@2 weeks ago with 2 notes
#speech pathology #sp #speech and language pathology #slp #make a difference #college #internship
Clinical internship has ended. The last rotation was definitely the best one. I made real connections with my clients. I did not have to drag myself out of bed everyday. Yes, there were still moments in which I was so stressed out and just wanted to escape it all. But PGH became my home. For 6 weeks, I felt like I what I did mattered and actually made a difference.
This was one of the kids I handled. On the first session, he did not participate at all and cried when left at the clinic. But it all changed. He was very participative and excited to see me at the end of it all. I’m glad that despite being really awkward around kids, I got to make a difference and a real connection in a child’s life.
Lalala. Last day of junior year tomorrow!!! :D
I shall not be experiencing any sleep tonight because I have to revise my re-evaluation paper, draft and finalize my intervention plan, and study for a very complicated final in Cerebral Palsy. So yeah. I am a piece of charcoal that needs to go under extreme heat and pressure before I can shine bright like a diamond! LOL.
@11 months ago with 1 note
#speech pathology #clinical evaluation #papers #college #charcoal #cerebral palsy #shine bright like a diamond #LOL
I’ve got 15 days left of junior year, 15 days ‘til I can be called an intern. And it is in these days that you feel like you are so near yet so far. All the other universities are on summer vacation already and it’s not even finals week for me. I mean, come one. I’ve got 2 long exams, 1 practical exam, an evaluation paper, an intervention plan, a home program, a case presentation, a research symposium and four final exams before I can even taste a bit of summer.
It’s like 15 days of whirlwinds and rollercoasters. I just want to be able to eat right (I’ve been eating at the wrong times, messing up my metabolism +stress eating), exercise daily, and sleep well again. I just want summer please.
SUMMER. Y U NO COME ANY SOONER???
@11 months ago
#college #speech pathology #internship #exams #evaluation papers #papers #stress #UP Manila
I can feel the stress of the last two months of my being a junior. One last before internship. There are too many exams to study for, projects to work on, papers and reports to write, clients to be assessed, cases to be analyzed, and so on and so forth. I just hope I don’t burn out before internship starts. :(
@1 year ago
#Pagod #Speech pathoogy #Majors #College #UP Manila #Tired #Stressed
It’s only the 2nd of January, year 2013, and UP Manila students were tasked to go to school already. It sucks because all the other universities, yes, even other UP campuses, go back, the earliest, on the 3rd.
Another thing was, our class today included a 4 hour lecture on APHASIA. Aphasia is so complicated because it is a problem in a person’s already established language system. And my goodness, I have talked about how just topics on normal language development already drove us crazy. I tried my hardest to keep taking notes but by the last 30 minutes, my cognitive processing failed me. I was at a retention capacity deficit. That’s just new jargon I learned today. LOL.
What’s worse? Our canteens were still on vacation so we had to go out of the university for food. Such hassle. :\
But the good thing was we had our Cleft Lip and Palate class in the afternoon and it was all about embryology and genetics and it was fuuuuun. :D Plus, the morning and afternoon commute was traffic-free. That’s because we’re the only students travelling today. :))
Oh the life of a speech pathology major. :))
@1 year ago with 1 note
#speech pathology #language #aphasia #cleft palate #cleft lip #college #UP Manila #classes
@1 year ago with 1 note
#CAMP #Iskolar ng Bayan #Lantern Parade #OT #PT #SP #UP Manila #cheesy #christmas #college #facade #pagmamahal at pagkakaisa #university of the philippines #anatomical heart
This was one of the reasons I was so busy when the second semester started this year. We were tasked to come up with a good facade for our college for the Lantern Parade season which happens yearly just before Christmas break.
This year’s theme was “Pagmamahal at Pagkakaisa”. It was such a cheesy theme that it was hard to come up with something unique for it. But I’m pretty proud of my college mates,PT majors, OT majors, and fellow SP majors, for making it possible. :>
Basically, we made a heart(gold because it’s our college’s 50th year) out of various recycled materials that was also made up of gears representing all the colleges in UP Manila. This represented the love and unity the theme asked for. We decorated our windows show the things SPs, OTs, and PTs do to help. The lights going around are supposedly arteries and veins that go around it and to the heart. The heart is our gift to the nation, our beloved Philippines because we are Iskolars ng Bayan. And we had a gigantic letter to the Philippines explaining why this is our gift. So yeah. It is cheesy. HAHA.
I think I shall explain further in a text post. :P
Today was the first day of the second semester of my junior year.
So many projects to do already. So many deadlines.
- I’ve got a video presentation deadline for the 20th of November and still so many letters have to be sent out and replied to before we get to start on that. @_@
- On the 23rd of November, there’s this huge Talent Show in our college that we have to totally prepare for because it’s our last year of participation and we still haven’t won a place, aka staying in school to practice til the sun sets.
- On the 3rd of December is the deadline of a major project for one of our majors, OPST127. This is a project that we get to work hand in hand with some occupational therapy and physical therapy students, which I’m totally stoked about because I can finally see for myself the allied medical part of this profession I’m studying. :P And the project is like, decorating the college exterior, its facade. :P
I know there are so much more to come in the next days, so I’m keeping my spirits up. I’ll be a fighter this semester. I won’t let majors put me down, I will totally kick ass. Let’s do this. :D
@1 year ago with 1 note
#college #projects #speech pathology #UP Manila #majors #stress