Speech Language Pathologist Application Essay Sample

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In elementary school, I befriended a classmate with disabilities and remained friends throughout our elementary school years. At an early age, I learned compassion and patience. In middle school and high school, I developed a passion for assisting in the library and special education classrooms to help students with disabilities complete their homework. I developed perseverance. In college, I worked as a direct support professional at a day center for adults with disabilities. I learned creativity, hard work, passion, and open mindedness. I was also a volunteer tutor in a special education classroom and a volunteer companion for a woman with autism during college. After graduating college, I continued my passion for working with people with disabilities and became an ABA therapist for children with autism. I learned problem solving skills, organization, and time management. As an ABA therapist, I have worked side by side with a speech-language pathologist. Working with a speech-language pathologist has solidified my belief that my lifelong experiences will help me to become a great speech-language pathologist. From the time I was in elementary school until now, I have been gaining skills and increasing my awareness about people with disabilities that will help me in my future career. …show more content…
In my opinion, my real life experiences trump my grade point average. My grade point average consists of a random combination of classes that were completed throughout my journey to finally settle on a speech pathology major. I have learned more about becoming a successful and knowledgeable speech-language pathologist in my leveling courses and ABA experiences, than I did at an undergraduate level. I am confident that I can earn a graduate degree and become a successful speech-language pathologist if given an opportunity to do

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