sounds like you have so much experience, so keep doing what you're doing. You gave it a good run, and you'll give it another great one next application season. And also, don't forget to feel proud of yourself-- you worked hard to get to this point, with undergrad, working, and the wild, scary ride that is the application process. You made it through it all! (And you'll make it through again😊) If you're looking for other ideas (schools, careers, and whatever else), there's this thread on here that people have been posting on. Best of luck to you!!
  14. That sounds amazing! Google tends to be your best friend with this stuff😃 A quick search gave me these programs (blurbs following). North Carolina Central University: "In addition to receiving top scores for Praxis exam pass rates, employment rates among recent graduates and on-time completion rates, we love North Carolina Central University because it’s home to a fully accredited clinic: the NCCU Speech and Hearing Clinic. Communications disorder graduate students here enjoy a variety of opportunities for specialized experience through the Assistive Technology for Infants and Preschoolers Program, the Augmentative and Alternative Communication Assessment and Consultation Clinic, and the Bilingual Clinic." Louisiana State University- Baton Rouge: "At LSU, SLP grad students get an unrivaled learning experience through flipped classrooms, simulated learning, interprofessional clinics, and will soon also get first hand exposure to telepractice. Students here learn to work with eye-tracking equipment, video stroboscopy, and state of the art augmentative and alternative communication devices. In fact, just last year the department invested $82,000 to update it’s ACC equipment. LSU grad students routinely present original research at state and national conferences and have a track record for taking home awards and scholarships. This program has it all." San Francisco State University: "The purpose of Project Building Bridges is to prepare 60 fully credentialed Speech Language Pathologists to work effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse children with significant disabilities and augmentative communication needs, ages birth to 21. Project scholars will complete a Master’s degree in Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences in a two-year time frame, with a concentration in AAC and a focus on cultural and linguistic diversity. Scholar competencies to be acquired include: (a) culturally responsive AAC assessment; (b) culturally responsive AAC intervention; (c) collaborative teaming; and (d) development of AAC applications to support the language and literacy skills of culturally and linguistically diverse children and youth....The project will use evidence-based curricula and pedagogy carefully coordinated with substantial, mentored field experiences. The M.S. concentration in AAC will include: 1) two graduate seminars in AAC assessment and intervention; 2) an on campus clinic with a focus on diversity; 3) a one-week summer camp for children who use AAC; and 4) a school internship in a high need community agency or school serving children with AAC needs. Penn State University: "The AAC community at Penn State is one of the largest AAC-focused efforts in the world, with a wide range of research activities, coursework, and clinical experiences. Students at Penn State have the opportunity to: • participate in graduate level coursework on AAC taught by nationally recognized faculty, • assist in research projects designed to improve the lives of individuals with complex communication needs, and • provide clinical services to individuals with complex communication needs in clinical and community settings. Penn State students also have participated in our Global AAC Initiative, and worked with AAC teams in Mexico, South Africa, Eastern Europe, India, and China." Nova Southeastern: not a blurb, but they have Carole Zangari (author of prAACticalAAC.org) as a faculty member (!!!!) and she is AMAZING with all things AAC. And she runs a lab there. i don't know much about the program, but if I met her, I'd be seriously star-struck😂. Temple University: Has its Institute on Disabilities, which hosts this amazing program during the summer for teens(?) using AAC. "Augmentative Communication and Empowerment Supports, or "ACES," is a program for young adults who use communication technology (speech generating devices or "SGD") transitioning from school to work, to help develop and refine their communication, including computer access and use for daily living/job skills." They stay on campus and I'm pretty sure the CSD students are the volunteers. In general, Temple has the Pennsylvania’s Initiative on Assistive Technology (PIAT), which provides training, AAC evaluations, device demonstrations, and AT consultations led by the CSD department. If I remember correctly, there is a specialty clinic that you can do as a grad student specifically in AAC, plus faculty are involved in AAC research. Some programs have AAC certification listed as for practicing SLPs, so I don't know if you'd be able to be certified as a grad student, but it would be worth a shot to ask the program directly. See the University of Memphis as an example. Certain programs, like the University of Iowa and George Washington University, require you to have rotations in a variety of subfields of SLP, and the AAC track is one of those rotations. Other programs just have faculty members who are doing exceptional research about AAC (the three that I looked at are at Northeastern University, Temple University, Emerson University, and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee), so if there is a researcher who you know of from articles or whatever else who specializes in AAC, it would be great to see if they are doing research through a university, and if you would then be able to do research with that professor. If you're part of ASHA, you can check out who is writing and publishing in the AAC SIG. (I did that with literacy, the area I want to concentrate in, and now some of the people I've looked up to as top scholars in my area will be my professors in the fall... I'm seriously still swooning.😃) A lot of the program websites are not the best and most up-to-date, so researching specific people in the field can be really helpful, and can lead you back to the school they work at and the programs they have at that grad school. Editing to add this reddit link I just found with additional programs to add to this list. Worth checking out. Best of luck on your search!
  15. samiamslp

    Priority Waitlist

    My understand is it means you are in the first batch of people on the wait-list that the program would send acceptances to as soon as someone declines their offer of attendance.

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