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Lessons from a SLP Graduate Student: Jessica Riley

Lessons from an SLP Graduate Student: Jessica Riley Hi everyone! My name is Jessica Riley, and I am currently a second-year grad student at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA. Our program at Duquesne is a 5-year accelerated BS/MS program so it is a little bit different than most programs, but I think what I’ve learned … Lessons from a SLP Graduate Student: Jessica Riley Read More » ...

Lessons from a CFY Week 19 and 20

Lessons from a CFY Week 19 and 20 Happy almost 2022, folks! It’s hard to believe we made it this far. This edition of lessons from a CFY rounds out my fifth month as a CF- four to go. Lesson 19.1: Self-Doubt This lesson is inspired by a comment from a fellow SLP-CF on Tiktok. … Lessons from a CFY Week 19 and 20 Read More » ...

Lessons from a CFY Week 17 and 18

Lessons from a CFY Week 17 and 18 This edition of Lessons from a CFY focuses on organization. With the new year comes a desire to get organized. Additionally, the midway point of my CFY also makes for a good time to place that emphasis. Lessons from a CFY Week 17.1: Organizing Data In graduate school, I … Lessons from a CFY Week 17 and 18 Read More » ...

Lessons from a CFY Week 15 and 16

Lessons from a CFY Week 15 and 16 Lessons from a CFY Series is going strong at weeks 15 and 16! This wraps up the first four months of my CF! Hard to believe. I hope you all enjoy my lessons from a CFY. Lesson 15.1: Take a Break. Seriously. As the holidays came around, … Lessons from a CFY Week 15 and 16 Read More » ...

Lessons from a CFY Week 13 and 14

Lessons from a CFY Week 13 and 14 Lessons from a CFY talk about how you can get your voice heard as a CF. This is so important because we do have a good perspective and can make great changes wher we work.  Lessons from a CFY 13.1: Getting Your Voice Heard As CFs, we … Lessons from a CFY Week 13 and 14 Read More » ...

Lessons from a CFY: Week 11 and 12

CFY Lessons: Week 11 and 12 CFY Lessons from Week 11 and 12 come from my third month as a CF. This is around the time I started really catching my stride as a CF, but it really does ebb and flow.  CFY Lesson 11.1: Confidence At work, there are some days and some sessions … Lessons from a CFY: Week 11 and 12 Read More » ...

Lessons from a CFY: Week 10- Mental Health

Lessons from a CFY: Mental Health (Week 11) Lesson 10.1: Getting Through a Bad Week In any job, it’s inevitable that there will be really bad mental health weeks. We have our good weeks, and we have our bad weeks. That is totally acceptable and expected. Negative thoughts can be rampant. They can bring down … Lessons from a CFY: Week 10- Mental Health Read More » ...

Lessons from a CFY Week 9

Lessons from a CFY Week 9 This week, I just have one lesson, but it might be one of the most important ones I’ve covered:  accepting when you’re lost.  CFY Lesson 9.1: Accepting When You’re Lost In a recent staff meeting with my supervisor, I was really struggling on how to help one of my … Lessons from a CFY Week 9 Read More » ...

Lessons From a CFY Week 7 and 8

Lessons from a CFY: Week 7 and 8 The last two weeks were jam packed, and it was Labor Day weekend, so I took some time off from blogging to enjoy time with my friends and unplug! I am combining weeks 7 and 8 into one post. This week, I finally started to incorporate the … Lessons From a CFY Week 7 and 8 Read More » ...

Lessons From a CFY: Week 6

Lessons from a CFY: Week 6 This week, I started my second part-time CF! I work at a university coaching college students with disabilities in the areas of executive functioning and pragmatics. This is an area of our scope that’s always been interesting to me, and I’m so excited to start.  That being said, here … Lessons From a CFY: Week 6 Read More » ...

Lessons From a CFY: Week 5

Lessons from a CFY: Week 5 It’s hard to believe this is my fifth week working!  As I’m more adjusted to the routine, I’m focusing more on efficiency. Making Goals Developing a mentality for how you write, organize and prioritize goals is a critical step to efficiency in therapy. This week, I try to focus … Lessons From a CFY: Week 5 Read More » ...

Lessons From a CFY: Week 3 and 4

Lessons From a CFY Week 3 and 4 The last two weeks of my CF have been more time consuming now that I have a fuller caseload. Therefore, lessons from a CFY week 3 and 4 are combined.  Here’s what I learned. Initiative… A CF’s Superpower In externships, we had a lot to prove. It … Lessons From a CFY: Week 3 and 4 Read More » ...

Lessons From a CFY: Week 2

I finished up my second week as a CF on Wednesday, and spent the next three days at the beach.  While relaxing on the beach, my main mission was to get as little sand on me as possible. I’m weird, I know. But I also took time to reflect on my second week.  Here’s what … Lessons From a CFY: Week 2 Read More » ...

Lessons From My CFY: Week 1

What some CFY lessons I learned?  Starting your CF is an exciting, yet daunting time. Some thoughts going through my head… I’m a licensed SLP! Yay! I finally have something productive to do! (If I watch another season of trash reality tv, I may lose all my brain cells…) I am so glad I don’t have … Lessons From My CFY: Week 1 Read More » ...
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