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December 28th, 2012

10:43 am: What is an SLP?
I am finding it harder and harder to tell people what an SLP is(in less than and hour)..how do you answer this question??  :)  thanks!

October 30th, 2012

08:20 am: this is why I do what I do
I came to this feild for one reason and one reason only.  I wanted to work with kiddos with an ASD DX.  I had an experience long ago with a child with ASD at a summer camp.  I was completely enamored by him and the way he viewed the world.  Not only that but this child had the ability to amaze and astound you with what he was capable of should he be so inclined to show you.
So, I embarked on a journey..a very long hard journey.  I so often have wanted to quit.  Partially b/c I am quite sure I chose the wrong school and partially b/c I am quite frankly..lazy.  But, yesterday I was reminded of why I chose this path, of why I decided to spend 3 years of my life pushing myself to the brink. One of my clients has a DX and has been making serious gains towards his goals.  The most impressive thing to me is the amount of social skills he has managed to pick up in 2-3 short months.  My heart melted as we were leaving the sensory gym and he looked up at me and said, Miss >>>, "Are we going to eat snack now"?  It is silly really, the words themselves don't mean much but the intention, the skills he demonstrated, now these things are impressive.  He was so sincere, so honest and so open at that moment.  The fog lifts actually and this moment was one of absolute clarity for the client and more so I think, for me.  To make my day even better, throughout snack, he would turn to me and just smile as if to say, "I see you and now I know, you see me".  A connection had been made and he sought to keep those lines open. This is why I do what I do.  I want to devote my life to these kiddos. 

April 8th, 2011

10:07 am: Writer's Block: Teenage dream
If you arrived at your front door and saw your first love standing there, what would you do or say?

Cry and jump for joy.  My first love died almost 2 years ago.  I am married but he was the first (everything) and we remained close friends(for 10 years) after breaking up.  I miss him dearly and would give anything to see his face and talk to him, one more time.

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March 11th, 2011

06:09 pm: Writer's Block: I wanna be just like you
Was there ever a fictional character who you admired so much that you strived to be like him or her?

Mary Poppins...I am now pursuing that dream as an SLP!  :)

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06:04 pm: Writer's Block: I wanna be just like you
Was there ever a fictional character who you admired so much that you strived to be like him or her?

francesca

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March 8th, 2011

10:44 am: UNT
 I was recently accepted to UNT (north texas).  Anybody have information about this program?

March 7th, 2011

11:47 pm: Writer's Block: Satisfying the craving
What's your favorite midnight snack, and why?

ginger chews--relaxing and soothes the belly before laying down

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February 20th, 2011

10:02 pm: Ugh..
 So grad school is on the way.  Currently awaiting acceptance/reject letters.  Got an interview next week with UNM.  I am so very happy to have finally found what I want to do with my life.  I only wish that my classmates were a bit more cordial and amiable.  I am finishing pre-reqs at TWU and USU.  The difference in the students is amazing!  USU students are so helpful, so nice.  It is a real community.  I LOVE them.  The ones at TWU (majority) are rude, competitive and just plain mean on occasion.  I don't get it.  Maybe its b/c they are all in competition.  idk..but I will be through with all of that in just 3 short months and then onward and upward!!  I can't wait!!!

February 17th, 2011

11:19 pm: Writer's Block: If I could find my way
If you could turn back time, how far back would you go?

To 18 or so.  Your decisions in your early adult years are so very important.  One wrong turn and your miles from home.  If I knew then what I know now, I would change a lot of decisions/actions.  

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11:17 pm: Writer's Block: If I could find my way
If you could turn back time, how far back would you go?



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