Are there any speech therapists out there? I am currently on maternity leave with my second child (4 months) and also have older dc (4 years). I currently work in marketing and have a degree (2:1) in modern languages (which involved quite a bit of linguistics).
I have always been interested in working in the field of speech therapy, but for many reasons life hasn't gone that way. I'm aware that I would need to undertake a 2 year masters course to become qualified, and wanted to ask about experiences of doing this course (as I hear it's very full on) while having two young children, and then subsequently working in the field.
I am 34, have a very supportive dh (although he works full-time) and my mum is fairly close by. My older child will be at primary school from next September and my younger will be going to nursery. We are based in the SE.
I’m not SLT,but it’s a great career.have you looked at the courses near you The funding has changed. its loans now and It can be fierce to get a place Thing is to understand the clinical application of being SLT eg head injury,cva,paeds Demonstrate the personal abilities to work with clients (and their families) sensitively Understand the range of conditions SLT work with eg dysphagia
Think about your interpersonal skills, working in challenging situations how do you evidence this? Think about service Needs,budgetary issues, global NHS issues
Work experience this can be an issue to arrange for myriad issues. Often it’s suggested approach voluntary sector. But most of all understand what SLT do
On a practical level,plan for placement, factor in travel to and from Think about and plan finances eg fees,books ,uniform, other course costs
Job prospects are excellent, National shortage SLT