Speech-Language Pathologist Aspirations

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My interest in Communication Sciences and Disorders dates back to viewing the documentary highlighting Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords’ recovery from a gunshot wound to the head. Communication is often taken for granted and when one suffers from an injury or a disease that results in the loss of communication, it can be life altering. A speech-language pathologist (SLP) is one of many health care individuals to help improve the quality of life (QoL) of that individual. Practicing SLPs are able to witness the progression of their patients healing and are able see rewards of a better quality of life. At the start of my undergraduate career, I had the opportunity to dive into a field about which I am passionate. The courses in my undergraduate…show more content…
I met him while working a summer recreation program a few summers ago. I noticed right away that he had a stutter. As I got to know him, he told me how kids would make fun of him for how he talks and how he was often embarrassed to talk. I will never forget the day when he came to me and told me he was going to see an SLP to help get rid of his stutter. The excitement on his face said it all. I hope that when I become a speech-language pathologist, I can bring this much happiness to a child’s life. All of the opportunities in my life have shaped me to be the person I am today and who I hope to become after I complete my graduate study. I am excited to take all of the knowledge I have gained throughout my twenty-one years of life and especially my last two years of my undergraduate degree to help me become the best speech-language pathologist I can…show more content…
In the profession of SLP, I am open to expand my current knowledge about SLP to ensure that I am able to work with a diverse population with communication disorders. Regardless of the specialty, the career provides a rewarding outcome. I look forward to applying the knowledge I learned in my undergraduate program to the clients I will have in graduate school. Once in graduate school, I hope to further my knowledge regarding the different aspects of the field and experience the rewarding feeling of helping patients to achieve the highest quality of life possible. Knowing that assessment and treatment of many of the communication disorders are done at the on-campus clinic, assures me that I will be prepared to graduate and state my career as a SLP. Having worked will people all of ages, I know I will be a good speech-language pathologist. I am eager and willing to learn and work with anyone. Indiana State University would help me achieve my goal of becoming a speech-language pathologist. The highly qualified professors and the location of the building make for a perfect school to earn my degree. The on-campus clinical allows for opportunities to observe and practice all that is learned. I hope you will give me the privilege of continuing my studies at your highly qualified

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