My Own Perspective On Interacting With Children Essay

1069 Words Jun 8th, 2016 null Page
Sometimes it is difficult for us to understand certain situations until we experience them ourselves. This rings true for my own perspective on interacting with children. Previous to my clinical practicum semester in my undergraduate coursework, I doubted my ability to speak to or even tolerate the presence of children within my vicinity. Even so, I had always fostered an interest in the children of the world, where every single child has his/her own personality and a lot more to discover. I always found myself to be that person who would get closer to the child and discover what he/she wants and improve their ability to achieve these desires. I learned to add a tool to their toolbox so every time I interacted with them, they would get something new and different to step up for themselves one day and to be whatever they see themselves to be in the future.
Throughout the semester, two children, both under 13 years of age, were assigned to me for speech intervention therapy as a part of Saint Xavier University’s Ludden Speech and Language Clinic. My inexperience with children was palpable in the first sessions with them, but as my interactions with children became more concrete rather than just a concept, the sessions became more enjoyable and easier to manage. After I completed my last semester of my undergraduate coursework, I took time to further apply my knowledge of children with developmental disabilities. My curiosity fueled me to gain more experience and knowledge…

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