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Speech language pathology

  1. 1. Speech-Language Pathology
  2. 2. What? Speech-Language Pathology <ul><li>The study of human communication disorders </li><ul><li>Stuttering, lisp, enunciation, muteness... </li></ul></ul>Speech-Language Pathologist <ul><li>Specialist in the assessment and treatment of communication disorders, finds different ways to communicate (sign-language)
  3. 3. Employed in hospitals, schools, rehabilitation centers, government agencies, private practice...
  4. 4. Many SPLs are specialized in a certain area </li><ul><li>Child language, learning disabilities, autism, dementia... </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. My Role <ul><li>Make child comfortable
  6. 6. Create good hearing environment in classroom </li><ul><li>Sounds, games... </li></ul><li>Checking hearing aids </li><ul><li>Changing batteries, adding and taking off extensions </li></ul><li>Using speakers
  7. 7. Working one-on-one with child so that instructions are clearly understood
  8. 8. Sign-language and universal signs to help child understand
  9. 9. Creating lesson plans and activities to help child speak </li><ul><li>Yelling games, bye... </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. Where? Who? Where? <ul><li>Monsignor Gleason school , located in Kitchener
  11. 11. Kindergarten classroom </li></ul>Who? <ul><li>Mary Stecho (SLP)
  12. 12. Caroline Campbell (kindergarten teacher) </li></ul>
  13. 13. Why? Why? <ul><li>Father had a raised pallet, resulted in difficulty speaking
  14. 14. I inherited a raised pallet from my father
  15. 15. Went to a SPL
  16. 16. Always have loved children, knew I wanted to work with them to help them
  17. 17. Know sign-language, different ways of speaking </li></ul>
  18. 18. Liked <ul><li>Fulfilling </li></ul><ul><li>Helping </li></ul><ul><li>Challenge </li></ul><ul><li>Children </li></ul><ul><li>Making a positive difference </li></ul><ul><li>Satisfaction </li></ul>
  19. 19. Disliked <ul><li>Age group </li><ul><li>Kindergarten, felt I couldn't help as much as wanted </li></ul><li>Prefer gr. 1-5, able to help them more, instead of just teaching </li></ul>
  20. 20. Employability Skills Fundamental Skills : <ul><li>Think and Solve Problems </li><ul><li>Assess situations and identify problems </li></ul><li>Assessed how much help a child needed, identified problems they might encounter, worked around them </li></ul>.
  21. 21. Employability Skills , Continued Personal Management Skills <ul><li>Be Adaptable </li><ul><li>Be able to work independently or as part of a team </li></ul><li>Worked with children in both large and small group settings, worked independently when creating learning plans </li></ul>
  22. 22. Employability Skills, Again Teamwork Skills <ul><li>Work With Others </li><ul><li>Recognize and respect people's diversity, individual differences, and perspectives </li></ul><li>Worked with parents, teachers, speech-language pathologists, staff, other co-op students.. </li></ul>
  23. 23. Demonstration!!! Sign-language <ul><li>Different way to communicate
  24. 24. Alphabet
  25. 25. words </li></ul>
  26. 27. Influenced At Placement: <ul><li>Mary Stecho </li><ul><li>SLP, kind, worked in this career for 25 years, still loves it </li></ul><li>Caroline Campbell </li><ul><li>Confidence in me, loves children, wants them to be helped </li></ul><li>Yosef </li><ul><li>Young boy I worked with, ESL, hearing impaired, happy, improved </li></ul><li>Jamie Harris </li><ul><li>EA, in my SK class, works with autistic children, kind, loves it, believes that I can help </li></ul></ul>
  27. 28. In Life: <ul><li>Family </li><ul><li>Support, believe in me </li></ul><li>Myself </li><ul><li>Love children, enjoy challenges </li></ul></ul>
  28. 29. Changes Continue <ul><li>Children
  29. 30. Helping
  30. 31. Improving
  31. 32. Changing lives </li></ul>Change my mind <ul><li>Want to help more in speech-language pathologist instead of in teaching </li><ul><li>Older children but still in elementary school </li></ul></ul>
  32. 33. Result Future Career Plans <ul><li>Speech-Language Pathology
  33. 34. University – Brock in St. Catherine' s
  34. 35. Private business/ KidsAbility </li></ul>
  35. 36. T H E E N D !!!

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