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  1. Hi all! I am currently in the process of applying to graduate school. For reference, I just graduated with my B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I am currently a Child Development Teacher with 2's. My overall GPA was a 3.78 and the last 60 credits is a 3.8. I have three great letters of rec, a great personal statement (imo), and a ton of volunteer experience ranging from individuals with Aphasia, Autism, english-language learners, etc. I was also in my programs NSSLHA and national NSSLHA. The only thing that terrifies me are my GRE scores. Granted, I have not taken it yet and am set
  2. Hi all! I am currently in the process of applying to graduate school. For reference, I just graduated with my B.S. in Communication Sciences and Disorders. I am currently a Child Development Teacher with 2's. My overall GPA was a 3.78 and the last 60 credits is a 3.8. I have three great letters of rec, a great personal statement (imo), and a ton of volunteer experience ranging from individuals with Aphasia, Autism, english-language learners, etc. I was also in my programs NSSLHA and national NSSLHA. The only thing that terrifies me are my GRE scores. Granted, I have not taken it yet and am set
  3. I'm finishing up my 10th post-bacc SLP leveling coursework and it seems it was a waste of time. I can't get a SLPA certificate here in California (they won't accept post-bacc coursework any longer) and I can't afford nor have the time to complete an MS/SLP degree (I am single and work full time and I just can't swing it). Would all these classes I took help with any type of SLP related job opportunity? I wanted so badly to be a SLPA so now what.....I can't do behavioral therapy any longer and just want to be involved in speech services in some way.
  4. Thread for those interested in gaining work experience working as an assistant before applying to grad school. Advice/tips/info/questions/etc. So that all of the most relevant information is easy to find, I've compiled some resources for you all. I'll add to it over time as people respond: ASHA's state-by-state licensing/certification requirements. (click your state, then support personnel to figure out what is required for certification in your state. Keep in mind, this is only updated annually so your state's regulations might have changed) Important to note: State
  5. Anyone out there who was denied SLPA certification, after the board changed their policy? I was taking prerequisite courses through UNK, at the advisement of CSUN and was 23 credits in when the board cut everyone off (although I heard if you were taking prerequisite courses at a California school they wouldn't cut you off). I know there has to be a ton of SLPA's in California who don't have an AA or BS degree in communications but took the prerequisite coursework and were certified. Trying to find a workaround.... Anyone who can help or has been able to appeal and succeed, PLEASE reach out
  6. Hi guys! I was wondering if there is anyone who went the SLPA route in CA or who has info about that. Experience from other states is welcome too! I have to wait a year to apply to graduate school so I'm considering the SLPA route until I can start graduate school. I don't want to do an associate program because by the end of the year I will have the equivalent of a bachelor's in speech pathology. As far as I understand from the CA SLP website (https://www.speechandhearing.ca.gov/applicants/app_pack_slp_assist.shtml ) if I get fieldwork experience on top of my bachelor's degree I can get SLPA
  7. Hello! I’m completing a master’s thesis “Is graduate school different for former SLPAs?” about SLP students with or without SLPA experience who are now in graduate school! I’d love it if you could take my survey. Feel free to share this link with other SLP that you know. You have the chance to receive an Amazon gift card via raffle if you take the survey! =) Thank you in advance for your participation! https://redcap.midwestern.edu/surveys/?s=3FTFCNX8AE
  8. Hi all I'm relatively new to gradcafe (and this field admittedly) and I thought I should ask for some help before going into something with no guidance and making silly errors. I'm due to graduate this fall 2019 and I was thinking of possibly taking a gap year and apply in the next grad school cycle because I feel like my application isn't strong enough and I wanted more experience-- hence me looking into becoming an SLPA. However I already have some obstacles in order to do this. First, I don't have my 25 observation hours and I know that is required. There was a course at my university that
  9. Hi guys! Good luck to everyone on your applications! I am currently on a gap year, after graduating undergrad in SPR 2019. I am preparing to apply to graduate programs in the NY area including Queens, Molloy, LIU Brooklyn, Pace, Adelphi, NYU and Brooklyn College. I have a unique background, and I am struggling to build a cohesive resume. My GPA isn't the greatest (3.57), but I'm hoping my experience outweighs this a little. I have completed 35 observation hours in both the EI and school setting. I also had the opportunity to provide therapy in my college's speech, language and hearing cen
  10. Hey guys! So I just finished applying to SLP graduate schools and was planning on getting certified as an SLPA this semester since I have my 25 observation hours completed. I was curious if anyone on here has experience working as an SLPA while also attending SLP grad school full-time? I'm nervous that it may be too much to manage. Any advice would be appreciated!
  11. I am starting an internship program soon that prepares me to be an SLPA. It’ll be my first time doing real hands on work within the field. I will be doing it at a pediatric therapy clinic and while I’m excited, I am also very nervous as I know I will be planning sessions, writing SOAP notes, collecting data, etc. It’ll be my first time working with clients and I’m worried I won’t know what the heck I’m doing. I’ve never planned therapy before or managed a caseload and every child is so different. Any tips would be much appreciated!
