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I was lucky enough to grow up with a speech-language pathologist (SLP) as a mother and have known from a very young age that speech pathology was what I wanted to do with my life. My last few years have been spent working with children aged 3-15 in school settings, daycares, private clinics and home environments and I have thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. While working in a variety of settings, I have completed daily session notes, evaluations, progress reports, screenings, assistive technology consultations and discussed progress and provided homework for parents/caregivers. I have also worked with a variety of students with varying diagnoses such as: children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, children with Down Syndrome, Children with Angelman Syndrome, Children with specific learning disabilities, etc. During my tenure as a SLP, I have had the pleasure of servicing students in the Life Skills classrooms, Autistic Support classrooms, and Multiple Disabilities classrooms. Working with a variety of students has helped me become more confident as a SLP. For example, when placed in unfamiliar situations, I am quick to reach out to colleagues, my mentor, and research journals to aid in my ability to service students. My therapy sessions most often revolve around utilizing core vocabulary words as well as promoting vocabulary development. A visual schedule is implemented during each therapy session to provide students with the plan for the day; I maintain a similar pattern within my therapy sessions in order to establish routines/manage behaviors. Priding myself in being a highly organized, punctual individual, I do not miss deadlines and successfully complete all delegated tasks.. I also seek out other related service providers such as occupational and physical therapists and teachers to consult with in order to meet the needs of my students. I am open to constructive criticism and am willing to adapt my therapy sessions in order to make my students more successful.