Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Observations on Observations

I have been MIA from blogging because I have been super busy getting in my required observation hours for school. I used annual leave to be out of work and have two days completed so far.
The first day of observation I was with an SLP who visits facilities and individual's homes for appointments. I LOVED every single client we saw all day (even if I did get a toy car thrown at me). I thought it was super nice how she was not in an office all day, but out on her own. She has a lot of independence.
The second day of observations I was in an elementary school. Again, I loved every single client she had. It was a super pleasant work environment. She saw students either individually or in groups of three. I loved the Thanksgiving books the students were reading and the turkey project they worked on in speech. So fun!
Both days I got home much earlier than I usually do and that was saa-weeeet. Yesterday I ran an errand, went to the gym, made dinner, cleaned up a little bit, studied, and actually had time to watch a tv show before bed. It was amazing. I've never had a lot of interest in working in schools because the salary is not as high as some other SLP positions, but let me tell you getting home and still having so much of my day left blew my mind.
Unlike in undergrad, some of the things I saw and heard on my observations were things I've actually learned in my classes so far. That was also amazing to me!
I hope everyone has a great Tuesday! I will be back with more soon.

1 comment:

  1. i know money means a lot, trust me. but outside influences can be even bigger....ie: travel distance, flex schedules