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panadelias

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About panadelias

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  • Birthday 09/23/1983

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    http://medslp.podbean.com

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    speech language pathology
  1. I am a little OCD, but I hear that many people who choose to become SLP's are that way also! so I though you might like this check off list I made and I have already added everything to my calendar on my ipad, which syncs with my google calendar. Each university is different, so double check everything with information in your graduate student handbook. 1st year grad students: Fall 2011 BEFORE CLASSES START o Make sure your ASHA membership is current or become a new member o Buy a parking permit o Drop paper work off if you have a documented disability o Make sure your Tuberculosis (TB) test has been done within the last year o Network! These are valuable place to ask questions, receive tips, and have 24/7 SLP support · Join ASHA on Facebook · Join Dysphagia Therapy group on Facebook · Join slpeeps on twitter or Facebook· Join Pediatric and school based therapy group on Linked In o Bookmark these websites and read the articles monthly· The ASHA LEADER magazine· ASHAsphere blog During the semester o Ask about the student malpractice form and if you will need it this semester o Register & take 2 Praxis exams required by PDA (if not now, do this by next semester) · PPST Praxis I series: Reading #10710; Math 10730; Writing #20720· Praxis II #30511 Fundamental Subjects: Content Knowledge test When classes end o Track & document the acquisition of knowledge and skills on your own KASA copy. Your advisor will have an official copy, however it is smart to keep up with your own just in case the main document is lost or there are discrepancies. · What KASA? o Log your clinical practicum hours.· It is each student’s responsibility to maintain formal documentation of his or her earned clinical contact hours on or off campus. The form used for this purpose is different for each university. Ask your professors where you can obtain a form. Two copies of the form must be signed by the affiliation supervisor and by the student. One copy of the form must be retained by the student and another copy must be placed in the student’s academic file.Remember you must earn a total of 400 clock hours of clinical practicum in order to qualify for the M.A. degree and apply for their CCC’s. Up to 25 of these hours can be clinical observation hours earned during your undergrad degree and the other 375 must be earned in direct client/patient contact. Click here for more information about clinical practicum hours and go to page 4 o Update and post your resume. It may seem early to do this but recruiters are always looking and companies are desperate enough to snatch students up 2 years in advance 2nd year grad students: Fall 2011 BEFORE CLASSES o Make sure your ASHA membership is current o Buy a parking permit o Drop paper work off if you have a documented disability o Make sure your Tuberculosis (TB) test has been done within the last year o Complete 3 Clearances· Criminal History Record- link for PA· Child Abuse History – link for PA· FBI Clearance - link for PA During the semester fill out the student malpractice form When classes end o Track & document the acquisition of knowledge and skills on your own KASA copy. o Log your clinical practicum hours. o Update your resume, then resend it to companies that you have applied to or start applying for jobs now Read this article titled Making Sense of (and Choosing) the Best Settings and Terms for You Part 1 Part 2 click here to read more topics at my blog at MedSLP
  2. panadelias

    Blogging

    i would like to add my blog about students applying to speech language pathology, but i cant figure out how. I click a link another blogger sent me and it said I don't have the privilege to view that. Maybe I don't comment on here enough to become a blogger. let me know, here is my feed incase you want it... http://medslp.podbean.com/feed
  3. Here I have listed thing a 1st year and 2nd year student should have done before, during, and after classes. Each university is different, so double check everything with information in your graduate student handbook. All you need to know about clearences Praxis KASA clinical practicum hours applying for a job networking http://medslp.podbean.com/2011/08/14/slp-grad-student-to-do-list/
  4. panadelias

    Stress

    I would like to add my blog to this website, how did you do it? my recent article is about revising your personal statement letter for SLP grad program, I am not sure what type of program you are applying for but maybe some of my tips could help you out too. I also listed a couple good apps I used to help study for the GRE and raised my score a lot! dont feel bad about retaking it, I did 3 times to get the score I needed to get into my school of choice. MedSLP
  5. Revising you personal Statement for a SLP graduate program I highly recommend buying this book because it has awesome tips and examples of letters other student essays. Perfect Personal Statements by Mark Alan Stewart Here are some great tips for revising you personal statement, if you are reapplying or applying for the first time. What should you write about? This issue forced me to procrastinate forever! I felt like everyone had such a good story about why they wanted to become a SLP. Some girls in my undergrad classes had children with autism, siblings with hearing impairments, or a grandparent with a tracheostomy. I just loved the healthcare field and happen to stumble across SLP as a career choice, but that doesn’t make for a moving or inspirational story for the admissions committee to read. This book gives a few good topic choices, but one really stuck out for me. I wanted to discuss my learning disabilities and how I overcame them, but I did not want to sound “damaged”. This book explained that it is okay to as long as you make the topic about how you overcame the situation and do not whine about it. Some of the most compelling essays that universities see are on disabilities, low economics status, and/or minority status. I used this book to revise my personal statement before reapplying. While reading the DO and DON’T chapter, I found tons of things I did in the “DON’T section and I had to edit them out of my statement. Here are a few:Your essay should give them an idea of your personality, not reiterate your resume The opening sentence should capture the reader’s attention and curiosity. It should entice them to keep reading on You are wasting your personal statement opportunity and the reader’s time by writing introduction and conclusions even though this is the way you were taught to write a proper essay. Typically you will not have enough space to write these given the 250-1000 word limit. For example, erase sentences like these… “allow me to introduce myself…” “these are the reasons you should admit me…” “thank you for your time and consideration…” “I hope you grant me the opportunity…” [*]Double check each school for the word limit and stick to it. You will not be disqualifies for going over, but the admissions reader has too many others to read and will only read the 1st pager (or whatever the limit is) and move on. [*]Use normal vocabulary. Trying to impress them with large words will only distract them from the content. [*]Don’t “whine” about the system or about how hard the GRE’s are [*]Don’t remind the university about their rankings or strong faculty. They already know that’s why a lot of students want to attend there, dig deeper and get specific about THAT particular university and certain faculty members. Go to the website and research each and every faculty member until you find one that has similar interest as you. [*]For example, do talk about wanting to go to that school because of the close proximity to great hospitals and you want to do you CFY there and specialize in swallowing. (or great schools systems they are affiliated with) [*]For example, do talk about a particular faculty member who is currently doing research that is interesting to you. Then e-mail that professor, telling them you are impressed with the research they are currently doing and that you hope you can learn more about when you are accepted. Then you go back to your essay and say I have even sent Dr. so and so an e-mail expressing my interest. [*]Make sure to twist your weaknesses into something good read more tips like this on my blog at MedSLP by the way how do I submit my blog to thegradcafe.com???
  6. that is exactly what I was looking for!!! Thank you. I was searching the website for "recommendation form" but at Temple I guess they call it "reference report" you have been much more help than the three staff members I have contacted that actually work there!
  7. I contacted them, they are open. they seemed confused about the new sys themselves, she said she would email me the form, but no email yet, and I left someone else a message, but no response yet, they are not very helpful there
  8. last year the recommendation writer could send the letter in online, but this year they have to send it in the mail and I can find any letter of recommendation form on their website, should I just have my letter writer send in a letter without a form?
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