  12. Hi everyone! I'm an undergraduate SLP student and I am about to complete my first semester at a cal state since I'm a community college transfer student. I feel behind because I did not put in the effort to meet with professors all semester and get to know them. I participate and ask questions in class every once and a while, but I'm simply just another student. However, I need a faculty member for programs and scholarships to be a recommender by late January. How should I approach them without being too pushy? I understand it's very late & I should have been putting in the effort. Any tip
  13. Anyone know of high acceptance rate masters programs for Speech? I have a low GRE and am looking to relate with someone and get some hope. I am an SLPA right now. Does anyone know of grad schools they got into with lower GRE scores? Or anyone that was an SLPA and it helped you get in? THANK YOU! Quote
  14. Hi, I was rejected my first round applying to grad for Speech and am re applying. I am an SLPA have loved this experience....also love it because I am hoping it will STAND OUT when I re apply right now. Does anyone have any experience with this? I have applied to all the schools in Georgia and am wondering if anyone was an SLPA with low GRE scores and was accepted second round to ANY school? Will being an SLPA help me any? Any advice, etc, will HELP!! Thank you!!
  15. Hello, I have a low GPA from my first BA (2.5). Terrible, I know...just discovered I had undiagonsed ADHD for most of my life. Anyway, I was going to go the 2ND BA route and try to get straight As. I have decided against it since I feel it'll be impossible to get into any schools in SoCal with such a horrible GPA. Not to mention the cost. I do not have the option of relocating because I am a stay at home Mom and we recently bought a house here. Instead, I've decided to pursue the SLPA route at Santa Ana College. Am I giving up too easily? Or am I jus being realistic? Will
  16. One of my mentors informed me that all I needed was a Bachelors Degree to work in schools (they only have it labeled as SLP but min requirement is bachelor's), similar to a SLPA job. Any fellow Idahoans out there that have been through this process or are considering this? I'm curious to know how it works and what it's like. Thanks for the help
  17. Hi All! I'm a senior about to graduate in my undergrad in Exercise Science however I want to go into SLP! I've been thinking about it for quite some time but I'm getting anxious as graduation comes because I know I am going to have to start to figure out how exactly i'm going to go about this - and if it's even realistic! Was anyone in this position.. where their undergrad was not in communication disorders but they still wanted to do SLP? I was told I should get a second BS, which would be such a pain, but I was also told I should just take the pre reqs and then apply .... but how would
  18. I know this is a semi-frequent topic in this forum, but I am looking into back-up options pretty frequently as decisions are coming out. I have my bachelor's in CDIS, and I have been working on a limited license in speech path (through the department of education in my state, Minnesota) Has anyone found a way to get 100 hours, (50 of which are directly supervised) without paying $$$$ to retake classes you already took in undergrad just to get the practicum hours offered in a certificate or AA program for SLPA?
  19. Hi, I am having difficulty making a decision about graduate school. I graduated with a bachelor's in education but I would love to pursue a career as a Speech Language Pathologist. Because my degree is in something other than SLP, I am an out-of-field leveling student. Should I go back and get an associate's degree in SLPA and THEN pursue SLP at a graduate program? Or would I have to retake classes to get a bachelor's after the associate and then apply for the master's program? Or could I get my associate in SLPA and then go straight to a grad program since I already have a bachelor's?
  20. Hi, I recently graduated with a bachelor's degree in Business Administration this past June 2016 and am considering a career in Speech Pathology after finding out more about it by my sister in law who is a SLPA. It is something I am seriously considering but there are also limitations because I do not know where to start. I live in Orange County and would be commuting to school so the only schools that interested me were Cal State LA, Cal State Fullerton and Cal State Dominguez Hills. I know Chapman would be way too expensive since it is a private school. I just do not know which route to take
  21. Long story short: SLPA. finished undergrad last may 2015. attempting to apply and hopefully get into one next year. I am stumped with writing letters of intent, and honestly, i really was trying to avoid looking at others' so that my letters wouldn't be affected by what I have read. However, I am stuck. I would very much appreciate it if any of you could let me take a peek at your letters of intent, of course only if you don't mind. Or any tips at all that has helped you get into grad school. also, I am having a bit of a problem with letters of recommendation because I
  22. Hey guys, I was wondering if I could get some advice! I'm a resident of California, USA and I've just graduated with a B.A. in Psychology. Although I truly enjoy psychology as a subject, I know I don't necessarily want to become a "psychologist"per se. A professor of mine told me about Speech Therapy/ Speech Language Pathology before graduation, and the topic really intrigued me. After some research, I think I can see myself working in a school setting with young kids and/or teenagers! The problem is; however, in CA there are only two schools that have an SLP program (within my means
  23. long story short: I have just finished my bachelor's last fall from CSUF. I also just took a SLPA course from Loma Linda and currently waiting on my license to be able to work as a SLPA. I plan on applying for grad school for next fall (or summer, if i can get into schools with a part-time track). here are some schools I'm thinking of applying to: University of Iowa University of Washington Portland State University Northern Arizona University University of the Pacific If any of you have been a SLPA prior to applying for grad school and have gotten into any of the
  24. I'm about to finish my bachelors in speech and hearing science (concentration in slp) at the University of Illinois. I decided to take a gap year instead of going straight to grad school for slp and wanted to get licensed to be an SLPA so i could work as one during my gap year. I just read somewhere that in Illinois you can only get certified as an SLPA if you complete an associates degree program with the certification. That makes no sense to me. If I have a bachelor's degree, I feel like I should be able to obtain certification and work as an assistant. Does anyone have any knowledge on this
  25. Hello everyone! As a recent graduate (from California) with a Bachelor's in Speech-Language Pathology, I have decided to take a year or two off to gather some experience and build up my confidence in the field before applying to graduate school. My goal is to become a certified SLP-A but I'm a bit confused about how to meet the minimum qualifications. I have a B.S., however, I do not have all of the 100 supervised hours required. What are my options in order to complete the 100 supervised hours? Do I have to enroll in a program? Or where/who should I turn to? Thanks so
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