Lauren Quinn, from Lafayette, Louisiana is attending the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She recently completed a clinical rotation at our partner facility, Maison Teche Nursing Center in Jeanerette, Louisiana and Lauren shares what she has learned from her experience.
Why did you choose the field you are studying in? I love working with people, especially those in need of assistance in some way. Speech Pathology has always interested me.
What is the biggest thing that you learned while on rotation with us?
I learned firsthand, how to work with the geriatric population and those cognitively impaired.
Favorite part of working with Therapy Center staff?
I thoroughly enjoyed the personalities of each of the team members working in close relation with speech therapy. They had unique characteristics and ways of doing their job that contributed and expanded my overall knowledge base. The atmosphere was light hearted, and I felt comfortable being there.
Hobbies/other areas of interest:
I am relieved to say that after working this semester, I am still just as interested and maybe even more so, in working with this population and in the nursing facility. I am interested in the medical aspect of Speech Pathology, especially in the areas of swallowing and cognition.
Anything interesting about yourself that you want others to know:
I will be graduating from graduate school in May 2011 with a readiness to get into the work force and enthusiasm to put into practice the knowledge I’ve acquired throughout my educational years.
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