Well, I plan to achieve this by going to a college that allows me to achieve a doctoral degree in audiology. Then I plan to either open my own practice or work in a clinic. My desire is to work with people of all ages, but I most enjoy working with children with hearing disabilities. In this job there are many skills you will need. But how c... ... middle of paper ... ...perience.
I want to study School Psychology because for a very long time I have known that I wanted to build a career around child development. Throughout high school, and undergraduate I focused my work on general psychology, and research until my later years were began to develop my interest in helping adolescence in any way possible. As a school psychologist, I would be able to create a safe environment for youth, while complimenting my strengths in research and data based knowledge. Through Long Island University, I will be able to acquire the education, certification and experience I need to practice the field, while remaining close to home and current job. I will begin with my history in research and the social sciences.
My career goal is to help youth find a career path that they love and want to pursue for a lifetime. I believe that a Master of Arts in Counseling would help me to facilitate this goal. A person’s career is such a part of an individual’s identity, in my opinion; it should be commonplace for individuals to begin exploring career paths in early childhood. A degree in Counseling with a School emphasis would allow me to work in the school system to help students begin to explore their employable interests. I choose Regent to continue my education after exploring graduate schools in my senior year of college.
Learning new ways of writing and reading is very significant because it helps us become a better writer and reader. Goal#1 is “To help students understand the ways that readers read and writers write in and beyond university.” Some of the texts which I have read last semester which has left a huge impact on me are “Unteaching the Five Paragraph Essay” by Foley, “Mother Tongue” by Tan “Teaching Standard English…” by Christensen and last but
Talking to other Speech Pathology students and faculty at NSSLHA meetings has encouraged me to explore many different populations and setting before following one path of interest. My search to find the perfect career path has led me to work at schools and to volunteer at assisted living facilities. In addition, taking Brain Science in my junior year influenced my interest in neurogenic disorders. This was the class that curved my desire to eventually help with research on Aphasia, conducted by one of the professors in the department, which I have been doing for about two years. Working with a large variety of populations, both children and adults, wit... ... middle of paper ... ...rent disorders that effect that population.
My requests and meetings with instructors for support only involved me articulating that I had a need for extra support and a re... ... middle of paper ... ...ces to involve future internships and experiences that can enhance my instruction and improve my comprehension in my subject areas of interest. I also have friends that obtain very high marks in all courses within my major who have expressed that they love my inner drive and determination and will tutor me one on one. I have made many changes to my everyday schedule so that school can have a respectable amount of time so that I can practice and perfect my matriculation. I have also made the decision to change my major to general studies so that I can achieve my greatest dream of being an architect. It will be a slow process but I’m willing to take every step wisely and carefully.
Through the completion of this course, I now understand the principles of group communication, know how to be an effective participant in a small group, and have the skills that assist in making group decisions that are both effective and appropriate. Small Group Communications class brought opportunities for me to get out of my comfort zone in order for me to meet new people and enjoy new experiences. It all started when our professor told us that we would be put in groups and those groups would remain together for the duration of the semester. Upon hearing this, I quickly scanned the room for familiar faces. I had... ... middle of paper ... ...his obstacle of “grouphate” and through learning to trust each other .Now , upon finishing Small Group Communications, we have the satisfaction from solving challenging problems by working in groups.
The course encouraged me to connect with my peers and use our meeting of minds to awaken that dormant part of my psyche, needed to find my voice again. Educational Foundations true to it’s intended learning objectives reintroduced me to my ecosphere by demanding critical analysis of discourse within various social structures illustrated in our weekly readings and discussions. Understanding public discourse in this way challenged my notions of reality, often humbling me into deep self-reflection and subsequent personal growth. I would also like to exclaim that Educational Foundations introduced me to an education I thought only existed in ivy league universities, one that refuses to compromise student learning and goes above and beyond to ensure overall success of their students. I feel elated that after struggling with severe ADHD that was overlooked for most of my life, because of biased misconceptions regarding privilege, I was able to navigate my path to Antioch, which in this short time has provided me with every opportunity to fa... ... middle of paper ... ..., who is a wonderful leader that speaks and asserts herself so effectively.
The pursuit of my career path was clearly defined, and I want to follow my aspiration through completing a degree for the Specialist Program in School Psychology. My work and school experience has stimulated and reinforced my objectivity in the field of psychology. I am currently working at Nova Southeastern University in the Baudhuin Preschool as a Teacher’s Aide for Autistic children for the past two years. I have gained significant knowledge on how to utilize research based ABA curriculum, STAR, to perform instructional methods of discrete trials train... ... middle of paper ... ...d genuinely caring. They also decided that I convey my teaching, listening, and communicating abilities in both a professional and personal manner.
I was the first in my family to attend college and I believe through helping others, they too can become “firsts.” I have accomplished a lot in a short period; however, my journey is not complete until I continue my education. Essentially, this degree will help foster my growth and career success. My passion and dedication will speak for itself. My hard work and determination will prevail and I am a fit more than the next applicant because I have the passion, experience, critical thinking and analytical skills needed to complete this program through successfully arguing my capstone in front of a board or committee. My goals are definitely aligned with this program and I hope my next read is an acceptance letter from the admissions council.