My Top 10 Tips for Surviving Clinic
1. Be prepared to feel like you don’t know what you are doing… because really, you don’t know what you are doing. You are going to make mistakes and that’s okay.
2. This needs to be said again: be okay with #1. Or at least know that you will be okay with #1. We’ve all been there.
And all the C.E.s (clinical educators) have tissues in their offices for emotional breakdowns. Again, we’ve all been there.
3. Research your client’s communication impairment(s) and learn all you can about the etiology, assessment and treatment of their disorder(s). A good place to start is joining speechpathology.com. It is $49 for students for a year membership and it has a wealth of information.
(It’s also a great place to brush up on information from classes you haven’t had in a while or that too briefly covered a topic area. This site can help when you are preparing for your internships or even the praxis. I will definitely be using it for both my internship interviews and praxis study).