Thursday, January 22, 2009
My First and Second Day of Work
For those of you who don't know, I am working toward my master's in speech language pathology. I am done with all my coursework and just need to finish my practicum hours. I graduate in May!!! So this week I started my externship in the inpatient rehab center at the hospital. So far so good! I am really enjoying it, and my supervisor is very supportive. I am learning so much from her. I primarily work with stroke patients, but I also work with patients with other types of brain injury, dementia, etc. I anticipated it to be sad and taxing, but I find it more rewarding than anything. To be able to help someone regain the communication skills they once had is a great feeling, even if it happens in small steps. I love working with this population!!!