Avt Reflection

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The time is spring semester 2008 and the location is Hofstra University – I was a sophomore Broadcast Journalism major growing a great disdain for that field, but didn’t know what to do. Ironically, it was during that semester that I was assigned the task of interviewing a graduate speech-language pathology student in Hofstra’s Saltzman Center as part of a career exploration video for incoming freshman. In addition to the sit-down interview, I was allowed to film her and her fellow classmates as the tended to patients. Put it this way, to say I was fascinated with the work would be an understatement. However, after speaking with advisors and financial aid counselors, it wasn’t feasible for me to change my major as I would have had to extend…show more content…
In regards to speech, I have had an excellent window – literally! – into pediatric auditory verbal therapy. The world of AVT is one that strongly interests me, and this is an area I would like to specialize in, eventually getting my AVT certification. I know I still have other areas of speech-language pathology to explore, but it does appear that I may have found my “niche.” Going back to school to take some courses in this area has also solidified my decision to finally pursue this path. As a matter of fact, I was once again assigned the task of interviewing a speech therapist and she explained, “one of the most rewarding parts of being an SLP is the humbling presence you have in these kids’ lives.” This is something that has really stuck with me, and as cliché as it sounds, I really can’t wait to make a difference. Yes, the road to being a speech-language pathologist was not a traditional one, but I am certain that this is the profession that was meant for me. Please know I have the drive to succeed, just as I know your outstanding faculty, curriculum and hands-on training opportunities will provide me with the best platform I can receive to get the new chapter in my life
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