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anyone else devoting their valuable study time to the w/r debacle?

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beansontoast Fri 14-Jan-05 11:32:28

i cant believe how much of my day gets chewed up by my reading up about w/r...and i still dont understand it !!
am supposed to be be getting all my planning done so i can finish my assignment over the weekend. yeah right,its HALF PAST ELEVEN ALREADY!

beansontoast Fri 14-Jan-05 11:33:09

and now im getting all chatty

CarrieG Fri 14-Jan-05 11:34:20

Well I'm taking my mind off: ds's first day with childminder (blub) & it being a sad anniversary for me...suppose I could go mop the kitchen floor & scrub out the cat box...


beansontoast Fri 14-Jan-05 11:36:38

first day ever at child minder?

CarrieG Fri 14-Jan-05 11:37:19

Yup. I'm sure he's fine...<wibble>

beansontoast Fri 14-Jan-05 11:38:37

i still feel a bit like that sometimes,how old is he?
im sur emine gets to watch telly all day !

CarrieG Fri 14-Jan-05 11:42:41

5 1/2 months - he was carried off, grinning his head off at the sight of all the childminder's dd's toys! Just hope he's not treated her to his hair yanking & head butting routine yet...

What are you studying for? Or rather skiving off from?

beansontoast Fri 14-Jan-05 11:47:53

she'll be well sussed on that im sure!

im doing speech and language therapy in in my second year ..having deferred a year to have ds [one and only]

i am such a skiver its true..people say ' must work so hard'..and i did then i stumbled across mumsnet!!

mizmiz Fri 14-Jan-05 11:54:53

I'm a salt,beansontoast!
Where are you studying? How do you find it? What are you interested in at this stage.
Studying salt and being a mum-that would be tough!

beansontoast Fri 14-Jan-05 11:57:13

im at city,london.
umm...oh im all the moment i am studying a psycholinguistic framework..and trying to do a piece of work thts a case study.

beansontoast Fri 14-Jan-05 11:59:08

it is pretty the mo though i have just had a five wek xmas break,so i feel ready to go back...however i bet sunday night is a bit stressy...and then one placement starts again i really am on a treadwheel for another 10 weeks!

mizmiz Fri 14-Jan-05 12:03:11

I went to City! Great course.
Is Janet Gompertz still lecturing in Special Needs? Are you u/g or p/g?

beansontoast Fri 14-Jan-05 12:07:34

yeah it is a great course..i really am gladthat ucl didnt accept me!

um hEr name doesnt ring a about Nichola Grove and kAREN bUNNING? [BOTH OF WHOM ARE ACTUALLY ELSEWHERE CURRENTLY!]

didnt mean to shout!

mizmiz Fri 14-Jan-05 12:16:18

Karen Bunning was just about to be appointed (as first ever lecturer in adults with LD) when I was there, but I did my longest placement with her, and wrote my thesis on her ISE work. She really impressed/impresses me. Hard to believe that only 9 years ago, LD didn't really have much of a profile on courses.
James Law still there? Saw him the other night on a Discovery documentary about feral children. Susannah Evershed-Martin? God I loved her!!!

I did p/g course-nearly killed me!!!
Are you living in halls? (er no, obviously not with a child. Sorry!)

mizmiz Fri 14-Jan-05 12:17:01

Where is KB at present anyway?

beansontoast Fri 14-Jan-05 12:25:11

susannah is now head of department...and she is still universally loved,although it is rather weird listening to her phonetics cd in bed!!

i think karen has gone to somewhere in east anglia? and i think james is still around..but no longer head of dept.

we have yet to study LD as for us gently cruising undergrads we do that in the third year.but i have worked with adults with ld for years [thats how i got into this!!]

the last really interesting thing i did was with a slt and a drama therapist...long storytelling project with rhythm and signs and objs of ref and was amazing!.
have you ever worked in london?

beansontoast Fri 14-Jan-05 12:28:57

thats my 12.30 deadline..bother,see you around

mizmiz Fri 14-Jan-05 12:32:32

Ahhhh Susannah! Would have us all intoning 'clitoris' without a hint of embarassment!!!
Your project sounds fascinating. Just the sort of stuff that I am into!! No I haven't worked in London (apart from student placements.)Went back home after I finished. Won't say where though. I would be very easily identified if I told you where I was and what I did exactly! Not that I have delusions of grandeur (!) but I do give some general advice from time to time, and it is easier to be honest if I am anonymous

jammydodger Fri 14-Jan-05 13:15:24

hi girls, I too am a slt and went to city - pg dip course- about 7 years ago, ish...
Very interesting to hear what all the staff are up to.
Is Carole Pound still around? She was fab. Am trying to rack my brains to remember the others..Sally Byng? Gwen lancaster? But Susannah was the best laugh...yep, who could forget the dulcet tones of her phonetics tape: "arse-ah"...and the "p"ness of's all coming back to me!

jammydodger Fri 14-Jan-05 13:16:38

just remembered -Tim Pring! How could I forget that name! Is he still around?

mizmiz Fri 14-Jan-05 15:07:41

Hi Jammy
Tim Pring!!! How I used to dread his cogneuro lectures! And stats!!!
Actually I'm really into cogneuro now. One day it all just made perfect sense.
What's your field/area of interest?

Carole Pound and Sally Byng just launched a new charity for stroke patients-read about it in one of the broadsheets a month or so ago.

beansontoast Fri 14-Jan-05 19:59:01

hi there jammy...another city grad!
im afraid i dont recognise any of the names on your list.maybe they have all hit the giddy heights of errm..else where.
cogneuro sounds a bit intimidating.i really dont know how anyone manages taht post grd course,had you studied anything similar before?

jammydodger Sat 15-Jan-05 00:06:37

I dreaded TP's stats lecture too..God knows how I scraped a pass in that one.
I'm afraid I don't really have an area of interest! Well, that's not strictly true, I quite enjoy dysfluency and SLI, but have only worked in community clinics since qualifying so am hoping to work out what I am interested in and apply for something a bit more specialised when I finish being a SAHM (not for a year or so yet!) actually seriously considering going private too..

Beans - I struggled with cogneuro too, in fact I had to read that Stackhouse and Wells book about three times (yawn) till I finally clicked! And I think that although the course was good, I didn't really start to learn until I got out there and started work..but I guess that's usually the case isn't it?

Have to say mizmiz, I read alot of your advice to other posters here and think it's excellent!

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